Promise Kept

Barack Obama, 2009: President-elect Barack Obama addressed some of the most delicate foreign policy issues over the weekend, confirming that he intended to pursue a clear policy of engagement with Iran and to press immediately for peace in the Middle East. …“We are going to have to take a new approach,” he told the program’s […]

No BOP for Palin’s Mouth

If there is an afterlife, where the deeds done during one’s time on earth are the basis for either reward or punishment, I wouldn’t want to be one John Sidney McCain. His payment for unleashing upon an unsuspecting country the natural disaster known as Sarah Palin will surely be severe, and deservedly so. To use […]

Senate Votes on Financial Regulation Amendments

Any time anything passes in the Senate by a vote of 96-0 I’m suspicious. Those numbers are usually reserved for meaningless proclamations declaring ‘National Be Kind to Puppies and Kitties Day.’ But such a vote took place yesterday on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ amendment to audit the Federal Reserve. Sanders’ original amendment would have required the […]

Howard Beale, Where Are You?

I heard something on NPR this morning that irked me, to say the least. Since PBO took office over a year ago, there are still some 200 or so positions that are to be filled by his appointments. He has named people to these positions–don’t misunderstand–but apparently there seems to be a little problem in […]

Poll Shows 52% of Republicans Believe ACORN Stole the Election

To those of us who have been around the blogs for about the last 18 months this data from Public Policy Polling should come as no surprise: “PPP’s newest national survey finds that a 52% majority of GOP voters nationally think that ACORN stole the Presidential election for Barack Obama last year, with only 27% […]

What Hath John McCain Wrought?

Thanks a lot, Senator McCain. Prior to August 29, 2008, a date which will live in infamy, few people outside of Alaska had ever heard the name Sarah Palin. Even fewer had been subjected to the inane ramblings which originate somewhere inside that vast, barren, wasteland known as her mind. She was tucked safely away, […]

Who Cares What Wrong-Way McCain Thinks About Afghanistan?

For some inexplicable reason, Sen. John McCain was a guest on one of the Sunday news shows again yesterday, this time CNN’s State of the Union. As Steve Benen at Washington Monthly points out: “For those keeping score, this will be McCain’s 14th Sunday morning appearance since President Obama’s inauguration in January. That’s 38 Sundays, […]