Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Randa Goes to Washington

America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands:  youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention.  My fellow Americans, we are made for this … Continue reading

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Jan. 21, 2013


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The Time Barack Fauxbama Came to Visit

We had to run go pick him up from the library where I work. The best part about riding with the president in the car while my real live friends were in the back seat was getting stuck in a … Continue reading

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Some Snarky Updates I Didn’t Post Today

Well, until now I guess. Filed Under: It’s personal, and I’m usually much nicer than this Now you know how 2004 felt. I love that Florida is, literally, irrelevant. You’ve still got Chick-Fil-A Father-Daughter Night. An anagram for the Angel Moroni is … Continue reading

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The party before the party

I’ve apologized before, so no more of that. But. Perhaps I should start focusing on pictures and videos rather than words. A friend of mine and I once considered buying the domain name http://www.morefamousthanyou.com. Based on a quick URL search, … Continue reading

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One year later …

For Christmas this year my brother gave me a copy of David Plouffe’s book, The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory.  This was one of several books he gave me, but when I … Continue reading

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Obama to sign Hate Crimes bill into law

It’s historic; it’s moving; and it’s about time. Today President Obama will sign The Matthew Shepard & James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.  There are many stories out there, but here’s a succinct one from NPR’s Morning Edition.  Not … Continue reading

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Rebranding America: in the name of love

A couple of weeks ago I pointed to a Rachel Maddow video in the wake of the selection of President Obama as this year’s recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  While at the gym last week listening to a discussion … Continue reading

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An Amazing Weekend, pt. 2

This blog post by Rex Wockner gives a good sketch of the perceived divide I mentioned, especially if we consider the title: Grassroots, Netroots, Stonewall 2.0 Activists Demand Equality, Formalize Split With Activist Establishment Seeing the issues in such a … Continue reading

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