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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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Perusing the public record of Barack Obama’s life

(By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air) - My friend Bill Whittle of Declaration Entertainment has launched a new “Firewall” video series, this time focusing on a subject that got little in-depth attention in 2008 — the life and times of Barack Obama and his family. The Obama campaign talked often about the influence of his mother on the young Obama, and Obama himself made occasional references to his extended family, but the national media largely ignored the narrative — even though plenty of it had already been reported by Chicago newspapers or by Obama himself in his memoirs. Bill leads off with Part I of “The Enigma,” covering the formative family issues into which Obama arrived:


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