30 Jun 2009

‘A Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Moment’

Jones says it’s time to cap U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan

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30 Jun 2009

Signs Of The End Times: David Brooks Making Sense

Man, I really hate to find myself nodding along to a David Brooks column. Sure, he’s a conservative columnist looking to score points off of a Democratic president and Congress, but that doesn’t make him wrong. At least not today:

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30 Jun 2009

My boilerplate response to Democratic campaign donation requests

Tonight the second quarter of 2009 draws to a close, and it's a significant point in the 2010 campaign cycle. This is the point at which a lot of folks who are considering maybe possibly getting into a race take a hard look at their fundraising, and either throw their

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30 Jun 2009

Dr. Brooks and the Health Care Bride of Congress

David Brooks: Government can’t pass legislation, so how can it enact credible health care reform?

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30 Jun 2009

Sanford: David, or Solomon?

Now it’s “a handful of women other than his mistress”? It sounds like Governor Sanford wanted to follow not King David’s example, but that of David’s son Solomon.

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30 Jun 2009

Three observations about ENDA

Observation 1: DOMA will not be repealed before ENDA gets passed. Of the four main pieces of LGBT legislation that the Administration said it wants to pass – hate crimes, ENDA, DOMA, DADT – repealing DOMA will be the hardest. It has the least public support. Unlike hate crimes and

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30 Jun 2009

Deep Thought

‘greeted as liberators’

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30 Jun 2009

New “Pecora Commission” to be Named This Week? Who Would You Appoint?

Last week, Reuters speculated on potential nominees for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a sort of successor to the famed Pecora Commission. The planted list of CW-approved possibilities was underwhelming:

A short list of names has emerged for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission that includes former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson; former Democratic head of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Brooksley Born; and Alex Pollock, a fellow at the conservative

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30 Jun 2009

O’ Sally Kern, You Bring Tears to Mine Eyes…

From laughing at you.  Be warned, do not be consuming beverages while you read this because you might just short circuit your monitor after the eruption that will inevitably take place.  Ok, here goes… Dave Weigel at the Washington Independent catches a bizarre resolution introduced by Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern

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30 Jun 2009

Happy National Sovereignty Day, Iraq. Sorry About The Mess

Iraq is finally ready for the US to leave? Really?

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