This week’s print column: A flaming liberal agenda? Only if you’re still living in 1961. The President’s speech was more a ratification of the progress we’ve made than a roadmap for the future.
Wow. Exit polls indicate that the Knesset will be nearly equally divided between left and right. There’s even a slim chance that Benjamin Netanyahu could lose.
This week’s print column on the latest, sad–but sort of hopeful–attempt at bipartisanship.
It is shameful that New York city’s school bus drivers, whose major function is to transport special needs children, have gone on strike today–and even more shameful that they’re striking for the guarantee of employment, which may be illegal.
We’ve now had two significant bipartisan votes in the House–to raise taxes and to provide storm relief post-Sandy. I see a third one on the horizon, and a fourth.
Ah, the wages of extremism! Bill Kristol writes yet another editorial trying to scuttle the Chuck Hagel nomination–and even criticizes AIPAC for eschewing public denunciations of Hagel. And then the neocons’ last best hope, Chuck Schumer, weighs in.
The President has decided that he is, for the moment, in a position of power and, unlike his first-term negotiating style, seems ready to bulldoze his hapless opponents.
Jeff Goldberg has an interesting post about the mixed feelings that the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) may have about launching a major lobbying campaign against Chuck Hagel.
Richard Ben Cramer, a journalist I knew and admired greatly, has passed away at the age of 62.
Andrew Sullivan discovers that Bill Kristol once favored the “anti-Israel” appeaser as George W. Bush’s vice president. Gak!
The relentlessly sane Michael Tomasky shows why the next silly Washington crisis is manufactured, synthetic baloney.
I’ve known Barney for more than 40 years and he’s been a terrific public servant, with one exception: his non-oversight of FNMA (Fannie-Mae) as House Banking Committee chair. That should eliminate him from consideration as even a temporary Senator.
This week’s print column: whether or not the President appoints Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense next week, he’s going to be facing a foreign policy fight over Israel and Iran with the neoconservatives.