President Obama’s speech on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has received nearly universal disapprobation, whether read between the lines in the New York Times, in the palpable absence of tingle in Chris Matthew’s leg, or whether it’s overseas commentors in China or Britain.
Having just viewed Governor Chris Christie’s latest speech in New Jersey, [...]
Today we learn why Washington fiddles as Afghanistan burns:
President Obama is exploring alternatives to a major troop increase in Afghanistan, including a plan advocated by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to scale back American forces and focus more on rooting out Al Qaeda there and in Pakistan, officials said Tuesday…
Among the [...]
Madame Secretary of State clearly has some runway remaining, before all is forgiven on the home front. Endure the advertisement.
Can’t help thinking that the framing for that interview was, well: Unfortunate.
Needs more podium.
It’s safe to say that I’m very happy to learn that US journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been freed from a grotesquely unfair incarceration by the North Korean regime. No one deserves to spend time as guests of the Nork gulag, including the 22.6 million residents of the slave state, less the [...]
Ex-Marine John Murtha throws $3.1 billon dollars of “emergency” funding atop the war supplemental:
Democratic Representative John Murtha, who heads the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, managed to get $3.1 billion for eight C-17 and 11 C-130 military transport planes included. However, that has been pared back by four C-130s.
The Pentagon did not request [...]
Drearily predictable, really. It starts with “Buy America” provisions in the economic recovery act, operating under the assumption that economic decisions can be made unilaterally in a global economy.
Not so much:
Canadian municipal leaders threatened to retaliate against the “Buy America” movement in the United States on Saturday, warning trade restrictions will hurt [...]
You know, God help me, but I almost feel sorry for her.
The Speaker must not be liking her press coverage:
Nancy Pelosi makes surprise visit to Baghdad, Iraq
During a brief Mother’s Day visit to Iraq on Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi reaffirmed her commitment to ensure that the U.S. military meets its June 30 deadline for withdrawing American troops from major cities in the country, [...]
Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd apparently has never heard of Godwin’s Law, not to mention the concept of elevating the tone.
You’d think a guy with his issues would be seeking a lower public profile.