Rick Perry: ‘I’m running for president and `full well believe I’m going to win’

By |August 13th, 2011|

**UPDATED** Perry's announcement came during a conference call, which (of course) was then blasted across Twitter by the AP's Beth Fouhy. Here's Perry's "Why I'm Running" pitch. So, his big announcement speech included a gafferiffic moment, when Perry called the fallen Afghanistan soldiers "Special Operators." The second half of his speech took off on optimism, [...]

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Bill Clinton Played Hardball and Won, Obama Paid Ransom and America Lost

By |August 3rd, 2011|

"(Pres. Bill Clinton) beat the hell out of us first, for a year. He pummeled us for a year. ... He didn't roll over the second we walked in. ... Then he out-negotiated us for a year. He brought us to our knees." - Joe Scarborough Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news [...]

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Pres. Obama’s Deficit Debacle, National Security, and Warmaking

By |August 3rd, 2011|

I've been reading a lot about the Pentagon's possible budget hit, with analysis all over the map. What this proves conclusively is that no one knows what will happen. That's the real rub in Obama's debt ceiling debacle. No one can possibly know the specifics in outlying years. There are too many unknown unknowables, to [...]

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Norway Domestic Terrorist Reportedly Influenced by Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, U.S. Right-Wing

By |July 25th, 2011|

Oh, the inconvenience of facts when met with ugly reality. Pamela Geller and Jihad Watch's Robert Spencer are cited in today's New York Times story: Marc Sageman, a former C.I.A. officer and a consultant on terrorism, said it would be unfair to attribute Mr. Breivik's violence to the writers who helped shape his [...]

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NORWAY: Twin Domestic Terrorists Attacks, Gunman Confirmed as Norwegian

By |July 22nd, 2011|

Even as police locked down a large area of the city, a man dressed as a police officer entered the camp on the island of Utoya, about 19 miles northwest of Oslo, a Norwegian security official said, and opened fire. "The situation's gone from bad to worse," said Runar Kvernen, spokesman for the National Police [...]

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Somali Interrogated for 2 Months on Navy Ship

By |July 6th, 2011|

Interesting development and troubling. Being interrogated secretly for two months on a U.S. Navy ship seems a little fishy to me. The U.S. military captured a Somali terrorism suspect in the Gulf of Aden in April and interrogated him for more than two months aboard a U.S. Navy ship before flying him this week to [...]

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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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Let’s Play ‘Who’s More Pro-Israel?’

By |July 3rd, 2011|

Let's see, Gaza or gossip, which shall it be? For almost every news outlet this week it was the latter, while the former is where the action is. From James Zogby writing over at Huffington Post: When it comes to issues involving Israel, politicians in Washington can become quite hysterical, making the dumbest remarks or [...]

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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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