by mole333, Sat Oct 17, 2009 at 05:47:03 PM EDT
I hear some on the left complaining that Obama has done nothing and is just as bad as Bush. I understand a certain amount of frustration with the slow pace of reform, though I wasn't surprised that it would take time to change 8 years of disastrous policies. But I think it is borderline insane to ignore the many areas that have improved since Obama took office. Here is one example:
EPA Denies Permit for Infamous WV Mountaintop Removal Mine
by mole333, Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 01:46:02 PM EDT
This week, because of increased readership, I am expanding my coverage in Georgia and Virginia. Right now NY, CA, TX, VA, GA and NJ are the states where most of my readers live. I consider that quite an interesting mixture.
Last week I ended my introductory statement by saying, "It may not always seem this way, but things have been moving (slowly) in the right direction." This last week adds a great deal of emphasis to my statement. Looked at from afar, what Obama has been doing is amazing. Of course there is the Nobel Peace Prize, which I discuss in this week's newsletter. Whether or not you think Obama has earned it, it is a sincere expression of just how relieved the world is that America has a good President again and of how hopeful the world is that Obama can turn things around. But the Nobel Prize is just the most obvious expression of this. Simply put, almost every nation in the world views America better thanks to Obama. From Reuters:
by bored now, Wed Oct 07, 2009 at 11:22:18 AM EDT
spoke before Northside DFA
at their October meeting, speaking about why she's running for Congress in Illinois's 10th Congressional District.
Hamos had previously spoken before the group, but this time as a candidate for Congress in the Democratic primary. Questions were again pointed, but handled with aplomb.
by bored now, Tue Oct 06, 2009 at 08:28:05 AM EDT
spoke before Northside DFA
at their October meeting, talking about why he's running for Congress in Illinois's 10th Congressional District.
Seals spoke before a friendly audience, answering questions and giving his take on the Democratic primary. Questions were pointed, but deftly handled.
by mole333, Sat Oct 03, 2009 at 04:37:45 PM EDT
I am still not in the full swing of things in regards to the newsletter since I am preparing for a conference next week and Jacob's birthday was this last week. I will say that in the NYC runoffs, the candidate I expected to win (John Liu) did win, and the candidate I hoped would win but didn't expect to win (Mark Green) lost. I will have endorsements for November soon. We sure have a lot of ground to cover in NYC elections, don't we?
Despite my lack of time, I am still keeping things fairly up to date here, complete with calenders, news articles, highlights of progressive candidates, etc. in many areas I cover. So keep reading and keep up the activism. It may not always seem this way, but things have been moving (slowly) in the right direction.