Obama, the Media and Us

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
America has spoken. Our next president is Barack Obama, and although I didn't vote for him I accept him as my president and hope for success unprecedented in the history of the United States. God knows we need success right now. I hope he's up to the task and leads all Americans to a renewed prosperity and continued safety.   

Another Seven Days of Ditching Kids and Fighting H8

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
A Catholic church in South Carolina has some new rules for its parishioners who voted for Barack Obama for president: They have to tell God they're sorry before taking communion again.  

Getting It Right on Election Coverage

0 Comments · Sunday, November 16, 2008
Credulity does not suit journalists or our audiences. We’ve moved from believing something because “I read it in the paper” to “I heard it on the radio” to “I saw it on the Internet.” It’s never so dangerous as when a comment or story is credible. It makes sense. It’s the kind of thing that What’s His Name would say. Long before the Internet, people were inventing or repeating quotes and attributing them to famous people to add authority to their arguments.  

CityBeat, You're the Best!

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I'm writing to extend my sincere appreciation for your support during this campaign. When Michelle and I undertook this journey more than 21 months ago, we knew that we had to have your help in order for this movement to succeed.  

Take My Dogs, Please!

Helping Barack Obama and his kids choose the best pet for the White House

1 Comment · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I know that change starts with me, and so I've been wracking my brain trying since Election Day to figure out how to become a better American. Then I thought of a quote Barack Obama said to his daughters during his victory speech: "You have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House." That's it! Take one of mine.   

Be! Progressive! B! E! Progressive!

Obama is a father figure, a responsible boyfriend and a cool doctor all rolled into one

1 Comment · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I don't need to be the one to tell you that it's been a pretty rough week for a lot of people. This whole "getting a candidate we actually wanted and voted for" elected as the next president of the United States has left millions upon millions of us — except the rich assholes who voted for John McCain — without things to complain about.  

Best Week Ever!

It's only been a week since Barack Obama was elected, and most of our problems are already solved!

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Anyone who drove down I-75 last week near St. Bernard probably thought to themselves, You know what? The air smells really great now that Barack Obama has been elected president. It just goes to show you the power of a liberal, progressive black man being elected to our nation's highest office.   

Old Dogs, New Tricks

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
You know the old saying about dogs that chase cars: What are they going to do with the car if they ever catch it? Last week Barack Obama caught a car. Hell, he caught every car in the country at the same time. By extension, all of us who supported Obama in his presidential bid caught a piece of the car, too.  

Obama's Win Touches the World

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
BREDDENBERG, GERMANY – Being here the week after Sen. Barack Obama became President- Elect Barack Obama came as a somewhat unexpected surprise. The citizens of Germany are as happy as I am.  

The Next Chapter

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Today is the dawn of a new day, the beginning of a new age, the start of something big. And, as always, when new doors open others close. Of course I’m referring to the start of CityBeat’s 15th year of publishing. This issue of CityBeat in print is Volume 15, Issue 1, a momentous turning of the calendar. Oh yeah, the United States has a new president-elect today. I guess that’s pretty big news as well. I write this column on Election Day not knowing the results of the presidential contest, but I have a good feeling that Barack Obama will prevail. You’ll know by time you read these words; if you don’t and we’re headed to a repeat of the Florida fiasco in 2000, God help us all.