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Posts tagged with ‘Obama’

  • What a divided America actually hears when Obama speaks

    By Greg Jaffe via The Washington Post on February 18, 2016
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    As President Obama spoke of the country’s deepening sense of alienation and anger last month, a teacher in Michigan listened, her eyes fixed on the stone-faced Republicans in the House chamber who in her view represented the problem. “Let’s get over the party lines and work together!” she tweeted during the president’s State of the Union address. In Maryland, a […]
  • Obama breaks his promise to be open with the public

    By Jeffrey M. McCall on September 11, 2014
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    The U.S. system of government relies on citizens having full access to information that can be used in self-governance. Journalists and other First Amendment advocates were enthused when the Obama administration came into office with convincing statements about transparency and open government. President Obama himself has claimed, “This is the most transparent administration in history,” and his press secretaries have […]
  • Presidential powers are widely misunderstood

    By David Adler on September 10, 2014
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    The humanitarian crisis that began brewing last week in Iraq, with the news that the lives of some 40,000 religious minorities were gravely threatened by the self-pronounced Islamic State, generated calls from politicians and members of the media for a quick, resolute military response from President Barack Obama. The demands were predictable. Whenever challenges arise, Americans of every stripe and […]