Live-tweeting Obama event in Parma tonight

Haven’t gone to anything live-Obama since February 2008 but now I have a voting-age kid who wants to go – so we are going. I’ll be live-tweeting for BlogHer.com where I’m a Contributing Editor for News and Politics (and moderating an amazing panel in NYC on women and online politics, including the head of Rutgers’…

Diminishing Marginal Returns on Bashing Obama

People know they’re going to hit that, right?  There’s little more amplification that can be done on the tactic of blamming the President for this, that and the other thing.  It’s not just piling on, it’s making people turn away and tire.  It’s fill in the blank headline time – who even bothers to read…

Will Departure of Emanuel & Axelrod Affect American Jewish Influence in Obama White House?

I honestly had not thought of that at all but here’s an interesting article about the subject and in fact seems to lean the other way – certainly in the case of former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel: Privately, Jewish officials said Emanuel’s departure potentially could smooth relations between Obama and the Jewish community for…