Stepping on Your Message, Blowing Off Your Base

By |April 4th, 2011|

Morning headline and story: Obama launches reelection campaign. Afternoon headline headline and story: In a Reversal, Military Trials for 9/11 Case: The Obama administration, ending more than a year of indecision with a major policy reversal, will prosecute Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other people accused of plotting the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks before a [...]

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammad to Get Military Commission

By |April 4th, 2011|

Oh, the irony. Few things are more representative of the Obama presidency than on the same day Obama announces his reelection campaign Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly going to also announce the Administration's wholesale cave on civil liberties, as well as their pledge to try KSM in civilian court. From CBS: Attorney General Eric [...]

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Julian Schnabel’s ‘Miral’ Premieres in Washington

By |April 2nd, 2011|

After reading Judge Richard Goldstone's remarkable piece in the Washington Post today, it's a further reminder of just how impossible it is to tell any story of Israelis and Palestinians without chasing narratives that inevitably end up colliding. "Miral" is just such a collision. Based on the autobiographical novel by Rula Jebreal, the Washington, D.C. [...]

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Since Arming Afghanistan Worked So Well, Why Not Libya?

By |March 30th, 2011|

UPDATED... REUTERS Exclusive: Obama authorizes secret support for Libya rebels. Also, Clinton said in a classified briefing to House members what I've already written, which is that Obama would have ignored any war resolution rebuffs and all attempts to inhibit executive power on Libya. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. [...]

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Rationalizing Libya

By |March 27th, 2011|

"It was not -- it was not a vital national interest to the United States, but it was an interest and it was an interest for all of the reasons Secretary Clinton talked about. The engagement of the Arabs, the engagement of the Europeans, the general humanitarian question that was at stake"... Defense Secretary: Libya [...]

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Why Isn’t Obama Targeting Syria Next?

By |March 24th, 2011|

**UPDATED** President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public pledge to look into granting Syrians greater freedom on Thursday as anger mounted following attacks by security forces on protesters that left at least 37 dead. - Thousands chant "freedom" despite Assad reform offer You think it's America's job to interject ourselves and save the world? You [...]

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The Finish the Job Quotient

By |March 23rd, 2011|

The fact that a trio of top Senate Democrats "“ who were highly critical of President George W. Bush's conduct of the war in Iraq "“ felt compelled to defend a Democratic president who's launched a new war front shows just how worried some Democrats are about the Libya military action. In fact, Durbin went [...]

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Rachel Maddow Did Her Best But…

By |March 22nd, 2011|

Sarkozy's stamp on the conflict has been unmistakable. Cable news in the U.S. on Monday featured the celebrity philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, an unexpected Sarkozy ally, barking praise for the French president at a CNN anchor and elated Libyan opposition fighters shouting, "Merci, Sarkozy." And Sarkozy was indeed a central force in goading the world to [...]

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Sarah, Roger Ailes, and Republican 2012 Possibilities

By |March 14th, 2011|

From New York magazine, a report reveals that after the Tucson domestic terrorism tragedy, Sarah Palin put in a call to Roger Ailes. Before Sarah Palin posted her infamous "Blood Libel" video on Facebook on January 12, she placed a call to Fox News chairman Roger Ailes. In the wake of the Tucson massacre, Palin [...]

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Bill Maher: Qur’an ‘hate-filled holy book’

By |March 12th, 2011|

**UPDATED** As an avowed atheist, Bill Maher is harsh on all religions, but he has a particular disdain for Islam. He's taken out against Muslim men and their treatment of women before as well. But last night on "Real Time" Bill Maher exhibited Islamaphobia akin to Peter King. Mediaite did a good synopsis so I [...]

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