Hatch: Republicans Would “Get This Country Under Control”

Senator Orrin Hatch on the floor of the Senate, speaking about the health care reform bill. From Think Progress: “This will become one more example of the arrogance of power being exerted since the Democrats secured a 60-vote majority in the United States Senate and took over the House and the White House. I dream […]

Separating Fantasy From Reality on Afghanistan

Can we please have an Afghanistan reality check? President Hamid Karzai stole the first election, with one out of every three votes being fraudulent. Abdullah Abdullah, who finished second and was supposed to be Karzai’s opponent in the run-off, withdrew because the same election commission, all Karzai appointees, was poised to steal the run-off as […]

The Warning

Have you ever heard of Brooksley Born? Neither had I until I watched the latest edition of Frontline on PBS called The Warning, which lays out the history of the collapse of the financial markets. Brooksley Born was the head of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission in the late ’90′s who tried to warn the […]

Banner Week for the Obama Administration

  The Obama administration is having a banner week. First up, LA Times: Former President Clinton, two journalists welcomed back from North Korea. Here’s a great clip of Hillary Clinton being asked about John Bolton’s criticism of the humanitarian mission, in which she addresses the remarks by pointing out that if President Obama walked on […]