Obligatory Wikileaks Cablegate Post.

Still working my way through #cablegate, so for now am going to highlight several items posted by others that preliminarily stood out for yours truly (more below the fold): Sean Paul Kelley notes that, despite repeated overstatements by hyperbolic US officials regarding the (not-so) lethal outcomes of...

The (lack of) Communications of Fear

One of the scariest tenets of the modern right is their inability to rationally talk with anyone who disagrees with them.  We see this on a micro, intra-party level when Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs launches verbal bombs against Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs.  I also thought LFG was among the...

What you should be reading today

Open Left: Mitchell As Midest Envoy — A Ray Of Sanity In US Mideast Policy? You’ll be tested in the...

God I Love the Smell of Hypocrisy in the Evening!

As a follow up to the reprehensible remarks delivered by Bush today in Israel, it is important to note that I didn’t even grasp the full scale of hypocrisy at work here. Here’s the kicker, here’s the one that will literally make you want to puke in your mouth: Bush, having done such a bang...

The Fabulous Condi v Darth Cheney et al: A Fable From Hindsight

What with the Fabulous Condi ginning up a photo-op-centered “Mid-East Summit” in Annapolis intended to provide pictures-without-words (or results) to make it look like Bush is, you know, doing something about The Palestinian Problem, the NYT thought it would be a good time to excerpt not one but...

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