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Category: The Interval

Obama: Regrets, I Have a Few

by Lou Dubose | Jan 13, 2016 | Politics, The Interval

Photo Credit: BKL This was Obama’s “I did it my way” State of the Union. He had no choice but to go it alone. Not only was Barack Obama the first African-American president, he was the first modern president to face near universal and near unanimous partisan opposition to all his major legislative initiatives. He was […]

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Ready for a George W. Bush Foreign Policy Redux?

by Lou Dubose | Jan 5, 2016 | Foreign Policy, Politics, The Interval

  Photo Credit: The Bush Center In 2005 I was doing a regular Tuesday–Friday commute between Austin and Washington. One of the regulars on the flights was Karen Hughes, a longtime advisor to then-President George W. Bush. At the time, she was commuting to her State Department office, where she was the undersecretary for public […]

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The Ryan Budget: Know Your Enemy

by Lou Dubose | Dec 29, 2015 | Economy, Politics, The Interval

Photo: Jory Heckman Hey yo, so check this out! Yeah! Know your enemy! –Rage Against the Machine   Before he was Speaker, before he grew the Hugh Jackman beard, before we knew he was a Rage Against the Machine fan and that his playlist “starts with AC/DC and ends with Zeppelin,” Paul Ryan was a […]

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Guide for the Vexed

by Lou Dubose | Dec 14, 2015 | Politics, The Interval

  Photo Credit: frankieleon Donald Trump is constantly bemoaning the “War on Christmas” and ripping Starbucks for its plain red cups. “I tell my wife don’t go to those stores, I want to see Christmas,” he told attendees at the 2015 Values Voter Summit. But the Donald is a rhetorical Christian soldier. Real believers take the […]

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Did Canada’s Tar Sand Pipe Dream Just Die?

by Lou Dubose | Dec 9, 2015 | Environment, The Interval

photo: Flickr user buen viaje Did the U.S. media miss a big environmental story while the world is focused on Paris? (And the neo-fascism of Donald Trump.) Maybe the biggest single-source climate victory in the past decade. On Monday, Canada’s daily Globe and Mail reported that the Northern Gateway Pipeline is “probably dead.” Nobody outside […]

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