Tag Archives: Nobel peace prize

COP15: Tale of Two Speeches

Daniel H. was a youth delegate at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. He recently graduated from Rice University and has been studying energy policy as a Fulbright Scholar in Denmark. He blogs at Cheezy Danish. A few weeks ago, I took a short break from dashing around the U.N. Climate Change Conference in […]

President Obama’s Nobel Speech

Worth reading the whole thing. Click through to view.

Taibbi on Obama’s Nobel

You never, ever get a true dissident from a prominent Western country winning the award, despite the obvious appropriateness such a choice would represent. Our Western society quite openly embraces war as a means of solving problems and for quite some time now has fashioned its entire social and economic structure around the preparation for […]

The Nobel Committee did what?

From the NY Times: The Nobel Committee announced in Oslo that it has awarded the annual peace prize to Barack Obama, just nine months into his presidency, “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” They Nobel Committee neglected to mention that Obama hasn’t ended the Iraq War and is escalating […]