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Corey Robin on the ‘Historovox’: What We Missed About Trump
The task is not to provide useful knowledge to the present; it is to insist on, to keep a record of, the most seemingly useless counter-knowledge from the past — for the sake of an as-yet-to-be imagined future.
history  journalism  politics  media  president  dc  academia  publishing  writing  documentary 
29 days ago by allaboutgeorge
California Über Alles | Ann Friedman
"Believe me, I understand the temptation to separate yourself: it’s true that I am different from the people I grew up with who chose to stay in Iowa. Part of that difference is, now, an economic and cultural advantage. So I have a dual responsibility: to see that California actually makes good on its professed values, and to ensure that those values incorporate the rest of America. Refusing to rationalize elite neglect is the real rebellion."
california  usa  president  politics  iowa  economy  jobs  work  behavior 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
First Lady marks International Women’s Day with Hillary ‘President’ joke - Yahoo! News
The first lady also picked up on these ideas of stronger public recognition for women in her remarks on Monday, when the White House hosted its own event marking the importance of the March 8th holiday. "I get to speak while he stands and watches," the first lady announced, as the president looked on. She then told the president, "Look at me adoringly," to laughter from the crowd. He obliged with the reply, "I can do that"-whereupon she mock-chided him with the follow-up command, "With sincerity."
obama  president  women  humor 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Tapes Reveal Nixon’s View of Abortion - NYTimes.com
“There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white,” he told an aide, before adding: “Or a rape.”
abortion  nixon  president  power  politics  republicans  1970s  history 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Nixon to Bush 41: Find ‘attractive’ women « - Blogs from CNN.com
"I noticed a couple of very attractive women, both of them Republicans, in the legislature," Nixon told Bush. "I want you to be sure to emphasize to our people, God, let's look for some… Understand, I don't do it because I'm for women, but I'm doing it because I think maybe a woman might win someplace where a man might not… So have you got that in mind?"

Bush replies, "I'll certainly keep it in mind."
bush  president  nixon  women  politics  power  men  republicans  southcarolina  beauty 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Flickr Creates New License for White House Photos | Epicenter
The change marks a first for Flickr, which to date has not had a license for government works, other than a “No Known Copyright Restriction” license that is used on photos from its Commons project, which includes photos from some of the world’s greatest museums and libraries. Those photos include ones from the Library of Congress, for instance, that never were copyright since they were made or paid for by the federal government
photography  government  flickr  creativity  copyright  law  yahoo  president 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
John Hope Franklin, Scholar and Witness - NYTimes.com
“My mother and I used to have a game we’d play on our public,” Dr. Franklin said not long ago, his voice full of artful pauses, words pulled out like taffy. “She would say if anyone asks you what you want to be when you grow up, tell them you want to be the first Negro president of the United States. And just the words were so far-fetched, so incredible that we used to really have fun, just saying it.”
president  obama  history  black  obituaries  academia 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - Secrets of a Pollster - NYTimes.com
The über-lesson for presidents? You can’t be too honest in describing big problems, too bold in offering big solutions, too humble in dealing with big missteps, too forward in re-telling your story or too gutsy in speaking the previously unspeakable.
president  politics  leadership  identity  speech  rhetoric  story 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Errol Morris Blog - NYTimes.com
During the last week of the Bush administration, I asked the head photo editors of these news services — Vincent Amalvy (AFP), Santiago Lyon (AP) and Jim Bourg (Reuters) — to pick the photographs of the president that they believe captured the character of the man and of his administration. There are overlapping pictures — of the president with a bullhorn at Ground Zero, of the president looking out the window of Air Force One over New Orleans, of the president receiving the news on the morning of 9/11. It is interesting that these pictures are different. They may be of the same scene, but they have different content. They speak in a different way.
blog  president  nytimes  bush  film  history  photography  news  usa  politics  journalism  media  newspapers 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Oath flub merits a do-over, scholars say
"He should probably go ahead and take the oath again," Turley said. "If he doesn't, there are going to be people who for the next four years are going to argue that he didn't meet the constitutional standard. I don't think it's necessary, and it's not a constitutional crisis. This is the chief justice's version of a wardrobe malfunction."
