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General Discharge

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

One hopes that Obama now responds to the serious concerns the Rolling Stone article raises about his failed policy and not merely to the barbs from the general he once so admired.

Crossing the Rubicon with Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Jeff Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schneider

It is infuriating that for the second time in a year McChrystal has fundamentally challenged the authority of both the SecDef and POTUS in a very public way.

General McChrystal Offers To Resign, According To Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Gen. Stanley McChrystal has offered to resign his position in the wake of an explosive Rolling Stone interview, according to Time magazine's J...

McChrystal Profile Author: General's Decision To Talk To Me Showed 'Recklessness'

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michael Hastings, who wrote the profile of General Stanley McChrystal for Rolling Stone, said today that he wasn't quite sure why the general gave him...

Jason Linkins

Rolling Stone McChrystal Profile: Mag Fails To Capitalize On Its Own Story | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this morning, Rolling Stone executive editor Eric Bates took note of the dismissal of the civilian press aide who set up the interview between...

Jason Linkins

Stanley McChrystal Under Fire: What Does It Mean For Counterinsurgency Strategy? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Is it possible to even contemplate McChrystal being removed from his command? My instincts tell me that we're about to endure a fancy bit of White House shame-pageantry: McChrystal comes hat in hand, he and the President have a heart-to-heart, and in the end, everyone gets back to work. That's how I see it playing out if only because McChrystal has essentially become the living avatar of counterinsurgency strategy itself.

Sam Stein

Rolling Stone Editor On Stanley McChrystal Interview: 'The PR Person Is Always The First To Go' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The executive editor of Rolling Stone -- the magazine responsible for the bombshell profile of General Stanley McChrystal -- scoffed at the fact that ...

Firing McChrystal is Not Enough

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

It's time to stop the manipulation, the insubordination and the military dreams of endless war in Afghanistan. Fire McChrystal and then fire the strategy.

Rolling Stone McChrystal Interview: Robert Gates Says General Made 'Significant Mistake'

AP | ANNE GEARAN and JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rebuked his Afghanistan war commander for "poor judgment" Tuesday and considered whether to fire him in the ...

Obama "Can No More Disown (McChrystal) Than I Can My White Grandmother"

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Obama made Hillary Clinton his secretary of state, putting all that she said during the campaign behind him. Obama can do the same thing with McChrystal. If he does, he should emerge with a tighter grip on the general.

'The Runaway General': General McChrystal Faces BLOWBACK From Rolling Stone Expose

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)- The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to Washington to explain derogatory comments about President Barack Obama and...

Rolling Stone Editor: McChrystal Knew He Was On The Record

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The editor of the news-making article about General Stanley McChrystal said Tuesday morning that the general and his team knew they were on the recor...

McChrystal Rolls

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


McChrystal Must Resign - or Be Fired

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

What cannot be allowed to stand is when General McChrystal believes in his strategy for Afghanistan more than the command structure and order of the Armed Forces, and his duty to uphold it.

Top McChrystal Aide Resigns In Wake Of Rolling Stone Piece

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Duncan Boothby, a "senior media aide" to Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has resigned in the wake of an explosive Rolling Stone expose that features McChryst...

Karzai Endorses McChrystal After Rolling Stone Interview: 'Best Commander' Of Afghanistan War

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai gave a strong endorsement Tuesday to embattled Gen. Stanley McChrystal, describing him as the...

McChrystal's Rolling Stone Interview: Quotes, Comments About Obama And Colleagues (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gen. Stanley McChrystal's candid Rolling Stone interview prompted the White House to summon McChrystal, the most senior military commander in Afghanis...

The Runaway General' Summoned To Washington

AP | ANNE GEARAN and JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan was fighting for his job Tuesday after being summoned to Washington to explain a magazine pro...

Susan Cowsill Soars with CD Release Lighthouse

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

For anyone who has followed Cowsill's career in recent years, or caught her national tours and regular gigs in New Orleans, the rendition of "River of Love" will offer a swift kick in the gut.

Lady Gaga On 'Rolling Stone' In Thong, Gun Bra (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A nearly-nude Lady Gaga covers 'Rolling Stone' for a second time, now in just a thong and the machine gun bra first seen in her 'Alejandro' video. P...

Rolling Stone Online: Complete Archives Available Behind Pay Wall

AP | ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — For the first time Rolling Stone is inviting its readers on the long, strange trip though the magazine's 43-year archive, putting com...

Goldman Scapegoat

Dennis O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dennis O'Brien

Are we really to believe that Goldman is the worst offender? Or are they a convenient scapegoat? Politically, nothing could be a safer bet than attacking Goldman.

On the Prowl Again, Peter Wolf Collecting Midnight Souvenirs

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

While looking forward to the release of his seventh solo album, Wolf touched on everything from breakups and reunions to why his former band isn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Theo Wenner, Jann Wenner's Son, 'Getting A Lot Of Work From Rolling Stone'

WWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Chalk it up to nepotism, cost cutting or just good genes, but aspiring photographer Theo Wenner, son of Jann, is getting a lot of work from Rolling St...

U2 Mixes It Up for the Fans

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Still riding high on the success of their latest album, U2 has delivered a special treat to its loyal fans with the limited edition remix-CD, Artificial Horizon, available only to subscribers.