Nobel-winning economist, a former critic of Obama, now hails his presidency

At the outset of his lengthy assessment of Barack Obama’s presidency in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine, economist Paul Krugman establishes his credentials as an erstwhile critic of Obama and then shifts  to a broad portrayal of the man’s six years in the White House and the challenges he’s encountered: Obama faces trash talk left, right and center – literally – and doesn’t deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most...

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Rand Paul: White House downplaying Ebola threat because of political correctness

It should come as no surprise that the emergence of a single case of Ebola here in America has prompted fear-mongers on the political right to begin peddling conspiracy theories. But Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s contribution in this regard is especially peculiar: He’s blaming political correctness for what he sees as the Obama administration’s downplaying of the Ebola threat. In a radio interview yesterday, Paul said THIS: I really think it is being dominated by political correctness. And I think because of political...

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Ideologues of the far left and far right try to come to grips with Obama’s attack on ISIS

This has been a tough week so far for Americans of ideological purity, be they lefties or righties. Bob Cesca EXPLAINS: Ask anyone on the far-right, and they’ll tell you President Obama is an incompetent, effete terrorist capitulator. Ask anyone on the far-left and they’ll tell you he’s a cold-hearted baby killer who loves sinking his blood-soaked, warmongering talons into the necks of brown people. The fact that perceptions are so radically diverse indicates that Obama is neither. He’s likely somewhere between both options, which suggests a...

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Was Ronald Reagan more of a narcissist than Barack Obama?

In the nearly eight years I’ve been writing this blog, nothing has been more fun for me than puncturing the popular conservative myths about Ronald Reagan’s political career. The Gipper, as his fans affectionately called him, defied the right-wing stereotypes applied to him on a whole host of issues — taxes, spending, gun control, abortion, the size of government, compromising with Democrats, negotiating with America’s enemies, arms control, relations with Israel, etc., etc. And now there’s cause to point out...

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Evidence of Obama’s narcissism cited by Fox News pundit is something Bush also said

With each passing day, the leading voices of the  right-wing noise machine become increasingly silly in indulging their  pathological hatred of Barack Obama. Consider, for example, non-practicing psychiatrist and notorious Fox News crackpot Charles Krauthammer’s recent claim that Obama is “clearly a narcissist.” Krauthammer’s evidence of Obama’s narcissism consists of two elements: 1) Something Obama didn’t actually say, and 2) something George Bush also said when he was president. The story is HERE....

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