The following are a few quotes from Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address yesterday, and my reactions as I listened: On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day,… Read More ›
* “Anything is possible in America” — Barack Obama, January 18, 2009
* “Dedicated to the great task remaining before us” — from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
On the off chance that you missed it, I want to repeat yesterday’s news from the Washington Post. A Bush administration official finally has said yes, terror suspects were tortured: ‘We tortured [Mohammed al-]Qahtani,’ said Susan J. Crawford, in her… Read More ›
Roland Burris was just sworn into the U.S. Senate by Vice President Dick Cheney, assuming the Illinois junior senator seat vacated by now President-elect Barack Obama. Embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, impeached in two different votes by his state legislature,… Read More ›
Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher has announced he’s going to Israel — as a war correspondent. Seriously. By my calculations, Joe’s fifteen minutes of fame ended about sixteen minutes after his chance encounter with presidential candidate Barack Obama back in October…. Read More ›
The 111th Congress convened today in Washington, and Roland Burris, the Democratic senate appointee of indicted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, was turned away because his papers “were not in order.” He is expected to meet with Majority Leader Harry Reid… Read More ›