Browsing All posts tagged under »Barack Obama«

History Made In Maryland: Dream Act, Same-Sex Marriage Both Pass

November 7, 2012


President Barack Obama wins Maryland easily. Sen. Ben Cardin re-elected easily. Seven Democrats going to House of Representatives; only one Republican. Demographics are trending Democratic in Maryland; more minorities than most places. The state is getting more Democratic all the time. Warning: Great trust and responsibility has been invested in the Democratic Party in Maryland. […]

Long, Hot Summer of Crisis; Summer of Work

June 22, 2010


Since when do U.S. generals give interviews to Rolling Stone? Double-dip recession? There was never any real question of that. You can see bigger storm clouds on the horizon. Of course, they could blow over. You never know. BP lies. So which big corporation can you trust? What about government? Everyone turns to the federal […]

America, First In The Future

June 18, 2010


We’re going to make America first in the future, not just the past.” There it is. Write it down. Send it to the printer. Barack Obama said it in June, in Ohio. “We’re going to make America first in the future, not just the past.” You can put that on your bumper sticker. “Make America […]

Marylanders Leading Fight for Health Care

February 25, 2010


Maryland is well-represented in President Barack Obama’s health-care showdown today, live and televised from Blair House. As President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walked across the street to the White House for the lunch break, the president paused for an impromptu one-on-one with Rep. Steny Hoyer, the congressman from Southern Maryland, who also happens […]

Hard Times, Part 2: The Double-Dip Recession

February 4, 2010


I think the second dip of the double-dip recession began this week. It’s hard to expect much, if any recovery in 2010 or 2011. Just my opinion. The worldwide stock sell-off might be only the beginning of another crisis. The financial story was Greece on Wednesday, Spain and Portugal on Thursday. It could be anywhere […]

Political Message From Massachusetts Voters To Maryland

January 20, 2010


You could say the voters get exactly what they deserve.  Massachusetts voters are probably embarrassed this morning to realize that they deserve Republican Sen. Scott Brown. That was my first reaction to the stunning defeat yesterday of the Democrat Martha Coakley, in the election for a successor to Sen. Ted Kennedy. But my first reaction […]

Fat-Cat Bankers Snub President Obama

December 14, 2009


On Sunday, President Barack Obama said, “I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat-cat bankers on Wall Street.” On Monday, the fat-cat CEOs, who are still employed and still getting their fat bonuses, thanks to a bailout from the U.S. government, had only a 75 percent attendance rate for […]

Barack Obama On Jobs and Small Business

December 8, 2009


The president’s economic theme for December is: “Create Jobs And Help Small Business.” President Barack Obama held a summit meeting on jobs with business leaders and labor leaders last week, and this morning (Tuesday) he made a pretty good television address on jobs and the economy. The president outlined a three-point plan to encourage job […]

Health Care Bill Passes, 220-215; Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn Win Big One For Obama (Kratovil Votes No)

November 8, 2009


[picapp src=”8/3/9/3/Obama_Meets_With_5b90.jpg?adImageId=7217279&imageId=6989840″ width=”500″ height=”357″ /] Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Whip James Clyburn, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer [picapp src=”8/f/0/3/Nancy_Pelosi_Holds_11ad.jpg?adImageId=7217459&imageId=4862172″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] We saw democracy in action tonight. Democracy is not a sure thing. How small is the margin between success and failure.  Between victory and defeat. Progress and regression. How many votes […]

Where Is The Peace Movement?

November 6, 2009


[picapp src=”8/1/5/7/AntiWar_Protestors_March_ac83.jpg?adImageId=7179571&imageId=6927215″ width=”380″ height=”518″ /] For days, I guess for weeks, President Barack Obama has been studying the question: How many more thousands of American soldiers to send to war in Afghanistan? Will the President decide how many thousands next week, or will he struggle with the decision until the week after? The question is […]