Category Archives: President Obama

The Whole Putin-Trump Thing

I have been trying to write this post for two weeks now, but the issue seems to morph and expand on a daily basis. I did not want to write a ‘hot take’ that characterizes the majority of campaign coverage … Continue reading

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Obama Wields the Gas Weapon

I couldn’t help but laugh out loud today as I prepared my morning coffee, and heard on the news that Obama was considering shutting off the gas supply to Iran. Ironically, the only major complication of such a plan is … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Obedev’s First Date

A few hours ago, Pres. Obama arrived in London for the G20 summit. On the eve of the first date between Pres. Obama and Medvedev (‘Obedev’), the excitement is palpable. Whereas many have addressed Obama’s likely cold reception from all … Continue reading

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Inaugural Impressions and Obama Administration Profile: Michael McFaul

After braving the fu#$ing cold DC weather to watch President Obama’s inauguration, here are some choice passages from Obama’s speech that have possible Russia implications: “With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat…” … Continue reading

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