US Health Care Reform: Made in…Afghanistan?

Stephen M. Walt, commenting on Obama’s recent AfPak escalation and the incongruity of domestic spending initatives vs expensive foreign military endeavours on the part of the US: As I’ve said before, Americans have come to believe that spending government revenues on U.S. citizens here at home...

Quick Prime Time Press Conference Reflection

Before I abandon the internet to fight the homework beast slouching towards my desk to be born, I have a few passing thoughts about President Obama’s presser I want to put out into the open:   President Obama did a great job diffusing the onslaught of Republican revisionism in the past couple of weeks...

A [Weak?] Week’s Worth of Work

At the rate these criticisms are mounting, Obama will be lucky if he escapes impeachment in March.  It’s been literally seven days since he took office, and his foreign policy and domestic policy initiatives have been roundly questioned.  Remember folks: Bush fucked things up in 8 years; Obama’s...

Truly Terrifying

It’s next to impossible to keep up with all the flubs that the McCain campaign commits on a regular basis.  Seriously, you need an army of bloggers, or, potentially, an infinite number of monkeys typing non stop from now to November 4th. Chances are, they’ll come up with a McCain or Palin...

Where’s Spain, McCain?

I have to admit, after reading quite a few articles regarding an interview John McCain gave to a Spanish-speaking radio station based in Miami, I’m still a little confused. After being questioned on anti-American Latin American leaders, the interviewer turns the discussion over to Spain and Prime...

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