Category Archives: Barack Obama

American government was never designed to help blacks

The emotional responses by black Americans to media’s depiction of Donald Trump is getting annoying. Black Americans drank a lot of the symbolism in the Obama Kool-Aid in the last eight years, so much so that using a portrait of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on #netneutrality in a #Trump-ed up world

Election 2016 may be the beginning of the end for the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. Chances have increased for a 2017 exit, voluntarily or otherwise, by the Commission’s chairman, Tom Wheeler. Democrats could hold up confirmation of Wheeler’s … Continue reading

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Putin 2 Obama 0

Looks like the Obama administration is being outmaneuvered (again) by Vladimir Putin. Russia is seeking stronger relations with India and, to a lesser extent, Pakistan. The U.S. has long touted a special relationship with India because it is the world’s … Continue reading

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Welcome to the post-Obama world, Dr. Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry appears to be an early victim of the post-Obama world. She is not taking too well the changes being made at MSNBC where the “Lean Forward” network has been blown back by the likes of Fox and CNN … Continue reading

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No. There is no comparison between Tamir Rice and the Jolly Oregon Ranchers

A number of posts in social media have been comparing law enforcement action in the case of Tamir Rice with the apparent lack of law enforcement action in the case of a “militia” occupying federal property in Oregon. The comparisons … Continue reading

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.@FCC, #Obama Administration need a change in their political mindset on #capital

The politics of Washington is not commensurate with capital flow when it concerns broadband investment.  The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to apply Title II common carrier rules has resulted in a decrease in capital expenditures. It has been reported that … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush should try viewing Putin as a corporate raider

Jeb Bush has been sharing his thoughts with German leadership and the European press about Vladimir Putin and his aggressive moves on the Crimean peninsular. The New York Times reports Mr. Bush referring to the Russian president as a “bully” … Continue reading

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Of ISIS, Vietnam, Iraq, and jingoism

Retired Army General Anthony Zinni, appearing moments ago on the PBS NewsHour responded to Barack Obama‘s decision to send an additional 450 military advisers to Iraq, raising the issue that ISIS poses a minimal threat to the U.S., a threat … Continue reading

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So what the hell is middle class economics?

President Barack Obama during his state of the union address last night introduced the concept of “middle class economics.” My first reaction was, “what the hell is middle class economics?”  Are we referring to how middle class consumers leverage their … Continue reading

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#Cuba: Is the tourism party over for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands? #USVI

President Barack Obama wants to normalize relations with Cuba. That’s nice. What I want to know is whether the Administration gave any consideration to the economic impact such a move would have on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth … Continue reading

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