Strange Obsession: President Trump's Obama Complex
by Robert Brent Toplin
While Trump’s dislike of Obama is complex and multifaceted, his behavior at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner may reveal an important source of the hostility.
SOURCE: Tom Dispatch
How the President Became a Drone Operator
by Allegra Harpootlian
From Obama to Trump, the Escalation of Drone Warfare
SOURCE: Madman of Chu
Obama was Right, Trump is Wrong on Iran
by Andrew Meyer
The legacy of the hostage crisis has predictably engendered a "hard line" wing of the foreign policy establishment in Washington with respect to US-Iranian relations, represented by figures such as Paul Wolfowitz, Daniel Perle, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo.
SOURCE: USA Today
How America went from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in one head-spinning political decade
by Kevin M. Kruse and Julian Zelizer
Obama’s America and Trump’s America feel like separate nations, but they are bound by Newton's law: For every action, an equal and opposite reaction.
SOURCE: The Hill
Poll: Majority of Democrats think Obama was better president than Washington
The poll, conducted by Monmouth University, found that 63 percent of Democratic survey respondents believed that Obama was a better president than Washington.
New Jim Mattis Memoir Avoids Criticizing Trump, Instead Lashes Bush, Obama, and Others
by Jeffrey J. Matthews
With consequential elections forthcoming now is the time for Mattis to tell voters the unvarnished truth about Donald Trump.
SOURCE: LA Progressive
Why Values Matter: Obama’s Empathy Versus Trump’s Egoism
by Walter G. Moss
Because of the power and influence of U. S. presidents, their values (or lack thereof) matter more than for most of us.
Many Historians Got It Wrong on Obama's Foreign Policy
by Jeremy Kuzmarov
Many historians appear to have been so mesmerized by Obama’s charisma and progressive domestic policies that they cannot properly criticize the foreign policy of Obama.
SOURCE: Yahoo News
McConnell cites Obama in reparations debate: 'We both are the descendants of slave owners'
“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living is responsible for, is a good idea,” McConnell said.
Historian Ian Reifowitz on How the Race-Baiting Invective of Rush Limbaugh on the Obama Presidency Led to Trump
by Robin Lindley
Reifowitz's latest book traces the election of Donald Trump and the recent rise in white supremacist activity to the incendiary language of racism that the right-wing relies on to win politically.
SOURCE: Washington Post
How will Obama be remembered? A massive new oral history project will help shape his legacy.
Many of these oral history collections are housed in presidential libraries or academic institutions and provide biographers with richly detailed firsthand accounts from which to reconstruct Oval Office narratives.
SOURCE: The Economist
Why presidential libraries are controversial
Barack Obama’s is dividing opinions, as others have before.
Health Care for All – A Cautionary Tale from the 1970s
by Richard Moe
If the ultimate goal is to expand affordable health care to every American, Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy offer important lessons.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Obama’s Presidential Library Is Already Digital
by Dan Cohen
The question now is how to leverage its nature to make it maximally useful and used.
Obama Makes It Harder to See the Arc of History Bend
by John Gans
My old boss’ post-presidential center is a missed opportunity.
What 2020 Presidential Hopefuls Can Learn From Carter, Clinton, and Obama's Foreign Policy
by Ronald L. Feinman
It would be wise if the next President of the United States examined the records of accomplishment in foreign policy of the three most recent Democratic Presidents.
Obama Presidential Center Clears Last City Hurdle, Others Remain
The Chicago City Council approved an agreement between the Obama Foundation and the city to build the presidential center in Jackson Park.
SOURCE: NY Review of Books
Resistance Means More Than Voting
by Garry Wills
Obama is wrong to suggest that voting and only voting is the way to express one’s opposition to a tyrant like Trump.
The Obama Center Can Afford More Than $1 Rent
by Mark Glennon
It’s a political ‘institute,’ not a presidential library. So taxpayers shouldn’t be paying for anything.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Max Boot: This conservative would take Obama back in a nanosecond
by Max Boot
"How I miss Barack Obama."
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