President Obama's interview with Oprah

Oprah interviews President Obama and his wife Michelle for a Christmas special on ABC....more

Our Health Care Future in a New Light

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On President Obama's Nobel

by Farai Chideya ...more

Should Obama Be Killed Poll is No Joke: Secret Service Investigates

Somebody on Facebook created a disturbing poll with the question "Should Obama Be Killed?" The Secret Service is investigating, confirm news sources, and blogger GottaLaff at The Political Carnival says she's gotten a "thank you" call from the agency for supplying it with a screen shot of the poll. The agency caller told her "without it, they wouldn't have been able to address the matter." She writes: Last night I posted about a scary Facebook entry, specifically a poll asking whether Obama should be killed. ... ...more

Jesse Farmer is not the person who created the Should Obama Be Killed Poll, but he's had to ...more

Getting a Hall Pass on President Obama's September 8th Address

Thursday I worked with a group of grassroots activists to launch www.hallpassonthat.com, the alternative to the Department of Education's decision to bypass each state's, each school district's educational hierarchy to deliver the president's September 8th address. I announced it on national television Thursday morning.  ...more

Dana, I didn't see you 'engage' many of the people here who DID have relevant ...more

I got a call from the White House

Sunday night, I got a call from the White House...well, the Portsmouth Staffer on behalf of the White House. ...more

Way to go after those tickets! Would you come back and tell us what happens? And do you have a ...more

Why I'm Against Cap-and-Trade

I've followed the Waxman - Markey legislation, infamously known as cap-and-trade, for some time now, being that I've a factory-employed step-father, farmers in my family, a small business-owning husband, and, like all of us, I pay energy bills, the prices of which seem to increase annually. ...more

socialist canuck!I just believe that the alternatives have to be in place before you start ...more

Straight But Not Narrow

OnePinky sister, Sara, recently wrote this testimony in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month and I wanted to share it with you all: I like to say that I’m straight, but not narrow. I’m married to a man, but I can appreciate the curves of a woman just as much as I can the broad torso of a man. I might have a crush on Will Smith—but I’ve also had a little thing going for Rosario Dawson for a while (yes, Seven Pounds just made my entire year). ...more

Some Thoughts on a Speech in Cairo

If only... If only this extension of the arm of peace rather than the arm of war can take hold. I admire and respect our president, although I will emphasize I am not naive enough to think he does not have as many flaws as you or I. I am not a blind follower. But I have to have hope. By leaping on every perceived flaw, a far-reaching disservice is being done to our head of state and to the world perception of the United States. ...more

Adding a Woman to the Supreme Court is Simple Math

By Liz O’Donnell As the search for a Supreme Court justice to replace David Souter heats up, political pundits and analysts are talking about what litmus test, if any, President Obama might apply when vetting a nominee. But scientific metaphors are not needed in this situation -- basic math skills are. ...more