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Putting a Smiley Face on the Tea Party

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

It all seemed a little strange on August 28th. Glenn Beck insisted his "Restoring Honor 8/28" rally was a revival meeting, not a "political" event.

What Does it Mean to Lose the Washington Post?

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

Democrats need to realize that they do not presently have a mandate for a reprise of the New Deal or Great Society. Voters want practical solutions to their all too real problems.

Jason Linkins

Stephen Colbert Explores Obama's Religion Perception Problem (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert had a longish segment concerning the recent nutlog protests of the Cordoba House in lower Manhattan, a...

Lie About Auschwitz Fuels Park51 Hysteria

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

Why would one of the most powerful figures in the American Catholic clergy step into the anti-Muslim hysteria waving a lie? Maybe somebody on the Archbishop's team is a regular viewer of Fox News.

The Cordoba House and the Limits of Public Opinion

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

According to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, 70 percent of Americans oppose construction of the planned Cordoba House two blocks away from Ground Zero. Who cares?

After Zakaria, What About Other ADL Humphrey Prize Recipients?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

I don't necessarily believe in follow-the-leader, but knowing how other recipients feel about the ADL controversy and the Cordoba mosque could be instructive and important.

Take Michael Hayden Off the "Curtis LeMay Today List"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

We at The Washington Note move retired USAF General Michael Hayden out of the "Curtis LeMay Today List" that we are beginning to compile -- and back on to the roster of reasonably sensible strategists.

Charles Krauthammer Blasts Obama In Op-Ed: 'Selective Modesty,' 'Comical Self-Inflation'

Huffington Post | Lindsay Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a Washington Post op-ed Friday,Charles Krauthammer strongly criticized President Obama for his "farcical" NASA plan (involving education, internati...

Christian Fundamentalism, Anti-Gay Bigotry, and Conservative Fratricide

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael J.W. Stickings

According to Coral Ridge Ministries Senior Writer Robert Knight, if you are not a bigot, then you're a "moral relativist -- this even includes conservative voices like George Will and Charles Krauthammer.

What If Fox News Actually Wants Mob Violence?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The GOP Noise Machine fervently excused last week's violent behavior and eagerly tried to shift the blame onto the victims of the intimidation, and then demanded to know what the big deal was.

Need a Lift? Ask the Russians!

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ken Blackwell

With the media focusing like a laser on health care, we have passed over a story that is stunning in its implications: The United States under President Obama is willingly giving up leadership in space.

Why We Need the Guantanamo Lawyers

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

Without the rule of law, without fair trials even for the despised, there is nothing else that can be called civilization, nothing else that civilized people can live, fight, or die for.

Bush-nesia Strikes Again in Right-Wing Media Smear Against Obama, DOJ Attorneys

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Conservatives have been attacking President Obama and the Department of Justice for employing lawyers who previously represented terrorism suspects, even though George Bush did the same thing.

NASA's Budget: OK To Keep Grounded

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

NASA gets $19 billion in 2011, compared to $18.3 billion this year.

Jason Linkins

Charles Krauthammer Is Mad At Obama For Not Wanting To Zoom Around In Spaceships, For Freedom | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For whatever reason, the Washington Post has allowed Charles Krauthammer to rant on and on about how horrible President Obama is for cutting the line ...

Grading Obama One Year Later

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

Our Founders knew what they were doing when they gave presidents four-year terms. If Obama came to Washington to change America for the better, he's got three more years to prove it.

The Decade Ahead: From Radicalism to Restraint

Joe Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Scarborough

Washington just turned the page on a decade filled with reckless spending, military adventurism and political fratricide. The costs of that era will be with us for some time.

Think Again: Blame Gitmo

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Conservative temperatures rose shortly after Christmas when reports surfaced that members of a group that took "credit" for the failed "underpants" attack had previously been detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Joe Klein and Charles Krauthammer: Two Cheeks of the Same Backside

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Cohen

It is always good fun when beltway hacks attack each other, although at the higher end of the spectrum, the arguments are a little harder to decipher....

From Caucus Room, Sen. Levin Slams Dick Cheney

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taylor Marsh

All that Afghanistan needs is more troops, according to the Krauthammer crew. Well, yesterday, Sen. Levin, the last to speak at the event, made a point of putting them in their place.

Charles Krauthammer Continues to Fail

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

One of the most delightful and potentially game-changing aspects of the information age is that it grants a vastly enhanced ability to discover past predictions that might otherwise have been forgotten.

Let France, Israel, the Saudis Deter Iran

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

By counting on the Americans to protect them against a nuclear Iran, the French, the Saudis and the Israelis are avoiding assuming the responsibility for their own security.

Charles Krauthammer Forgets His Place

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

Each time in the past decade that there has arisen a chance to be wrong about America's foreign undertakings, Charles Krauthammer has taken it. He's a real go-getter.

The Incredible Failures of Charles Krauthammer

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

Once a pundit is hired, he rarely faces the prospect of being fired. Having achieved a certain level of name recognition, his real job is already done.

What the Neocons Don't Get about Freedom

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Signer

A key aspect of constitutionalism is that it begins and ends with the people, rather than rhetoric, institutions, or leaders. Thus the genius of Obama's policy of actual democracy promotion.