Joe’s Morning Madness

I still have not recovered from the time change. This morning I awoke at 4:45 AM to a program I have not seen in quite some time, MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Too bad I couldn’t fall back to sleep. During a discussion about yesterday’s Bush interview with Matt Lauer when Bush stated in no uncertain...

India’s 9/11

The latest confirmed figure of deaths in Mumbai (that I have seen) is 195. According to an article in the UK Telegraph, however, that number is likely to rise to 300. Amid the ocean of ink being spilled on the Mumbai atrocity, a few underplayed angles have emerged that deserve mention: Learning from...

Poverty in Pakistan, Terrorism, and the IMF

[Crossposted at dKos as a diary, please recommend it.] From the intelligence gathered thus far, the consensus opinion on the Mumbai terrorists is they are Islamist extremists who hail from Pakistan. File that revelation under “no surprise”. But information about the lone captured terrorist,...

Did Palin “Establish Debating Parity” with Joe Biden?

David Brooks thinks she did: There are some moments when members of a political movement come together as one, sharing the same thoughts, feeling the same emotions, breathing the same shallow breaths. One of those occasions occurred Thursday night when Republicans around the country crouched nervously...

Musharraf Resigns

Was never a matter of ‘if’, but, rather, when: Speaking on television from his presidential office here at 1 p.m., Mr. Musharraf, dressed in a gray suit and tie, said that after consulting with his aides, “I have decided to resign today.” He said he was putting national interest above “personal...