A Good Progressive War


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What opponents of the Iraq war think a good war looks like.

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U.S. curtails use of airstrikes in assault on Marja – washingtonpost.com


MARJA, AFGHANISTAN — To the Marines of Bravo Company, the black-and-white video footage from a surveillance drone seemed to present the perfect shot: more than a dozen armed insurgents exiting a building and heading to positions to attack U.S. and Afghan forces seeking to wrest control of this Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. Facing stiff […]

Jeffrey Goldberg: Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan and Anti-Semitism – The Atlantic


Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that […]

John Murtha dies at 77 – POLITICO.com


Rep. John Murtha, a Vietnam veteran who became one of the most powerful members of the House serving four decades representing western Pennsylvania, has died at 77.Murtha was the longest serving member of the Pennsylvania delegation — a milestone he passed just this past Saturday. He had been hospitalized in recent weeks with a gall […]

Obama: Bank Bailout “Necessary,” Iraq War “Dumb”


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Are we sure the bank baillout was a success?

The Right’s PC Police – by Jacob Laksin


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The Reid affair is one conversation about race Republicans shouldn’t want to have.

Unrest in Iran: The Vindication of George W. Bush – by Larry Elder


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How the Iraq War emboldened Iran’s democratic dissidents.

From the Pen of David Horowitz: December 30, 2009


A crucial element in the worldview of American radicals is the belief in American omnipotence – the ability of America’s leaders to control the circumstances of their international policies without regard to the interests of allies or the threats of adversary powers or the constraints imposed by domestic political forces. [...]

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  1. From the Pen of David Horowitz: December 10, 2009
  2. From the Pen of David Horowitz: December 29, 2009
  3. From the Pen of David Horowitz: December 11, 2009

Harry Reid


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To view the full Harry Reid profile, click here. Excerpts from the Harry Reid profile: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was born in December 1939 in Searchlight, Nevada…. Over the course of his political career, Reid has been implicated in several serious ethics scandals…. Reid has been one of the Senate’s most vocal critics of the […]

Robert Kagan: Obama’s Lonely Decision, Washington Post


So now two presidents in the space of less than three years have bucked overwhelming conventional wisdom, as well as public opinion, and decided that they did not want to lose a war. And what lonely decisions these have been. Perhaps the most disturbing thing about the last few years has been the stunningly large […]