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The Politics of Desperation

US President Obama speaks during an event for Milwaukee Mayor Barrett at the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee

“How far ye have fallen, O star of the heaven, son of the dawn!” When Barack Obama ascended to the presidency with all the fanfare of a kingly coronation, millions of Americans sat in disbelief witnessing the unseemly spectacle. After all, the presidency was just an office, and its temporary resident, by all accounts, was but a mere mortal. Yet ...

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