Dual Sides of Anthony Weiner

By |March 11th, 2011|

The good Anthony Weiner slams Justice Clarence Thomas for his obvious conflict of interest on health care: The bad Anthony Weiner had the chuzpah last week to say there was "no occupation" in the West Bank. Rep. Weiner could use this map. Not sure which Anthony Weiner would show up if he runs for New [...]

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The Apocalyptic Mr. Beck

By |March 7th, 2011|

What a weird column in the New York Times. But considering it's subject is a moving target of calamity there's a reason. It's also not the first time someone has hinted about Glenn Beck's demise. William Kristol writing on the real problem with Beck when he unrolled his caliphate rants: [H]ysteria is not a sign [...]

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Sect. Hillary Clinton: Al Jazeera ‘Real News’

By |March 3rd, 2011|

"Viewership of Al Jazeera is going up in the United States because it's real news. You may not agree with it, but you feel like you're getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news [...]

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Arafat’s Ghost

By |February 17th, 2011|

From Foreign Policy's Colum Lynch on "Turtle Bay": The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the [...]

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Egyptian Revolution Inspired by Liberalism

By |February 13th, 2011|

"He gave me a lesson in democracy and said: 'We see the democracy the United States spearheaded in Iran and with Hamas, in Gaza, and that's the fate of the Middle East,'" Ben-Eliezer said. "'They may be talking about democracy but they don't know what they're talking about and the result will be extremism and [...]

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Realpolitik Versus Egyptian Idealism

By |February 9th, 2011|

Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman warned Tuesday that "we can't put up with" continued protests in Tahrir for a long time, saying the crisis must be ended as soon as possible in a sharply worded sign of increasing regime impatience with 16 days of mass demonstrations. --- AP Realpolitik has prevailed so far, but Egyptians [...]

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An Interruption for a Reality Update

By |February 7th, 2011|

Finding out Pres. Obama's special envoy to Egypt, Frank Wisner, has economic conflicts is causing a flurry of understandable rhetorical indignation and all around sputtering. Mr. Wisner's conflict of interest on Egypt and his Mubarak message doesn't forward the theme of Pres. Obama's "orderly transition" beginning now. However, given how the old guard has responded [...]

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Egypt Envoy Embarrasses Obama, Channels Dick Cheney

By |February 6th, 2011|

"The President must stay in office in order to steer those changes through. I therefore believe President Mubarak's continued leadership is critical. It's his opportunity to write his own legacy. He has given 60 years of his life to the service of his country and this is an ideal moment for him to show the [...]

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Egypt Sends Glenn Beck Squealing about a Caliphate

By |February 4th, 2011|

Who's organizing these riots? What role are Marxists playing? What are the causes? Glenn Beck proves fear really is a product of ignorance. Beck is very afraid of The Arab, whom he equates to The Terrorist. Beck is also just another fundamentalist believing his religion is perfect, while Islam is unholy. It doesn't appear he's [...]

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Split Screens in Egypt

By |February 4th, 2011|

The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution supporting democracy in Egypt and calling on President Hosni Mubarak to begin the process of transferring power and creating a caretaker government as attacks on anti-government protesters entered their second day. --- Senate passes resolution calling on Hosni Mubarak to begin transfer of power in Egypt I cannot [...]

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