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The State of the Union’s Quiet Radicalism

Michael Tomasky of The Daily Beast’s response to the president’s fifth State of the Union address sounds much like my own. It was Obama’s second liberal stemwinder in a row; and if nothing else, the speech was a testament to the sincerity of the president’s oft-stated focus on the “long game” of politics: What is not…

Something’s Rotten in the State of Our Union

Many have debated the President’s remarks from last Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech.  E.D. Kain thought it was very successful, providing the American audience with a “rousing speech about the American dream, the American promise–the indispensable nation that is us…”  Andrew Sullivan was disappointed because the speech didn’t lay out a clear vision for…

The Alito Brouhaha

I’m fairly annoyed by the brouhaha that has erupted over President Obama’s deeply inaccurate attack on the Citizens United decision.  One of the weird aspects of my annoyance, though, is that I find myself in deep disagreement with one of my favorite libertarian legal minds, Randy Barnett, and one of my favorite liberal legal minds,…

Forget The President, He’s Not That Important (On Domestic Policy)

The interspheres have been aglow with the leaking of a planned spending freeze proposal by the Obama Administration.  A run down of various opinions can be found in Scott’s post. Scott writes: This is politics as usual, painful though it is to level that claim. And though I’m well aware of the danger in making predictions…