Good Lord, AP Reporter Mocks Obama

    I wonder if this reporter will still have a job come Monday.  Yesterday an AP reporter wrote a story entitled, ‘Obama Campaign Faces Uphill Climb in Pennsylvania’ by Anthony Ventre, April 16, 2011.  Now, it’s not the idea of the story, a president overcoming great odds to win a challenging state, that’s disrespectful.  That part is fine.  In fact, David “Marshmellow” Plouffe is probably seeding | Read More »

    Who are the bitter clingers now?

    It seems like only yesterday that (now) President Obama was telling a fund raising audience in San Francisco So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. Which leads me to wonder, if the repudiation Tuesday is as severe as | Read More »

    Eat Local, Save Fuel! (True or False?)

    We often fall into the trap of acting on emotions, not facts. It certainly makes us feel good to feel like we’re doing something positive. But being a grownup requires discipline, common sense and thinking instead of feeling. Nowhere is this more apparent than in our approach to energy and environmental policy. One example: the “eat local” movement seems to be getting some traction among | Read More »

    Mr. Obama’s Fundamental Misunderstanding of the American Economy

    In a column on the Daily Beast, writer Michael Lind provides an interesting analysis of the flawed assumptions behind Barack Obama’s “Green Economy” prescription for the U.S. Just as Candidate Obama envisioned an Iowa planted wall-to-wall in Whole Foods arugula, President Obama dreams of an America full of solar panel technicians, wind turbine mechanics, and CFC bulb-breakage cleanup specialists.