Category Archives: President Obama

Should The Empire Strike Back?

I have this column in today’s Sacramento Bee on President Obama’s upcoming move on immigration and the Republican reaction to the highly-anticipated executive order. My concern, to borrow a line from Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar: It’s a trap. Allow me … Continue reading

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Will Obama Flunk His Econ Midterm?

Early into his administration, Franklin Roosevelt discovered that some of his harshest critics lived not too far from FDR’s estate in Hyde Park. To local residents of the Hudson Valley — many of them Republican in their political outlook and … Continue reading

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The White House’s Hotline . . . To New Hampshire?

Time was when “the hotline” had but one definition: first installed 51 years ago last August, it meant a 24-hour-a-day connection between the White House and the Kremlin in order to speed up communications between the two Cold War powers … Continue reading

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A Terrible Idea, By George . . . For George

We end the week with a little celebrity news — news that could spill over into the 2014 election, if it’s to be believed. Per this report, George Clooney will soon be sending out invites to his wedding, which is … Continue reading

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Albatross, Spelled With One “O”

McClatchy-Marist has a new poll out which, if it’s to be believed, spells trouble for Democratic candidates come the fall. That’s “trouble” with a capital “O”, as in an unpopular President Obama dragging down his party’s slate. Among the findings: 1) … Continue reading

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Obama’s Pineapple Distress

Losing the Senate this November would be tantamount to Barack Obama’s presidency hitting rock bottom. But there may be a rock the President strikes before that: Saturday’s Democratic primary in his native Hawaii, where an incumbent U.S. Senator and a … Continue reading

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Immigration, By the Numbers

An interesting take on the House Republicans’ approach to illegal immigration and the rush to act before the congressional recess, courtesy of this Bloomberg View editorial: “House Republicans today killed their own bill on the immigration crisis, which may be just as well: … Continue reading

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