Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

“Obama, Congress Easing Debate on Public Option” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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………………..a few rowdy geese
………………..heading south
………………..I mute
………………..the latest argument
………………..over health care

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Headlines:

“Obama, Congress Easing Debate on Public Option” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Boehner Caught Falsely Claiming he ‘Didn’t Call’ Obama a Socialist” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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………………..merging lanes…
………………..she explains why Obama
………………..is a socialist

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Headlines:

“Boehner Caught Falsely Claiming he ‘Didn’t Call’ Obama a Socialist” (ChattahBox)

“Obama’s International Socialist Connections” (A.I.M.)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The Thin Veil of Racism: The Burden of the Obama Presidency” (Dick Whyte)

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

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………………..outbursts
………………..of racism toward
………………..Obama
………………..the coming of summer
………………..leaves me cold

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Headlines:

“The Thin Vein of Racism: The Burden of the Obama Presidency” (Non-Profit Quarterly)

“Racism is Certainly One Component of Disrespect Toward Obama” (The American Muslim)

“Obama Says Race Is’ Not The Overriding Issue Here’” (New York Times)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Demonstrators Attack Obama’s ‘Socialist’ Reforms” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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………………..ask the wind
………………..and the moon
………………..when did
………………..caring for others
………………..become socialism?

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Headlines:

“Demonstrators Attack Obama’s ‘Socialist’ Reforms” (The Age)

“Healthcare Reform Promotes a Better America, Not Socialism” (Tennessee Journalist)

“Universal Health Care is a Moral Choice” (Newsweek)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Obama on Peace Talks: Stop Talking About Talking, and Start Talking” (Paul Smith)

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

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………………..peace talks
………………..just briefly
………………..the moon through clouds

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Headlines:

“Abbas to Meet Obama, Netanyahu, But Won’t Negotiate” (Yahoo News)

“Obama on Peace Talks: Stop Talking About Talking, and Start Talking” (Jewish Telegraph)

“Blair: Peace Talks Will Restart Soon” (CNN)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). See more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“Obama Gives Hope for Nuclear Free Future” (Joshua Sellers)

Friday, October 9th, 2009

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fallen leaves—
the ghosts of Hiroshima
are listening

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Headlines:

“Obama Gives Hope for Nuclear Free Future” (Fall River Herald News)

“Obama Pushes Nuclear Arms Free World at UN Talks” (AFP)

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Poem by Joshua Sellers (see poet biographies). .. ..

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“Security Council Adopts Nuclear Arms Measure” (Paul Smith)

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

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………………..New York fall
………………..covering a multitude
………………..of sins
………………..up on stage
………………..handshakes & smiles

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Headlines:

“Security Council Adopts Nuclear Arms Measure”  (New York Times)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“Disappearing Wetlands Taint New Orleans’ Rebound From Katrina” (Janet Lynn Davis)

Monday, October 26th, 2009

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months later
he still clutches
the bowling ball—
all he could salvage
after Katrina

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Headlines:

“Four Years After Hurricane Katrina” (Earth Day Network)

“Disappearing Wetlands Taint New Orleans’ Rebound From Katrina” (Bloomberg)

“Obama Says Mistakes After Katrina Won’t Be Repeated” (Bloomberg)

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis (see poet biographies). First published in Wisteria (July 2006). Read more by this poet.

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“To Many Palestinians, Obama Nobel Peace Prize Unjustified” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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………………..4000 troops
………………..on their way to Afghanistan
………………..hearing the news:
………………..president Obama wins
………………..Nobel Peace Prize

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Headlines:

“What Obama’s Nobel Really Means” (The Atlantic)

“To Many Palestinians, Obama Nobel Peace Prize Unjustified” (VOA News)

“Obama yet to deliver on Middle East” (BBC)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Obama: Too much debt could fuel double-dip recession” (Paul Smith)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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………………..deepening recession
………………..she spends twice as long
………………..in half the shops

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Headlines:

“Obama: Too much debt could fuel double-dip recession” (Reuters)

“What if a Recovery Is All in Your Head?” (New York Times)

“Recession Blog” (Recession.org)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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