Barack Obama and Saul David Alinsky’s Strategy of Community Organization

Alinsky was considered the ideological and tactical “father” of community organizing, and, indeed, developed much of his ideas on Chicago’s South Side, where Obama Jr. started his career as community organizer and, later, politician. It is unclear how much Obama knew about Saul Alinsky’s book “Rules for Radicals” when he initially moved to Chicago.

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The Indomitable Michelle

Canary in the Mine: Michelle Obama

In the absence of knowledge about previous relationships, Michelle is the only source of information we have about Barack Obama’s behavior in more intimate relationships. One of the more interesting descriptions of their relationship can be found in +The New York Times‘ magazine from October 26, 2006, in a piece by Jodi Kantor, “The Obamas’ Marriage.”  Though recent reports suggest significant frictions between Michelle and +Barack Obama, this portrait well-documents Michelle’s strong influence on her husband, which was strong even preceding their marriage.

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Is Obama Really So Incompetent, or is the Federal Government Growing Too Quickly to Manage?

Listening to the news, it’s hard not to reach the conclusion that the incompetence of the federal government is reaching new heights on an almost daily level. There is ample evidence that this is not just the +Democratic Party‘s problem. But whether it is more of a Democratic than #Republican issues is, of course, of importance.

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