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Obama a Nobel Laureate? Satire has died — again.

With the continuing debacles in Iraq, Pakistan, Palestine, Honduras and Afghanistan, you’ve got to be kidding me. Only eight months into his presidency in which he’s caved in to the … Continue reading

9 October, 2009 · 7 Comments

Hold your applause

Chris Hedges is another one of the clear skeptics after Obama’s Cairo address; his sober assessment is a reminder of how grim things look from the pointy, receiving end of … Continue reading

9 June, 2009 · 1 Comment

Responses to Obama's Speech: An Attitudinal National and Ethnic Divide?

Links added In scanning the progressive press, I’d like to add an observation to Idrees’ survey of the online reaction to Obama’s speech about an interesting pattern that seems to … Continue reading

5 June, 2009 · 22 Comments

Obama's First 100 Days: The 'Mad Men' Did Well

Beyond Brand Obama, John Pilger proffers an alternative appraisal of the Obama administration’s vaunted first 100 days. Also have a look at Jeremy’s Scahill’s Obama’s Iraq: The Picture of Dorian … Continue reading

30 April, 2009 · 2 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"