Category: "2012 Election"

A New Orleans Native Returns

August 31st, 2015
As we pass the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Sybil Haydel Morial is finally back in her house in New Orleans. She was evacuated to Baton Rouge along with several of her children, and would have come back years ago if a workman repairing the… more »

Let's Show Obama Some Gratitude

October 31st, 2012
Back in August, New Yorker writer Jane Mayer raised a question: Could President Obama?s failure to cozy up to billionaires cost him the election? That question is still on the table. Mayer reported how fundraising has always been uncomfortable for… more »

Mitt, Oil and the Middle Class

October 27th, 2012
The first time I visited the Mountain West was shortly after 9/11 when my partner and I made a long-planned visit to Yellowstone National Park. The golden leaves of the aspens and the cottonwoods were so radiant against the mountainside that I wanted to… more »

Michelle, Our Belle

September 5th, 2012
Michelle Robinson Obama may have entered politics reluctantly, but last night she proved that she?s a fast learner. The speech she delivered made me want to stand up and cheer in my living room. You want values? The First Lady gave us evidence of… more »

Who?s Counting? And Who Counts?

January 4th, 2012
What can I tell you about the Iowa Republican Primary that you don?t know already? That Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum were neck and neck for most of the evening? That Romney ?won? by only eight votes? That libertarian Ron Paul was close on their… more »