I liked Obama from the beginning. I thought he was, to use the words of the late Stuart Scott of ESPN, cool as the other side of the pillow. I still like him. I’m fascinated by the way he goes about the business of being President. Stylistically, he’s no drama Obama. In Obama’s world, things
BARACK OBAMA: TWO YEARS TO GO
IMPEACHMENT: OBAMA SHOULD BE SO LUCKY
With 36% of those eligible voting, an older, whiter, less-gay electorate than the one that re-elected Obama in 2012 delivered both houses of Congress to Republican control. In other words, the people who watch FOX beat the heck out of the people who watch MSNBC. The low turnout and the composition of the electorate are
OBAMA STOPS THE BLEEDING
In the wake of an assortment of self-inflicted wounds that left many wondering whether he was on top of the ISIS challenge, President Obama needed to communicate some clarity to the country. He did so last night in a 15-minute prime-time address. It was crisp, concise and compelling. It should leave the average American …
THE TRADE FOR BOWE BERGDAHL: FOX'S LAST CHANCE TO BRING DOWN OBAMA
From Birtherism to Benghazi, Obamacare to American Exceptionalism, FOX has whiffed on every one of its efforts to do serious damage to the Obama presidency. Now, with President Obama's decision to exchange five Taliban detainees for one American soldier, FOX thinks they have the raw material that can be turned into a firestorm of outrage.
OBAMA: WE'RE LUCKY WE HAVE HIM
Yeah, I know his approval rating is only 44%, but that's a damn sight better than Regan's lowest of 35%, or Bush II at 25%. I'm familiar with Obamacare, and the website. But remember, he passed it and he hit the numbers he had to hit, and he stuck with Kathleen Sebelius all the way.
UKRAINIAN UPHEAVAL: CAN OBAMA AND PUTIN DO A DE-ESCALATION DANCE?
View Larger Map If Viktor Yanukovych, the Russian-friendly President of Ukraine and his dentist son had been satisfied with stealing millions of dollars from the Ukrainian people instead of billions, the US-Russian confrontation over Ukraine and its autonomous province of Crimea would probably never have happened. Such, however, was not the case. The Yanukovych
WATCHING FOX AND BELIEVING THERE IS AN IRS SCANDAL
If you are capable of believing National Football League teams wrongfully discriminate against weak people who run slow and weigh less than 150 lbs and that they wrongfully favor strong people who run fast and weigh over 250 lbs, then you are capable of believing FOX and thinking there actually is an IRS scandal. Let's
IRAN DEAL: BIBI IS NOT AMUSED
Working mostly in secret over a period of many months, Barack Obama and John Kerry have succeeded in putting together a deal on Iran’s nuclear program acceptable to our European allies plus China and Russia, whose closest border is less than 200 miles from Iran. The deal was accomplished with minimal hand-holding of Israeli Prime
OBAMA'S SYRIA TEAM: RODEO CLOWNS OR BRAIN SURGEONS?
The 1962 Mets or the 1927 Yankees? It depends on who you ask and what day you ask it. If you ask me, right now, the morning after the President's speech to the country, I think Obama stopped the bleeding in the public perception of his leadership, and is more than halfway towards reclaiming the
SAY GOODNIGHT TO THE IRS “SCANDAL”
"It's a nothingburger". That's how Chris Matthews described the Right's effort to find a scandal in the IRS where there isn't one. I agree. Indeed, when the dust settles, this matter will be more of a problem for the Right than the Left. Let's look at the essentials. The Law. Since 1913, organizations that "engage