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Obama and the Prize

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Political Commentary

The Nobel Peace Prize has been given to two sitting presidents – one for settling a major conflict and the other for creating the League of Nations. This morning Barack Obama became the third laureate “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” My first reaction was surprise. That’s not unreasonable, as even the White House admitted a bit of shock. I thought to myself, “he’s been in office less than […]