Monthly Archives: January 2009

POTUS Gets Down to Business

by Joshua H. Liberatore POTUS jumped right into action after taking office last week and began spending what his predecessor liked to call “political capital,” which in the case of our sitting POTUS, actually means something. What was intriguing about … Continue reading

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POTUS is Also Human

by Joshua H. Liberatore As all the world witnessed this Tuesday, there is a new POTUS in the House, with a new style, a fresh perspective, and novel rhetorical flourishes to attend to. We at the Office of the Federal … Continue reading

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“Palestine Inside Out” by Saree Makdisi

by Joshua H. Liberatore In the wake of Israel’s hugely disproportionate and widely condemned, three-week incursion into Gaza that left over a thousand Palestinians (half of them civilians) dead, many more gravely wounded, and tens of thousands homeless, I heartily … Continue reading

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A Letter from the Provinces: On Riddance, as in Good

by Patrick Baker                                                             January 19, 2009 The corks are set to pop here in the provinces as the most unpopular president in the history of American empire is set to go back to doing what he does best: clear brush … Continue reading

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The Scent of Texas

by Joshua H. Liberatore POTUS is generally credited with having brought to the White House his special way of speaking, his folksy manner, and his frontier values from his Texas upbringing, with much attendant pride. Never mind that the Bush … Continue reading

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“The Closing of the American Mind” by Allan Bloom

by Joshua H. Liberatore I first read Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind during my sophomore year in college at a time when I was steeped in the very conditions and concerns articulated in this remarkable and apparently … Continue reading

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From POTUS with Love

by Joshua H. Liberatore POTUS has long rankled his detractors in both parties for appearing to prize loyalty over competence in his staffing decisions. Discredited figures such as Donald Rumsfeld and Alberto Gonzales – not to mention the egregious Mike … Continue reading

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