Lazy Media Matters Tries to Expose Right-Wing Media Bias


Some claims are too petty even for Media Matters to make on the merits alone.  Unfortunately, that’s not to say they have the good sense to abandon such attacks—no, they just need a little extra padding, like dredging up old, unrelated controversies to make them seem more significant.
Such is the sorry state of their latest [...]

Matthias Küntzel: The West goes wobbly on Iran, The Weekly Standard


On November 18, Iran’s foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki rejected a proposal that his country should export some 70 percent of its low-enriched uranium for further processing abroad. On November 20, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany met in Brussels and urged Iran to reconsider. “I continue to hold out the […]

A Spoonful of Saccharine: Geopolitical Realities No Barrier to Maddow Blaming Bush for All Problems


By now, you’ve all seen President Obama’s speech, wherein he agreed to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan (though most definitely not a surge of the kind used in Iraq and suggested by many for quite some time now, we are assured). Now, Rachel Maddow often tries to walk a peculiar line in which she [...]

“Stop Making our Troops Suffer in Order to Make our Generals Happy.” Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 18


Keith Olbermann outdid himself Monday night on the eve of President Obama—finally—announcing his strategy for the war in Afghanistan.
He told the President to “get out now,” because the General advising him is a liar, and that the generals advising him are “in the war business,” conduct “war for the sake of war,” are looking for [...]

Obama’s Hedged Bet on Afghanistan – by Jacob Laksin


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The president backs a strategy for success – but with a political timeline attached.

Transcript of Obama speech on Afghanistan – CNN.com


West Point, New York CNN — President Obama spoke Tuesday night at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, about the future of the U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan. The following is a transcript of his remarks:Good evening. To the United States Corps of Cadets, to the men and women of our […]

Why They Serve – by Frontpage Magazine


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A salute to the troops from Restoration Weekend 2009.

SNL Serves Obama a Prodigious Piece of Palin Pie and Highlights The Audacity of Broke


Five Star Unafraid Comedy returns to SNL as they lambaste the presumptuousness and cocky naivete of President Barack Obama.  The skit involves a recent Joint Press Conference in Beijing with Obama and President Hu Jintao.

Naturally, assuming the lead role, Obama (who else?) opens the conference with his typical, arrogant, oratory, and dictates to Jintao [...]

Thanksgiving With Bill Ayers: Fugitive Days and Obama’s Plan for Afghanistan


 

Books are the mind’s feast even when they are controversial. While Americans gathered to thank God for our beloved country, I spent much of Thanksgiving seeing America through the eyes of a man who detests her. William Ayers, author of Fugitive Days, is a professor at the University of Chicago. His resume [...]

Newsweek Talks About Sarah Palin – Sort Of


When it comes to talk of President Obama, Newsweek editor Evan Thomas couldn’t find his way out of a hyperbole bag with a map of moderation. He is completely, indisputably “in the bag” for Obama.
“I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.”
– Newsweek’s Evan [...]