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Agitating for War

If you haven’t yet read Seymour Hersch’s new article, you need to do that now. Hersch wrote about US military incursions into Iran last year, and this is the latest update. He is a seriously connected, established journalist who consistently … Continue reading

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The Backslide Begins

Barack Obama is already letting us down. No sooner than I could get it out into words, he’s already settling into the disturbing patterns that ruined the McGovern campaign. Bad decisions – or worse, indecisiveness – followed by poor message control, … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in ’08

Reading Hunter S. Thompson’s fine book on the 1972 presidential campaign today will trigger a case of reverse déjà vu: there is no lack of Fear and Loathing in the 2008 Presidential Election. Like Obama today, George McGovern offered the … Continue reading

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She Just Won’t Quit

Two weeks ago, I predicted on Sascha’s blog that Hillary Clinton would do the right thing and quit after the races that are taking place tomorrow. Now I’m not so sure. At first I thought Clinton’s continuing swagger was just … Continue reading

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Chinese Jingos vs. American Jingos

“America: Love it or leave it.” “China: Love it or we’ll kill you.” That pretty much sums up the difference between the jingoists in my country and the jingoists in my wife’s. Both our countrymen have a tendency to overreact … Continue reading

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PA Reality

Today, finally, the voters of Penn’s Woods go to the polls. But methinks tomorrow we will be no closer to having a Democratic presidential nominee. The recent debate was a travesty. Once again, I had no idea it was coming … Continue reading

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The Madness Continues

So Hillary has taken her last stand at the Texas Alamo and survived. Now we are left in the midst of this battle and media orgy that covers it incessantly. I confess I am a political junkie. I love turning … Continue reading

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Who’s Ready to Lead

Frank Rich wrote a great piece on Sunday called “The Audacity of Hopelessness.” In it, he debunks Clinton’s claim to experience by showing her campaign’s failure to organize as well as Obama’s. He starts with a description of how Clinton … Continue reading

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President Obama

By now it looks like the world will be saying hello to President Barack Obama in January 2009. After his latest string of victories, one would think his momentum is unstoppable. Barring huge losses in Texas and Ohio March 4, … Continue reading

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