Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama ‘complicit in his own entrapment’

Propect ran a fair and largely excellent analysis of the president’s speech last night, much fairer than I thought he deserved, the gist of which is that the use of covert operations and drone strikes have cemented him into positions … Continue reading

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Let’s bust shit up, 2014 edition

Before the president’s speech explaining why their support in fighting IS matters more than the Congress’, Andrea Mitchell, not a person known for scabrous remarks, said on MSNBC’s special edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show” that the White House has … Continue reading

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‘“I don’t know of a single thing…that should not be public after ten years’

The author of The Looming Tower wrote a post for The New Yorker showing the degree to which the fetish for secrecy dominates American national security. The post addresses missing pages from the 2002 ““Finding, Discussion and Narrative Regarding Certain … Continue reading

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National unity. Again.

Why the chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee had to submit the torture report to the White House for redactions as if Barack Obama’s lawyers were teaching assistants grading the work of bored undergraduates is one of those questions … Continue reading

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The state of health care, Florida edition

In Florida, where Governor Rick Scott repeats “jobs, jobs, jobs” often enough to wonder if it was the first and last English word he learned, the state-run website dedicated to sign the uninsured with crapulent health care has shown splendid … Continue reading

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“Whatever the policy is, the barrage begins as soon as it is announced”

Charles Pierce on the state of the Obama presidency and its dealings with the worst elected Congress in history: For all the fervor of his followers, and for all the tearful wonder that greeted the election of the nation’s first … Continue reading

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“We tortured some folks”

It may turn out that “We tortured some folks” will be the sentence that law and order voters will remember when the Obama administration has ended. As the release of the CIA report on torture approaches, it’s important to remember … Continue reading

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