Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1945 comedy was and remains a sweet break from the general awfulness.
President Obama and Mayor Emanuel offer Chicago as a model for America. Is it?
Is there something deeper than gun violence that we need to focus on?
There’s a place for pathos in presidential speeches, but it’s running amok.
Sosa made it into an elite SOTU club, if not the HOF.
“We have to help Chicago,” education secretary Arne Duncan says.
The president’s speech was rich in platitudes, but at least many were aimed in one direction.
Barack Obama’s take on the subprime mortage business, circa 2005
The president’s State of the Union speech was big on the job talk, but what about the “children”?
So I was poking around the blogs following the State of the Union – which, save for a crowd-pleasing if possibly misguided swipe at the Roberts Court over Citizens United and the promise to have all combat troops out of Iraq by August, mostly amounted to “I would like to reiterate that I wish to […]
Good. And fuck John Boehner: if he wants to prevent gays and lesbians from serving their country in an understaffed military during a time of war, let him run on that.
Rumblings from the White House and Capitol Hill. Stay tuned….
Obama plans to shoot own foot instead of the moon on SOTU address.
Why isn’t the Obama administration moving on a gimmie like Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?