Drew Westen and Obama’s Passion

 Drew Westen Drew Westen’s “What Happened to Obama’s Passion” (New York Times 8/6/11) has been sent to me by more friends and readers than any other I can remember.  It clearly struck a chord with many who are feeling disappointed and disillusioned with President Obama’s leadership.  To me, Westen is “the-glass-is-half-empty” incarnate.  (See my … Continue reading Drew Westen and Obama’s Passion

The real reasons for the S&P downgrade

I’ve been struck in the short time since yesterday’s announcement by the way pundits of all political persuasions have been using the downgrade to support their point of view.Republican House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement that the downgrade “is the latest consequence of the out-of-control spending that has taken place in Washington for … Continue reading The real reasons for the S&P downgrade