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Entries by Peter Smirniotopoulos from 09/2011

Whatever Happened to 'the Vision Thing', Revisited

| Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

I no longer harbor any quixotic notions, as I did two-and-a-half years ago, about the president stepping forward to articulate a bold vision for America's future: But somebody sure needs to... and soon.

Too Little, Too Late: The President's "Big Jobs Speech"

| Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

When what we really needed was a new vision for America and a clear path forward, what we received instead was a collection of tepid, "been there/done that," short-term fixes. A Band-Aid on a shotgun blast.

Has America Lost the Ability to Consider New Ideas?

| Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

I am beginning to wonder whether American politics has become so fractured, contentious, and partisan, and the American voter so entrenched in her or his respective position, that it is no longer possible to present new ideas.

Has the President Turned the Corner?

| Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

When the Wednesday morning of Nov. 7, 2012 begins, we may look back on the week of Sept. 19, 2011 as a turning point in the presidency of Barack Obama and his candidacy for re-election.

Politics Down the Rabbit Hole

| Posted 09.29.2011 | Books

mAlice in Wonderland: A Tea Party Fable adapts Lewis Carroll's The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland to our ongoing political dystopia at the hands of the Tea Party.