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Archive for June 10th, 2010

Pool Party Reveals Corrupt Beltway Culture

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 10th, 2010 4:31 am by HL

Pool Party Reveals Corrupt Beltway Culture
Mike Riggs, The Daily Caller
Imagine that while a slick death spreads across the Gulf of Mexico, a group of respected reporters from America’s best-known media companies attend a pool party hosted by the VP of British Petroleum. Imagine that they take their kids to play with the kids of executives from BP and the oil industry, and that the journalists claim to have had a wonderful time and post pictures, and videos and tweets of their perfectly friendly interactions with the people who are responsible for the greatest environmental catastrophe in a generation.Now imagine those journalists, a few days…

Voter Unrest Could Help Democrats
Froma Harrop, Providence Journal
It's hard to call the outcomes of recent primaries a “voter uprising.” It looks more like democracy in action than a series of coup d'etats. Replacing party establishment favorites with others is only a revolution if one believes in the divine right of incumbents.From a purely partisan perspective, the latest contests have improved Democrats' prospects for November. Democrats have chosen stronger contenders, and Republicans weaker ones. Receive news alertsRepublicans now have an anti-choice, anti-gay rights candidate running for the Senate in, of all places,…

Is Obama at a Tipping Point?
David Paul Kuhn, RealClearPolitics
Hurricane Katrina. Hostage crisis. Tet Offensive.Is Barack Obama's presidency at a similar tipping point? Receive news alertsThe relevance of the question exemplifies the gravity of Obama's crisis. Obama is learning the lesson of presidents before him. ''Poor Ike,” Harry Truman said of the incoming president, “It won't be a bit like the Army. He'll sit here and he'll say, 'Do this, do that,' and nothing will happen.''Presidents are hostage to events, goes the old political axiom. But that's a half-truth. Presidencies rise…

Turning Point: Was “Change” Just a Slogan?
John Hughes, CS Monitor

Why Meg Whitman Can Save California
James Pethokoukis, Reuters