I thought the goal of the Obama Administration was to bring unemployment numbers down, not add to the problem. Why is President Obama trying to urge Governor Paterson not to run for election? DId they not learn from the whole... [Read more]
This just in!!!! Breaking news!!!! The US has been in a recession since December 2007. Shocking, I know. But somehow the idea that we've been in a recession since December 2007 being breaking news seems a tad bit oxymoronic. Or... [Read more]
Since Senator McCain has taken to making rash policy decisions in the middle of debates to try to get someone, anyone to seriously contemplate voting for him, thought I'd give him a hint about how to earn my vote. Meet... [Read more]
As a Hillary supporter, I've dealt with my share of disappointments this election season. I know there are many disillusioned and angry Obama supporters right now who may appreciate some tips on working through the anger. In the spirit of... [Read more]
Howard Dean found out about the horrors of sexism in the media during the campaign at the RBC committee meeting. Appaently he doesn't watch cable news and was wholly unaware Hillary had been the subject of sexist attacks in the media. Or perhaps... [Read more]
There once was a race between three candidates. Hillary was the power walker, Obama was the skate boarder and McCain was McCane on a cane limping because half of his base regarded him with scorn and distrust. Hillary and Obama... [Read more]
Hillary took her speech last night to speak for the 18 million people who've supported, campaigned for her and care passionately about her goals. If you take a look at the segment of the speech "What does Hillary want?," it... [Read more]
Even by the standards of the TED conference, Henry Markram’s 2009 TEDGlobal talk was a mind-bender. He took the stage of the Oxford Playhouse, clad in the requisite dress shirt and blue jeans, and announced a plan that—if it panned out—would deliver a fully sentient hologram within a decade. He dedicated himself to wiping out all mental disorders and creating a self-aware artificial intelligence. And the South African–born neuroscientist pronounced that he would accomplish all this through an insanely ambitious attempt to build a complete model of a human brain—from synapses to hemispheres—and simulate it on a supercomputer. Markram was proposing a project that has bedeviled AI researchers for decades, that most had presumed was impossible. He wanted...
President Obama on Sunday told the graduating class at Morehouse College, the country's pre-eminent historically black college, there is "no time for excuses" for this generation of African-American men and that it was time for their generation to step up professionally and in their personal lives.
[....] The president connected his own path to the White House to the work of King and other African-American leaders of that generation. But Obama also conceded that at times as a young man he wrongly blamed his own failings "as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down."
"We've got no time for excuses — not because the bitter legacies...
Prompted by Peggy Noonan's claim in The Wall Street Journal that "we are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate," Andrew Sullivan steps forward to defend Pres. Obama's honor. "Can she actually believe this?," he asks incredulously.