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Why the WikiLeaks Drama Is Overblown

November 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Why the WikiLeaks Drama Is Overblown | Peter Beinart

The new WikiLeaks document dump is fun in a voyeuristic sort of way-a Putin-Berlusconi bromance!-but fails to add much to the public debate about American foreign policy, says Peter Beinart.
The hype-to-payoff ratio approximated Geraldo’s opening of…

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Why Jon Kyl, GOP Leaders Refuse to Make Hard Calls

November 22, 2010 | Comments Off on Why Jon Kyl, GOP Leaders Refuse to Make Hard Calls | Peter Beinart

Republicans want power, but won’t use it to make decisions. Peter Beinart on why Jon Kyl and his fellow leaders refuse to take responsibility-and the danger they put us in.
“One can see a new sobriety in the air,” announced David Brooks the other day…

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Charlie Rangel Found Guilty

November 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Charlie Rangel Found Guilty | Peter Beinart

New York Democrat Charlie Rangel was found guilty on 11 counts of ethics violations today. Peter Beinart says the House will be a duller, meaner place when he leaves.
I’m sure Charlie Rangel did whatever the House ethics committee says he did. I’m…

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Obama's China Ambush

November 7, 2010 | Comments Off on Obama's China Ambush | Peter Beinart

The President will skip China on his Asia tour, but his itinerary signals America’s growing unease with the superpower’s global clout. Peter Beinart on why Obama’s cozying up to China’s rivals this week-and how his policy is more hawkish than Bush’s….

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Election Night's Big Loser

November 2, 2010 | Comments Off on Election Night's Big Loser | Peter Beinart

It wasn’t the Democrats. It was the belief that government spending must shrink. Peter Beinart on the GOP’s lunatic notion of America’s exceptionalism-and how it could help get Obama re-elected.
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How Jon Stewart Blew It

November 1, 2010 | Comments Off on How Jon Stewart Blew It | Peter Beinart

Jon Stewart’s rally explains everything you need to know about why the Dems face a slaughter Tuesday. Peter Beinart on the intellectual dishonesty that let the right rise again.
It’s a good thing that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held their…