It’s time for an intervention. It’s bipartisanship I can wholeheartedly endorse. It’s also the latest adventure into what the meaning of “is” is, by variation. In a stupefying interview of extreme confessional proportions for a politician trying to save himself, Gov. Mark Sanford reaches down for more stupid. South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Tuesday [...]
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BREAKING…. NORM COLEMAN CONCEDES Norm Coleman has now lost every challenge he’s entered in to trying to wrestle this Senate seat back from the jaws of defeat. The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state’s long-running Senate race. – AP It’s over to Gov. Pawlenty.
How does Iran work? Let’s just say it’s as top down as it gets. Flow charts are here and here. Below is the Iran narrative as I see it. Max Blumenthal sees Iran through the prism of Palestine. via Stephen M. Walt So, if you want to know what any revolution is up against, here’s [...]
Happy holiday! The oilmen commeth. An oil consortium led by British Petroleum has won a contract to develop a large oil field in Iraq, as dozens of international firms compete for the rights to the nation’s oil and gas reserves. BP, along with China’s CNPC, secured the contract for the Rumaila oil field on Tuesday, [...]
Talk about sentence overkill. I’m sure it makes some people feel good, but it hasn’t solved the problem or revealed the mysteries. I also still want to know who helped him and where is the money, but also where was the SEC? Madoff’s lawyers referred to the verdict as “mob vengeance.” A federal judge sentenced [...]
Today, the Supreme Court ruled that precedent no longer matters. An illustration of how important Obama’s court appointments will turn out to be. Cue the right-wing freakathon! Rush led the way today by reiterating his talking point that Sotomayor is a “racist.” Via AP: The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, [...]
Honduras is on everyone’s radar right now. It’s the first coup in South America since the cold war ended, bringing memories of the region’s harrowing past. But a big shift begins in Iraq tomorrow that will bring Bush’s war back into our conversation as the Iraqis begin the process of policing their cities themselves. There [...]
The Obamas will evidently attend regular service at a small, quiet church at Camp David where they can hopefully find solace without the silliness of spectators. The First Family won’t have that problem at Camp David, where the 150-seat Evergreen Chapel attracts a congregation of between 50 and 70 people most Sundays. The rustic stone-and-glass [...]
Now, boys. That’s what Pitney reports Milbank whispered to him before the show began. Classy. But give it to Howard Kurtz, he gets to the meat of it straight out. “Do you think there’s some jealousy involved by the media establishment in the fact that you got that second question?” – Howard Kurtz It’s old [...]
–updated– An eerie stillness has settled over this normally frenetic city. … “People are depressed, and they feel they have been lied to, robbed of their rights and now are being insulted,” said Nassim, a 56-year-old hairdresser. “It is not just a lie; it’s a huge one. And it doesn’t end.” – In Tehran, a [...]
Gov. Sanford just might have been outed by the other man. Hell hath no fury like a man cheated upon. It’s not the classic definition of cuckold, but it fits. Providing this report in the New York Times doesn’t end up competing story with another storyline from somewhere else. It comes with a warning: women [...]
–updated– Calculating that the world is riveted on all things Michael Jackson, which is true, Pres. Obama evidently is hoping this leak will slide underneath the media mat this late on a Friday. The Washington Post and ProPublica report: The Obama administration, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close Guantanamo, has [...]
originally published on Huffington Post The stunning interview on CNN featuring Jackson spokesperson Brian Oxman, as well as the 911 tape, reveal where this story is headed. But as important as it is to tell the whole story of Michael Jackson’s full life, I’m drawn forever to the Quincy Jones portion. “I am absolutely devastated [...]
The ghost of Anita Hill’s testimony hovers over Thomas’s appalling judgment in the strip search case that should put all doubt about his mental acuity to rest. He also left no doubt why compassion and diversity is important on the court, especially when it comes to cases dealing with women, particularly young women. Andrew Cohen: [...]
PODCAST Sanford’s Argentinian love affair and a little frank talk about relationships. “Dr. Taylor” is in. Relationships are the topic, with a lot of fodder to mine (having a little fun, too). That’s because Gov. Sanford, as tragic as he looked when he got caught, was quite breezy about taking chances. Just how reckless was [...]
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