Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Wait – Barack Obama IS Like LBJ After All!

As America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the hot parlor game is to compare ‘n’ contrast Lyndon Baines Johnson’s style of presidenting with Barack Obama’s, largely to the latter’s detriment. As Obama journeyed to … Continue reading

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Stop the Presses! Two People Actually Object to Stealth Marketing!

Two people other than the hardtracking staff, that is. As our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town noted last week, Boston Red Sox huckster – sorry, slugger – David Ortiz used the President of the United States as a prop for … Continue reading

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Let the Whatever Billion Dollar Rumpus Begin! (McCutcheon v. FEC Edition)

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision letting big-bucks political donors go all in, here’s the bad news by the numbers. From the NBC News digest First Read: Political spending from outside groups — … Continue reading

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‘The Most Interesting Front Page in the World’

Sharp Page One piece in yesterday’s Boston Sunday Globe about Jonathan Goldsmith, the Vermont actor who plays The Most Interesting Man in the World in Dos Equis commercials.     The hardworking staff does always read local front pages, and … Continue reading

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Extra! The Globe Out-Heralds The Herald! (Deval Patrick’s Crack Cousin Edition)

This defies the natural order of things, but hey . . . Friday’s Boston Globe, Page One: Friday’s Boston Herald, page 16 . . . Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.

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Is Chris Hughes Turning The New Republic Into Edvertorial?

Chris Hughes answered the phones during Facebook’s startup, consequently became a multimillionaire, subsequently joined the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, and eventually bought The New Republic. It was clear early on that Hughes would make the magazine a house organ for the Obama administration, starting with … Continue reading

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The New York Times Has An Afro Problem

Maybe the Good Grey Lady was having a bad hair day Wednesday, but the Times certainly seems to be double-talking about the Afro sported by Dante de Blasio, son of New York’s mayoral frontrunner. Two days ago the Times ran … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (How Obama Beat Romney Edition)

National political correspondent Jim Rutenberg has a killer piece in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about the digital whiz kids who steered Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Nut graf: Previous campaigns would make decisions about how to direct their … Continue reading

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Free The Smoker Whatever!

This is getting abusive. As a mostly former smoker, which is to say we spend 22 hours a day not smoking, the hardworking staff must protest the latest surge in repressive taxation of the specially nicotined. Start with the current … Continue reading

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Idiotic Quotes o’ the Day (Bar(h)ack Obama Edition)

Via Mediaite: MSNBC’s Axelrod And Gibbs Deny ‘Pro-Obama’ Allegations, Claim Mantle Of ‘Independent’ Analysis MSNBC’s hiring of former high-ranking Obama staffers David Axelrod [Obama's Narrator] and Robert Gibbs [former Obama White House press secretary] once again puts the network in the position of having to defend … Continue reading

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