Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Should Obama Speak to Students?


The more things change….

Lessons for President Obama from FDR.

Senator Franken

This sums it up.

Robert Reich Explains Health Insurance Politics

robert-reichRobert Reich is a former Secretary of Labor, a political economist,  and currently a professer at the University of California.    He is easy to understand and lays it on the line about the current situation about health insurance and federal legislation.

Citizen involvement in politics is necessary more than every four years.  This is a critical issue for all of us.  You may not agree with Reich, but his voice is one that needs to be heard.  Contact you senators and representative and let them know how you feel.

President Obama’s First 100 Days


“With the magnitude of the challenges we face right now, what we need in Washington are not more political tactics — we need more good ideas. We don’t need more point-scoring — we need more problem-solving.”    President Obama, press conference, Mar. 17, 2009

When I was very young, I always loved going to my Aunt’s house.  She had no daughters, so I was always the center of attention whenever I visited.  She also subscribed to Life Magazine.  How I loved looking at all of those wonderful photographs.  I learned so much about my nation and my world.   History and geography blended with pop culture in every issue.  I  also learned that  I wanted to be really rich when I grew up or,  at least, a movie star.

A little of that feeling showed up yesterday while flipping through Time Magazine’s behind the scene’s  photo essay on President Obama’s First 100 Days. Now I just want to be invited to ride on Air Force One.  Dinner at the White House wouldn’t be bad either.

A very balanced comparison of the Obama and Bush first hundred days appears in today’s  Christian Science Monitor’s Patchwork Nation Blog.  Worth a read.

Obama’s Economic Plan

The time before we vote is growing short.  If the crisis on Wall Street has your attention..
Obama’s economic speech

Obama’s detailed plans on the major issues.  

Besides the economy, take some time and look at all the issues.

Banned Books

“What traitors books can be! You think they’re backing you up, and they turn on you. Others can use them, too, and there you are, lost in the middle of the moor, in a great welter of nouns and verbs and adjectives.”
– Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Banned Books Week is September 27-October 4.  Get involved. 

Here is the ABC investigative report about book banning and Wasilla, Alaska: