What Outer Wingnuttia Calls “Moderation” (or What Us Godless Liberals Call “Dumbassery”)

by matttbastard Shorter Jason Arvak: Supporters of health reform have no moral authority to dismiss wild-eyed ‘death panel’ smears because the New York Times (THE NEW YORK TIMES, MAN!) has, in the past, published op-eds by utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer. BUH?! Ok, ever hear of prison...

Gaza Propaganda War: Let the Character Assassinations Begin

Well, looks like Fox and co. have discovered this years Green Helmet Guy–and he’s *gasp* a communist Euro-weenie! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9pRu-sRPb0] Yes, Bob, this totally proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that ordinary people aren’t actually dying in Gaza (shorter...

Kathleen Frydl – Is Iraq Another Vietnam?

Dr. Kathleen Frydl, Assistant Professor of History at U.C. Berkeley, draws parallels between the Vietnam War and the current war in Iraq. Related: Der Spiegel interview with Lawrence F. Kaplan: “Before the war, Iraq was an abstraction, an idea. Once you have seen the place you can’t help but be much more...

Compare and Contrast: Defining ‘Success’

While the enemy is still dangerous and more work remains, the American and Iraqi surges have achieved results few of us could have imagined just one year ago. (Applause.) When we met last year, many said that containing the violence was impossible. A year later, high profile terrorist attacks are down,...

Pakistan Update: Of Gunfire, Grassy Knolls and Bumped Heads

The word of the day is ‘conspiracy’. As in ‘conspiracy theories’. Consider the waters thoroughly muddied: An elusive Taliban leader with links to Al Qaeda is emerging as the key suspect in Thursday’s assassination of Benazir Bhutto, killed as she campaigned for a third term as...

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