Twitter Abruptly Resigns From The “Free Speech Wing Of The Free Speech Party”

Happy belated #Jan25 from San Francisco: A new Twitter policy which goes into effect today allows the social network “to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country,” so that Twitter can further expand globally and “enter countries that have different ideas about the...

“We are at the edge of losing an historic opportunity”

Steve Clemons and Mustafa Barghouti analyze Barack Obama’s recent trip to Israel and speech in Berlin and the implications both present regarding his Middle East policy as president. Related: The speech: (Remarks as prepared for delivery...

Just Keep Telling Yourself; Foreign Policy Is His Strong Point

So what if McCain mistakenly (or, single handedly appointed) Putin as the president of Germany?  At least it was the right quadrant of the planet, right?  I mean, really, what’s the big difference between Russia and Germany anyway.  They were both our enemies at one point, what more do you really need...

Before the Memos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4tKSsIxNqQ Flashback: On Murat Kurnaz: Murat Kurnaz was picked up in Pakistan in December 2001, before then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales signed off on the torture memo. Kurnaz and hundreds of others were subjected to “illegal torture” (what a concept)...

Intelligence Director Lies To Senate

I’m speechless. Okay, obviously I’m not, and rarely ever am, but this comes pretty close to taking me there. When you’re trying to sell something, obviously you play up the good, and play down the bad. Clever advertizers actually manage to play up the bad in a humorous way so that your...