Tag Archive for Obama

FinReg – Financial Regulation – Reform

Yesterday while listening to NPR, I heard someone explain in terms clearer than I’d heard to date what it means to have rules in place for how Wall Street, the investment banks, depository banks, and all the others operate. There’s no such thing as a truly and fully “free market” — the absence of regulation.…

Obama Outlines New Plan for Space

Obama’s plan is to increase NASA’s budget by $6 billion over five years and shift the responsibility for space transportation to private companies, which would be encouraged to “compete to design and build and launch new means of carrying people and materials out of our atmosphere.” They would be responsible not just for designing and building the rockets and spaceships, which they largely do already, but also for conducting flights to the International Space Station.

Teacher performance should not be measured by a series of multiple-choice questions

By teaching to a test we end up teaching as though we are programming a computer for limited and simple functions rather than teaching students the full spectrum of knowledge necessary to be productive and involved members of society. Life is not a series of multiple-choice questions and our students are not monkeys trained to use a #2 pencil to fill in bubbles on a sheet of paper.

IOKIYAR (It’s OK if You’re a Republican): the John Campbell edition

Rep. John Campbell, the Congres-man from Irvine (yes editors, spelled deliberately that way because that’s the way Campbell’s people spell “Congress”) gives a new gift to us for the category of “It’s OK if You’re a Republican.”  First up, the Congres-man admonishes President Obama’s handling of the Christmas Day underwear bomber on Jon Fleischman’s FlashReport. …

Obama’s State of the Union

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiaUdzsgvq0&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Here’s where you can read the entire transcript of the speech.  I found it fascinating to watch so many Congressman and Senators from the GOP on their Blackberries or iPhones during the speech, and the video above captures John McCain mouthing the words “Blame it on Bush.”  That would be an accurate statement Senator.…

Breakdown of Brown Victory shows it’s not about Obama

The Boston Globe posted this interesting analysis of the election of Scott Brown to the US Senate seat in my old stomping grounds in Massachusetts.  And I have a couple of additional points to add to this towards the end that I believe helped the Republicans win.  The picture is not as rosy as Republicans…

Rush Limbaugh is in the Hospital

Conservative talk show host and comedian Rush Limbaugh is reportedly in the hospital after being stricken while on vacation in Hawaii.  I’m sure he’ll get the best possible healthcare while he’s there.  Rush may have suffered a heart attack and the Huffington Post is reporting he is in serious condition.  Perhaps he overexterted himself while…