After a battle it's important to show respect to those who were on the other side. They have different priorities. They see the world differently -- and it's important to understand that and salute their own magnanimity after this sort of skirmish.
Why are they going so off-the-rails? It boils down to one thing -- Iraq. Neocons will never, ever forgive Senator Hagel for standing up to President Bush, in favor of a pro-troop, pro-security, responsible approach to Iraq.
If William Kristol wants to have a real debate on the real issues, let's have it. Let's have a debate on the neocon military policy of preemptive war, interventionism and nation-building versus a more reasoned approach, with use of the military as a last resort.
You're going to hear a lot of talk from President Obama's supporters today about why Romney's vastly superior performance didn't matter. Don't believe it. In fact, the first debate is going to matter a great deal in the days ahead.
The media are having no problem decoding the not-so-secret message from last night. Obama wants us to know that Mitt Romney is what the president's new role model, Theodore Roosevelt, would have called a "malefactor of great wealth."
I'm a Jewish supporter of Israel and Occupy Wall Street. Not big news, you'd think. But the right-wing noise machine needs some way to undermine this threat to the power and wealth of the 1%. So it's hit on "anti-Semitism." Oy!
How did Rick Perry go from toast-of-the-town to toast? Will a combination of Howard Beale, Tony Soprano and Ralph Kramden run and win? And whatever happened to Sarah Palin? Matalin and Rosen assay the GOP field.
Fear-mongering about President Obama's supposed lack of support for Israel just doesn't hold water. The United States' relationship with Israel has strengthened, not waned during the Obama administration.
Cheney and the Neocons run the risk of backfiring in terms of Israel. Despite the insistence that Israel is a security asset to the U.S., some say it's time for the U.S. to ask itself whether Israel might now be a "strategic liability."