In his latest piece from The Huffington Post, Robert Reich’s detachment from reality skirts the comical. Take a look at the analogy he comes up with for House Republicans in the wake of the budget deal.
Social issues remain a prism through which we can discern the priorities of those who would lead us. On Friday, Bill Maher offered a troubling glimpse through that prism on HBO’s Real Time.
One of the current hot button issues in Minnesota is Voter ID. Critics of the plan speculate it may disenfranchise voters in peculiar situations. However, voters are already being disenfranchised by the lack of transparency in the system.
Robert Reich channels bank robber Willie Sutton in his latest appeal to class envy, but ignores economic reality and the essential moral consideration.
I have a tremendous respect for the humility required to reconsider a publicly established position in light of new evidence. David Horowitz recently did so in a post denouncing nation-building. He expressed well-informed doubts regarding the prospect of democracy in the Middle East. This prompted a response from former NRB contributor John Guardenao. It takes Horowitz to task for changing his mind.
The Left has been atwitter in the wake of President Obama’s Libya speech, seizing upon his assertion of America’s “responsibility to protect” as evidence of a heartfelt belief in American exceptionalism. Of course, what has made America exceptional has been its political and economic liberty, not some esoteric calling to police the world. That said, the topic prompted Salon’s Glenn Greenwald to question whether America is exceptional at all.
In the wake of the president’s speech earlier this week, during which he attempted to sell his intervention in Libya, leftist commentators have seized upon one of his stated justifications and flaunted it as evidence that he really does think America exceptional. However, the exceptionalism they’re talking about has nothing to do with the historical concept.