President Obama Healthcare Speech at George Mason University

President Obama spoke at my alma mater George Mason University on March 19th about health care reform. Watch it!

Obama Administration Will Eliminate Yucca Mountain Funding

Nevada, this is what happens when your senator is the majority leader. For Immediate Release                                              Sunday, January 31, 2010 REID STATEMENT ON ELIMINATION OF YUCCA MOUNTAIN FUNDING Obama Administration to Announce it will [...]

2010 Obama State of The Union Address Full Text

January 27, 2010 Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery The State of the Union Wednesday, January 27, 2009 Washington, DC Madame Speaker, Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state [...]

2010 Obama State of The Union Address Video and Excerpts

Sign Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s Petition to Pressure White House

It’s crunch time and reports have been confirmed that the Obama Administration favors Olympia Snowe style triggers rather than emphatically supporting what 70% of Americans want–a strong public option–it’s time for us to pressure the White House. Today the Progressive Change Campaign Committee launched a new ad today asking Obama to fulfill the promises he [...]

FDL Action Health Care Highlights for Friday 10/23/09

Call Senator Reid and thank him for supporting the public option. We have to keep the pressure on in order to fight the resistance from the White House and conservative democrats. On to the highlights! Here are the FDL Action health care highlights for Friday, October 23. 1. Jon Walker asks, “Is the President fighting [...]

The Cultural Moment of The Van Jones Resignation

Last night, I was shocked by Van Jones’ resignation. It seemed to happen so suddenly, but looking back that’s not really true as noted by Carl Pope, the Executive Director of The Sierra Club: “This was a lynch mob and, when it started forming a month ago, we didn’t take it seriously enough. When I [...]

Teabagging and A Farewell

I tried to submit this as a comment on Amanda Williams’ latest and last editorial on the Reno News & Review site but there was an Amazon-like “glitch” and the comment was never submitted. So I am posting it below with a few minor adjustments. I’m sorry to see that Amanda, like most teabaggers, doesn’t [...]

Hoping for Failure: The Newest Republican Strategy

That’s right, hoping that more Americans suffer from the current financial crisis is considered a viable political strategy by Republicans.  From their national spokesman, Rush Limbaugh: “I want the stimulus package to fail. I want everything he’s doing to fail” (hair flip to Media Matters and Steve Benen) Add “Diaper Dave” Vitter to the list [...]

Tax Cuts Will Not Work. Heed The Voters,

Call Ensign and Heller. They are hearing from Rush Limbaugh’s ditto heads. They should be hearing from you!

We Did It!

Now That’s A Stimulus Package!

2.5 million jobs by 2011? Now that’s a stimulus package! Add your Congressional Representatives’ and Senators’ office numbers on speed dial and contact me links bookmarked. Obama is going to need the their votes to pass this kind of far-reaching stimulus package. Congress better get the message of change quick or the new election season [...]

President-Elect Obama’s First YouTube Address

Obama and his team are already starting to live up to their promise to use technology in new and innovative ways. Sure, it’s only the traditional radio address on YouTube, well, there’s actually an entire YouTube channel that already has an update on the Transition from Co-Chair Valerie Jarrett, but it’s a signal from [...]

A Time for Statesmanship

Probably the most important things I did last year was read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Abraham Lincoln: A Party of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. It’s clear that Obama admires Lincoln and is seeking to approach his presidency in the same manner that Lincoln did–as a statesman rather than a party loyalist. [...]

Obama Acceptance Speech

Conservative pundits need to stop saying that America is a “center-right nation.” Bullshit. America is a centrist nation. End.Of. Story.