Archive for January, 2011


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Obama's Mideast Moment of Truth

January 30, 2011 | Comments Off on Obama's Mideast Moment of Truth | Peter Beinart

America is losing its grip on the region, as Egypt and the Palestinian WikiLeaks-style document dump shows. Thank goodness, writes Peter Beinart in this week’s Newsweek-now Obama must stop propping up their autocratic leaders.
What do the mass…

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Obama Tries Out Bill Clinton's Message

January 25, 2011 | Comments Off on Obama Tries Out Bill Clinton's Message | Peter Beinart

Facing a Republican majority, the president had to drop his campaign-era themes for this State of the Union and pick up Clinton’s-talking about “winning the future” to underscore his energy and youth. And it worked.
It was a Clintonesque speech, and I…

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Why Obama Won't Touch Gun Control

January 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Why Obama Won't Touch Gun Control | Peter Beinart

A Detroit cop shooting offers fresh reason for the president to call for gun control in his State of the Union speech. Peter Beinart on why that’s a political dead end. Plus, chat live with The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz during the State of the Union…

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Tunisia Shows Democracy Can Spread Without America

January 18, 2011 | Comments Off on Tunisia Shows Democracy Can Spread Without America | Peter Beinart

The Bush team believed American power was crucial to the spread of democracy worldwide. Tunisia proves them wrong. Peter Beinart on the real engine of change in the Arab world-and the waning of U.S. clout in the Middle East.
Here’s the classic way to…

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The Tea Party's Homegrown Terror Blind Spot

January 9, 2011 | Comments Off on The Tea Party's Homegrown Terror Blind Spot | Peter Beinart

Instead of blaming people like Sarah Palin for the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, liberals should target the casual assumption that the only real terrorist threat we face is from jihadist Islam-not good old-fashioned white Americans.
Liberals…

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The Tea Party's Blind Spot

January 4, 2011 | Comments Off on The Tea Party's Blind Spot | Peter Beinart

The upstarts of the new Republican Congress have a risky foreign policy platform-no plan at all. Peter Beinart on how Tea Party outrage over government spending ignores the fact that deficits are often caused by wars.
There’s nothing conservatives…