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January 19, 2009

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   2 days left…   …and the excitement and anticipation in this town is palpable. I have my warm clothes, the wool socks, the hat and gloves all ready for Tuesday. I’ve got my walking route planned for the 3 mile hike over the Potomac and onto the Mall. Let̵...

January 14, 2009

American Middle East Policy In A Nutshell

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Isreali Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is bragging about how he ordered United States President George W. Bush to abstain from the UN Security Council resolution calling for a cease fire in Gaza. He is also bragging about how he shamed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: US Secretary of State Condolee...

January 13, 2009

Congressman Eliot Engel: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bombing Of Children

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Shihab Rattansi of Al Jazeera tries to make some sense of the nonsense coming out of the mouth of Democratic Congressman from New York, Eliot Engel. This week, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution supporting Israel’s actions in Gaza. Not to be outdone, the US Sen...

December 9, 2008

Steve Hildebrand And Progressive Criticism

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Steve Hildebrand, the Obama campaign’s steller field general, has a message for me and other like-minded progressives. The message is: "Hush". In a post at the Huffington Post entitled "A Message To Obama’s Progressive Critics", Hildebrand writes: This is not a time ...

December 4, 2008

Its Hard Out Here For A Lefty

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Chris Bowers of Open Left was on Hardball tonight to discuss Barack Obama’s national security team. Bowers is one of only a handful of prominent progressive bloggers who are concerned (and willing to express their concern) by the rightward tilt of the just announced national security team. Th...

Barack Obama’s Hawkish National Security Team

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The Associated Press is reporting that Barack Obama will announce Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State this Monday. ABC News reports that the entire national security team will be announced Monday. ABC News reports on the makeup of the team: Pending Senate confirmation, the President-electR...

November 28, 2008

Goolsbee!!!

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Barack Obama has named my favorite economist, Austan Goolsbee, as Staff Director and Chief Economist of the newly formed Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Goolsbee has also been appointed one of the three members of the Council of Economic Advisors. I was hoping Obama would name Goolsbee the chairma...

November 26, 2008

Hillary Clinton At State: Toward A Weak Foreign Policy

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It is now reported in the media as universal truth that Hillary Clinton is "on track" to be Barack Obama’s Secretary of State. Apparently Clinton has made her anti-Shermanesque statement on the issue: something to the effect, according to "Clinton insiders", that if of...

The Hillary Clinton Drama: The “Offer”

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[Via Politico] Elizabeth Drew in the New York Review of Books writes about the so called "offer" that Hillary Clinton is now ready to accept: Obama’s meetings with Hillary Clinton and John McCain about playing important roles in his presidency indicated his imagination and his shrew...

Two For The Price Of One (And Goolsbee!?!)

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Barack Obama is set to announce that his Treasury Secretary will be the current President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Tim Geithner. Obama will also announce that former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers will be his director of the National Economic Council and his senior economic advisor....