president  obama  supremecourt 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
McClatchy blog: Sidebar: Obama v. Roberts
The two Harvard Law School graduates faced off across the Bible. Each had their role to play. It was Chief Justice Roberts' job to guide Obama through the oath, piece by piece. There then followed, though, a rhetorical hiccup that interrupted the smooth narrative flow. Their timing was off, in part; the two men were not in sync, and the Chief Justice then complicated matters by flipped the phrasing in a way that momentarily threw Obama off.
supremecourt  obama  president 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Schwarzenegger Says Palin Would Be Great VP - Advertising Age - MediaWorks
"As you know, it's such a difference between when we have a normal discussion about something or when you are on the campaign trail. You sometimes end up talking like a machine."
humor  politics  california  palin  president  elections  campaigns  republicans  movies  film  cinema 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Moderator’s Planned Book Becomes a Topic of Debate - NYTimes.com
"She said she had yet to write the chapter she plans to devote to Mr. Obama and argued with descriptions of her book as "pro-Obama." 'Since I haven’t finished the book, it’s interesting people think they know what’s in it,' she said."
obama  books  elections  politics  democrats  president  republicans  journalism  debates  television 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A Conservative for Obama | D Magazine - Dallas Fort Worth's Resource for City Guides, Daily Blogs, D Bests, and Restaurants
“Every great cause,” Eric Hoffer wrote, “begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” As a cause, conservatism may be dead. But as a stance, as a way of making judgments in a complex and difficult world, I believe it is very much alive in the instincts and predispositions of a liberal named Barack Obama.
politics  usa  elections  obama  activism  president  mccain  dallas  republican 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Why McCain can't stop saying "my friends." - By Paul Collins - Slate Magazine
"Among the wide ranks of modern presidential 'my frienders'—let us call them MF'ers for short—only Jimmy Carter and 'Silent Cal' Coolidge appear to have been determined to avoid the term. For Democrats and Republicans alike, it seems, a president who isn't a little bit of an MF'er is a once-in-a-century event."
president  language  usa  history  friendship  speech  rhetoric  democrats  republicans  mccain  politics 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Stuck in A Groove - washingtonpost.com
"In the world of political stagecraft, where songs are used as stimulants and signifiers, lyrics often don't matter, particularly if they fall outside of the chorus. (Very notable exception: Barack Obama's surprising use of Brooks and Dunn's country-rocker "Only in America" following last night's speech. "One kid dreams of fame and fortune/One kid helps pay the rent/One could end up going to prison/One just might be president.")"
music  elections  campaigns  obama  president  country  songwriting 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
James Brown - Funky President « Funky16Corners
"Not like anyone gives a crap, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to put the idea out there again, to paraphrase the great George Carlin, I’m putting on my beret and going down to the rally."
obama  elections  campaigns  democrats  2008  politics  music  1970s  president 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Roger Ebert's Journal: Hillary and Bill: The movie
"There would be a limited budget, because you wouldn't need a stadium filled with thousands of people so much as you'd need lots of lonely hotel rooms after midnight."
movies  president  politics  clinton  elections  campaigns  democrats  cinema  film 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pants May be Touted as the Coming Thing, but Women Seem to Prefer Dresses - New York Times
“Instead of spending days thinking about your wardrobe, you can concentrate on who you’re voting for for president.”
fashion  women  nyc  president  elections  campaigns  2008  identity  marketing 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Race Matters | The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
"I still believe a black president is possible in America. Within another generation, it is far more conceivable than it would have been a generation ago. But I also now understand better why it will be an almighty struggle. [...]"
race  president  obama  clinton  2008  elections  campaigns  democrats  pennsylvania 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com | Turn down that thermostat, permanently
"The most pressing decision facing the next U.S. president and Congress may be how best to accelerate the transition from a fossil-fuel-based energy system to a system based on climate-friendly energy alternatives."
oil  energy  usa  politics  elections  campaigns  2008  russia  iran  congress  president 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Urban Legends Reference Pages: Barack Obama Endorsed by the KKK
"It's not surprising a spoof article claiming the Ku Klux Klan has endorsed the latter for President (since 'anything is better than Hillary Clinton') would gain currency."
president  politics  obama  music  interviews  hiphop  election  race 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
At home with the Doggs ... | Urban | guardian.co.uk Music
"The KKK gave Obama money." "Really?" "YES." "They was one of his biggest supporters." "I've never heard that." "YES. Why wouldn't they be? The media won't tell you that. They don't want you to know that."
president  politics  obama  music  interviews  hiphop  election 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Washington Wire - WSJ.com : 50 Cent: 'Obama to the End Now, Baby!'
