Saturday, January 16, 2021

Tag: President Obama

The Democratic Party must undergo a dramatic transformation to lead America...

The Democratic Party has allowed itself to become a part of that problem and now it’s time that it and its members break away from that dysfunctionality and return to a strong liberal/progressive agenda.

Obama, deporter in chief, should pardon the undocumented

Noam Chomsky says Obama “should proceed to what is in fact an urgent necessity: to grant a general pardon to 11 million people who are living and working here, productive citizens in all but name.”

Will Obama’s offshore drilling ban be Trumped?

What can a new president and a new congress do?

President Obama created two new national monuments and Republicans are furious

Republicans vow to undo President Obama's new designations, but do they have the power to do so?

My wishes for Obama’s parting shots

In the waning days of his administration, I’d recommend Obama take the following last stands.

Did Obama just stop Trump’s Muslim registry?

Had the Obama administration not dismantled the program Trump would have been able to use the framework to screen and track visa-holders easily.

The final Obama doctrine? Racking up the body count

Obama officials have repeatedly expressed a commitment to killing large numbers of ISIS fighters. Will Trump take it even further?

The Obama legacy: Place-based poverty

Keeping successful programs for people in poverty is the only way to secure their survival during the Trump era.

Obama “actively” pondering end of dormant Muslim surveillance scheme, ahead of...

“The program was fundamentally flawed in its false assumption that people of a particular religion or nationality pose a greater national security risk and should be subject to racial profiling.”

Five things Obama should do before leaving office (but probably won’t)

I offer this list not with a naive optimism that Obama will actually act on them, but rather to point out how many crucial issues a sitting Democratic president has the power to control but often chooses not to.

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Trump and his key enablers

Is the Trump nightmare finally ending?

Will the Senate confirm coup plotter Nuland?

Victoria Nuland would be a ticking time-bomb in Biden’s State Department, waiting to sabotage his better angels much as she undermined Obama’s second-term diplomacy.

Capitol attack underscores white supremacist infiltration of police, military

Dozens of law enforcement officers, active-duty military members and veterans are suspected of having participated in the Jan. 6 rally and the storming of the Capitol.

QAnon pop quiz: How to rank American Presidents

There are no trick questions. The same does not go for the answers.

2 Virginia police officers arrested for participating in Capitol riots

“At this point, it’s a criminal matter and have to allow the authorities to prosecute their case as they see fit.”