Response from U.S. and World Leaders to Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

Sen. John McCain and Minnesota’s Gov. Tim Pawlenty, at least, chose the classy route. McCain told Greg Sargent through his press spokesperson, “I congratulate President Obama on receiving this prestigious award. I join my fellow Americans in expressing pride in our President on this occasion.”...

Why Obama? Why Now? For What?

These are the questions that pretty much everyone has been asking — in tones ranging from the pleased but perplexed to the pissed-off to the rude and hostile to the outright contemptuous — since early yesterday morning, when the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced to the world that the winner of...

On Palin, Noonan Is the Antidote to Douthat

Eyal Press, at The Nation: I like Ross Douthat, as I’ve said here before, but earlier this week he wrote a justly panned column in which he claimed, absurdly, that Sarah Palin had been done in by media elites who “mocked and misrepresented” her because she didn’t graduate from...

A False Equivalence

“Dick Cheney, Barack Obama Plan Dueling Speeches,” The Politico exclaims: President Barack Obama will attempt to regain control of a boiling debate over anti-terrorism policy with a major speech on Thursday — an address that comes on the same day that former Vice President Dick Cheney will be...

The Republican Party’s Death Wish

The new Gallup poll showing that the GOP is losing ground among all but three population groups is creating a big stir on Memeorandum. Here is the opening paragraph: The decline in Republican Party affiliation among Americans in recent years is well documented, but a Gallup analysis now shows that this...

225

As of last night it seems Al Franken, author of such books as the famous “Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot“, has unofficially won by the Minnesota Senatorial election recount by 225 votes.  Why unofficially?  Simple, incumbent Norm Coleman is already crying foul and promising lawsuits should he...

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