“To be honest, I haven’t been following that anymore. I lost my interest. I listened to some of the debates and things that they were saying, and I just got lost in everything that was going on [...]"
president  politics  obama  music  interviews  hiphop  election 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
XXLmag.com | Hip-Hop On A Higher Level | » DMX Here I Am
"So you’re not following the race. You can’t vote right?" "Nope." "Is that why you’re not following it?"
"No, because it’s just—it doesn’t matter. They’re gonna do what they’re gonna do. [...]"
president  politics  obama  music  interviews  hiphop  election 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Presidential Primaries Lift CNN - New York Times
"Internet users spent more time on CNN.com in 2007 than on any other news site, including Wikipedia, Yahoo News or MSNBC.com."
television  cable  news  journalism  internet  online  media  yahoo  wikipedia  elections  president 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Al Qaeda Reader. - By Reza Aslan - Slate Magazine
"[I]f we are truly locked in an ideological war, as the president keeps reminding us, then our greatest weapons are our words. And thus far, instead of fighting this war on our terms, we have been fighting it on al-Qaida's."
terror  politics  books  nonfiction  writing  bush  usa  aesthetics  september11  president 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
E. J. Dionne Jr. - Defining Moment? - washingtonpost.com
"If Obama wins the nomination, Republicans will try to make him pay a price for his negotiation-friendly attitude. But this week, at least, Clinton started a battle about experience and Obama turned it into a debate about change."
2008  clinton  president  obama  democrats 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Bush Intervened in Dispute Over N.S.A. Eavesdropping - New York Times
"I had just witnessed an effort to take advantage of a very sick man, who did not have the powers of the attorney general because they had been transferred to me."
bush  president  politics  gop  privacy  security  nytimes 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Embittered Insiders Turn Against Bush
"The whole philosophy of using American strength for good in the world, for a foreign policy that is really value-based instead of balanced-power-based, I don't think is disproven by Iraq. But it's certainly discredited."
iraq  war  president  bush  elections  republicans  gop 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Washingtonian.com: Barack Obama
“I agree with the saying that timing is everything, but I believe that whether you have a good sense of timing is largely determined retrospectively. I am a believer in Woody Allen’s adage that 80 percent of success is showing up.
2008  barackobama  president  washington  politics  democrats 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Bush Confounded by the 'Unacceptable'
"But a survey of transcripts from Bush's public remarks over the past seven years shows the president's worsening political predicament has actually stoked, rather than diminished, his desire to proclaim what he cannot abide."
bush  president  politics  language 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: What Not to Wear in Front of Bush
"I've been covering him since 1993 in Texas. That's the way he likes to make connections. He still has some frat boy in him. He likes to tease people."
bush  fashion  politics  journalism  men  gender  behavior  aesthetics  president 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: My Secret IMs With 'The Cowboy' / In the wake of the Foley sex scandal, Mark Morford reveals his chat with a "special" GOP friend
"I visited there once, Napa or something, rode in a big black Hummer with the Terminator! You ever look at him up close? Face like a tree trunk beaten by a bulldozer. Not pretty. Big thighs, tho. Big thighs and hands like giant warm mittens ..."
sanfrancisco  president  social  internet  fiction  humor  gop  politics 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Portrait of Bush as a Victim of His Own Certitude
“What the president says in effect is, We’ve got to press on in honor of the memory of those who have fallen. Another way to say that is we’ve got to have more men fall to honor the memories of those who have already fallen.”
iraq  september11  911  president  bush  books  nonfiction  interviews 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Tina Brown's "Bill Clinton, Beyond the White House"
"We are so arrogant because we are obsessed with the present. I've reached an age now where it doesn't matter whatever happens to me. I just don't want anybody to die before their time anymore."
clinton  bush  president 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WP: Cheney and Edwards: The Me 2 Campaign
"As he walked out a back door, the vice president vigorously rubbed his hands with sanitizing lotion provided by an aide." Wouldn't want to risk any WMD exposure, I guess.
bush  cheney  edwards  elections  kerry  politics  president  wmd 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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