Monthly Archives: February 2013

Obama’s Judicial Legacy

February 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

NOTE: this column was originally published at MSNBC.COM on 11/08/12. President Barack Obama handily won reelection Tuesday and will now have to tackle a number of legislative issues over the next four years. While any president’s legislative record is certainly a centerpiece of his legacy, I’d make the case his appointments to the U.S. Supreme […]

The Final Debate

February 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

NOTE: this post was originally published at MSNBC.COM on 10/22/12. The final debate for the 2012 presidential election will focus on foreign policy, a policy arena former Governor Romney has little experience in yet one in which President Obama after almost four years has plenty. Let’s not forget that one of then-Senator Obama’s weaknesses in […]

Binders Full of Women?

February 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

NOTE: this column was originally published at MSNBC.COM on 10/17/12. Ok, so you know how you hear something and you have to do a double-take? Well, that’s how I felt at the beginning, middle and conclusion of this debate…literally stunned. And probably not for the reasons you think. A few weeks ago I was sitting […]

Presidential Debate Part Deux

February 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

NOTE: this column originally appeared at MSNBC.COM on 10/16/12 As the second debate gets underway between Republican nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, I’ve been thinking a lot about what Obama needs to do coming off his last debate debacle, and a couple of ideas flooded into my aging, 45-year old brain. First and […]

Romney’s Constant Flip-Flopping

February 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

NOTE: this post was originally written for & published by MSNBC.COM on 10/23/12 Well, it’s all over but the voting. Tonight’s debate was clearly won by the President of the United States. While he came out swinging a little too hard in the first five minutes, Obama had an unabashed mastery of the points he […]