Andrew Sullivan Quits Blogging
Jan28

Andrew Sullivan Quits Blogging

Bad news for the increasingly weakening “blogosphere” — and good news for readers of good, old fashioned books that aren’t written in a hurry. Andrew Sullivan, the writer, editor and blogging pioneer announced that he has quit blogging. Here’s some of what he wrote on his blog: Why? Two reasons. The first is one I hope anyone can understand: although it has been the most rewarding experience in my writing...

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Can Islam and Democracy Coexist in the Same Nation?
Jan28

Can Islam and Democracy Coexist in the Same Nation?

The recent violence against those who had satirized religion and particularly Islam, perpetrated by a small group of Muslim terrorists, does not necessarily mean that Islamic ideas are incompatible with democracy. Or does it? Though a number of Muslims in France marched in solidarity with the supporters of Charlie Hebdo and denounced the attacks and murders that had occurred, many other French Muslims in interviews said that the...

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5 things from Iowa trip that reveal Christie 2016 strategy
Jan27

5 things from Iowa trip that reveal Christie 2016 strategy

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie is primed to announce a political action committee that could be the first step in a run for president. The expected announcement comes on the heels of Christie’s second trip to Iowa, which holds the nation’s first presidential caucuses, in the past two weeks. The governor delivered a speech at...

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Can Billionaires Buy Elections?
Jan27

Can Billionaires Buy Elections?

Can Billionaires Buy Elections? The news that Charles and David Koch and their network of conservative activists plan to spend $889 million on the 2016 elections has sent shock waves throughout the political landscape. Publicized this week at a California gathering hosted by the business group Freedom Partners, this declaration of financial war raises the question of whether billionaires...

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Netanyahu accused of putting US-Israeli relationship at risk
Jan27

Netanyahu accused of putting US-Israeli relationship at risk

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was accused by political rivals yesterday of damaging Israel’s critical relationship with its American ally, a day after it emerged that President Barack Obama will not meet the Israeli leader when he pays a controversial visit to Washington just before Israel’s general election. “No doubt his behaviour has caused damage,” said Nachman… ChameleonsEye /...

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Hillary stands alone
Jan27

Hillary stands alone

WASHINGTON — And now for a look at the Democratic presidential field for 2016 — hey, hold on, where’d everybody go? All right, at the moment there’s little suspense. Make that no suspense. If Hillary Clinton wants the nomination — and there’s no indication to the contrary — she can have it. Winning the general election is another story, but the Republican Party seems willing to be more of an...

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The Republican Party’s Sarah Palin Problem (A-g-a-i-n)
Jan26

The Republican Party’s Sarah Palin Problem (A-g-a-i-n)

In the Godfather III Michael Corleone famously says, “Just when I thought I was out..they pull me back in.” Just when many in the Republican Party thought they were out of the Sarah Palin era the the problems that came with it, it’s clear the Sarah Palin problem remains. And, oh yes, we’ll get emails and texts about how we just don’t get her incredible appeal. Well, according to polls, neither does much...

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Obama and India’s Modi: a new start
Jan26

Obama and India’s Modi: a new start

Barack Obama’s presence at India’s Republic Day ceremonies today, the first for a US President, could be the start of something new and big enough to build a legacy for him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s invitation to Obama as chief guest was a bold political gesture aimed at his opponents in India. Previous governments have avoided inviting American Presidents because of hostility from the left wing, which loudly steered...

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Obama Moves To Protect 1.4 Million Acres In ANWR
Jan25

Obama Moves To Protect 1.4 Million Acres In ANWR

Obama Moves To Protect 1.4 Million Acres In ANWR The Obama administration is poised to set aside 1.4 million acres of coastal land in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, designating core areas of the refuge as wilderness, the White House announced Sunday. The move would prohibit motorized access to the area as well as the construction of roads, and is expected to cause tension...

