President Barack Obama has decided to begin giving weapons to Al-Qaeda linked rebels in Syria. Beyond seemingly invalidating all of the anti-terrorism policies the Obama Administration has used to kill American citizens without due process is the issue of geopolitics. Many are weighing in with claims that America’s strategy for intervening in the Syrian Civil War is a bad idea.
|By: DSWright Monday June 17, 2013 1:05 pm|
|By: Dean Baker Monday December 24, 2012 11:43 am|
Fareed Zakaria is very unhappy that “The American Left,” by whom he means the vast majority of people across the political spectrum who oppose cuts to Social Security and Medicare, insist on taking arithmetic seriously. They are refusing to join Peter Peterson and his wealthy friends in the Campaign to Fix the Debt in their crusade to cut these key social insurance programs.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 8, 2012 3:10 pm|
It is neither the lack of desire for more parties or the lack of ideological diversity that explains the limited numbers of political parties in the United States. The reason there are only two parties is that they’ve written all our election laws to make it nearly impossible for there ever to be more than two viable parties.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday June 12, 2011 8:01 pm|
Tony Perkins is not genuine himself. Tony Perkins lies. Tony Perkins hates. Why does CNN provide him op-ed space to blather about Values nowadays, as if his opinion is important and valuable to GOP primary voters?
|By: dakine01 Thursday June 9, 2011 7:10 pm|
The Initial Unemployment Claims report for last week is out and guess what? The Economists are surprised. And water is wet and the sky is blue.
|By: emptywheel Monday May 9, 2011 12:30 pm|
Condi Rice is, of all Bush’s top aides, the best at managing her reputation. Which is why her interview with Fareed Zakaria yesterday is so interesting.
Sure, there are some examples of Condi’s signature lies, such as when she claims the dedicated group to hunt Osama bin Laden–which was shut down between 2005 and 2009, after which Obama re-instituted it–proves the Bush Administration’s focus on capturing OBL. More interesting, though, is Condi’s confusion about how many Presidents have hunted OBL.
|By: dakine01 Sunday April 24, 2011 6:45 am|
I am becoming more and more convinced that there are multiple parallel universes occupying life on this one planet we call Earth. It is seemingly the only even remotely rational explanation for the disconnect between the views of most people in the United States (and the World) versus the views of the Beltway Villagers, Media Courtiers, and the excessively affluent.
|By: Siun Sunday June 13, 2010 6:00 pm|
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Ayalon given free rein to spin on Fareed Zakaria’s show while Irish journalists blocked from reporting the real story in Gaza – and Gazan women come under Israeli fire when trying to harvest wheat.