Obama Vetted ISIS Speech In Off-The-Record Meeting With Establishment Media

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:45 am

President Barack Obama met with over a dozen “journalists” in an off-the-record meeting to get input on how he should sell his war against ISIS to the American people.

 

James Clapper Somewhat Concedes Claims About How Many Documents Snowden Took Were Incorrect

By: Friday June 6, 2014 9:12 am

The claims made about what Snowden took are based on the access he had while working as a contractor for the NSA, not what he actually took. Yet, this number of 1.7 million documents has repeatedly been used by government officials and the most strident critics to argue he is not a whistleblower.

MENA Mashup: Bye-Bye Sykes-Picot, Game-Changers, and, Tiddlywinks

By: Saturday May 11, 2013 5:20 pm

The Washington Post’s David Ignatius had recently raised the topic of redrawing the borders of Syria and/or the Middle East.

David Ignatius, Civics Expert

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 3:30 pm

There really ought to be some sort of remedial civics licensing course for the David Ignatiuses of the world.

David Ignatius and the Washington Post Flunk Trade Arithmetic Again

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 5:39 pm

If the editors at the Post had any knowledge of arithmetic they would not allow a column that suggested that the modest potential gains from a trade agreement were a substitute for macroeconomic stimulus. But hey, it’s the Post.

Wingnut Welfare: Fishwrap Edition

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 8:00 pm

As the still-unfolding recession leads to a disturbing preponderance of PhD’s working at Subway, there is one increasingly infuriating bright spot of iron-clad job security: the op/ed page of your local newspaper.  Once upon a time, the op/ed page became my favorite part of the newspaper; as the third kid out of four, I seldom [...]

Raymond Davis Murder Trial Proceeds, Blood Money Discussed, Germans Arrested

By: Friday March 4, 2011 2:55 pm

Developments in the Raymond Davis case are continuing. Davis’ double murder trial for his killing of two Pakistani citizens on January 27 in Lahore will resume on March 8, with the hearing on his immunity status still postponed until March 14. David Ignatius reported earlier this week that the concept of the payment of blood money is being discussed as a way out of the impasse, and the Washington Post is continuing with that theme today. In a somewhat related development, five German nationals have been arrested in Lahore as Pakistan continues to review the documentation of foreign nationals who might fit the profiles of Raymond Davis or Aaron Dehaven.

Targeting al-Awlaki: Did Yemen Ask US to Capture/Kill an American?

By: Wednesday March 31, 2010 3:15 pm

There’s actually what I think is a big scoop in this weird David Ignatius column on debates over whether we can target Anwar al-Awlaki. The scoop? The Yemeni government approached the US in October asking for help “targeting” al-Awlaki.

It’s Hard Out Here for the Health Care Industry

By: Tuesday March 23, 2010 6:01 pm

So, Obama and the Democrats have triumphed in their heroic struggle to protect the little guy, right? The rapacious health care industry is licking its wounds and wondering how it’ll ever survive, right? Umm… not so much.

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