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Obama’s Attack on the Humanities

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On September 7, 2022
The collapse of the humanities is most certainly not only about Barack Obama’s direct attack on them while he was humping the STEM fetish through his eight-year term. But I am glad this Post piece actually reminds us just how bad Obama was on this issue, as well as as awful he was on all […]
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Obama and Race

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On December 14, 2016
Tressie McMillan Cottom’s response to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay on Barack Obama is powerful: Coates argues that Obama knows his whites because he was born to them, raised and loved by them. For this reason, Coates says Obama was able to offer white Americans “something very few African Americans could—trust.” Obama’s faith in white people’s goodness […]

In Which Erik Hangs Himself

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On May 25, 2013
Ugh, ugh, ugh. President Obama held a private meeting with top national security journalists on Thursday afternoon following his national security policy address at the National Defense University in Washington, POLITICO has learned. Present at the meeting were Thomas Friedman, The New York Times columnist; Gerald Seib, The Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau chief; Fred […]
Republican extremism and a complete unwillingness to deal with the Kenyan usurper is the one thing keeping us from cuts to Social Security: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s proposed budget will call for reductions in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs by including a proposal to lower cost-of-living adjustments to government […]

Significance

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On January 21, 2013

I have nothing of interest to add to the inauguration discussion. But I do want to link to Atrios on the shocking significance of Obama to anyone with an understanding of American history. Whatever on

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