Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Hebdo

16
Jan
15

The President’s Day

President Barack Obama greets Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom prior to a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office, Jan. 16, 2015 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama meets with PM Cameron at the Oval Office. The two leaders discussed bilateral issues including economic growth, international trade, cybersecurity, Iran, ISIL, counterterrorism, Ebola, and Russia’s actions in Ukraine

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President Obama and PM Cameron participate in a joint news conference at the East Room of the White House

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U.S. President Obama takes question during joint news conference at the White House in Washington

President Obama is asked a question about Romney running for a third time by ABC’s Jon Karl

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13
Jan
15

A Tweet Or Two

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11
Jan
15

On Charlie Hebdo, Satire, And The Thin Line

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My thoughts have been in a roil since the Charlie Hebdo attack, and the subsequent murder of shoppers in a kosher supermarket.

As a card-carrying librarian, my professional DNA says that I’m a free speech absolutist.

But, also as a card carrying librarian, I have reason and common sense to guide me. And in life there are no absolutes.

The cartoonists working for Charlie Hebdo did not deserve to die. In a pluralistic democracy, no one should die for words or images. I can say categorically that the murders were unconscionable and without justification. It’s a truism of life that you’ll be offended, repeatedly. And violence is never an acceptable response.

But the elevation of Charlie Hebdo to some bastion of free speech troubles me.

Continue reading ‘On Charlie Hebdo, Satire, And The Thin Line’

08
Jan
15

The President’s Day

Children wave at President Barack Obama’s motorcade as he visits Phoenix on Jan. 8

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People wait in line to get into Central High School in Phoenix to see President Obama speak

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President Barack Obama speaks about housing and home ownership and announces a cut in mortgage insurance premiums on Federal Housing Administration loans, at Central High School in Phoenix

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President Obama, joined by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro speaks outside a home in a housing development in Phoenix

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President Obama, joined by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, left, and Chicanos Por La Causa’s Edmundo Hidalgo, right, and David Adame, speaks outside a home in a housing development in Phoenix

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets a woman and child during a visit to a Phoenix neighborhood

A woman is surprised when she runs into President Barack Obama in her neighborhood

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@dougmillsnyt: President Obama board Air Force One in AZ, for his trip back the Washington.

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President Barack Obama signs a condolences book during a visit to the French Embassy

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President Obama stands with France’s Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud as he pays his respects over the attack at the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, during a visit to the French Embassy in Washington

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07
Jan
15

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. President Obama met with Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and spoke on the gunmen attack at the office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France.

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President Barack Obama approaches Marine One on the snow covered South Lawn prior to his departure from the White House

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by 89th Airlift Wing Commander Col. John Millard, smiles as they walk on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

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President Barack Obama, followed by Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich and Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., as they arrive on Air Force One at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport in Detroit

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President Barack Obama speaks at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., about the resurgent American automotive and manufacturing sector

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Ford plant manager, Phillip Calhoun, President Barack Obama, Mark Fields, president and CEO of Ford, and Bill Ford eye a new mustang at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant

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