Archive for October, 2010


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Obama Needs An Enemy

October 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Obama Needs An Enemy | Peter Beinart

The country may be down on the president. But compared to what? Wait till people get a better look at John Boehner and his band of corporate fat cats. Peter Beinart on the good news for Democrats. Plus, midterm predictions from the Election…

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Stop Attacking NPR!

October 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Stop Attacking NPR! | Peter Beinart

The right wants to strip National Public Radio of federal funding after firing Juan Williams. Peter Beinart on conservatives’ short-sighted populism-and why we need NPR now more than ever.
Whatever the firing of Juan Williams does, or does not, say…

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America's Tea Party Fraud

October 20, 2010 | Comments Off on America's Tea Party Fraud | Peter Beinart

The British just showed how real conservatives behave-with the biggest cuts in government spending since World War II. Peter Beinart on how pathetic U.S. Republicans look by comparison.
This fall, a group of kamikaze conservatives, terrified by…

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Why Obama Needs Colin Powell

October 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Why Obama Needs Colin Powell | Peter Beinart

Will David Petraeus honor President Obama’s plan to draw down U.S. troops in Afghanistan? Peter Beinart on why Powell is the only man who can help make it happen.
There may be only one man left in America who can get the United States out of…

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Obama's War With the Pentagon

October 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Obama's War With the Pentagon | Peter Beinart

The clash between the White House and the military brass over the Afghan war will grow more intense under the new national security adviser. Peter Beinart on the knife fight ahead.
James Jones is out as national security adviser; Tom Donilon is in….

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Obama's a Lock in 2012

October 6, 2010 | Comments Off on Obama's a Lock in 2012 | Peter Beinart

Sure, things look grim for the Dems this fall. But the base will rally, the economy will turn up, and the GOP will shoot itself in the foot-ensuring the president a second term.
Arnold Schwarzenegger made headlines this week by declaring that “Obama…

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How the GOP Could Blow It

October 4, 2010 | Comments Off on How the GOP Could Blow It | Peter Beinart

Face it: Republicans will win big in November. But if they actually carry out the Tea Party mandate to slash spending, the GOP will lose public support in the long run.
The midterms are boring-boring because everyone knows, in broad strokes, what’s…