Month: April 2009

OBAMA’S GREAT TEST

During the 2008 presidential campaign Hillary Clinton famously used the image of a telephone ringing in the middle of the night to serve as the ultimate test of Barack Obama as a leader, with the implied suggestion that he was…

TORTURING THE REPUBLICANS

The one aspect of President Obama that continues to confound his detractors, and what really does make him so different, is how secure his is in his own skin, and how patient he is when it comes to politics. It’s…

THE WORLD’S KEVIN COSTNER

Yesterday, on ABC’s This Week, Newt Gingrich previewed a likely Republican strategy for 2012 by again venting his frustration and criticism of the Obama Administration’s apparent inaction in the face of a wide morass of international challenges. Somali pirates, North…

TURD MAGNETISM

There are times in our lives when really obvious axioms become, well, finally obvious. Such a moment happened to me some years back during a rally at UC Berkeley over “Affirmative Action.” The main courtyard was filled with angry protesters…