New York Times Excuses Sestak Bribe Offer


The New York Times editorializes today that
There doesn’t seem to be anything terribly unethical about the White House offer of an unpaid advisory position to Joe Sestak if he would bow out of the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, in which he later defeated Senator Arlen Specter.
The Times‘ only criticism of the offer was that it was an [...]

More Evidence That The Iraq Surge Did Not Work – Trouble Ahead?


I remember wondering during the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, what are we going to accomplish there?  I knew something about Sunni Muslim strongman Saddam Hussein’s brutality from reading a bit of the news and listening to talk radio.  Combat operations in Afghanistan had wound down and the Taliban had been pretty well [...]

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