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Short Notes: Another Check and Balance for President Obama

September 9, 2012 Short Notes
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Short Notes are back! These are some pieces I’ve been reading throughout last week. Enjoy! A few notes: Some notes on President Barack Obama’s first term as president, assuming there’s a second. [TruthOut] Wear Red on Tuesday, for teachers in Chicago. I know I will. [Chicago Teachers Union] Most trolls I know happen to be […]

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The Barack Obamas [2011, Meet 2008]

October 16, 2011 Jose

For months, possibly years, I’ve been waiting for this Barack Obama to make an appearance to the general public: Hot-damn. The Barack Obama of 2008 made an appearance again at the MLK Memorial today to thousands of people watching in DC and on CSPAN. (For full text, here’s more.) I was not aware that any […]

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A Restraint On The Patriotism, Please

May 3, 2011 Jose
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I stood in my classroom on Monday morning, worn out from awaiting President Barack Obama’s announcement, waiting for the Pledge of Allegiance. Growing impatient with the pledge, I began to twirl the chalk in my hand while my students also reluctantly stood there. Anxious about next week’s math test, I scribbled the Objective and Do […]

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Bernie Sanders and The Idea That Everyone Matters (And I Mean Everyone)

December 12, 2010 Jose
Senator Bernie Sanders

On Friday, I came back from another CoCoLoco meeting in which someone suggested I become an administrator (for the umpteenth time) because I was asked to be a table leader even though I had no idea I was leading the table until my name was put at the top of a name chart at an […]

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Dear President Obama: It’s Not You; It’s Your Education Policy

October 12, 2010 Jose
Jose Vilson vs. Barack Obama

Dear President Obama, Ever since you started your run for President of the United States, I’ve had your back. I won’t recount the inspiring events of your presidency since 2008 here, though I’m sure you’re already replaying them in your mind, like that last great buzzer shot to win your last pick-up game. You’ve made […]

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If I Was Thugnificent

May 3, 2010 Jose
Thugnificent, Boondocks

Last night, while I got adjusted to my work-sleep schedule, I decided I’d catch the season premiere of Boondocks, a cartoon known as much for its concentration on the African-American experience as its satire and perverseness. In other words, it kicks ass. Last night’s episode focused on the campaign and election of Barack Obama and […]

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