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Entries by Bill Shireman from 06/2010

The Case for a Calm President: Why the Left and Right Both Want an Angry Obama - and Why They Are Wrong

| Posted 06.11.2010 | Politics

No one who cherishes the American experiment should hope for an angry president. A Michael Moore or a Rush Limbaugh in the White House would be a destructive force, bringing about the opposite of what they claim to stand for.

Republicans Spin Themselves Dizzy Over Obama's BP 'Shakedown'

| Posted 06.22.2010 | Politics

The positions are beginning to settle on BP's $20 billion escrow commitment, but in predictable ideological patterns. It's fun to use the spill to condemn all corporate or government action, but that's rhetorical opportunism.

Obama the Demon: How much of the fear is based on his Name, his Race, and his Party?

| Posted 06.24.2010 | Politics

I have to admit the impermissible: Barack Obama's name and race were factors that helped attract me to his candidacy. To have a thoughtful, measur...