RJ Eskow: There is more than a hint of cynicism in Obama’s attempts to characterize Warren, not just as a self-promoting “politician,” but as a law professor baffling the public with legalese.
Brent Budowsky: A more populist, proactive, aggressive and self-confident Obama has taken the policy initiative and regained the political offensive.
Gareth Porter: The Obama administration feels that it has no incentives to reach an agreement with Iran, because it is getting most of what it wants already under the status quo.
Ahilan Arulanantham: The passage of California’s law against indefinite detention under the NDAA sends a simple message to the federal government: we, the citizens of California, have not forgotten our constitutional rights.
Ted Vaill: Mr. President, there is only one option: Declare the debt ceiling law unconstitutional and order the Secretary of the Treasury to continue to pay all debts of the United States as they become due.
John Peeler: If President Obama defers to Congress and accepts a default on the debt, with its attendant catastrophic economic consequences, he would be a party to Congress’ violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Adil E. Shamoo: Despite his better judgment, Obama is poised to make serious mistakes in Syria–all because he made words like “red line” part of his vocabulary.
Richard Eskow: I takes a special kind of magic to bring together groups as diverse as progressive Democrats, Californians, conservative Republicans, feminists, a number of prominent economists, and a large chunk of the global investment community.
Walter and Rosemary Brasch: Almost one-third of Louisiana Republicans blame President Obama for the slow and largely ineffective response to Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast three years before he became president.
John MacMurray: Perhaps the public disrespect to President Obama shown by these Orange County Republicans goes deeper than mere juvenile humor, or just a sour grapes attitude over losing two Presidential elections to him.
Joseph Palermo: The evidence is mounting that the 1 percent controls both of our major political parties. And now the corporate wing of the Democratic Party is getting pissy about the “tone” that its standard bearer is showing toward vulture capitalism?
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: For Latinos, the economy and the related issue of education have come to demand the same level of attention that President Obama once gave immigration.
Joseph Palermo: The Republican House members who voted for Paul Ryan’s Ayn Rand wet-dream budget are apparently getting an earful from their constituents.