Tag: Obama

Why Ferguson Matters

We live in a sheltered bubble in Concord. Like really, really sheltered. Our police log is filled with hysterical people complaining about a troublesome raccoon or their neighbor’s poor parking skills. For most of us, a crisis would be not getting…

Mid-Term Elections Alter Course of Government

This week, millions of Americans went to vote on numerous state ballot questions, governors, House Representatives and Senators. Here in Massachusetts, we decided on several ballot questions: Eliminating Gas Tax Indexing, Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law, Expanding Prohibitions on Gaming and Earned Sick Time for Employees. Our…

Obama Issues Executive Order Restarting March Madness

This morning, President Obama issued an executive order forcing the NCAA tournament to restart. Obama, a huge basketball fan, revealed his bracket on SportCenter earlier this month. Even a cursory glance shows that, like most this month, his bracket is…

Obamacare in 500(ish) Words or Less

Obamacare seems to permeate every corner of the news these days and you’ve probably encountered the term hundreds of times.  But, if you’re anything like me, it probably still confuses you.  This massive new healthcare law, which will be fully…

Dear Congress, Please Grow Up – Sincerely, Everyone

Congress took levels of cooperation to a new low point last week, refusing to even pass a budget to keep the federal government running.  This hasn’t occurred since 1996, because it’s a generally accepted fact that passing the budget is…

Obama to Give Graduation Speech

CCHS has recently received the amazing news that President Barack Obama has been booked to speak at our graduation this June. We were all surprised to have such a high-powered speaker, but Obama insists that it is his pleasure. “I…

The stagnant state of the State of the Union address

US President Barack Obama hit several high points in his hour-long State of the Union speech, rallying the crowd to drive his points home, and he seemed more focused now than four years ago.  It’s time, as his promises seem…

Obama’s second inauguration looks forward

On January 21, 2013, Obama was sworn in for his second term, in an inauguration laden with optimism for the future, but noticeably more subdued than his first.  Gone is the limitless hope of 2008. We saw a clearly tired…

Obama endorses gay marriage

Barack Obama likes to make history. As if it wasn’t enough to be the first black president, he then passed the most extensive health care reform bill in history. On his command, Navy SEALs killed Osama Bin Laden. His presidency…