Archive for August, 2010


Articles, The Daily Beast »

Grow a Pair, Democrats

August 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Grow a Pair, Democrats | Peter Beinart

When a reporter in Ohio asked Obama if he regretted entering the debate over the mosque being built near Ground Zero, the president thought for a moment and said “The answer is: no regrets.” Obama said on Friday that he supported the right of Muslims…

Articles, The Daily Beast »

America Has Disgraced Itself

August 16, 2010 | Comments Off on America Has Disgraced Itself | Peter Beinart

Conservative fury over the “ground zero” mosque shows that when it comes to the battle for freedom and religious liberty, the U.S. has thrown in the towel. And why are Jews so thrilled to be in lockstep with the heirs of Pat Robertson?
The president…

Articles, The Daily Beast »

Obama Saved Detroit

August 14, 2010 | Comments Off on Obama Saved Detroit | Peter Beinart

General Motors posted strong second-quarter profit-the latest sign that Obama saved Detroit. Peter Beinart on why the voters will punish everyone who supported the effort anyway.
Good news! The head of General Motors is stepping down after the…

Articles, The Daily Beast »

The GOP's Revolt Against Bush

August 9, 2010 | Comments Off on The GOP's Revolt Against Bush | Peter Beinart

On issues from immigration to Islam, the 43rd president staked out a view far more progressive than today’s conservatives. Peter Beinart on how declining U.S. confidence has changed the right.
In the age of Obama, I always assumed that the Democratic…

Articles, The Daily Beast »

Hateful Ground Zero Hypocrisy

August 2, 2010 | Comments Off on Hateful Ground Zero Hypocrisy | Peter Beinart

The Anti-Defamation League’s opposition to building a mosque at the site of the 9/11 attacks betrays its own founding principles. Peter Beinart on the Jewish group’s Muslim double standard.
The other day, when the Anti-Defamation League came out…