Browsing All posts tagged under »Barack Obama«

“progressive” party alignments, the “womens movement” and how it breaks my heart

November 6, 2012

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 “‘All voting,’ says Thoreau, ‘is a sort of gaming, like checkers, or backgammon, a playing with right and wrong; its obligation never exceeds that of expediency.  Even voting for the right thing is doing nothing for it.  A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail […]

A paper on White Privilege, Racism, and White Supremacy

February 23, 2012

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I wrote this a while ago (I think 2009 or 2010), just found it. Figured I might as well put it out there into the interwebs discourse:   The race debate.  “Does racism exist anymore?” has been a popular question in the media since Barack Obama ran for president.  While many people claim that we […]

Oakland rapper V-Nasty, the N-word and myth of post-racial Amerikkka (Opinion) | Oakland Local

August 17, 2011

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Oakland rapper V-Nasty, the N-word and myth of post-racial Amerikkka (Opinion) | Oakland Local.  I’ve been reading a lot of stuff about this V-Nasty N-bomb “controversy”.. I found this article to be one of the best analyses.  Not that my white cis woman opinion on hood matters matters to anyone or is credible in all […]

they’re not even TRYING to be sneaky or elusive about it anymore…

July 19, 2011

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On debt, Obama team pleaded with credit rating firms before downgrade warnings – The Washington Post. At one key moment, worried that news of a potential downgrade could wreak havoc on the markets, officials summoned four Standard & Poor’s analysts to a meeting with nearly every senior member of President Obama’s economic team at which Treasury Secretary Timothy […]

Read this – Seriously: “What Obama Wants”

July 7, 2011

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What Obama Wants – NYTimes.com. Paul Krugman is a boss Mr. Obama’s people will no doubt argue that their fellow party members should trust him, that whatever deal emerges was the best he could get. But it’s hard to see why a president who has gone out of his way to echo Republican rhetoric and […]

2 Top Lawyers Lost to Obama in Libya War Policy Debate

June 17, 2011

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2 Top Lawyers Lost to Obama in Libya War Policy Debate – NYTimes.com.: Presidents have the legal authority to override the legal conclusions of the Office of Legal Counsel and to act in a manner that is contrary to its advice, but it is extraordinarily rare for that to happen. Under normal circumstances, the office’s […]

What do you mean when you say justice?

May 4, 2011

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What do you mean when you say justice?. I realized something Sunday night when the news of Osama bin Laden’s assassination broke and as I watched the reaction unfold: when I say “justice” I mean something very different than when many other people say the word. I heard about “justice” in President Obama’s speech, on […]