President Obama's Legacy That Never Was President-elect Donald Trump has already made President Obama irrelevant. He not only commands the media spotlight, as presidents-elect are wont to do, but in effect heÂ governs from Trump Tower as he awaits the necessary formality of Inauguration Day. 12/11/2016 - 12:33 am | View Link
No hope for some in Obama’s Irish hometown while one major business thrives Barack Obama’s embrace of his Irish roots was expected to lead to a massive surge of good economic times in Moneygall the little Offaly town his ancestor Falmouth Kearney called home. But as New Yorker magazine reports this week, the economic upsurge has ... 12/10/2016 - 11:48 pm | View Link
Carr: Obama's good-riddance tour Fox News reported this week that Obama is planning a “farewell tour” in mid-January — boy, I sure hope this is some more of that fake news the alt-left is so worried about. Farewell tour? I mean, it’s not like this Barry Soetoro is a beloved figure ... 12/10/2016 - 11:47 pm | View Link
Trumphoria: Americans Are More Optimistic About The Economy Than They Have Been Since Obama’s Win In 2008 Optimism about the future of the U.S. economy has not been this strong since Barack Obama’s first presidential election victory in 2008. Donald Trump promised us an economic resurgence, and what is not to like so far? As I discussed earlier this week ... 12/10/2016 - 11:45 pm | View Link
Obama's legacy will be paving the way for Donald Trump The Obama administration has entered its final furlong and the legacy lollapalooza is well under way. The president will, however, find the going tough. Distinguished by derision for his loyal opposition without equal in this curmudgeon’s lifetime and ... 12/10/2016 - 11:09 pm | View Link
The Obamas' final White House holiday card The Obamas sent out their final Christmas card as the First Family, which features the President, First Lady and daughters Malia and Sasha in a photo taken ... 12/9/2016 - 10:25 pm | View Website
The Obamas: Jodi Kantor: 9780316098762: Amazon.com: Books The Obamas [Jodi Kantor] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate ... 12/3/2016 - 6:57 pm | View Website
Barack Obama: Latest News, Top Stories & Analysis Barack Obama. News, Analysis and Opinion from POLITICO. Facebook; Twitter; Google + Education . Meet the congresswoman poised to tear up Obama's education legacy 12/3/2016 - 1:21 pm | View Website
Barack Obama | Facebook Barack Obama, Washington, DC. 52,356,829 likes · 291,603 talking about this. This page is run by Organizing for Action. To visit the White House Facebook... 12/3/2016 - 5:14 am | View Website
Family of Barack Obama In his victory speech on the night of his election, President Obama repeated his promise to Sasha and Malia to get a puppy to take with them to the White ... 12/2/2016 - 6:55 am | View Website
Organizers from two groups decided last week to hold a demonstration and vigil Sunday near City Hall to urge presidential electors to vote their conscience and withhold support from President-elect Donald Trump.
For conspiracy theorists, the bizarre rumors of "pizzagate" didn't end when a man brought a gun to a Washington, D. C., restaurant this week in a misguided attempt to rescue nonexistent child sex slaves. Instead, the shooting sparked discussion that the conspiracy runs deeper.
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Barack Obama began his presidency with a bold progressive vision for the country. Though much of his agenda was implemented, he faced unprecedented opposition. Obama’s push for a moderate climate-change bill (similar to the one he had co-sponsored with John McCain only a few years earlier) was crushed by Republicans.
This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.
If you have any doubts that the phenomenon of Donald Trump was a long time a’coming, you have only to read a piece that Gore Vidal wrote for Esquire magazine in July 1961, when the conservative movement was just beginning and even Barry Goldwater was hardly a glint in Republicans’ eyes.
Vidal’s target was Paul Ryan’s idol and the idol of so many modern conservatives: the trash novelist and crackpot philosopher Ayn Rand, whom Vidal quotes thusly:
“It was the morality of altruism that undercut America and is now destroying her.
“Capitalism and altruism are incompatible; they are philosophical opposites; they cannot co-exist in the same man or in the same society.
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo, a woman passes a "We're Hiring!" sign while entering a clothing store in the Downtown Crossing of Boston. On Friday, June 3, 2016, the U. S. government issues the May jobs report. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) (Credit: AP)
This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.
For years, conservatives have been telling us that a healthy business-friendly economy depends on low taxes, few regulations and low wages.