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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Obama Quicker Denouncing Gov. Walker than Mubarak

(By JOSHUA MILLER, ABC News) - Thousands in the streets protesting. Chanting workers, young and old, taking over a government building and grinding activity to a halt. Lawmakers fleeing. An executive standing firm in face of the revolt.

It's not the Middle East -- it's Wisconsin.

Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., proposed legislation substantially diminishing the collective bargaining rights and benefits of unionized workers, a move that resulted in massive protests from public sector unions that have brought legislative activity in the state to a standstill.


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