Barack Obama Archives

[via] From the Washington Post: President Obama‘s advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, be prosecuted in a military tribunal, administration officials said, a step that would reverse Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s plan to try him in civilian court in New York Read More

I imagine that, for the purposes of this piece in the NYT, “some” means a handful of reliable critics and cranks the writer sought out minutes after dreaming up this story idea from the ether: Some black scholars say Mr. Obama has failed to lead on the race issue. The Kirwan Institute, which studies race Read More

We’re back and at it again. PostBourgie: The Podcast, Episode 2: “Addicted to Bourgie.” G.D., blackink, and I are joined by special guests, writer and photographer Syreeta McFadden, and Latoya Peterson from Racialicious and Jezebel. We chop it up about Obama’s first State of The Union address, Chris Matthews’ response to the address, and That Read More

I only caught the last fifteen minutes or so of President Obama’s Q&A with House Republicans, but I think I can safely conclude two things. First, this is a masterful performance. Not only did Obama show a lot of confidence in his command of his proposals, but he also showed a surprising command of Republican Read More

As much as I like President Obama, my initial response to last night’s State of the Union was fairly tepid, if not a little hostile, “Show me some progress and then, maybe then, I’ll be a bit less cynical and a bit more hopeful.” I stand by that. This isn’t a new observation, but right now, Read More

Watch the State of The Union in the post below, and catch our commentary here. Featuring me (shani-o), Jamelle, Monica, blackink12, and G.D.. Watch the video below. Liveblogging the State of the Union Address

You can watch it right here, via Hulu, at nine. And! You can read mine, Jamelle’s, and Monica’s commentary in a post (it’s going up closer to the start of the address) that will collect our tweetage right here on the blog.

Larry Wilmore informs us, as if we didn’t already know: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The First 364 Days 23 Hours Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Crisis But somehow, I still think a lot of people – including an increasing number of progressives – Read More

A couple weeks ago, Shamara Riley wrote a column in which she tried to explain why black women should empathize with Sarah Palin, because Palin and black women have so many experiences in common. You see, like many black women, Alaska’s erstwhile governor is a Christian and says what she thinks. And like many black women, Palin Read More

(x-posted from U.S. of J.) Judging from the reactions I’ve read today, I think I’m one of the few progressive bloggers who isn’t particularly bothered by President Obama’s reluctance to spell out exactly what he wants in a health care bill.  That is, I understand why progressives would be upset: by (some) Senate Democrats’ own Read More

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