Friday, July 15, 2016

So Obama just became the first President to publish a scholarly paper. What did you do this week?

Courtesy of Science.Mic: 

Barack Obama just became the first sitting president to publish a scholarly article. 

The article, titled "United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps," with "Barack Obama, JD" listed as the author, was published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (known as JAMA) on July 11. 

It's a pretty badass move for a president, and he got a lot of love on Twitter with the hashtag #ObamaJAMA. 

You know I keep telling myself, "I am probably as impressed with this President as I ever will be."

And then I just end up being wrong.


  1. Happy To Pay My Own Billz2:05 AM

    I love President Obama. Our country could not have asked for a better leader these past 7+ years. It's sad to realize the next six months will fly by.

  2. Caroll Thompson2:51 AM

    OT: Sarahpac FEC filing out.

    About 150k in donations, 245k for expenses.

    1. The tide has turned, but she's still getting donations! Pigs CAN fly.

    2. Anonymous5:22 AM

      Expenses? For what? What has she done but FB posts? Geez.

    3. Anonymous6:15 AM

      Is she really still getting donations or are they still laundering money from their LLCs.

      I seriously doubt the FEC has time to check out if all the donors are legitimate.

  3. Jim In Texas3:00 AM

    GOP now scrambling to figure out who REALLY wrote it because you know mumble black mumble Kenyan mumble Muslim mumble watermelons and fried chicken mumble mumble grumble.

    1. If the GOP could only use all that energy for good.

    2. Anonymous6:17 AM

      I am sure they are going to whine that he was using his time as president to write the article,like he spends time on the golf course, instead of defending our country from ISIS!!!

  4. Anonymous3:23 AM

    Just when I thought I had my inner fan girl under control, President Obama does this!

    1. Then you'd better not watch this: Barack Obama Tells About His First Kiss to Michelle Obama. Sigh.

  5. SallyinMI3:57 AM

    So, a huge middle finger to those who are still convinced he did not do a thing as Editor of the Law Review at Harvard, because you know, he only got into Harvard because of his race. At some point even Republicans are going to have to admit that this man is brilliant..nah...that would require them to eat too much crow.

    1. His brilliance has much to do with their hatred of him. He shows them up, daily. And he's humble about it.
      Gawd, I will miss him as President. But eager to watch what he does next. Meep. Meep.

    2. Anonymous5:57 AM

      @SallyinMI 3:57 AM

      Yes, President Barack Obama is brilliant and beautiful inside and out.
      Love him to pieces.

  6. Anonymous5:20 AM

    Hahaha What did I do this week? I DIDN'T write the paper for a scholarly (conference) that I promised because I spent too much time hanging out on Twitter and IM.

    Please stop posting new stuff Gryphen so I can get some work done.

  7. Anita Winecooler4:17 PM

    Never ceases to amaze me.

  8. DetroitSam7:14 PM

    Two great hashtags:




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