M.Leddy + barackobama   59

An Obama thought
I’m not Barack Obama. And neither, in some ways, is he.
BarackObama  education  Illinois  politics 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Yes, again
From President Barack Obama’s farewell address: “Yes, we can. Yes, we did. Yes, we can.”
BarackObama  culture  politics 
january 2017 by M.Leddy
Obama on the Titanic
As with Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address, the subject of the budget was barely there. Obama’s reference came only in passing, as the ship continues to sink.
BarackObama  Illinois  politics 
february 2016 by M.Leddy
Back to Springfield
Obama returns to address the legislature in a dysfunctional state.
BarackObama  Illinois  politics 
february 2016 by M.Leddy
Not enough
“This is a political choice that we make — to allow this to happen every few months in America. We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction.”
BarackObama  culture 
october 2015 by M.Leddy
Why I am skeptical about tuition-free community college
“Greater access to higher education ought to look like an unqualified good. Yet I find myself deeply skeptical about whether tuition-free community college (hereafter TFCC) will serve any purpose but greater economic and social stratification.”
BarackObama  college 
january 2015 by M.Leddy
Inauguration Day
“The most remarkable moment for me was the reference to Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall, joining three movements into one ongoing struggle for human rights and the widening we of ‘we the people’ — the phrase that served as the kernel of the president’s address.”
BarackObama  culture  politics 
january 2013 by M.Leddy
Hey?
It’s a good thing I wasn’t directing the Obama campaign’s e-mail effort.
BarackObama  e-mail  language  politics 
december 2012 by M.Leddy
Election thoughts
The results of yesterday’s voting make me more confident and more hopeful than ever about my country’s future.
BarackObama  politics 
november 2012 by M.Leddy
“Dear Sophia”
A letter from Barack Obama to a ten-year-old girl gives a good idea of the character of the man just reëlected.
BarackObama 
november 2012 by M.Leddy
The New Yorker endorses Obama
“Every Presidential election involves a contest over the idea of America. Obama’s America — one that progresses, however falteringly, toward social justice, tolerance, and equality — represents the future that this country deserves.”
BarackObama  politics 
october 2012 by M.Leddy
Eight syllables
“You should pass this bill right away.”
BarackObama  politics 
september 2011 by M.Leddy
Obama on education
“We need to teach our kids that it’s not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair; that success is not a function of fame or PR, but of hard work and discipline.”
BarackObama  culture  education 
january 2011 by M.Leddy
Obama revisions
Analysis of draft revisions visible in a White House photograph
BarackObama  photography  writing 
april 2010 by M.Leddy
What good writing looks like
Revise, revise, revise. White House photograph.
BarackObama  photography  writing 
april 2010 by M.Leddy
From the president, to schoolchildren
"No one’s born being good at things, you become good at things through hard work."
advice  BarackObama  childhood  children 
september 2009 by M.Leddy
No dropping out
From Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress
BarackObama  education  politics 
march 2009 by M.Leddy
Orange Crate Art: Obama's I
My guess is that the "I" is a matter of long-standing habit, which also explains why I still say "stove" for "oven."
BarackObama  grammar  language  words 
march 2009 by M.Leddy
Three inaugural moments
Sources for Barack Obama's speech and Joseph Lowery's benediction
BarackObama  culture  music  poetry 
january 2009 by M.Leddy
"Lack of American Roots"
Appalling memo from Mark Penn on Barack Obama's alleged unelectability
HillaryClinton  BarackObama 
december 2008 by M.Leddy
Obama thoughts
From 2004 to 2008: "I got an e-mail from a friend yesterday — subject line: 'You were right' — reminding me that in 2004, after hearing Barack Obama speak at a community college, I said that he'd be president one day. I'm grateful for the reminder."
BarackObama  politics 
november 2008 by M.Leddy
A family photograph
A photograph of Barack Obama and his grandparents: "The Republican strategy in this campaign has been in large part to make voters think that Barack Obama is Not Like Us. There are two problems with that strategy. One is that Like Us no longer looks to many people like a compelling qualification for office. We're now wrapping up an eight-year-long lesson plan on that point."
BarackObama  culture  politics 
november 2008 by M.Leddy
Madelyn Dunham (1922-2008)
Barack Obama speaks about his grandmother
BarackObama 
november 2008 by M.Leddy
Andy, Henry, Ron
Three friends for Barack Obama
BarackObama  politics 
october 2008 by M.Leddy
Fear and hope
When cries of "Terrorist!" and "Kill him!" can be heard at political rallies, I know that our country is in great danger.
BarackObama  politics 
october 2008 by M.Leddy
August 28, 2008
Excerpt from Barack Obama's speech to the Democratic National Convention
BarackObama 
august 2008 by M.Leddy
The Springfield Daily Gazette
Hour by hour account of Saturday, August 23, 2008 -- Barack Obama and Joe Biden in Springfield, IL
BarackObama 
august 2008 by M.Leddy
Springfield!
To the Old State Capitol
BarackObama 
august 2008 by M.Leddy
Obama and inflation
From Time: yes, proper tire pressure makes a significant difference
BarackObama 
august 2008 by M.Leddy
Obama syllabus
Excerpt from 1994 Obama syllabus
BarackObama  syllabi 
july 2008 by M.Leddy
Obama!
CNN and MSNBC just called it. I just wanted the moment on my blog.
BarackObama  politics 
june 2008 by M.Leddy
Bad metaphor of the day
Ed Rendell compares students for Obama to Kool-Aid drinkers
BarackObama  metaphor  politics 
april 2008 by M.Leddy
Yes, they can
Can the Clinton campaign go any lower? Yes, they can.
HillaryClinton  BarackObama 
march 2008 by M.Leddy
Yes, we can
Words from Barack Obama's S. Carolina victory speech
BarackObama 
january 2008 by M.Leddy
Proust was the next president
A Proust passage sounding a lot like Barack Obama
BarackObama  Proust 
december 2007 by M.Leddy
Campaign e-mails (again)
What's wrong with e-mails from Obama '08
BarackObama  e-mail 
october 2007 by M.Leddy
Campaign e-mail etiquette
Should a campaign e-mail have the subject line "Hey"?
BarackObama  e-mail 
october 2007 by M.Leddy
The kitchen shink
Harold Bloom finds meaning in what I think is a typo.
BarackObama  poetry  words 
june 2007 by M.Leddy
Ideology v. values
Passage from The Audacity of Hope
BarackObama 
june 2007 by M.Leddy

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