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Archive for January 14th, 2009

The Drama of Reciprocal Self-Destruction

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on January 14th, 2009 5:37 am by HL

The Drama of Reciprocal Self-Destruction

The people of Gaza and Israel suffer at the hands of leaders whose bewildering and savage decisions have no rationally achievable purpose.

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Larry Diamond: “Insurmountable Opportunity”

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on January 14th, 2009 5:36 am by HL

Larry Diamond: “Insurmountable Opportunity”
One of the biggest and most fateful choices Barack Obama will make as president will be the shape of the nearly $1 trillion economic stimulus…

David Sloan Wilson: Truth and Reconciliation for Group Selection IV: The Great Reckoning
By the 1960’s, evolutionary theory had settled into a comfortable paradigm called the Modern Synthesis. With other major issues apparently settled (go here for an…

Robert Scheer: Wall Street Robber Barons Ride Again
Why rush to throw another $350 billion of taxpayer money at the Wall Street bandits and their political cronies who created the biggest financial mess…

Jacob Heilbrunn: Is Obama Selling Out to the Right?
Obama’s dinner with conservatives indicates that he is completing the job of detaching the conservative intellectual elite from the GOP itself.

Brad Listi: Obama’s Dinner Date with George Will and the Conservative Media Elite
As you may have heard, Barack Obama did some socializing in Maryland last night. His host: conservative columnist George Will, who brought out some of…


An Unreflective Man

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on January 14th, 2009 5:35 am by HL

An Unreflective Man
With his public approval where Harry Truman’s stood when he left office, George W. Bush gave his last press conference yesterday. And like that predecessor he often identifies with, Bush showed a Trumanesque defiance of his critics — and a Trumanesque failure to understand what ruined his presidency.


Judge: White House Must Pass On US Attorney Documents to Obama Admin.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on January 14th, 2009 5:34 am by HL

Judge: White House Must Pass On US Attorney Documents to Obama Admin.
Good news for those still hoping we’ll get to the bottom of the White House’s role in the US Attorney firings. The Associated Press reports: A federal judge says the incoming administration of Barack Obama must be given copies of…

Schloz Ripped “Psychopathic Left-Wing Organization Designed To Overthrow The Government”
Here’s a voicemail message Schlozman left in February 2006 for a colleague: [W]hen we start asking about, “what is your commitment to civil rights?” . . . . [H]ow do you prove that? Usually by membership in some crazy liberal…


Dirt-Cheap Gas in 2009: Be Careful What You Wish For

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on January 14th, 2009 5:32 am by HL

Dirt-Cheap Gas in 2009: Be Careful What You Wish For
Oil costs a third of what it did in July, and prices keep dropping. That may seem like a godsend now, but we’ll pay through the nose later.

Economic PTSD: The Psychological Effects of the Recession
We feel responsible for things we didn’t do and helpless in the face of things we couldn’t do.

Amy Goodman: History Cannot Save Bush
In a final, childish act, Bush refuses to answer a question from Helen Thomas, the most senior member of the White House press corps.

David Sirota: Four Reasons to Oppose the Bush-Obama Request for the Rest of the $700 Billion Bailout
For starters: The Treasury says it doesn’t need the money.


A Noteworthy Anniversary at the NY Times

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on January 14th, 2009 5:31 am by HL

A Noteworthy Anniversary at the NY Times
Now that neo-con Field Marshall William von Kristol’s hideous New York Times column has persisted a week past its first anniversary, I’ve decided to stop reading the whole op-ed page. It isn’t Kristol alone who has profaned that bare, ruined…

Roger Cohen: An Even Better Time for Tough Love
Roger Cohen asks the right questions about how Barack Obama ought to address a Middle East that lands with a thud on his plate next week: Does regarding the Middle East almost exclusively through the prism of the war on…





Guess What Happened On The Way To The Printer’s…
Letting go of a book manuscript is hard. It’s especially hard when the book’s principal subject is a company whose every twitch is widely regarded as newsworthy and it feels as if at any moment a news story will…


Obama backed marriage equality in 1996.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on January 14th, 2009 5:30 am by HL

Obama backed marriage equality in 1996.
Politico’s Ben Smith notes a new report in the Windy City Times showing that President-elect Obama supported marriage equality as recently as 1996. In a questionnaire filled out for a Chicago LGBT newspaper, Obama then wrote, “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages,and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” Obama now says that he opposes gay […]

Politico’s Ben Smith notes a new report in the Windy City Times showing that President-elect Obama supported marriage equality as recently as 1996. In a questionnaire filled out for a Chicago LGBT newspaper, Obama then wrote, “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages,and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” Obama now says that he opposes gay marriage, although he supports civil unions and has come out against a federal ban on gay marriage.


New Survey Shows a Federal Workforce at Risk

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on January 14th, 2009 5:29 am by HL

New Survey Shows a Federal Workforce at Risk
Washington received yet another confirmation about troubled government when the president’s personnel office released its bi-annual survey of more than 210,000 of federal employees last week: The federal workforce is desperate for the leadership and resources to do their jobs.

Last Year, LaHood Sponsored Millions in Earmarks; Some Funding Went to Campaign Donors
The former Republican congressman chosen by President-elect Barack Obama to direct billions in federal highway spending has been an unapologetic advocate of earmarks, a practice Obama now opposes, and has used his influence to win funding for projects pushed by some of his largest campaign…

Transcript: Clinton’s Opening Statement At Senate Hearing
CLINTON: Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. And as he’s leaving, I want to thank Senator Schumer for that generous introduction and even more for his support and our partnership over so many years. He’s been a valued and trusted colleague, a friend and a tribute to the people of New York whom …