Words in German for Barack Obama and the Myth of Reagan in Berlin

Jul
22

The comparison of Ronald Reagan's speech in West Berlin with John Kennedy's speech 25 years earlier is ahistorical and completely bogus. It's a complete rightwing fabrication that's swallowed whole by the MSM.

NPR Host, Melissa Block brings up the myth in this evening's 'All Things Considered' only to be swathed down by SUNY Buffalo Prof. Andreas Daum who actually knows something about the two events.

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A Tale of Two Americas

Jul
22

On the anticipated reception of Obama in Europe:

It's not only Obama's youth, eloquence and energy that have stolen hearts across the Atlantic. For Europeans, there have always been two Americas: one of cynicism, big business and bullying aggression, another of freedom, fairness and nothing-is-impossible dynamism.

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No No on ConCon

Jul
19

Illinois_seal.pngDan Johnson Weinburger makes the case for a ConCon but I remain unconvinced. As he portrays it, it's all upside and no downside. If there are any doubts, Dan argues, it's ultimately "we the citizens" who are in the driver's seat.

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Wal-Mart Watch Has a Winner (Logo)

Jul
18

walmart_watch_logo.jpgThe good people over at Wal-Mart Watch had an "unofficial" contest to redesign the Wal-Mart Logo.

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Flatbed CTA Buses

Jul
17



The Sun-Times writes:

CTA L cars could become more like cattle cars if the transit agency goes ahead with plans to remove seats on some L cars in the next few months to squeeze in all the riders leaving their cars home and turning to mass transit.

What's next? Flatbed CTA buses?

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Obama's Management Style

Jul
17

Obama for America The guy's got talent. From Marc Ambinder:

Obama, who never managed so much as a newsstand, has turned out to be a fairly remarkable leader of a what's becoming a billion dollar enterprise.

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Thought on the Turmoil at the Chicago Tribune and L.A. Times

Jul
15

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It's one thing to say advertising is down but was that the best moment to lay another $13 billion in debt on the thing? You don't throw an anchor to a man barely threading water.

Maybe the corporate model is no longer right for local media. It seems like everyone is just cashing out and leaving behind a bunch of smoking wrecks. Maybe it's back to mom-and-pop.

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Obama Action Wire (FightTheSmears.com)

Jul
14

Fight the SmearsIf you're like me, you've just about had it with how Dems are portrayed in the Media. The closer we get to the election, the more of a feeding frenzy this is going to become.

Since none of us are ever likely to go out and buy our own media/broadcast/radio/tv/newspaper company, it's important to develop ways of responding that give us at least a chance of being heard.

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E.J. Dionne: 'The Panic of 2008'

Jul
13

Because every good crisis deserves a name:

This is the third time in 100 years that support for taken-for-granted economic ideas has crumbled. The Great Depression discredited the radical laissez-faire doctrines of the Coolidge era. Stagflation in the 1970s and early '80s undermined New Deal ideas and called forth a rebirth of radical free-market notions. What's becoming the Panic of 2008 will mean an end to the latest Capital Rules era.

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The Week in McCain

Jul
11

Max Bergmann writes:

This is the week that should have effectively ended John McCain's efforts to become the next president of the United States. But you wouldn't know it if you watched any of the mainstream media outlets or followed political reporting in the major newspapers.

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