Who do you think fakes sincerity about the Middle Class the best?
We hoped for the best, but things turned out as usual. — Viktor Chernomyrdin, Yeltsin’s Prime Minister, on the Yeltsin Presidency
We’re slightly mystified by the euphoric gushing in the Blathersphere ™ about Obama’s address to the House GOP in Baltimore. So Ezra Klein wets his pants. Chuck Todd breaks monotone and offers rare emotional range beyond a Disney animatronic mannequin. Heavens above ! Pull out the 64 font on Huff Post (and make sure not [...]
The U.S. under the Warlord may be a Rogue Power; or perhaps a beefy, almost naked and sweaty mora standing at the Hot Gates; or just an incompetent Outsourcer. For sake of discussion, offer any political science (or snarky, if you prefer) template that comes to mind. Let’s just call it (noun). We’ll skip bomb [...]
It’s hard to see America today and not feel somewhat disassociated. Not in the twitchy Upper West Side sort of way, but as we all experience when a loved one needs help, cries out for help, yet in the end must be cut off. For that loved one must want to change before help can [...]
What precisely is exercise of U.S. power regarding Libya seeking to achieve? Removing Khaddaffi? Khaddaffi the man is perhaps a necessary component of an unarticulated U.S. policy, but not sufficient in and of itself. We all know removing the man alone can not be the U.S. policy. After all, the Bush Administration happily worked with [...]