WikiLeaks Further Proves 2010 Middle East Story Is Sad

By |December 21st, 2010|

President Obama will not be thwarted on the START Treaty by Republicans, regardless of Sen. Lindsay Graham's caterwauling. Today's Republicans bear no resemblance of their hero Ronald Reagan, as Sarah Palin's recent Iran op-ed proves. Reagan was a leader on nuclear zero, but today would be run out of his own party. Playing politics with [...]

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Report: Daniel Levy Forum on Human Rights in East Jerusalem

By |December 15th, 2010|

The live tweets below are from the forum this morning at New America Foundation with attorney Tali Nir and Hagai El-Ad, both of The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), which is Israel's oldest and preeminent civil and human rights organization, hosted by Daniel Levy. Ms. Tali Nir's "Unsafe space in East Jerusalem" post [...]

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Getting that 1979 Feeling Again

By |December 8th, 2010|

It's déjà vu all over again. via David Weigel Pres. Obama has never understood the incredible gift he was handed when he came into office. He had the American people at his feet, the political winds at his back, the press at his ready, and the world awaiting his leadership. He also had Democratic margins [...]

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Midterm Weakness Dogs Obama Overseas

By |November 11th, 2010|

There's political blood in the water. It's deadly for Democrats, with the obituaries already being written for Barack Obama. I don't do predictions, but as I said last week, the electoral map in 2012 is very ugly, with Republicans taking power in Florida, Ohio, PA, Wisconsin, which is a much bigger deal than people think, [...]

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Obama’s Kissinger, as Baker was to Bush 41

By |September 8th, 2010|

Sect. Hillary Rodham Clinton is now arguably Pres. Obama's most important alliance, which will be made clear again today through her speech at the Council on Foreign Relations. There is no one who can play the role she can in the Middle East, certainly not Obama. The trust is wide and deep for Hillary with [...]

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The Summer of Democratic Discontent

By |September 3rd, 2010|

As a 2012 ad pushing Hillary for Pres. hits the airwaves, a laughable idea, Pres. Obama finds himself down and out on every front. It's been a very bad summer, with Democrats not running on their health care "accomplishments," they can't run on a recovery that never happened, plus there is a general feeling among [...]

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Foreign Policy Theater Amidst Economic Splat

By |August 24th, 2010|

After steering the economy away from another Great Depression, Mr. Bernanke confronts a painfully slow rebound. Unemployment is still high and inflation is uncomfortably low. Fed officials, who spent much of the early part of this year planning for an exit from easy-money policies, have been forced to think about doing more to jolt the [...]

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2012: Room Growing for An Independent

By |August 22nd, 2010|

Dan Balz has a column up about Obama advisers holding on to hope for 2012, grabbing the Gipper's political story as a lifeline. I hope it gives them comfort, but it misses the picture by a mile. First, the economy today is much worse than what the U.S. was suffering under Reagan, plus the politics [...]

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Sect. Clinton Announces Middle East Talks

By |August 20th, 2010|

UPDATE via AP: Iranian and Russian engineers began loading nuclear fuel into Iran's first atomic power plant Saturday amid international concern that the Islamic Republic is seeking a nuclear weapon. State television showed what appeared to be fuel rods being loaded into the core of the reactor, which is on the shores of the Persian [...]

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The Ides of August: Pamela Geller’s Gang is Winning

By |August 19th, 2010|

The rise in the belief that Pres. Obama is a Muslim is due to a concerted effort from the right. Barack Obama and his team should have learned this lesson from the '90s, but instead they were too busy running from that reality. It's why conservatives have jumped on the Corboda House issue, and why [...]

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