Category Archives: Criticizing Obama from the Left

Jeremy Scahill on Obama “lemmings”

Scahill, 13:20 and following, points out that it is right-wing libertarians, not centrist liberals, who have been militant about protecting civil liberties in the US, and resisting current attacks on political freedoms. “I’m not a Democrat or a Republican, I’m … Continue reading

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The Bi-Partisan Budget Deal

The recent bi-partisan budget deal continues the recent trend of eviscerating the legacy of the New Deal and destroying a social contract in which citizens of the world’s wealthiest country have a floor under them to support and boost them. … Continue reading

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Is Obama one of the “ten worst presidents” for civil liberties?

O mirror, mirror, on the wall, Who is the worst civil liberties president of them all? * Glenn Greenwald presents the terms for such an argument from the pages of the Guardian: Abraham Lincoln illegally suspended the core liberty of … Continue reading

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Criticizing Obama from the Left

In the exceedingly narrow frame of reference for US party politics, Obama is commonly described as left of center. What is ignored is that the entire set of policy positions considered “Left” across the world are beyond the scope of … Continue reading

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Obama proves how committed he is to transparency…

…by unleashing what the Times refers to as what “appears to be the most sweeping inquiry” in years, as FBI agents are sent on an intimidation campaign, “interviewing” “current and former high-level government officials from multiple agencies”, with the effect … Continue reading

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Why support the Occupy Wall Street movement?

The occupiers themselves are pretty clear about the issues, so it’s a real sham that the television journalists on CNN and FOX claim not to understand. Perhaps they can avert the gaze of the media for a while longer, but … Continue reading

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Obama, how’s the Nobel Peace Prize working out?

Recent accomplishments: Assassinating an American citizen by executive fiat, without judicial process. Campaign promise to close Guantanamo: now permanently annulled! War front two: Afghanistan and beyond! War front three: how many civilians can we kill in Pakistan and Yemen with … Continue reading

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