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Choosing Weed Policy Over Cyber Security
Jan25

Choosing Weed Policy Over Cyber Security

Choosing Weed Policy Over Cyber Security By Tina Dupuy A cyber attack altered your holiday movie choices last year. Sony Pictures was the victim of a massive security breach. Personal emails were revealed, films pirated and employee data leaked. The corporation immediately kowtowed to the terrorists, rumored to be North Korean-sponsored, killing the theatrical release of the third in a trilogy of Seth Rogan and James Franco bromance...

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Netanyahu, Obama: Who said what and when
Jan24

Netanyahu, Obama: Who said what and when

Netanyahu, Obama: Who said what and when by Donald Harrison SAN DIEGO (SDONA) – The rumors and “not for attribution” comments are far outdistancing what U.S. officials have put on the record concerning President Barack Obama’s alleged anger with Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for agreeing to speak before a Joint Session of Congress, now planned March 3. So let’s go back to Wednesday, Jan 21, the day after President Barack...

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Cartoon: Boehner and Netanyahu
Jan24

Cartoon: Boehner and Netanyahu

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Doubts about Loyalty of Saudi Forces Trigger U.S. Reassessment (Le Figaro, France)
Jan23

Doubts about Loyalty of Saudi Forces Trigger U.S. Reassessment (Le Figaro, France)

Le Figaro correspondent Laure Mandeville, quoting an anonymous source close the the U.S. intelligence services, writes that alarming questions about the loyalty of Saudi military forces and the relentless spread of Saudi Wahhabism in the form of ISIL has prompted U.S. officials to question America’s longstanding relationship with the Saudi Kingdom. This may be why, according to Mandeville, that the illness and now death of King...

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Leftist Surge in Greece?
Jan23

Leftist Surge in Greece?

On Sunday, Greece will vote on their government and leadership, which shall determine the course of the nation for years to come. Antonio Samaras, leader of the center-right New Democracy political party and Prime Minister since 2012, has carried out austerity measures, accepting bailouts and making severe budget cuts. While Greece’s economy may be in a better situation today, albeit only slightly, people are still receiving the...

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Senate Republicans Agree Climate Change Is Real But Continue To Deny Cause
Jan23

Senate Republicans Agree Climate Change Is Real But Continue To Deny Cause

With Republicans controlling the Senate, Democrats are largely limited to symbolic votes. Democrats wanted to attach an amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline bill which would get Republicans on record with regards to climate change. There was little difficulty in passing an amendment agreeing that climate change is real, and not a hoax. Only one Republican, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, voted no. The catch is that, while they agreed...

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Cartoon: American Snipers
Jan23

Cartoon: American Snipers

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What is the GOP thinking?
Jan23

What is the GOP thinking?

WASHINGTON — There they go again. Given control of Congress and the chance to frame an economic agenda for the middle class, the first thing Republicans do is tie themselves in knots over … abortion and rape. I’m not kidding. In a week when President Obama used his State of the Union address to issue a progressive manifesto of bread-and-butter policy proposals, GOP leaders responded by taking up the...

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Obama Won’t Meet With Netanyahu In March
Jan23

Obama Won’t Meet With Netanyahu In March

President Barack Obama will not meet with Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli prime minister travels to the United States to visit with Congress in March. A White House spokesperson cited “longstanding policy and principal” against meeting with world leaders who face upcoming elections as the onus behind the decision. “Accordingly, the president will not be...

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Will The State Of The Union Address Matter After This Week?
Jan22

Will The State Of The Union Address Matter After This Week?

I certainly liked Obama’s State of the Union Address while listening to it. In a room dominated by Republicans, Obama was once again the adult in the room–the sensible one interested in governing and not bogged down in extremist ideology. His economic numbers provided real evidence of success, despite Republican obstructionism, and Obama was right in addressing the need to extend the benefits of economic recovery to more...

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Achieving Republican goals
Jan22

Achieving Republican goals

Take a fresh look at what Obama has achieved during the past six years. “We’ve seen the fastest economic growth in over a decade, our deficits cut by two-thirds, a stock market that has doubled, and health-care inflation at its lowest rate in fifty years.” Maybe a Republican politician would put it slightly differently — maybe with a sneer and some added self-congratulation. But there it is. The smart guy at the...

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