Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 25th, 2012 12:08 am by HL
Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
Erika Johnsen over at Hot Air is not buying Susan Rice's explanation:She relied “solely and squarely” on info from the intelligence community? That seems a bit odd, considering that the intelligence community suspected terrorism from the very beginning, which means that something doesn't fit here — and the most obvious possibility for that missing link is that somebody high up in the food chain tweaked the talking points on a very inconvenient situation with only weeks to go before a close presidential election, although the White House has denied having done so.
Prosperity, Not Austerity
David Moberg, In These Times
After playing a key role in President Obama's re-election, the labor movement must pivot immediately to a new task: moving the president away from a potentially disastrous policy of "austerity economics" and toward a second-term adoption of more worker-friendly "prosperity economics." In the weeks after the election, Obama will negotiate with the hard-right House Republicans about the looming threat of automatic across-the-board cuts.
Another Step Toward an Islamist Egypt
Barry Rubin, PJ Media
The French press agency headline says it all: “Egypt’s [President] Morsi assumes sweeping powers, branded new pharaoh.” Mursi has issued a decree giving himself virtually dictatorial powers and contradicting the assumption that he—and his Muslim Brotherhood organization—intend to rule democratically. Opposition forces said this constituted a coup.Mursi’s spokesman explained the decree in these terms: the president can issue any decree he wishes to protect the revolution. “The constitutional declarations, decisions and laws…