now, the statue of limitations on all of our semi-rational exuberance over the symbolism of the current presidency has not yet run out. i figure, based on my friends and family, that it has somewhere between three and nine months left. so i’m not expecting anyone to do anything about this right now. once the memories of the election-night street parties are a little bit more faded, though, it’ll be useful to have these pieces of information ready to hand.
There aren’t many days as an activist that you actually get to see success. Today, however, was not one of those days. Today President Obama signed a series of Executive Orders, which closed Guantanamo, set up a review for all the detainees, and required that the Army field manual be used as the guide for [...]
X-Posted TBLJ clipped from www.facebook.com Photo courtesy of J.P. Griffin In case you haven’t been paying attention. There is a gas shortage in the South and the city of Atlanta, and I am guessing here, was the hardest hit, leaving tons of Gas stations without fuel. Mainly for three reasons; One, there was already a [...]
Like many of you, I’m an Obama supporter. A few months ago, I started to hear about various efforts among progressive Jews to support him. (Righteous Indignation expressed prior interest in nonpartisan GOTV activities.) But so far, the dominant effort on my radar screen seems to be JewsforObama.com, for view (strangely enough) at www.jews4barack.com. On [...]
by will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas with an all-star cast joining in
This is great. O’Reilly is following Obama around on the campaign trail and recently attacks an Obama staffer, saying he had no choice–that it was “his duty to protect the freedom of the press and the constitution.” The charge, and now physical attack, by O’Reilly, outrageous enough as it is, only makes Obama look even [...]