Chronicles Magazine Obama

The Broken Promise of American Cities

There is a saying used in California when the going gets tough: “At least we have the weather.” No matter how expensive, dangerous, unclean, and generally inhospitable the state’s cities become, “at least we have the weather,” Californians say,...

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  • Heresies

    Obama and the Cool Kids

    The world will little remember what Barack Obama said during his disappointing presidency, despite his messianic promise and his reputation as rhetor par excellence. His words were not memorable to begin with.

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  • The Rockford Files

    Islam, Period

    In the wake of Omar Mateen’s massacre of 49 people and wounding of 53 others at Orlando’s gay nightclub Pulse in early June, America’s best-known tweeting politician demanded that President Barack Obama call a spade a spade, and a terrorist act...

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