Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, January 18th, 2017 - 81 comments
In breaking news: Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence.
Written By: - Date published: 7:19 pm, January 11th, 2017 - 94 comments
Tired of jokes about Trump and golden showers? Want to read a real political speech? Well here is the text to Barak Obama’s last political speech as POTUS.
Written By: - Date published: 10:05 am, December 30th, 2016 - 150 comments
Barak Obama is using the last few days of his presidency to do some quite radical stuff.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, December 1st, 2016 - 10 comments
Barak Obama is leaving Donald Trump a number of international crises to face. What will the Donald do and will he make America great again?
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, October 22nd, 2016 - 44 comments
Barack Obama recently talked about the possible need for a universal basic income because of the disappearance of work. Is a UBI so different to collective ownership of wealth?
Written By: - Date published: 9:09 am, September 20th, 2016 - 88 comments
Donald Trump has now finally accepted publicly that Barak Obama was born in America. But claims that Hillary was the cause of the birther theory.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, June 14th, 2016 - 17 comments
So what should the next President of the United States focus on? Military power or economic domination or international institutions?
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, March 3rd, 2016 - 104 comments
Why Hillary Clinton should be the Democratic nomination for this year’s American Presidential elections.
Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, February 24th, 2016 - 21 comments
Barak Obama has moved to fulfill a very old election pledge and is attempting to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, February 19th, 2016 - 34 comments
For a change I’m not going to have a rip at our local idiotic politicians. The most extreme case recently being the now infamous Dildo Baggins. Lets have a look offshore where they are often even worse…
Written By: - Date published: 3:28 pm, February 11th, 2016 - 21 comments
Two recent international incidents show that the resistance to meaningful action on climate change has not given up. In the USA Barak Obama’s climate change policies are under attack in the Supreme Court. And in Australia CSIRO has decided to get rid of all of its climate change scientists.
Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, August 5th, 2015 - 48 comments
Far too late in his presidency Obama is taking important action on climate change. But it isn’t enough, not nearly enough, as new research shows that we need to achieve “negative emissions” (i.e. carbon capture).
Written By: - Date published: 10:42 am, February 26th, 2015 - 8 comments
Too little, too late, but a victory the environment (and for sanity) none the less.
Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, December 18th, 2014 - 145 comments
I was born in June 1959. In October the following year, the United States put an embargo against Cuba, and it has remained in place ever since. Today it appears as if President Obama in the USA is intending to lift the substantive parts of the embargo. About time.
Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, June 27th, 2013 - 96 comments
The Tea Party / Republican Party in Congress are a bunch of anti-science crazies who will never agree to any action to tackle climate change. But Obama doesn’t need them. And it looks like he has finally decided to act.
Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, November 9th, 2012 - 92 comments
Rabid Republican partisan Bill O’Reilly lamented the demise of “the white establishment” on Fox News. Take away the bitterness, prejudice, and racism, and O’Reilly is correct about some of the facts. Obama was elected by “minorities”, as predicted the Latino vote was particularly significant. Will an all white ticket win the presidential election ever again?
Written By: - Date published: 11:56 am, October 23rd, 2012 - 11 comments
The third and final debate kicks off in about 2 hours. As always, check out The Guardian live blog.
Written By: - Date published: 2:52 pm, October 17th, 2012 - 33 comments
Against (almost) all precedent, the presidential debates seem to matter this time round. Obama v Romney, the second debate, is in progress. Check out live coverage at The Guardian.
Written By: - Date published: 2:41 pm, August 27th, 2012 - 55 comments
Mitt Romney has hit a new low by adding fuel to the loony “birther” flames.
Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, December 16th, 2011 - 36 comments
So the war in Iraq is “officially” over. The end of a shameful chapter.
Written By: - Date published: 9:20 am, December 10th, 2011 - 40 comments
Truth-Out content is licensed for redistribution, so I’m going to repost this excellent piece in its entirety. It’s long, but it’s worth it. Is Obama going to grow a pair at last?
Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, April 18th, 2010 - 7 comments
Journos. Obama didn’t meet Key before dinner on a big stage in front of the media because it was just practical. The leaders didn’t stand with awkward grins for the group photo because it was a crucial step in the diplomatic process. This is being done for you. Only you. It is meaningless apart from the fact they know the media will lap it up. They think you’re saps. And you keep proving them right.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 14th, 2010 - 19 comments
Following this masterpiece from Rabid Fire on Key’s F#ck Everybody policy, here’s a lovely summary of Mr Key’s exciting Washington adventure.
… the PM soon brightened, opening the Prime Ministerial lunchbox to show the press gallery his special lunch. “Look! Look! Bronagh’s made me special aeroplane shaped sandwiches for when I go on the aeroplane!”