The Return of True Conservatism

On the eve of the Conservative Political Action Committee gathering in Washington DC this Wednesday, over eighty conservative leaders led by former US Attorney General Edwin Meese unveiled a manifesto reaffirming the principles of what they call “constitutional conservatism.” The Mount Vernon Statement is a twenty-first century appreciation of the conscience of America’s Founders. The […]

F-35 Delayed Again

The Pentagon confirmed on February 16 what Deputy Defense Secretary Bill Lynn had announced the day before — that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program will be delayed with approximately one year. The delay is due to the integration of additional test craft that were mandated under an aggressive restructing of the program initiated earlier […]

Olbermann: Tea Parties Are Racist

“Prejudice and discrimination still sit, defeated, dormant, or virulent, somewhere in the soul of each white man in this country.” So said MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on his show Countdown last Monday. Racism, apparently, still lives in America. Discrimination is still all around us in so many ways, openly re-directed toward immigrants who are doing nothing […]

Bring Back Brzezinski

On The Daily Beast former New York Times columnist and president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations Leslie H. Gelb suggests that Barack Obama “desperately needs a sweeping staff shakeup to save his presidency.” Gelb is most concerned about White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who, although “a terrific political mind”, lacks the […]

Biden: Cheney “Rewriting History”

Vice President Joe Biden appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday to respond to some of his predecessor’s recent criticism of President Barack Obama. At least four times, Biden stressed that Dick Cheney was trying to “rewrite history”. “He either is misinformed or he is misinforming.” Contesting President Obama’s alleged “softness” on terror, Biden claimed […]

US Launches Offensive in Helmand Province

US Marines and Afghan forces launched an attack on the Taliban-held city of Marjah in Helmand, Afghanistan this Saturday morning. The operation is the largest of its kind since President Barack Obama announced 30,000 American reinforcements for the war last December. Between 400 and 1,000 insurgents are estimated to have gathered in Marjah. The city, […]

Get Rid of Reid

David Rothkopf explains why the Democrats should replace their Senate Majority Leader. In spite of a ten vote majority, Reid hasn’t been able to get anything done.

Republican Hypocrisy At Its Best

Republican legislators who have publicly been denouncing the Obama Administration’s stimulus measures as fiscally irresponsible privately sought to obtain stimulus money for their home states.