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Into the Morass?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 25th, 2014 11:08 pm by HL

Into the Morass?
Eugene Robinson, RealClearPolitics
WASHINGTON — “I don’t oppose all wars,” said Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, in 2002. “What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.” Few would describe Obama’s use of military force against the Islamic State as rash, given the time he took in deciding to act. But the more we learn about this intervention, the more it appears to violate the “dumb” half of the president’s dictum. The purposes, parameters and prospects of the war are increasingly uncertain. Americans have a right to be concerned about the whole enterprise. I realize that the war has only…

The Most Boring California Election Ever
Debra Saunders, RealClearPolitics
Most years, California offers up supersize election stories — an embarrassment of riches for the opinion columnist. This year, other states are getting all the drama while California looks as staid as a bored accountant. In 2010, the big story was Meg Whitman’s millions vs. Jerry Brown’s cheapskate comeback campaign. Whitman spent $140 million of her own money on her campaign for governor, only to watch attorney Gloria Allred chastise her on TV for firing a nanny because she had come to the country illegally. The previous two elections — one a recall — starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, the…

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