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Entries by Bob Ostertag from 07/2008

Obama's Money, Take Two

| Posted 07.01.2008 | Politics

I desperately want Obama to win, and I hope Wall Street gives him $10 million more. Having Goldman Sachs run the government would be a huge step up from having Halliburton run it.

Reality Time at

| Posted 07.02.2008 | Politics

So here we are, balanced at the precise point where the bottom-up dynamics of Web 2.0 meets the top-down dynamics of an American presidential campaign.

Obama Web Site Protest Grows

| Posted 07.03.2008 | Politics

Online protest has continued to grow against Obama's decision to support legislation granting legal immunity to telecom companies that cooperated with the Bush's program of wiretapping without warrants.

Obama Tries and Fails to Put Out the FISA Fire in His Own House

| Posted 07.05.2008 | Politics

There are going to be many more controversial issues. A presidential candidate can't always be having to log on to the Internet to defend himself from his own supporters.

Obama, FISA and the Netroots

| Posted 07.07.2008 | Politics

It is one thing for a presumptive nominee to adjust policy positions to reach out to constituencies he wants to bring in to his coalition. Warrantless wiretapping has no constituency.

A Powerful, Easy Way to Tell Obama to Get FISA Right

| Posted 07.08.2008 | Politics

Imagine how inspired you would have been if, instead of turning and running, Obama interrupted his campaign schedule to lead the filibuster against the FISA legislation.

Update: Sending Your Obama Money to Feingold

| Posted 07.09.2008 | Politics

My interest is not to derail Obama's campaign from within, but to keep a place at the table for his activist base.

A Talk with Gail Collins on Obama

| Posted 07.10.2008 | Politics

I am excited about Obama's project of building a new coalition based on finding rational common ground on controversial issues. The question is this: common ground with who?

Today's Wonderful News for Planet Earth

| Posted 07.30.2008 | Green

Gas went up to $4 a gallon and Americans cut out nearly 10 billion miles of driving in one month. This is real, measurable, verified data that shows that we can solve the climate crisis.