Grading Obama’s First 100 Days

As a group, journalists display marked ambivalence about the practice of grading President Obama on his first 100 days in office. Some emphasize how critical the 100 days are for setting the tone, and seem to suggest that a small misstep could destroy the credibility of the executive branch. At the same time, [...]

Obama State of the Nation Tie

White House Photo: Pete Souza
It’s barely Wednesday, and already this is a monumental week for Barack Obama’s neck.
Sunday, the president set the attitude for the week with a high-powered, high-class, and high-octane black bow tie.
Monday, the President suited up in a consistent favorite, “Starry Night”, as he began encouraging support for his upcoming budget bill. [...]

Obama Implements Neck Tie Reuse Plan, Reaches Lucky Thirteen

White House Photo: Joyce N. Boghosian
This week, for the first time since taking office, Barack Obama began regular reuse of ties that he had already worn this term, a move which is at once being hailed as a signal that the time for negligent waste is past, and dismissed as a partisan fashion faux pas [...]

Obama Brings Back “Big Blue”

Original Photo Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing
Monday saw the triumphant return of Barack Obama’s favorite tie, “Big Blue”, to the Oval Office during a meeting with Jim Douglas, the Governor of Vermont.  This comes at the beginning of a week where Obama will hold interviews with every national television network in an effort to brute force his [...]

Obama’s Tie Subdues Justice Roberts

It is not 100% clear whether the founding fathers intended for one to be President “of” the United States or President “to” the United States, but the language in the Constitution is unambiguous.