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Barack Obama

The Republican Plot to Rig the 2024 Election

The Republican Party is in rough shape. Under President Donald Trump, the GOP has now lost the House, the Senate, and the presidency in just four years—a feat unmatched in American politics since Herbert Hoover’s defeat in 1932. Trump, the party’s leader, now faces a Senate impeachment trial where he…
bubmag
January 15, 2021
Barack Obama

The War on Terror Only Created More Terror in America

Historians will spend decades parsing the tragic from the ridiculous in the events of the first few weeks of 2021, and many books will be written about the Capitol insurrection alone—perhaps the world’s first cosplayed revolution. Sometimes the tragic and the ridiculous are one and the same, as in the…
bubmag
January 14, 2021
Barack Obama

Biden picks Samantha Power, former UN envoy, for US aid post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he has picked Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, to run the agency overseeing American foreign humanitarian and development aid. If confirmed by the Senate, Power will head the U.S. Agency for International Development,…
bubmag
January 13, 2021
Barack Obama

The Democrats’ Stark, Historic Choice

Let’s get something straight. The press and many of our leaders have converged upon an implicit consensus that last Wednesday should be understood as the nadir of the Trump era—as a tipping point illustrating, for either the first or the most significant time, the deadly potential of his antics and…
bubmag
January 11, 2021
Barack Obama

The Democrats Keep Recycling Tired Rhetoric

Over the past 60 years, two inaugural addresses, in particular, have left a lasting impression on Democratic oratory. In 1961, John Kennedy embodied the spirit of Cold War patriotism with his ringing, verb-first declarations (“Ask not what your country...”) and explicit generational appeal (“The torch has been passed...”). That speech,…
bubmag
January 11, 2021
Barack Obama

Democrats Are Finally Unafraid to Be the Party of Free Money

For decades, Democrats have tried to downplay any desire to simply give people cash benefits, seemingly fearful of being seen as doling out freebies to the lazy and undeserving—“welfare queens,” in the racist and sexist parlance that was so popular in the Reagan era. Then Joe Biden went down to…
bubmag
January 8, 2021