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Entries by Chris Weigant from 03/2011

Obama Should Give Second Cairo Speech

| Posted 03.01.2011 | Politics

People in America need to hear this type of leadership, and the people in the region who are risking everything -- including their lives -- to protest tyranny absolutely deserve to hear from Obama at this point.

Obama Poll Watch -- February, 2011

| Posted 03.02.2011 | Politics

In terms of shifts in public opinion, January and February were the best two months President Obama has yet had during his entire presidency.

Friday Talking Points [157] -- Eight Point Nine

| Posted 03.04.2011 | Politics

This just in... Charlie Sheen and Sarah Palin caught smoking pot in love nest! Well, no, sorry, that's absolutely false. However, it would make a dan...

What "The American People" Really Want

| Posted 03.08.2011 | Politics

A new poll by the Wall Street Journal and NBC says that 74% of Americans think that eliminating oil and gas industry tax breaks is a good idea, while 77% oppose cutting social security.

Obama Challenges Republicans by Supporting Wyden-Brown

| Posted 03.09.2011 | Politics

Wyden-Brown gives the Republicans everything they asked for -- the freedom to do things their own way in Republican states. The fact that they are running away from this sort of challenge is telling.

The No-Fly Zone Decision

| Posted 03.14.2011 | Politics

President Obama is in a tough spot on the whether or not to push for a no-fly zone over Libya. He is weighing the costs and benefits of the situation, and his reluctance to get involved may turn out, in the long run, to be the correct decision.

Democrats Play Some Offense

| Posted 03.16.2011 | Politics

Democrats are pushing back on a few key issues, whatever their chances of legislative success happen to be -- the mortgage crisis, gay marriage, and taxing millionaires.

Friday Talking Points [159] -- From Japan to the Shores of Tripoli

| Posted 03.19.2011 | Media

To the American mainstream media: Please, please, for the love of intelligent conversation about real data, please report the numbers.

Obama's Libyan Gamble

| Posted 03.21.2011 | Politics

Rather than selling a war as an existential threat to America, American democracy, freedom, the flag, Mom, and apple pie (as pretty much every president has done for decades), Barack Obama's approach is something new: war as a nuisance.

The Chances of Success in Libya

| Posted 03.23.2011 | World

Broadly speaking, there are only three possible outcomes in Libya -- win, lose, or stalemate. What chance does each of these have of actually becoming reality in a short stretch of time?

Friday Talking Points [160] -- "Name That War" Contest

| Posted 03.26.2011 | Comedy

Our involvement with Libya has been dubbed, by these faceless Pentagon brass, as "Operation Odyssey Dawn." Um... OK. But seriously, is this the best we can do?

Obama's Libyan Gamble, Week Two

| Posted 03.28.2011 | Politics

If the Libyan war ends well, Obama's Libyan gamble will have paid off handsomely. A little more than one week in, things seem to be going fairly well.

House Republicans' Constitutional Ignorance

| Posted 03.30.2011 | Politics

House Republican leaders announced they'll be voting on a bill that reportedly contains a piece of legislative fantasy within it -- that the House can declare something to be the law without any input from the Senate or Obama.