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A lifelong Democrat, my comments on Congress, the judiciary and the presidency are regular features.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

The Reaction in review (Jan. 23, 2009)


A week's Reactions that deserve a second look:

"Termination, turning points, triumphs and taking off" are some of the takeaways from this Very Big Week.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Craziest Conservative of the Day: J. Harvie Wilkinson III" -- Michael's well reasoned view that Bush's judicial appointments were, indeed, partisan.

By J. Thomas Duffy: "Doc Block Death Knock? ... MSNBC climbs into the Big Yellow Taxi" -- Duffy's done it again, with his edgy look at the MSNBC dilemma of what to do with its prime time programming (includes neat Bonus Links).

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Carolyn Kennedy, Kirsten Gillibrand, and the inane silliness of the Senate seat drama in New York" -- Michael's title and post capture the essence of this strange New York episode.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Headline of the Day (Obama contra Bush edition)" -- Michael's very good summary of how President Obama begins to turn around our off-course ship of state.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Chris Matthews, verbal diarrhea, and the Obama Inauguration" -- This post focuses on "Tweety" and says it all for many of us who love to hate him.

By Capt. Fogg: "I hope he fails" -- Fogg's fiercely fought argument with Rush Limbaugh over the future of the Obama presidency.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Israel, white phosphorus, and the war in Gaza" -- Michael wades into this very murky mess with some very well-nuanced commentary.

By Carl: "A quiet moment" -- A wonderful narrative and personal reflection on the true meaning of Inauguration Day. See also, "Service"and Truth.

By Carol Gee: "Inauguration Wednesday" -- Checking out the previous day's predictions about how the Inauguration would play out.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Obama's First Inaugural Speech" -- Perhaps assuming there will be a second, a very insightful look at what President Obama had to say to the nation and to the world.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Canada denies entry to Bill Ayers" -- Our editor is Canadian, offering a good perspective for this post and the lively comment thread that followed.

By Edward Copeland: "Joy mixed with bittersweet" -- Edward's very moving personal narrative about how he and a friend became Democrats and could have celebrated the Obama Inauguration.


By Dan Tobin: "Seniors rule!!" -- Perhaps the last (?), and maybe the best, Tobin piece of e-mail hilarity from the former prexy as he leaves for Texas.

By Mustang Bobby: "Kristol: faithful to the end" -- Bobby passionately calls out William Kristol, and the administration he was defending, regarding the misguided war in Iraq.

By Creature: "The truth about banks and bailouts" -- "We can bail banks out all we want, but until the underlying rot of bad assets is addressed with honesty, and not ideology, nothing will change," says it all.

(Originally posted at The Reaction, where I am an assistant editor.)

My “creativity and dreaming” post today is a poem about "the miracle on the Hudson," at Making Good Mondays.

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1 comment:

Ted said...

WTF, at least El Rushbo is constitutionally qualified to be President!