In news certain to shock the United Kingdom, where President Obama is popular, every Trident missile supplied to Britain by the U.S. will be known to Russia as part of Obama's arms control deal, according to information obtained by Wikileaks. From the Daily Telegraph: Read More
he old Washington axiom that congressional staffers are often more powerful than their bosses will not apply to Marco Rubio and those who work for him. But, as the tremendous number of resumes submitted to his office suggests, Rubio’s staff will be important. And in a move that brings an end to what has been the source of growing speculation on Capitol Hill, Rubio has hired Cesar Conda as his chief of staff. Read More
The weakest part of our political system, by a considerable margin, is the presidential nominating process. It tends to exclude from consideration those with the greatest experience in what is uniquely the president's responsibility, foreign policy and military strategy. Read More
By all accounts, an Internet documentary named "Zeitgeist" was the favorite movie of accused Tucson shooter Jared Loughner. Created in 2007 by New York-based conspiracy merchant Peter Joseph, "Zeitgeist" is a two-hour mash-up of old and new conspiracy theories involving religion, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and the Federal Reserve system. Its message is simple: "We've been lied to. We've been lied to by every institution." Read More
Consider one conundrum in American politics. Income inequality has been increasing, according to standard statistics. Yet most Americans do not seem very perturbed by it.
Barack Obama may have been elected president after telling Joe the Plumber that he wanted to spread the wealth around. Read More
"We're going to close Guantanamo," said candidate Barack Obama at a June 2007 campaign fundraiser in San Antonio, Texas.
"We're going to close Guantanamo," Obama said at a rally in Fairfield, Iowa, 10 days later.
"We're going to close Guantanamo," Obama said in a speech in Chesapeake, Va., in August 2008. Read More
It's a Merry Christmas for former President George W. Bush who is a bestselling author with "Decision Points," a hit that has sold two million copies in just over a month. That's as many as former President Bill Clinton sold in six years.
Ho, ho, ho! Read More
Reading descriptions of President Obama's sojourn to his native (shh) Hawaii for the holidays, you'd think that his decision to have some "me-time" after a brutal session was unprecedented. Just look at this paragraph that makes it seem as though Obama really is different: Read More