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Obama Critics

Jason Linkins

Anti-Obama Ranters Have Just Started Plagiarizing Each Other | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

As someone who has enjoyed a LOL or two reading the odd rantings of President Barack Obama's more "free-range" critics, I have long worried the day wo...

Dangerous Narrative Threatens To Derail Obama

Politico | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

No contemporary American politician has benefited more from the power of good storytelling than Barack Obama. He vaulted from obscurity to the preside...

The Rain on Our Parade: A Letter to My Dismal Allies

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Every four years we hear that in presidential elections we are asked to choose the lesser of two evils. Now, this is not an analysis or an insight; it is a cliché, and a very tired one.

Take Me To The Waters

Marcia Dyson | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices
Marcia Dyson

The argument that publicly criticizing our first black president is an act of racial disloyalty is immature. We must be grown up enough to know that politics at its best is about engaged citizenship, not tribal worship.

Dan Froomkin

While Whacking Critics, Obama Gets Facts Wrong | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While arguing at Tuesday's press conference that his progressive critics are being sanctimonious and overly pure, President Obama flatly...

Obama's Press Conference: Passion Misplaced

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

Anyone watching Obama's press conference yesterday had to be struck that he reserved his greatest energy for his attack on Democratic critics. This might be a misstep with more far-reaching repercussions than the compromise on tax-cuts.

Obama Seen As Firmly Positioned In 'Radical Center'

Bloomberg | Al Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama sees an irony in his relations with the U.S. business community. "On the left, we are perceived as being in the pockets of big ...

We Tried to Warn Obama, But He Wouldn't Listen

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

If the people who elected President Obama stop feeling excited about his current direction, the populist energies that could mobilize fundamental change, will instead mobilize the right's reactionary goals.

Obama To Montana For Health Care Town Hall: First Stop In Mountain West Trip

AP | LIZ SIDOTI and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER — Perhaps no region of the country better illustrates President Barack Obama's political vulnerabilities than the mountain West. He's ho...

Obama Compares His Critics To Robots: "Can't Do It. System Overload. Circuits Breaking Down"

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As he looks to expand Democratic majorities in Congress, President Obama on Thursday night also used a fundraiser for his congressional allies to targ...