Tag Archive for President Obama

Perspectives on Iowa

The Iowa caucuses are behind us and the real winner from the event is clearly President Obama.  It’s the first contest of this election year and with the New Hampshire Primary close behind, it’s far too early for certain Republican challengers to throw in the towel.  Iowa and New Hampshire are both small states.  Iowa…

Rolling Stone Magazine: GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

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Rolling Stone Magazine’s political coverage has been sharp and detailed in its reporting, a far cry from the brilliant yet gonzo journalism style employed by the late Hunter S. Thompson, but this piece in the Magazine’s year end review details how the Republican party platform for the 2012 presidential race isn’t all that different from candidate to candidate.

Tom Friedman’s Thanksgiving Gift to Obama

Tom Friedman is a columnist for the New York Times. And I find his work inconsistent. Sometimes I love what he writes and other times, I think he had too much to drink when he wrote it.  But today’s column is a gem and one Obama detractors ought to read. From the column: I voted…

Comic Books Go Political in Long Beach this Weekend

The Long Beach Comic Con, which started two years ago, has grown into a great event and since it’s a smaller show compared to the massive San Diego ComicCon, you can easily work the room and interact with writers and artists of all genres. The show opens tomorrow through Sunday at the Long Beach Convention…

Trips by OC Democrats You Probably Didn’t Hear About

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I attended this past Saturday night’s IPSF Gala and arrived about the same time as Mayor Sukhee Kang and his wife did (and once I find my camera, I’ll post some fantastic photos). As the Mayor and his wife were walking in, Congressman John Campbell pulled into the parking lot and there was a courtesous…

US to Leave Iraq by Year’s End

It’s taken a while and longer than most Americans would have preferred, but the United States will be completely withdrawing all troops from Iraq by year’s end, fulfilling a campaign promise President Obama made in 2008. From this Washington Post story: The Obama administration has decided to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq by the end…