Tonight, President Obama will speak to the nation about the end of combat operations in Iraq. I’ll be liveblogging the speech here. I’ll be using a new system for liveblogging — as I liveblog the speech, you’ll be able to follow along without the need to reload the page. I’ll also be sending out liveblog [...]
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In the Financial Times, Clive Crook wonders why President Obama is so keen on going after the Bush Administration on the “torture” issue: Common sense may tell you waterboarding is torture, but the law is less clear-cut. Congress should make waterboarding a crime, for the reasons I have stated, and it has had many chances [...]
Bill Maher flaunts his ignorance once again over the issue of the Tea Party protests. Like many who live in a comfortable cocoon of left-wing orthodoxy, Maher fails to understand that the reaction to the Obama Administration is about matters of substance. Maher rants: t’s been a week now, and I still don’t know what [...]
The United States of America is now a de facto socialist nation. That may seem like hyperbole, but there’s more than enough evidence to suggest that it’s true. Look at the definition of socialism from that font of all knowledge: Wikipedia: Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating public [...]
E.J. Dionne does what Democrats love to do, except when running for public office: call for a massive increase in American taxes. Again, he demonstrates the fundamental flaws in the Democratic understanding of basic economics: He’s right that a large share of any increase should hit those who enjoyed the biggest income gains over the [...]
Foreign Policy has two perspectives on Fareed Zakaria’s latest piece in Newsweek. Both are interesting critiques of both Zakaria and the Obama foreign policy. First, Christian Brose finds Zakaria’s thinking too reflective of the “Washington establishment”: We’ve been hearing a lot about the Obama administration’s plans to talk to adversaries — Iran, Russia, Syria, the [...]
Bloomberg has a deeply critical piece written by Kevin Hassett arguing that Obama has declared “war” on American business. This may seem like hyperbole, but the evidence bears it out: Imagine that some hypothetical enemy state spent years preparing a “Manchurian Candidate” to destroy the U.S. economy once elected. What policies might that leader pursue? [...]