January 12, 2012 |
Michelle Obama has finally joined Twitter , at least in part to support her husband's reelection campaign. The First Lady's first tweet (and her Obama Biden 2012-themed avatar) make it clear that the account is a part of the Obama political reelection machine. The first tweet reads, "We're excited today to launch @michelleobama as a new way for you to connect with First Lady Michelle Obama and the President's campaign. " However, the account, which is managed by the campaign staff, will also feature personal insights from Mrs. Obama...
November 26, 2008 |
When Michelle Obama took to describing her new role as mom in chief, my first reaction was to wince at her words. My second reaction was to identify with them. I was okay, actually, with what Obama said. But I worried: Did she have to say it out loud, quite so explicitly? Is it really good for the team -- the team here being working women -- to have the "mommy" stamp so firmly imprinted on her identity? And most of all: What does it say about the condition of modern women that Obama, catapulted by her...
May 20, 2013 |
Trevor Coleman thinks it's time for President Obama to get a new speech for black audiences. The personal responsibility finger-wagging, delivered most recently Sunday at Morehouse College's commencement, is getting old. During the speech, Obama admonished black men to take care of their families and their communities and told the graduates that despite the lingering legacies of slavery and discrimination, "we've got no time for excuses. " Obama also used the occasion to talk about...
June 29, 2008
Mary C. Curtis's June 21 op-ed, "The Loud Silence of Feminists," was thoughtful but incomplete. Ms. Curtis argued that supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton have not come to Michelle Obama's defense when Ms. Obama has been subjected to sexist attacks. I wish Ms. Curtis had also asked why more black men have not stepped up to the plate on the sexism issue. I wish she had questioned those African Americans who insist that claims of sexism are the empty cries of rich white women and that there is no sexism within the black...
May 22, 2013 |
Michelle Obama stepped onto the second floor of the historic Decatur House in downtown Washington. Accompanied by her usual entourage of aides and Secret Service agents, the first lady walked around what had been the house's slave quarters, its original wooden beams exposed to reveal a rectangular structure once divided into four tight rooms that housed as many as 20 men and women. In one of those rooms once lived Charlotte Dupuy , an enslaved woman whose life couldn't have been more different from Obama's.
February 4, 2013 |
They're at it again. The latest public rant against Michelle Obama's effort to promote low-calorie school lunches was recently caught on tape in Alabama — the usual protest against the federal government meddling in local business. And then it quickly found its way around to the first lady's posterior. "Fat butt Michelle Obama," said Bob Grisham , a high school football coach who was surreptitiously recorded by one of his students. "Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190....