The peace community around the nation is outraged at Obama's announcement of the deployment of 35,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. But should we be surprised? Obama promised the reduction of forces in Iraq and further escalation in Afghanistan during his presidential campaign. Regardless, not only are more lives going to be lost in an escalation … Continue reading Afghanistan Escalation
Where is the rage? "Hundreds" of demonstrators? It seems as though since Obama has been elected people have let down their guard. At our regular vigil in Salt Lake City not long ago a bus driver pulled up and shouted out "Obama won, why are you still out here?" There's still a war, there are … Continue reading Where is everyone?
The Green Party has asked Green leaders from all over the US to tell America what a Green President of the United States would do during the ‘First 100 Day’s of his or her administration. Green candidates and members of the Green Party’s Speakers Bureau submitted video clips and short essays to describe what they’d … Continue reading Two Utahns and others: The First 100 Days: What would a Green Administration look like?
Yesterday I held a civics lesson for my 10th grade advisory students where I teach on the "Power of the President". I was given some materials by a colleague to use, including a cute little video on "brain pop" and some other items for discussion. One thing I had the students do was write a letter to … Continue reading Writing to Obama
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Obama's Inaugural Address: The Full TextMy fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this … Continue reading Obaman’s Inaugural Address
The day before he was inaugurated as 44th President of the United States, he held dinners for two war criminals:Jan. 19, 2009 The New York Times In Bipartisan Appeal, Obama Praises McCain and Powell By Katharine Q. Seelye In a major bipartisan appeal on the eve of his inauguration, Barack Obama held dinners Monday evening … Continue reading Honeymoon’s Over!