Goodbyes…

…to Larry Craig… …to Tony Snow… …to John Warner… …to Karl Rove… …and to me!  I’ll be otherwise indisposed most of this Labor Day weekend…I hope to see you back here on Monday, and here’s hoping this is a fun, safe, enjoyable weekend for you and yours!  Later, gang…

Two Years On…

Well, of course you realize that two years ago today Hurricane Katrina hit.  This particular disaster has resonated longer than most: besides the death and destruction, it had two unusual factors, both only evident in retrospect: it nearly destroyed a city and a presidency. Now, I scoffed at the criticism of Bush in the aftermath [...]

Is The War Lost? Yes, If You’re A Democrat…

Oh, there I go again. Only it’s not me, it’s the Democrats themselves, according to the latest Zogby Poll: A majority of Americans – 54% – believe the United States has not lost the war in Iraq, but there is dramatic disagreement on the question between Democrats and Republicans, a new UPI/Zogby Interactive poll shows. [...]

Lyrics That Resonate

Okay, this has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with the song that popped into my head while I just took a shower, but there are few lyrics in the history of rock with this much mystique and opacity that suggest specificity in so many diverse minds – oh, heck, read the [...]

So Gonzales Is Out…

…and good riddance, I might say. A flurry of second-term departures have come too late for my taste: Rumsfeld, Rove, and now Gonzales. In truth, Cheney should have joined them, and it should have been a coordinated changing of the guards prior to the 2006 election when it might have made a difference. Why? Isn’t [...]

It Never Ceases To Amaze Me…

…that there are those on the left who think Christopher Hitchens is some sort of Bush Administration apologist simply because he supported the Iraq War (like most of the Democrats in Congress, and not a few Democratic presidential candidates, lest we forget). Let that supposition be forever laid to rest: How do I dislike President [...]

How Far Off The Deep End Do You Have To Be…

…to have even the infamous Robert Fisk (of ‘fisking’ fame) call you a nut? Each time I lecture abroad on the Middle East, there is always someone in the audience – just one – whom I call the “raver”. Apologies here to all the men and women who come to my talks with bright and [...]

Some Sobering, If Early, Electoral Projections…

…ought to put the fear of God into those Republicans clinging to the now antiquated notion that Hillary can never be elected president.  Look for yourself…the maps are of Hillary vs. Giuliani and Clinton vs. Romney, based on current polling. Several caveats: it’s early, and early polling doesn’t mean a lot; the data is gathered [...]

In Iraq, The Glass Is Always Half Empty…

…when you’re a Democrat: Democratic leaders in Congress had planned to use August recess to raise the heat on Republicans to break with President Bush on the Iraq war. Instead, Democrats have been forced to recalibrate their own message in the face of recent positive signs on the security front, increasingly focusing their criticisms on [...]

Put THAT In Your Pipe And Smoke It

In truth, I like few things better than a good debunking, and when the debunking is aimed at the morons in the 9/11 ‘Truth’ movement, so much the better: In what will surely be seen as a defining moment for the 9/11 truther movement, the History Channel has delivered a blow for sanity and rationalism [...]

No, Not Another Stalin Post…

…but the subject is evil enough for me.  Michael Vick has thrown away his multi-million dollar football career and a life of unbelievable luxury because he apparently likes to kill dogs: More than football, Michael Vick’s freedom is the question now. With three associates prepared to testify that he brutally executed dogs and bankrolled gambling, [...]

Russia’s Little Stalin

Too harsh? Well, Vladimir Putin seems to invite the comparison: In Russia, the ghosts of the past refuse to die. This month, several hundred mourners gathered in the Moscow suburb of Butovo at a mass grave of 20,000 victims of Joseph Stalin’s purges. As priests chanted a liturgy for the dead, mourners hauled up a [...]

When Even The Candidates Are Tired Of The Debates…

…that’s a good indication there are too damn many debates. Obama has had about enough: Inundated by dozens of invitations, Sen. Barack Obama will turn down requests to join future debates and forums this fall, his Democratic presidential campaign announced Saturday. Obama will honor his commitment to eight more debates (five sanctioned by the Democratic [...]

It’s A Three-Man Race Again For The GOP…

…and it may finally be time for this blogger to take Mitt Romney seriously. I have openly scoffed at the notion of a supposed ‘front runner’ who can’t even break into double digits, but a glance at the Real Clear Politics poll page shows Romney is routinely hitting double digits now. It may be unfair [...]

The Summertime Blues

Ain’t no cure for what ails the Dow, apparently, as the DJIA closes below 13,000 in the midst of continued fears of a credit meltdown sparked by subprime mortgages.  And from Iraq, truly appalling news, as the death toll from yesterday’s bombings may have reached 500 or more.  A major catastrophe, by any standards…I’m never [...]

New Day, Same As The Old Day

It’s Tuesday, but it feels like Monday – it’s still hot, the stock market is still in a tailspin, and the #1 topic is still Karl Rove. You could spend a decade just reading the Rove articles that have appeared over the last 24 hours, but perhaps the one closest to my own thoughts comes [...]

So, Anything Newsworthy Happen Today?

Oh, yeah, that: Karl Rove, President Bush’s longtime political adviser, is resigning as White House deputy chief of staff effective Aug. 31, and returning to Texas, marking a turning point for the Bush presidency. Mr. Rove’s departure removes one of the White House’s most polarizing figures, and perhaps signals the effective end of the lame [...]

More On The Straw Poll…

…though our friend Ryan won’t be happy.  From the always-interesting Tom Bevan: Mitt Romney did what he needed to do yesterday, which was to come away from Ames with a decent-sized win. On Friday, I suggested a 10-point margin of victory was the minimum bar Romney needed to meet expectations, and he cleared that hurdle, [...]

Straw Poll Results Due Shortly

Delayed because of a malfunction…Romney will, of course, win…the real question is how poorly Guiliani will do (or is he even eligible to get votes? I forget how these things work, that’s how much stock I put into ‘straw polls’ – though this piece says his name will be on the ballot), and how well [...]

An Even More Inconvenient Truth

We all know that 1998 was the warmest year on record, and that 5 of the warmest years ever occurred in the last ten years. We all know this, and we’re all wrong. An intrepid gentleman by the name of Steve McIntyre investigated some anomalies with the official NASA weather records, and discovered a mistake…a [...]

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