Tag Archives: Obama

Socialism We Can Believe In

Posted on by Jonny Thakkar

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Four years on, the heady idealism of 2008 makes me cringe …

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Oh Undecided, My Undecided

Posted on by Chris Peak

It’s difficult to absorb every sound bite, every minutiae of the campaign trail, every talking head. I get that. The majority of us have but a few minutes of each day to allow ourselves to be invaded by the presidential …

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A Lack of Audacity?

Posted on by Jacob Swenson

Like many Americans, I spent the month of July, 2011 compulsively reading the news, oscillating between rage and despair as I watched the debt ceiling drama unfold. Political leaders sought to outbid one another, each of their proposals more draconian …

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Obama: Philosopher-King?

Posted on by Jonny Thakkar

In hindsight, the Obama campaign was most notable for the passion it excited. After a period in which apathy seemed endemic to prosperous democracies, politics as mass movement was reborn. Volunteers swarmed states not their own; devotees assembled in the …

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Idealism in Obama’s America

Posted on by Sam Brody

Cynicism about politics, rampant in the United States for years now, has peculiar features that distinguish it from its siblings in the disillusionment family, such as cynicism about romantic relationships or one’s efforts at work. First among these is that …

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