In the concluding paragraph of the story: So Mr Obama in that respect is a gamble. But the same goes for Mr McCain on at least as many counts, not least the possibility of President Palin. And this cannot be another election where the choice is based merely on fear. In terms of painting a… Read More »
… a socialist an insult? Why is the idea of redistribution such an anathema that an utterance of ‘spreading the wealth around’ is described as a gaffe, one to quickly run away from? Why does a country with so much income-disparity and rising inequality squirm at the idea of fairness? Why does Mr John McCain… Read More »
Thank you to the citizens of Berlin and to the people of Germany. Let me thank Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier for welcoming me earlier today. Thank you Mayor Wowereit, the Berlin Senate, the police, and most of all thank you for this welcome. I come to Berlin as so many of my countrymen… Read More »
BBc’s Matt Frei on Senator Obama: And although Obama is really quite down to earth and millions of Americans would love to sit down with him for a drink and a chat, they might be too awestruck and hamstrung to think of anything to say, for fear of sounding crass, offensive or stupid. Policies apart,… Read More »
I decided this morning to quit Facebook. I agree that it has its uses, but it recently struck me that there are probably more people – my facebook ‘friends’ – who have access to information about me than I would normally want. So yesterday I started restricting access to my profile information. But then I… Read More »
Image by jmtimages via Flickr I started paying close attention to Barack Obama when it became obvious that he was a serious contender for the Democratic Party ticket. And I liked what I saw. What is there not to like about him? A combination of intelligence, good looks, and an almost rock star-like appeal sure… Read More »
A More Perfect Union, a speech delivered by Senator Barack Obama at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday March 18, 2008. The video is here, and the transcript below. “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a… Read More »
I got this from iyanandegusisoup. Pretty impressive.