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Whether a president's ratings rise or fall, they aren't running for reelection so their approval numbers have no effect on their prospects. The only issue of concern is their legacy. The same is true with Obama.
When President Obama frames the story of the American dream as one that is harmed by economic inequality, progressives should cheer -- and they should also prepare to sharpen that story and tie it to action.
Its success or failure depends largely on the extent to which Iran will, in fact, comply with its various provisions. The more important question is, will it lead to a permanent accord that will prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?
No politician wants to mention "redistribution" because it conjures up images of worthy "makers" forced to hand over hard-earned income to undeserving "takers." But as low-wage work proliferates in America, so-called takers are working as hard if not harder than anyone else, and often at more than one job.
Despite President Obama's turkey pardon speech urging "compassion for those in need," his presidency has been marked by a dearth of compassion and mercy for those serving long sentences for minor drug crimes.
Shell's drilling effort last year demonstrated one thing with vivid clarity -- even the largest, most profitable oil company in the world cannot mobilize and operate safely in the Arctic Ocean. Big Oil's track record speaks for itself and has no business drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
In terms of diagnosis, it was a speech of great depth. In terms of prescription, it was ambitious. Clearly, he knows this Congress will not legislate his economic agenda. But he must set the terms of the debate, and I thought his terms were exactly right.
In addition to the contentious roll out of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's recent speech on income inequality sends a clear message to his opponents: he is not and will not back down on advocating and fighting for his core beliefs.
Five years into his presidency, with the Republicans in control of the House of Representatives, Obama has almost no possibility of passing meaningful legislation addressing income inequality. In a strange way, this is why he is speaking about it now.
Rising inequality and a sinking middle class are the kindling for hotfire populism. But Obama chose characteristically not to be the preacher at the "bully pulpit" rousing Americans against injustice, but rather the president as professor at the lectern.
In his remarks about the current state of economic mobility in the United States, President Obama confirmed something we all know -- that today, the American Dream is simply no longer attainable for many Americans.
From this point forth, everyone who remains quiet at a public event where immigration reform is being discussed by members of Congress is just as guilty as those who are delaying the vote on issue.
Yesterday, the Denver Post's Allison Sherry reported that Coffman's spokesman "tried to soften the congressman's assertion last week that he is looking into whether to sue President Barack Obama on abuse of power, saying, 'litigation, legislation -- all of it is on the table.'"
It's a complex and fascinating set of situations, one which would undoubtedly engage Kennedy greatly. It's too bad he's not around to counsel Obama.
The hyperfocus on workplace development is keeping us from accomplishing the core civic education mission of our schools. Strong, engaged citizens make an excellent and reliable workforce.