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Reaction to President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is Another "Teaching Moment"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Are we incapable of recognizing the simple fact that it is much better for America to have a president who is admired and respected in the world than one who is despised and feared?

Wall Street Is More of a Threat to Obama's Domestic Agenda than Afghanistan

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Whatever Obama decides to do in Afghanistan is of little consequence compared to Wall Street's ongoing "plutonomy."

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

It's the Balance of Power, Stupid!

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

The U.S.' clout may be slipping in the global arena. And yet no one wants to admit it. A failure to do so led to the end of the British Empire, and could mean the same for the U.S.

Glenn Beck vs. Van Jones: McCarthyism Enters the 21st Century

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

If you serve a right-wing Republican president you can write or say anything you want. But if you serve a liberal Democratic president, like the "pinks" who fell to McCarthyism, you can be taken down.

Ridge Says Bushies Exploited Terror Threats for Political Purposes. No S**t, Sherlock

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Ridge revelation is a huge story, but not a surprising one. Anyone with half a brain knew that the Bushies waged their own terror campaign for political advantage leading up to the 2004 election.

The Republican "Do Not Resuscitate" Plan to Let Medicare Die

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

This is philosophical warfare, and for the Republicans, Medicare is an appropriate casualty.

Financial Reforms: Is Europe Hypocritical?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

European bank losses were as high as the U.S. They used the same compensation system, and their fragmented and ineffective regulatory system shares responsibility for the crisis.

Gates Grounds the Airborne White Elephant Laser

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Now reporting to President Obama, who favors weapons programs that are effective and affordable, Gates is finally free to say that many of these programs don't work.

President's Intelligence Oversight Board Remains Empty

Secrecy News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama has still not appointed anyone to the President's Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), Secrecy News has learned....

Republicans Gone Wild!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The right-wing attack machine is in high-gear, throwing all sorts of inflammatory rhetoric around like it was the '08 campaign all over again.

The Difference Between Bush's "Freedom Agenda" and Obama's "Support for Human Rights"

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil Hicks

President Obama's strength is that he does not need to engage in the abrasive and divisive rhetoric of the Bush administration to get the attention of the region's autocratic governments.

Book: Bush Needed Condi To Explain Biden's "Articulate" Gaffe

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Did George W. Bush really summon his African-American secretary of state for a lesson on junior-high-level racial politics? So reports Newsweek's Ric...

Bible Quotes on "Worldwide Intelligence Updates?"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Bush proved that the blurring of the line that separates Church and State is not only unconstitutional, it is also wholly dysfunctional.

Missing Bush E-Mails Won't Be Released, Court Says

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the office that has records about millions of possibly missing e-mails from the Bush Whi...

Impeach Bybee: The Growing Movement to Unseat Bush Torture Lawyer Turned Federal Judge

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

The UN has indicated that Obama's refusal to prosecute torturers may be a violation of International law.

So What If Obama Bowed? HALAS!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

The President is speaking a language of acceptance and outreach to the Muslim world that is quite sincere.

Times' David E. Sanger: Obama Must 'Re-Balance The Portfolio' And Address Multiple Global Threats

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Sanger: "The Iraq War so preoccupied the senior leadership of the United States that many greater threats were allowed to fester. President-elect Obama needs to re-balance the portfolio."

Afghanistan: Where Empires (US, USSR) Go To Die | By Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It is now a commonplace -- as a lead article in the New York Times's Week in Review pointed out recently -- that Afghanistan is "the graveyard of empi...

The Bastard at the Wedding

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Presidency is the toughest job in the world and I think it calls for bold, strong action by Obama. I am afraid that he may be, by nature, a compromiser, and that's why I feel like the bastard at the wedding.

Foreign Affairs And The Bush Administration: A Catastrophe At Every Turn | By Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President George W. Bush has been using his last weeks in office making the case that he was not a disaster as president. There's not much else for hi...

The Final Curtain Can't Come Soon Enough

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

George W. Bush gave his final press conference yesterday. Since he set the record for fewest press conferences since the arrival of television during ...

Just Go, Mr. Bush. Please, Just Go.

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

There really is no such thing as a "legacy" for George W. Bush. The word suggests some kind of accomplishment, a bequest.

Bush/Cheney: Dinosaurs of the Old Economy

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

The legacy of Bush and Cheney are inextricably tied to the survival of the old fossil fuel economy. Their assignment was clear: defend and protect at ...

President Bush, Pardon O.J. Simpson Now!

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

President Bush, I realize that I may not have much pull with you right now but it seems that without Karl Rove around, you're kind of lost and sad. I ...