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Walmart Moms and what Obama’s family signals

In several focus groups with undecided women who shop at Walmart at least once a month, conducted in Virginia and Nevada, Obama’s family served as a signal that he understood their lives. More women discussed the first daughters more than some of President Barack Obama’s most pronounced policy initiatives aimed at female voters (no mention […]

Short hits: Bad advice, real opportunity, and the contentious Maine GOP convention

1. Richard Cohen has more foolish advice. Cohen says Barack Obama should read Caro’s new volume on Lyndon Johnson to either “teach him how to be president” or to “teach him how to be a better president.” What should Obama take from Johnson’s life? It’s to play golf with more people. After all, says Cohen, “Johnson, in […]

We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome By Amy Fried Posted April 24, 2012, at 3:42 p.m. Published by the Bangor Daily News  [See also Johnson’s “We shall overcome” speech: What LBJ wanted his speechwriter to know and Martin, Barack, and Lyndon]   On the voyages that are our lives, the poet Tennyson wrote, “I am a part of all that I have met.” And, indeed, […]