John Perry’s article is no longer available at Newsmax. Why was it published in the first place? is the better question. It still lives in The Google. Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, [...]
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Michael Posner, the assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, released a statement saying the United States took the mission’s allegations seriously and encouraged Israel to use “meaningful” efforts to investigate “credible allegations.” However, he also described the report as “deeply flawed,” and said it failed to deal adequately with the asymmetrical [...]
Well, this was predictable. …and right on cue. It doesn’t matter to Obama’s critics that he gets weekly briefings from SecDef Gates, which obviously would include Afghanistan. The second “60 Minutes” aired Gen. Stanley McChrystal answering that he’d only met with Pres. Obama once since he’d taken over his Afghan command it was clear what [...]
I just love seeing Ronald Reagan outed for his atrocious economic policies. I wish Mr. Obama had learned the lesson, too, but he still touts Reagan in ways that are hard to understand. Moore’s making the rounds, with this interview on “Hardball” a good one. He also leveled threats to Democrats who think voting against [...]
–updated– new White House photos Rockefeller amendment on public option fails: 8 yeas – 15 nays. (Baucus voted nay, then smiled at Kent Conrad and Blanche Lincoln.) Schumer amendment on public option fails: 10 yeas – 13 nays. (Baucus voted nay again, kept on smiling at Kent Conrad and Blanche Lincoln.) Ensign, the GOP’s veterinarian, [...]
–updated– Could it be that all of your work is paying off? All those calls and pushing politicians to do the right thing is taking hold? Senator Rockefeller blasted insurance companies today in a performance that is worthy a Democratic fighter on principle. “They are getting away with banditry and they revel in it,” Rockefeller [...]
A New York Times story today focuses on how the “abortion fight complicates debate on health care.” It shouldn’t. Abortion is settled law, a civil rights issue for women that has long been decided. The Hyde Amendment doesn’t deserve worship, it should be rewritten to reflect reality. It’s an old argument, but if this was [...]
If Roman Polanski weren’t an award winning film director, having made one of the greatest films of all time, “Chinatown,” we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Ann Applebaum agrees, but for very different reasons. Though if this post is true Ms. Applebaum has some explaining to do. If an ordinary citizen, instead of a brilliant [...]
Remember Iraq? Well, Tom Ricks does and he’s not happy about what’s going on there. Ricks has been doing an exhausted “unraveling” series, which is now in chapter XXIV. It’s been a jaw dropping read all along. As everyone looks on towards Afghanistan, pretending we’re no longer involved or responsible for Iraq, Gen. Raymond Odierno [...]
Iran reported Monday that it successfully test-fired its most advanced and powerful medium-range missiles as part of war games it said were intended to deter the country’s enemies. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps tested the Shahab-3 and Sejil missiles in the third phase of a two-day exercise called The Great Prophet IV, state-run news media reported. [...]
William Jefferson Clinton seldom misreads the political tea leaves. But a couple of things he said on “Meet the Press” Sunday, as far as I’m concerned, went well wide of the mark. That is unless he believes playing his audience actually works these days. WJC is anything but stupid so that’s not it. He’s simply [...]
It doesn’t get any better than this editorial cartoon from Paul Szep. No matter what side you’re on regarding Afghanistan, Karzai and corruption are our biggest enemies right now. Progressives from all quarters want to completely withdraw. MoveOn.org is pushing hard on that score. Sen. Feingold wants a timetable. The overwhelming majority of readers around [...]
Enjoy the podcast. Also available via RSS feed, as well as ITunes. Some links to go along with it are below, beyond topics I’ve covered this week. On hot topics, Qadhafi’s translator collapses, plus much more in the much lighter side of the news; after all, this is a podcast, so entertainment is part of [...]
Jon Kyl plays the foil. Via Think Progress. Jon Kyl: “I don’t need maternity care, and so requiring that to be in my insurance policy is something that I don’t need and will make the policy more expensive.” Debbie Stabenow: (interrupting) “I think your mom probably did.” … A response a woman would be more [...]
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