What makes this especially funny–and sad–is its honest depiction of an embarrassingly large slice of Americana (yes, Midwest and South, I’m talking about you).
Stem cell scientists hail new era Carolyn Y. Johnson, Boston Globe, March 10, 2009 Obama yesterday followed through on promises he made during his election campaign, signing an executive order allowing federal funding for embryonic stem cell research and directing the National Institutes of Health to write guidelines within 120 days for how the research […]
Do these guys have a sweet gig, or what?! I’d love to have all that gear and be part of the White House Press Corps. Every moment must be captured for a frenzied twenty-four hour cut-throat news cycle. This is the pen and executive order Obama would sign on his first full day as President. […]
After eight years of George W. Bush I’d be thrilled for Kermit the Frog to be sworn in as President of the United States. While I was excited for Barack Obama to become the President, I was more excited for the departure of W. That changed yesterday. Obama isn’t just not-Bush; he’s the real deal […]
We are all Keynesians now Editorial, Boston Globe, November 25, 2008 Bush’s economic stimulus didn’t work, quite simply, because people banked the tiny checks or spent the money on foreign-produced goods. It was a political move that failed because it was bad policy. And every thinking person knew it at the time. Obama’s stimulus promises […]
A reassuring figure for Treasury Economist.com, November 22, 2008 I’m so glad Hank Paulson is going to be leaving with W. What a disaster. I’m equally thrilled by President-elect Obama’s choice for his replacement. Perhaps I should be grateful Mr. Paulson was ineffective, otherwise we would have privatized Social Security. Imagine that! Mr Geithner looks […]