Recently a friend emailed me the link to an article by a distinguished American historian, Emanuel Wallerstein, about an interview given by Hamid Karzai to the French paper Le Monde that laid out very clearly Karzai’s position on relations with the U.S. going forward, but which the New York Times only mentioned in passing. Among other things, it revealed that if Karzai continues to refuse to sign the Status of Forces Agreement to regulate the continued presence of American military after the official pullout, President Obama is considering the possibility that it could just as well be signed by another Afghan official! Evidently, the slide away from legality affects not only drone strikes.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 12, 2013 11:53 am|
Bill Keller, the former Executive Editor of the New York Times and current columnist for the same, has some advice for President Barack Obama. In order to, as Keller puts it, “salvage his presidency” Obama must destroy accountability for corporations. This is ironically claimed to be some bizarre argument for domestic prosperity.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday May 6, 2013 10:40 am|
Since Israel launched air strikes in Syria last week, more and more liberal supporters of greater United States intervention are presenting arguments they have developed to support advocacy for arming rebel groups.
New York Times columnist and former executive editor, Bill Keller, argues President Barack Obama needs to “get over” the Iraq invasion that did not uncover any weapons of mass destruction. “I fear prudence has become fatalism, and our caution has been the father of missed opportunities, diminished credibility and enlarged tragedy,” Keller writes.
|By: DSWright Monday March 25, 2013 9:25 am|
So Noam Chomsky won the argument. Or so, in essence, says former Executive Editor of the New York Times Bill Keller. Keller admits in the MSNBC Special on the media coverage of the run up to the Iraq War that the New York Times became a propaganda arm for war interests within the government.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday March 11, 2013 6:35 am|
Former executive editor and current columnist of the New York Times has published an op-ed on Bradley Manning. Keller, who was executive editor when WikiLeaks obtained information from Manning and partnered with the newspaper to publish the disclosures, outlines what he believes could have happened.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 30, 2013 11:50 am|
The reason the United States spends so much more on health care than the rest of the world is not because Americans tend to consume significantly more health care services. The problem is almost entire that we pay dramatically more for the exact same service. The data is overwhelmingly clear but the point is rarely mentioned in the media and almost never in Congress.
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday October 25, 2012 6:30 pm|
Those votes for Jesus won’t get Christ elected to the Oval Office, first of all because he is currently disincarnate, and in many states, write-in candidates don’t count unless the candidate has filed an affidavit, which is hard to do if you don’t have a meat suit. Other states will not count write-in votes. And then there’s that pesky issue about needing a birth certificate for proof of citizenship.
|By: Dean Baker Friday August 3, 2012 6:00 pm|
Yes, on this great day when we hear the unemployment rate is 8.3 percent, NYT columnist Bill Keller is still pressing on the need to curb Social Security and Medicare spending and calling on his fellow baby boomers to rise to the occasion. He has even brought in Jim Kessler, the senior vice-president for policy at Third Way, to help him make the case.
|By: Dean Baker Monday July 30, 2012 8:00 am|
The effort by the rich to take away Social Security keeps building momentum. Today Bill Keller urges his fellow baby boomers to admit they’ve created an entitlements debt crisis and agree to accept benefit cuts demanded by the rich.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday February 20, 2012 2:55 pm|
The New York Times’ Bill Keller has renewed his feud with Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. In his latest column, Keller attempts to set the record straight on the leaks organization, but his efforts seems a petulant attack that fails to establish the charges he lays at WikiLeaks feet.