It’s About Time: Sean Wilentz on Obama Playing the Race Card

I have felt all along that the Obama campaign has been the campaign playing the race card, not the Clinton campaign. Sean Wilentz was on Tucker today talking about his piece on the subject in The New Republic. Watch it: Wilentz says in Race Man, How Barack Obama played the … Continue reading

Bob Geldorf on Bush

TIME Magazine has piece from musician/activist Bob Geldorf on his trip to Africa with George W. The first paragraph caught me: I gave the President my book. He raised an eyebrow. “Who wrote this for ya, Geldof?” he said without looking up from the cover. Very dry. “Who will you … Continue reading

True Patriotism: The empty lapel of Barack Obama

“It is the quality of patriotism to be jealous and watchful, to observe all secret machinations, and to see publick dangers at a distance. The true lover of his country is ready to communicate his fears, and to sound the alarm, whenever he perceives the approach of mischief. But he … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

The time has come for me to begin my “Diva-fication” for my work week (“Diva” is my work name, kind of like “Diddy” without the annual variations. I was actually given that alias by my early blogosphere friends and I have worn the moniker proudly for more than 5 years). … Continue reading

The Illusion of Freedom

I was reflecting on something Oprah Winfrey said about Barack Obama at a rally in California: “Being free means you get to think for yourself and you get to decide for yourself”. One does not have to search very hard to realize the 2008 American Presidential Elections are far from … Continue reading