In advanced civilizations the period loosely called Alexandrian is usually associated with flexible morals, perfunctory religion, populist standards and cosmopolitan tastes, feminism, exotic cults, and the rapid turnover of high and low fads—in short, a falling away (which is all that decadence means) from the strictness of traditional rules, embodied in character and inforced from within. — Jacques Barzun
I don’t know. It blows off some of the longer-term issues like SCOTUS appointments, and the likelihood of US sovereignty debasement, as the POTOW tries to score global points.
So I’d fall short of a “comprehensive” tag, for all it’s a handy reference.
I agree with C Smith. There is a lot more. Some of the videos are a bit redundant, but the last two are hysterical. Watching former Austin mayor Kirk Watson squirm under Chris Matthews’ questioning is always fun, and I hadn’t seen the Hannity clip but its good too.
Add my name to the “not quite” list. This does a good job, but I think there’s a whole ‘nother category to be listed: the things we don’t know about Obama that we know about the other candidates, or can find out if we had a press that was objective and impartial. Make that “professional.” That list would be very long: medical records, transcripts, interviews with friends and colleagues, video from committee hearings, writing samples, trash inventory (hey, if it was good enough for Tricky Dick…), the circumstances under which he got into Harvard (some, but not all of that is private) and how his education was funded, just for starters.
If I were writing this up, I’d show what is known about the other candidates, and how that is contrasted with the secrecy surrounding Obama.
One thing I’m wondering is why the story about his close association with Raila Odinga has no legs. It’s not every day you get a presidential candidate who can boast a close personal friendship with a man who encourages disappointed supporters to burn churches- with people in them.