Entries by DougJ

More good news for Republicans

It never stops, does it? White House reporters for The New York Times predict that the market collapse will force President-elect Barack Obama to abandon for now many of his campaign promises. If his stimulus plan “doesn’t work out, he may very well be a one-term president,” said Jeff Zeleny, who covered Obama’s campaign. “It’s […]

Not fade away?

There’s little doubt that George Bush looks like a broken man at this point. But the larger question remains: what will become of him when his term is over? Bush talked about making “ridiculous money” on the lecture circuit but his biographer, Richard Draper, deems that unlikely in the short term: “My feeling is that […]

Edward R. Murrow would be proud

Joe the Plumber on war: “the media should be abolished.” When I was in grad school, a friend of mine talked a lot about the William Shattner version of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”. After all the discussion, I thought there was no way it could surprise me with its awfulness, given my expectations, […]