Month: April 28, 2010

Apr 28,2010

Human Rights Watch vs. Israel

Cliches are dangerous, especially when they are built around the truth. Are human rights watchdogs biased against Israel? Probably, but that shouldn’t be an excuse to dismiss everything they say....

Apr 28,2010

NY Times vs. Politico

The current issue of the NY Times Magazine features a condescending cover story about Mike Allen and his colleagues from Politico. I’m guessing that Allen & Co. will like the...

Apr 26,2010

The Bushies Strike Back

By all accounts, the first meeting of the Bush-Cheney Alumni Association was a cheerful one. “There’s no VIP section, with Harriet Miers, Ken Mehlman, and Andy Card milling about like...

Apr 25,2010

Protesters threaten President, call him a traitor

How much polarization can American politics withstand before our government starts to break down? The following incidents tell us a lot about what can happen when partisanship and ideology replace...

Apr 25,2010

What if Obama had an identical twin?

Yes, it sounds like the plot of second-rate comedy flick. Namely, this one. But Polish President Lech Kaczynski, tragically killed in plane crash, actually does have an identical twin brother...

Apr 22,2010

Can political journalists cover financial reform?

I was listening to David Gregory interview Timothy Geithner. I always knew that I didn’t understand financial regulation. Then I began to sense that Gregory didn’t either. My purpose isn’t...