First, yes, this blog is still active. I realize that posts here have been irregular over the past six months. Due to other commitments I had to concentrate my writing efforts elsewhere. But I'm back to regular posting.
Second, check out this clip of Irish politician Clare Daly in which she criticizes President Obama during his recent trip to Ireland.
I'll have more to say about this in the near future. But for now consider this: conservative bloggers and partisan media figures have formed a circle jerk around this clip but they seem to have missed the fact that Daly is a member of Dublin's Socialist Party. The critiques she's making, although levied at Obama, are of his embrace of right-wing policies like extrajudicial assassination and the decision to arm the Syrian rebellion. In short, she's not on your team.