Tag: Barack Obama

Where were women in Obama’s Cairo speech?

Peter Daou has a great piece up at UN Dispatch about Obama’s speech in Cairo, and the emptiness of his rhetoric surrounding women’s rights. Obama is certainly not in an enviable situation: The previous administration paid lipservice to women’s rights…

So this is what “common ground” looks like?

I know a lot of pro-choice advocates dislike Obama’s “common ground” rhetoric, but I’ve actually thought it was quite strategically smart. After all, the “common ground” position is abortion reduction through contraception, poverty alleviation, and increased gender equality — the…

Abu Ghraib Abuse Allegations Include Rape

By now, you’ve likely heard of the most recent allegations regarding U.S. soldiers’ abuse of Iraqi prisoners: they include rape and other sexual assault, of both female and male detainees, and there may be photographs of the assaults among those…

Higher Ground, Not Common Ground

by Merle Hoffman in On the Issues Magazine. As a person who feels that war should be the strategy of last resort, I still like to read military history. I find myself going back to the wisdom of Sun Tzu…

In Chicago this weekend?

This should be interesting. H/t Veronica: NN Salon Chicago: Pushing a Progressive Agenda in the Obama Administration Click here to RSVP for the event. With a Democratic president, House and Senate, we have a historic opportunity for progressive change. But…