Saturday, March 27, 2010
March 27, 2010
In the wake of the bitter health-care debate and some ugly incidents of violence against Democratic members of Congress, there have been some belated – and halfhearted – appeals from Republican leaders to tamp down the fiery rhetoric on the Right.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
March 24, 2010
If you believed what you saw on Tuesday’s NBC evening news or what you read in the Washington Post’s lead editorial on Wednesday, you wouldn’t have a clue that Republicans are engaged in a scorched-earth political strategy to destroy the Obama administration.
March 24, 2010 (Originally published June 24, 2009)
“If they kill me, I shall arise again in the Salvadoran people,” said Archbishop Oscar Romero in March 1980, just two weeks before he was gunned down by a sniper while saying Mass.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
March 23, 2010
Although the Clinton administration’s debacle in Somalia in the early 1990s is most famous — as depicted in the Hollywood blockbuster “Black Hawk Down” — more recent American meddling by the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations may have worse long-term effects.
Monday, March 22, 2010
March 22, 2010
The long-delayed passage of health-care reform may indeed be a historic moment for the United States, but it also marks something else – the moment when President Barack Obama has been freed, finally, to pursue a more innovative foreign policy, including a more aggressive approach to Middle East peace.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
March 21, 2010
I had the opportunity to ask war lawyer John Yoo a couple of questions on Friday. The situation was not ideal, with someone else holding the microphone and deferring to the witness, and other people heckling, and other people shouting at the hecklers.
March 21, 2010
The New York Times admits, sort of, that it got duped by right-wing propagandists who appear to have succeeded in a plot to destroy ACORN, an organization that for four decades has aided and defended the poor and powerless across the United States.