There’s something about Barack Obama that induces Americans to imagine what they cannot see. The Right envisions a vile socialist, while many on the Left picture an inspired liberal, politically restrained in his first term but now free to pursue his true beliefs.
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Obama prefers to look forward, not back, as he has stated. So at least during his tenure, there will be no reliable record compiled as a cautionary tale for lawmakers and presidents in future times of crisis. This is the historical Obama.Tags in Historical, Reliable
Eisenhower was less deferential to the military than he seemed likely to be, Kennedy was not at all beholden to the pope, George W. Bush was smarter than portrayed and Barack Obama has not led a charge from the left – least of all on behalf of the civil liberties that have eroded since September 11, 2001.
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David K. Shipler was born in Chatham, New Jersey. He is an American author who won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction in 1987 for Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land. He also wrote the book The Working Poor: Invisible in America. He is a former foreign correspondent of The New York Times. He was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1964, and served on the board of trustees for the college from 1993 to 2003. He wrote the best-seller Russia: Broken Idols, Solemn Dreams, which was published in 1983 and updated in 1989. The book won the Overseas Press Club Award in 1983 as the best book that year on foreign affairs.
Today's Anniversary - 28th May
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- 1917 - Barry Commoner
- 1960 - Marshall Clement Sanford Jr.
- 1940 - Tom Petri
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- 1981 - Stefan Wyszynski
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- 2003 - Martha Scott
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