Barack Obama: The Miss America Presidency


When I first set eyes on Barack Obama I knew that the Republicans didn’t have a chance at winning the Presidency. Obama, a young, handsome, bi-racial idealist whispering the poetry of hope and change was unstoppable when placed next to the old, white, sameness of John McCain. Everything about the Obama candidacy seemed perfectly orchestrated. [...]

Eric Alterman Can’t Seem to Figure Out Why Israel Is Skeptical of Negotiations


Daily Beast left-winger Eric Alterman has taken a look at Vice President Joe Biden’s latest Mideast trip to address the Israel-Palestinian conflict.  Three guesses who he blames for continuing violence in the region.
If you guessed Israel, pat yourself in the back:
The following day, before Biden arrived, the Israeli government announced approval for 112 new homes [...]