Above: Conceptual artist Jenny Holzer’s installation in New York 2005.
Below: Jenny Holzer’s collaboration with Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia September 2012.
Headlines from Democratic Convention:
Character, Not Audacity Conservative columnist David Brooks for The New York Times
Obama’s Frist-Term Report Card Progressive pundit Nicholas D. Kristof for The New York Times
Obama Presses Plan for U.S, Resurgence Wall Street Journal
Obama’s Convention Anticlimax Molly Ball for The Atlantic
Anne here. I agree with Molly Ball that after three days of exceptional speeches at the Democratic convention, President Obama left me in a state of huge disappointment with his closing speech.
I am happy to see him being more realistic about the scale of difficulty that American faces in solving our current problems.
President Obama himself left me wanting to hear him close the deal, so to speak, on all the grand speeches that led up to his. That did not happen — although there is no chance that I will vote for Mitt Romney for a multitude of reasons.
First and foremost, the lives of American women will change in the most negative of ways under a President Romney — unless you’re a Karen Santorum type, who believes that women’s place is in the home as wife and mother of as many children as she can bear.
As a business person, I see absolutely no reason why Mitt Romney has ideas and strategy that will create jobs for America. I believe he embraces policies that only create wealth for rich investors and have no interest in supporting America’s vanishing middle class.
One of the most complex issues for me is trying to understand how not only the Bush administration but the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected in 2007 that the federal deficit would gradually diminish, resulting in a balanced budget in 2011 and a surplus in 2012.
PolitiFact Virginia shares an analysis reminding us that those projections assumed that the Bush tax cuts would expire in 2010. I can’t can’t imagine why voters believe the same formula should be played again four years later.
As painful as it may be, I generall support the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles plan, followed its developments closely and believe its bipartisan conclusions are the best way forward in this painful time in America’s history. Read on Simpson-Bowles References in Obama, Biden DNC Speeches Vex Media, Progressives at Huff Po ~ Anne