Tag Archives | President Obama

State of the Union Cocktail: For Sipping Only!

As President Obama gives his second to last State of the Union address, we know there are plenty of drinking games and Twitter parties to mark the occasion. But what if you want just one perfect cocktail for sipping that is appropriate for the event, even if you haven’t been invited to sit in the […]

Continue Reading · 0

Mass Shootings: Can We Escape The New Normal?

On Sunday, President Obama spoke to comfort the families of the victims involved in the tragic Navy Yard shootings. He quoted from the Greek poet Aeschylus, as had Senator Robert Kennedy speaking after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968: “Even in our sleep, pain, which we cannot forget, falls drop by drop […]

Continue Reading · 4

6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: Beyond Syria

One of the many consequences of the mess that is Syria is that much of the President’s fall agenda, and Congress’ first homework assignments upon return from summer break, are being pushed to the side. As our attention is once again diverted to foreign policy rabbit holes, we are siphoning off any focus on domestic matters. For this […]

Continue Reading · 0

6 Things You Need To Know Right Now: The Crisis in Egypt

The United States reels when a private citizen kills three spectators, or a classroom of children, or dozens of moviegoers. And we should. Those are tragedies. Tragedies that are so unimaginable that part of the discourse surrounding them becomes a collective effort at understanding how they could be possible. So imagine how it must feel […]

Continue Reading · 0