Category: US Politics

  • Recommended viewing

    Given everything that’s going on in the world, I think it’s important to re-familiarise ourselves with history. I highly recommend watching all of the following. “That which has happened is a warning. To forget it is guilt. It must be continually remembered. It was possible for this to happen, and it remains possible for it…

  • On authoritarianism

    … the authoritarian threat has grown unabated, and almost all the protections I’ve seen such as a “free and vigilant press,” are being eroded or have already been destroyed. The biggest problem we have now, in my view, is authoritarianism. It has placed America at one of those historic cross-roads that will profoundly affect the…

  • Obama at the UN

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  • Montages

    I had missed this classic Jon Stewart: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

  • Colbert and Dan Maffei

    Yet another Colbert classic:

  • Obama on exceptionalism

    James Fallows praises Obama here. At the same conference Obama referred to the language of Austria as “Austrian”. Ouch. It didn’t look like a “casualism” either. I was watching Hannity earlier and he managed to equate Obama’s reference to Greece with present-day Greece. But Obama clearly didn’t choose Greece in its present-day form, but rather…

  • Obama asks for engagement

    Cowen is a naked buffoon. Ahem. The White House is using Google Moderator.

  • Stewart on CNBC

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c CNBC Gives Financial Advice Daily Show Full EpisodesImportant Things With Demetri Martin Political HumorJoke of the Day

  • Where I was on inuguration day

    It is interesting to look at the photos from today, and they are all over the web. But in this photo, I was around this spot on the day Barack Obama became president of the United States. I was there. How happy I am that I planned it early, and made it happen. I recommend…

  • U2 at the Lincoln Memorial

    Bono sings Pride (In the name of love) and City of Blinding Lights at the Lincoln Memorial concert. I was about half way down the reflecting pool. Great day. Great crowd. Great memories.