Archive for April, 2010


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The Tea Party's Immigration Hypocrisy

April 30, 2010 | Comments Off on The Tea Party's Immigration Hypocrisy | Peter Beinart

The right frets that Obama is turning America into a police state. So why are grass-roots conservatives silent when Arizona is doing just that?
Where are the tea partiers when we need them? For a year now, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and their minions…

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Put a Mom on the Court

April 25, 2010 | Comments Off on Put a Mom on the Court | Peter Beinart

A surprising percentage of women nominated to top government jobs have no children. Peter Beinart on why Obama should change that by tapping Diane Wood for the Supremes.
I hope Barack Obama puts another woman on the Supreme Court. And this time, I…

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The Midterms Don't Matter

April 22, 2010 | Comments Off on The Midterms Don't Matter | Peter Beinart

Yes, the Democrats are going to get throttled this fall. But Obama has had so much success that he can afford spending a little time playing defense.
It’s a strange moment in Washington. With the stimulus bill and health-care reform now law, and…

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Elena Kagan's Achilles' Heel

April 19, 2010 | Comments Off on Elena Kagan's Achilles' Heel | Peter Beinart

Obama’s potential Supreme Court pick banned military recruiting at Harvard Law. Peter Beinart on how that stance has damaged liberals-and why conservatives are right to bash her for it.
President Obama is about to nominate someone for the Supreme…

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The Tea Party's Phony Populism

April 15, 2010 | Comments Off on The Tea Party's Phony Populism | Peter Beinart

A new New York Times poll shows Tea Partiers are grumpy, older, well-off Americans who think white people are oppressed-in other words, Republicans.
“Populist,” like “idealist,” is one of those words reporters use when they’ve checked their critical…

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Obama's No Drama, Un-Bush Nuke Summit

April 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Obama's No Drama, Un-Bush Nuke Summit | Peter Beinart

Obama is meeting with 47 other heads of state to confront nuclear security-the largest gathering of leaders in the U.S. since 1945. Peter Beinart on the no drama, un-Bush summit.
Although I’m embarrassed to admit it, the nuclear summit bores me. At…