Other than Obama, is there a less accomplished person who has run for president in our lifetime?
Fresh off his weekend back-and-forth with the Obama administration, former Vice President Dick Cheney took his fight to the heart of the political right, making a surprise address Thursday to the Conservative Political Action Conference and telling them President Obama will be defeated in 2012. “I think Barack Obama is a one-term president,” he said. […]
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 […]
Congressional experts pegged the 2010 U.S. budget deficit at $1.35 trillion, a slight improvement from the $1.38 trillion estimate in August, but the overall picture of the government’s finances remains bleak, according to the annual report released Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office said the government will run an aggregate deficit of almost $6 trillion during […]
Presumably Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general aiming to be that state’s next U.S. senator, has more political skill than she’s demonstrated in recent days. She must be on a spectacularly ill-timed run of bad luck and rookie mistakes. As Republican Scott Brown has roared from unknown to potential upset winner, Coakley came under fire […]
Who knows? In the long run, global warming skeptics may be wrong, but the importance of healthy skepticism in the face of conventional thinking is, once again, validated. What we know now is that someone hacked into the e-mails of leading climate researchers at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and others, including […]