This is an exciting day–I can’t remember ever feeling jubilant about someone’s death before–and it’s probably lame to start dissecting the politics. Especially since the basic politics are no-duh obvious: This is a really great day for President Obama. But since this is supposed to be a blog about politics, and the dissections have …
- Death arrives for the master terrorist.
President Obama walked down an empty corridor to the East Room of the White House on Sunday night to announce the killing of Osama bin Laden. It was like he was walking out of a forgotten dream. Remember that quest we began …
So the birther thing is kaput. That was easy. But the hijacking of the prevailing conversation in Washington by Republican extremists continues apace–in this case, abetted by elite establishment types (and especially by those high-minded Wall Streeters who gave you the Great Recession). And so, for the umpteenth time:
- Weak growth (as expected) in the first quarter: The economy grew at a 1.8% annual rate.
- Incoming Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s central challenge at the Pentagon will be the budget.
- With increasing military and intelligence overlap, David Petraeus’ selection for the CIA might be explained in one word: Pakistan.
- From the