Archive for September, 2006

Lieberman Talks About The Third Way

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, General Politics

A good interview…and some keen insights into why so many “moderates” don’t want to be labelled as such. Tweet

September 29th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

Crossroads: America’s Moral Dilemma

By Daniel DiRito | Related entries in Elections, Foreign Policy, General Politics, History, Legislation, Military, Religion, The War On Terrorism, The World, War

The concept of morality is a complex topic that elicits passion and consternation as people of differing beliefs attempt to validate their own particular versions. I’ve always found it a little odd that God would only provide us with Ten Commandments when it should have been obvious that we would need an abundance of guidance […]

September 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

This is freedom?

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Foreign Policy, News, The War On Terrorism, The World

The Iraqis are free to pass any laws they want, of course. But is this what we envisioned when we invaded? Under a broad new set of laws criminalizing speech that ridicules the government or its officials, some resurrected verbatim from Saddam Hussein’s penal code, roughly a dozen Iraqi journalists have been charged with offending […]

September 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Is the U.S. a rogue state?

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Breaking News, General Politics, Law, Legislation, Military, News, The War On Terrorism, War

I’ve got my own takes on the detainee bill and the warrantless wiretapping bill. But Matthew Yglesias at the American Prospect asks an interesting question: Has the U.S. become a rogue state? Agree or not, it’s a thought-provoking read. Tweet

September 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Boot-On-Neck Democracy.

By sideways | Related entries in Foreign Policy, News, War

The Iraqi people want us dead. About six in 10 Iraqis say they approve of attacks on U.S.-led forces, and slightly more than that want their government to ask U.S. troops to leave within a year, a poll finds. Six in ten. So an IED goes off in a Baghdad neighborhood and ten Iraqis look […]

September 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

David Broder On The “Independent”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, General Politics

First, a few words: The American people often have been equally ready to discard conventional wisdom by rewarding independence and those candidates who, in the words of the Declaration of Independence, show “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind.” [...] Instead, we had George W. Bush, a president who has governed on party-line votes […]

September 28th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

Arnold’s Centrist Turnaround

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, General Politics

Does this sound like the kind of politician you could live with? From the Wash Post: Just 10 months after California voters rejected all four of the ballot initiatives he put before them and sent his personal approval ratings crashing to dangerous depths, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is riding high, poised to win a full […]

September 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Who’s to Blame for 9/11?

By Dennis Sanders | Related entries in Good Decisions, The War On Terrorism

“The idea of trying to cast blame on President Clinton is just wrong for many, many reasons, not the least of which is I don’t think he deserves it…I don’t think President Bush deserves it. The people who deserve blame for Sept. 11, I think we should remind ourselves, are the terrorists -the Islamic fanatics-who […]

September 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Dembliviousness

By sideways | Related entries in News, The War On Terrorism, War

The question I asked on September 6 was Did We Just Lose? Now right-wing pundit Tony Blankley essentially agrees with that headline and leads me to a question for which I have, unfortunately, a ready answer. With little reporting, and almost without media or governmental comment, the United States has suffered a substantial defeat in […]

September 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Iraqis Want Us Out…Want Us To Stay

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, War

As much as I think it’s a bad idea, you can’t disagree with a poll that says 7 out of every 10 Iraqis want us gone within a year. From World Public Opinion: A new WPO poll of the Iraqi public finds that seven in ten Iraqis want US-led forces to commit to withdraw within […]

September 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »