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Battle Over Clean Air is Bound to Get Dirty
After eight years, our long-suffering air is already breathing easier. In just the first month of the Obama administration, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson began revisiting Bush administration policies that some scientists say have set us back more than a decade on global...
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Foodie Politics: Alice Waters Goes to Washington
For one night in D.C., politicians garnered less interest than pastry chefs. "That's Daniel Boulud!" squealed one gourmand standing 4 feet from a lonesome-looking Carl Bernstein. Nearby, CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin listened to a lecture on farm subsidies. An older man interrupted to ask Toobin his...
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Obama: Clinton or FDR?
After Obama's big speech to the joint session of Congress, David Gergen made the over-the-moon observation on CNN that the first half of the speech sounded like FDR, and the second half sounded like LBJ. I didn't hear it that way. In fact, in the second half of his speech, I noticed that Obama...
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Where is Obama's Big Ear for Afghanistan?
Particularly over the last eight years, the United States was one big mouth. We lectured the world. We berated the world. We threatened and wheedled and roared. From the world's perspective, however, the United States was like the teacher in the Peanuts comic strip: an incomprehensible wah-wah...
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Ryan Lizza's People Magazine Love Letter to Rahm Emanuel
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel -- who The New York Times described as "arguably the second most powerful man in the country" -- is certainly one of the most controversial figures in Washington. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Emanuel -- in the Clinton administration and then as...
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Who Will Be There for Obusha When the Floor Drops Out?
For months now, I’ve been wondering if Barack Obama would turn out to be another FDR – a bold and progressive figure who was the right match to the crises of his time – or another Bill Clinton – a pathetic sell-out who was the right match for little beyond pursuing his personal eight-year joy-ride...
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Venezuela, An Imaginary Threat
Obama is maintaining a hostile policy towards Hugo Chávez – which will cost the US friendships elsewhere in Latin America
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Is the US Military Now an Imperial Police Force?
An American Foreign Legion
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US Envoy in Kabul to Map out Surge
President Obama expected to decide on size of troop reinforcements for Afghanistan in 'the next few days'
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Congress Takes First Step to Impose Limits on Obama's Executive Power
Earlier this week, I wrote about the State Secrets Protection Act of 2008 , which was co-sponsored by numerous key Senators [including Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, as well as the Senate Judiciary Committee's Chair (Pat Leahy) and ranking member (Arlen Specter)], and which was approved by the...
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