Obama Administration Archives

It took a lame duck session and some nasty compromises to do it, but the House finally passed S. 3307,  the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill, which is aimed at feeding more children in school (and making that food more nutritious).   The Senate version differs significantly from the (better) House version of the bill (comparison Read More

Cross-posted from TAPPED. Obama’s speech on the BP Gulf oil spill yesterday combined the best of Obama. He retold the story of the workers who lost their lives in the explosion, he appealed to our reason by making a case for his technocratic administration while acknowledging the limits of our technical abilities, and he painted Read More

“If I was the president, then I would state facts/You leave it up to me, I paint the White House black”: There’s only a few hours left before President Obama gives his first State of the Union address, and this might be the absolute worst time to comment upon less substantive matters related to the Read More

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 www.thedailyshow.com 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

I predicted this story a few months ago; a grudging acknowledgment that President Barack Obama’s hands-off approach on health care might have been the right one after all. It’s not that I necessarily think it’s better that Obama let Congress hash out the health care plan and then let the town hall hysteria boil and Read More

Today in my office, a pimp and his prostitute came looking for advice on where to score some blow and advice on how to fill out their W-2s. When I told them what they could do, they accused me of encouraging them to engage in public masturbation. I hope Beck and Co. don’t get hold Read More

So where do we go from here? President Obama has been portrayed as a monkey, witch doctor, various types of pimps and now The Joker. Certainly, there’s more variations on this general theme. But I really want to know, what’s the endgame? Is this supposed to advance some principled political opposition? Or merely “to get their country back”?: As always Read More