Hillary Clinton is Taking Democrats Backward on Climate Change

When Barack Obama announced his Presidential campaign in Springfield, Illinois he spoke of climate change. Let's be the generation that finally frees America from the tyranny of oil. We can harness homegrown, alternative fuels like ethanol and spur the production of more fuel-efficient cars. We can set up a system for capping greenhouse gases. We…

Harry Truman, Obama and Thomas Frank's Disillusionment

Thomas Frank has an interesting column in Salon that typifies the cynical view of Obama by speculating what his Presidential library might look like. Republicans in Congress want to make sure President Obama takes the blame for their obstruction. Thomas Frank helps them out by presenting the Jed Bartlett version of the Presidency. On the…

After Four Years, What Should Obama Presidency Mean to African Americans?

As the nation marks the end of the four-year term of Barack Obama’s ascendance to the presidency, (or the beginning of a new term), we will once again be subjected to endless discussion about the significance of the nation’s first non-white president. For many African-Americans, this may be a time to again celebrate the achievement…