You know the Republicans have lost their way when they vigorously argue in favor of something they warned against just two years ago. Remember hearing conservatives insist that Obama was … Continue Reading Republicans demand broader powers for Obama justice department
“This is a BP mess,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said at a news conference with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal and several U.S. senators. “It is … Continue Reading BP’s mess, Obama’s country
NYT columnist Ross Douthat understands what most of Obama’s critics, left and right, fail to grasp. Both right and left have had trouble processing Obama’s institutionalism. Conservatives have exaggerated his … Continue Reading pegging obama
They should be encouraged by the words of Barack Obama’s education secretary. Not bloody likely. In deciding how to spend Race to the Top dollars, Duncan wants to reward programs … Continue Reading an opportunity for conservatives to say something positive about obama
With the ship of state headed for one mother of an iceberg, is now the time to be worrying about the race, gender and sexual identity of those steering the … Continue Reading the left vs. obama
A: Education secretary. Will the next president opt for a reformer or stick with the failed establishment? David Brooks analyzes the field. (Where America ranks) UPDATE: Heard former Georgia Gov. … Continue Reading the cabinet pick that will say the most about obama
I’m trying to find reasons to oppose Hillary’s new assignment, but it’s no use. She’s tough and she’s smart. The world’s a dirty place, and Hillary’s willing to get in … Continue Reading hillary for state
Of late, nothing but fuck-ups, suck-ups, prudes and enablers: *Janet Reno. One word: Waco *John Ashcroft. Embarrassed by nude statues *Alberto Gonzalez. Lied before Congress; made Ashcroft look good in … Continue Reading why can’t we get a decent attorney general?
They really do think alike. Two examples: Issue: Hillary for Secretary of State The consensus: It’s reminiscent of Lincoln, who appointed a “team of rivals” to his Cabinet. (Pundits like … Continue Reading the pundit class
Bill Richardson — a top contender for U.S. Secretary of State — is well-liked and generally moderate. And, for the diversity-minded, he’s part-Hispanic. He’s also part-incompetent. Remember Los Alamos?