Obama’s ‘Deal of the Century’ for Republicans

By |July 5th, 2011|

If you want one reason why Barack Obama doesn't deserve reelection this is it. If the Republican Party were a normal party, it would take advantage of this amazing moment. It is being offered the deal of the century: trillions of dollars in spending cuts in exchange for a few hundred million dollars of revenue [...]

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Senators Merkeley & Udall: ‘Let’s Not Linger in Afghanistan’

By |July 5th, 2011|

As a liberal who supported Pres. Obama's Afghanistan plan when he first began it, I simply do not understand how anyone can support it today, at least not when judging what's in U.S. interests. From their New York Times op-ed today: Nineteen months ago the president announced the surge strategy in hopes of stabilizing Afghanistan [...]

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‘1776’ John Adams: One Useless Man is Called a Disgrace; Two are Called a Law Firm; Three or More Become a Congress

By |July 4th, 2011|

... Lincoln saw an unresolvable tension between the Constitution of a democratic republic and the policies of aggrandizement and intemperate self-interest that lead from the manners of freedom to the slavish love of power. He spoke of the difference between the work of establishing a constitutional republic and the longer task of maintaining it. But [...]

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Pres. Obama’s News Conference

By |June 29th, 2011|

**UPDATED** Tweeting/retweeting Pres. Obama's news conference, with select tweets below: Taylor Marsh: "It weighs on you," circumstances hitting Americans. Then ode to Iowa, "put aside the expedience of short-term politics" to get it done. End Taylor Marsh: Obama: "I've been doing bin Laden, the Greek crisis." Clearly ticked off about charges he's not leading. #thinskin [...]

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Governor of Afghanistan Central Bank Flees for his Life

By |June 28th, 2011|

**UPDATED** A group of people using bombs and small arms attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul Tuesday, and fighting was ongoing with Afghan security forces, Chief of Criminal Investigation Mohammed Zahir told CNN. - Bombers attack luxury hotel in Kabul (update) From Foreign Policy: Abdul Qadeer Fitrat, the governor of Afghanistan's central bank, resigned his [...]

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Scrutiny on Bachmann Isn’t What Obama Faced

By |June 28th, 2011|

Politico has a piece today on Bachmann's thin legislative record. Fair enough to cover, but let's not pretend such things weren't overlooked for the boys. When George W. Bush ran for president, not only was his abysmal business record shrugged off, but the traditional press didn't pay any attention at all regarding Bush's very iffy [...]

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Joe Biden Won the Afghanistan Debate

By |June 23rd, 2011|

It's all about Pakistan now. Pres. Obama felt compelled to tell the whole history of why we're in Afghanistan in a bloated, if shorter than usual address to the nation, but this is where he should have started: By the time I took office, the war in Afghanistan had entered its seventh year. [...]

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Comes a Worrisome ‘Gentleman’ Candidate

By |June 22nd, 2011|

If anything, it's McCain and Graham who are nurturing a rebirth of isolationism by going for the easy insult. Isolationism is an actual doctrine, with a rich and complicated intellectual history on the left and the right. It is not an adjective that can be accurately applied to anyone who disagrees with a specific course [...]

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LA Times Report: 10,000 Force Drawdown in Afghanistan this Year

By |June 21st, 2011|

**UPDATED** President Obama plans to announce a troop reduction in Afghanistan that Pentagon and other administration officials say is expected to bring home about 10,000 personnel by the end of the year. - Obama expected to announce major Afghan drawdown Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Zbigniew Brzezinski has [...]

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‘I’m Jon Huntsman and I’m humbled.’

By |June 21st, 2011|

**UPDATED** jon2012 on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free ...and he's in. "We are about to pass down to the next generation a country that is less powerful, less compassionate, less competitive and less confident than the one we got. This is totally unacceptable and totally un-American," Huntsman is expected to say in his speech. ... "He [...]

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