Archive for June, 2010

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Obama's Unbelievable Winning Streak

June 27, 2010 | Comments Off on Obama's Unbelievable Winning Streak | Peter Beinart

So he hasn’t plugged the leak, and his poll numbers are sagging. Truth is, Obama has exceeded in 18 months what Clinton and Carter achieved in a combined 12 years.
I know this is supposed to be Barack Obama’s summer of discontent. The oil spill is…

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The Boston Globe reviews Icarus

June 26, 2010 | Comments Off on The Boston Globe reviews Icarus | Peter Beinart

It’s hard to be humble when you are the world’s remaining superpower. This immodesty has caused more than a few problems for the United States since the beginning of the 20th century, when the nation first emerged as a significant player on the world stage…read more

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Gen. McChrystal's Firing Offense

June 23, 2010 | Comments Off on Gen. McChrystal's Firing Offense | Peter Beinart

The president has replaced Gen. McChrystal with Gen. Petraeus-but the press is turning a story about policy into a story about penises. What matters isn’t what McChrystal said about Obama, it’s what he believes about Afghanistan.
It’s not the…

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Peter on AirTalk with Larry Mantle

June 22, 2010 | Comments Off on Peter on AirTalk with Larry Mantle | Peter Beinart

Listen to the interview here

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Ignore the Right's Hillary Hype

June 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Ignore the Right's Hillary Hype | Peter Beinart

Conservatives are buzzing about the prospect of Hillary Clinton challenging Obama in 2012. Peter Beinart on the GOP’s desperate wishful thinking.
In the summer, when Congress leaves town and political news grows scarce, pundits often get desperate….

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Obama Declares Another War

June 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Obama Declares Another War | Peter Beinart

The president’s Oval Office address on the oil spill sounded more warlike than his speeches on Afghanistan. Peter Beinart on how he’s seizing the crisis to push for major energy reform.
On the eve of his inauguration as president, Woodrow Wilson…

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How the Financial Crisis Has Undermined U.S. Power

June 14, 2010 | Comments Off on How the Financial Crisis Has Undermined U.S. Power | Peter Beinart

When the White House announced its National Security Strategy last month, it titled it A Blueprint for Pursuing the World That We Seek. A better title might have been The Fun Is Definitely Over…read more

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Think Again: Ronald Reagan

June 14, 2010 | Comments Off on Think Again: Ronald Reagan | Peter Beinart

The Gipper wasn’t the warhound his conservative followers would have you think. “Ronald Reagan Was the Ultimate Hawk.” Not so much. These days, virtually every time someone on the American right bashes President Barack Obama for kowtowing to dictators or failing to shout that we’re at war, they light a… Read the Rest »

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America's Dangerous Isolationism

June 14, 2010 | Comments Off on America's Dangerous Isolationism | Peter Beinart

Maybe the mineral deposits in Afghanistan will make us care about the war again. Peter Beinart on how indifference is letting policymakers do whatever they want, whether it works or not.
At least The New York Times remembers that we’re at war. On…

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Peter on The Brian Lehrer Show, June 9th

June 9, 2010 | Comments Off on Peter on The Brian Lehrer Show, June 9th | Peter Beinart