It’s the Wars, Stupid

Naive leftist hippie dreamers like me have been saying for years that no one asks the question, “Where is the money going to come from” (for national health care, for a New Deal-type government public works program, for extending unemployment benefits, for providing federal emergency funds to...

The Difference Between Bush and Obama on the Law

Bush told the lawyers to make the law say what he wanted it to say; Obama tells the lawyers he doesn’t care what the law...

The War That Isn’t a War

Amy Davidson examines the Obama administration’s official justifications for continuing to conduct the war in Libya without congressional authorization, and finds them extremely weak tea. That said, I’m having trouble getting worked up about this subject. The previous administration invaded and...

And So The Bullshit Begins…

I had guessed it would take no more than 24 hours before some wing-nut blogger named an anonymous “highly placed insider” as the source of some bullshit claiming that Obama really cowered in the corner while all the real men in the room did the heavy lifting when it came to the attack on Bin...

Incentivizing Israel to Negotiate in Bad Faith

Not that Israel needs much incentive for that, but this basket of goodies the Obama administration is using to bribe Netanyahu into agreeing to a 90-day freeze on new settlements in the West Bank ONLY (East Jerusalem construction not affected) is a guarantee of failure. Among other things, the White House...

The Writing on the Wall is Left Handed

A week ago I chose to mark my return to this blog by taking exception to a trend that seemed to be emanating from leading voices in the Progressive movement. In this case I was referring to Glenn Greenwald and Jane Hamsher calling out the President for his antagonistic comments directed at his base during a...

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