By Robin Ye About a month ago, Arne Duncan announced he's stepping down in December. The outgoing Secretary of Education served 6.5+ years, making him the longest tenured education secretary, and second-longest in Obama's cabinet, only outdone by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Duncan has also been considered the most powerful Secretary of Education in the department's history. Meet his successor, John … Continue reading Legacy 101: the Arne Duncan Era
A week ago, Obama came to Oklahoma for the third time since he's been in office. The first was in 2012, when he came to voice his support for the part of Keystone XL going from Cushing to Texas (and, not surprisingly, our lovely governor & lieutenant governor made no effort to postpone their vacations in … Continue reading Obama in Oklahoma
In Oregon, Kate Brown becomes the first bisexual governor in the U.S. and the second woman governor of Oregon, following the resignation of Kitzhaber. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, a House legislative committee overwhelmingly votes (right down the party lines) to eliminate funding for AP US History classes, because by acknowledging some of the issues in America's … Continue reading Lotsa Links: Oregon moves forward, Oklahoma goes backward, and what else is new?
Obama will be releasing his budget on Monday, and it's looking like good news for the progressives. But what does this mean for 2016? Obama is planning to ditch the futile attempts at "grand bargains" with the Republicans and instead go with some left-leaning propositions progressives have been dreaming of, like taxing the rich in … Continue reading Obama’s Budget Takes a Left Turn