Archive for February, 2007

“Liberal vs. Conservative” Misstates the Conflict

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in The World

In response to Dennis Sander’s call for a conservative Euston Manifesto, Callimachus declares that there cannot be such a manifesto because there are no conservatives. We are all liberals now. I completely agree that liberalism is the vastly dominant ideology of America and the rest of the West. George Bush, for all the spite he […]

February 28th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Giuliani Leads Among White Evangelicals?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, General Politics

Really? Wow. From the Washington Post: In the Republican race, former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who recently made clear his intentions to seek the presidency, has expanded his lead over Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Giuliani holds a 2 to 1 advantage over McCain among Republicans, according to the poll, more than tripling […]

February 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Grover, Go Away.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cartoons, Partisan Hacks


February 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

The Party Of Freedom?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, General Politics

That’s the theme Giuliani’s campaign is testing. He’s also suggesting a shift away from the religious right. Will it work? WASHINGTON â€â€? Mayor Giuliani is calling on the Republican Party to redefine itself as “the party of freedom,” focusing on lower taxes, school choice, and a health care system rooted in free market principles. Delivering […]

February 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

What’s Going Down In Iran?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Military, Money, News, The War On Terrorism

First, the US is apparently reversing their policy and talking to Iran and Syria. That’s good… The United States and the Iraqi government are launching a new diplomatic initiative to invite Iran and Syria to a neighbors meeting on stabilizing Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday. “We hope that all governments seize this […]

February 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

How far we have fallen

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Law, News, The War On Terrorism

A prosecution expert says Jose Padilla is competent to stand trial, contradicting defense claims that his imprisonment amounted to torture that had induced post-traumatic stress disorder in the dirty-bomb suspect. That’s how it goes in these cases. The defense witnesses say he’s crazy; the prosecution witnesses say he’s not. The judge then has to sort […]

February 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Obama Talks Iraq

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, History, The War On Terrorism, War

…in 2002…and nails it. If this is a guy who’s being accused of not having enough experience, then maybe we should consider people without enough experience more often if they can demonstrate a track record of such astute observations. (h/t: Sully) Tweet

February 26th, 2007 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Romney Says Bush Flip-Flopped On Abortion Too

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, General Politics

But he was wrong. Uhh…woops. From Politico: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said this week that President Bush “was pro-choice before he became pro-life,â€Â? an assertion the Romney campaign now acknowledges was inaccurate. The remark was based on a magazine article Romney had read, his campaign said.[…] Question: “Bloggers like to call it ‘flip flopping,’ […]

February 26th, 2007 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Al Qaeda’s Resurgence

By Marc Schulman | Related entries in The War On Terrorism

The New York Times on Al Qaeda’s resurgence: Al Qaeda’s comeback didn’t have to happen. And it must not be allowed to continue. The new Qaeda sanctuaries in Pakistan do not operate with the blessing of the Pakistani government. But Pakistan’s military dictator, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, has not tried very hard to drive them out. […]

February 24th, 2007 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Richardson May Have Right Idea on Iran

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Iran

While Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama spar over who gets more of Hollywood’s money, Bill Richardson is writing thoughtful editorials on real issues. Richardson, former ambassador to the UN, current governor of New Mexico and presidential hopeful, lays out how he would approach Iran’s nuclear program: No nation has ever been forced to renounce nuclear […]

February 24th, 2007 | Permalink| 13 Comments »