Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on February 11th, 2013 12:09 am by HL
Mike Giglio, Newsweek
In mid-August, a well-connected Syrian activist drove to the border city of Gaziantep in southern Turkey to meet two officers from the CIA. The officers had set up shop in a conference room at a luxury hotel, where representatives from a handful of opposition groups lounged in the lobby, waiting for their turn at an audience.
GOP’s New Weapon: Bob Woodward
Eliana Johnson, National Review
Republicans Friday afternoon bludgeoned the administration with an unlikely weapon in the political battle over the impending sequestration: the words of Bob Woodward, the Washington Post journalist whose exposure of the Watergate scandal in 1972 brought down the Nixon presidency.
The Ignorance Caucus
Paul Krugman, New York Times
Last week Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, gave what his office told us would be a major policy speech. And we should be grateful for the heads-up about the speech’s majorness. Otherwise, a read of the speech might have suggested that he was offering nothing more than a meager, warmed-over selection of stale ideas. Paul Krugman For Op-Ed, follow @nytopinion and to hear from the editorial page editor, Andrew Rosenthal, follow @andyrNYT. To be sure, Mr. Cantor tried to sound interested in serious policy discussion. But he didn’t…