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Our first gay President

Our first gay President

Ah, Obama: reaching for the ideal, but urging us to "act in our time," "knowing that our work will be imperfect." And a gay inaugural poet to boot.

Obama Rainbow Revolution posters: please take

Obama Rainbow Revolution posters: please take

A pair of posters (respects to Shepard Fairey and David Bowie) to celebrate one of the singular political journeys and achievements of our time. Feel free to appropriate.

Obama’s Rainbowquake

Obama’s Rainbowquake

US election explodes into pink and black, browns and yellows, celebrates with huge spliff. And, the death of the political pundit.

O! O! Obama before midnight

O! O! Obama before midnight

Not, as they predicted, an all-night nail-biter. It's Obama before midnight.

USA 2012: Nearly there: O! O! O!

USA 2012: Nearly there: O! O! O!

Slate's homepage election day 2012 at 10:25pm EST

The Horrible Lesson of Obama

The Horrible Lesson of Obama

The drawing: Obama "ROPE" poster (Give him rope, USA! USA! USA!)

Loitering with Obama

Loitering with Obama

Essential: This is the NPR Terry Gross interview with Michael Lewis publicising Lewis’ piece, Obama’s Way, in October’s Vanity Fair. (The Yanks always seem a month ahead of us.) Pete Souza/The White House. Michael Lewis with President Obama. The article is extreme journalism in which Michael Lewis gets to “loiter” around Obama for six months; […]

You say Obama, I say Osama, let’s call the whole thing ops.

You say Obama, I say Osama, let’s call the whole thing ops.

I’ve been meaning to post about Edmund de Waal’s wonderful memoir of his family through the viewpoint of a Hare with Amber Eyes, but deadlines are irresistible and I can’t get enough of them, so that’ll have to wait a few days. Out of NYC my friend Bob has come to the rescue with a […]

The Interregnum

The Interregnum

Interregum. I’m really enjoying it. You? In·ter·reg·num Plural:  interregnums or interregna 1: the time during which a throne is vacant between two successive reigns or regimes 2: a period during which the normal functions of government or control are suspended 3: a lapse or pause in a continuous series Latin, from inter- + regnum reign […]