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 [...]

Comments Off on Scrutiny on Bachmann Isn’t What Obama Faced

New York Times: Pakistan Arrests CIA Bin Laden Informants

By |June 15th, 2011|

With friends like these... Pakistan's top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the Central Intelligence Agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, according to American officials. Pakistan's detention of five C.I.A. informants, including a Pakistani Army [...]

Comments Off on New York Times: Pakistan Arrests CIA Bin Laden Informants

Panetta in Pakistan

By |June 10th, 2011|

Coming after his confirmation hearings for SecDef, Leon Panetta arrives in Pakistan: CIA director Leon Panetta arrived here Friday on an unannounced visit that marked his first trip to Pakistan since al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a Navy SEAL raid more than a month ago, U.S. and Pakistani officials said. Panetta's visit [...]

Comments Off on Panetta in Pakistan

Why Obama Could Lose Reelection: Unemployment Ticks UP

By |June 3rd, 2011|

"Today's data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the job market has weakened considerably as employers added only 54,000 jobs in May. Yet Congress is dithering on increasing the debt ceiling. Failing to do so will lead to a sharp and immediate drop in economic output due to reductions in government spending and [...]

Comments Off on Why Obama Could Lose Reelection: Unemployment Ticks UP

Pak-US on the Rocks

By |May 27th, 2011|

'Intelligence fusion' cells, some that help us in Afghanistan, have been ordered shut down by Pakistan, with a demand that U.S. reduce troops in that country as well. From the LA Times: In a clear sign of Pakistan's deepening mistrust of the United States, Islamabad has told the Obama administration to reduce the number of [...]

Comments Off on Pak-US on the Rocks

Beyond Afghanistan: Mass Graves in Mexico

By |April 25th, 2011|

Question: Which country is more important to United States interests right now, Afghanistan, Libya or Mexico? You really have to wonder about our leadership when we're spending hundreds of billions of dollars in Afghanistan and Iraq, while on our southern border there is such violence, carnage and anarchy that the State Dept. warns against nonessential [...]

Comments Off on Beyond Afghanistan: Mass Graves in Mexico

War Hawks and Neocons

By |April 23rd, 2011|

Security forces in Syria met thousands of demonstrators with fusillades of live ammunition after noon prayers on Friday, killing at least 81 people in the bloodiest day of the five-week-old Syrian uprising, according to protesters, witnesses and accounts on social networking sites. - Security Forces Kill Dozens in Uprisings Around Syria We will never be [...]

Comments Off on War Hawks and Neocons

Tax Increases Mixed with Death Blow for Progressives

By |April 11th, 2011|

Coming off a scene reminiscent of Oliver Stone's "Nixon" at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday (see video above), Pres. Obama has made some momentous decisions that will take us where we've never gone before. Inspired by the traditional media fanfare of Paul Ryan's "brave" budget proposal, Pres. Obama has accepted the challenge to step out [...]

Comments Off on Tax Increases Mixed with Death Blow for Progressives

Obama’s ‘Are You In?’ Question

By |April 7th, 2011|

The biggest issue facing Obama's reelection team is whether Obama's base will show up and if they do in what numbers and with what level of enthusiasm. This is the story and why Obama embarrassingly asked "Are you in?" when he launched his reelection campaign. Not even the President and his team are [...]

Comments Off on Obama’s ‘Are You In?’ Question

What Obama Caving on KSM Trial Says About Us All

By |April 5th, 2011|

In reversing one of its last principled positions"“that American courts are sufficiently nimble, fair, and transparent to try Mohammed and his confederates"“the administration surrendered to the bullying, fear-mongering, and demagoguery of those seeking to create two separate kinds of American law. This isn't just about the administration allowing itself to be bullied out of its [...]

Comments Off on What Obama Caving on KSM Trial Says About Us All