Archive for April, 2011


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How China Could Help Obama Win the Budget Battle

April 13, 2011 | Comments Off on How China Could Help Obama Win the Budget Battle | Peter Beinart

Obama’s budget speech mixed a Clinton-style defense of Medicare with an ingenious play on Americans’ worries about losing their edge to China, writes Peter Beinart. Ususally in American politics, arguing that we should be like other countries is a…

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The Budget Deal's Odd Couple

April 11, 2011 | Comments Off on The Budget Deal's Odd Couple | Peter Beinart

The deal brokered by Barack Obama and John Boehner helps the president regain his rep as a strong leader, and allows Boehner to tell his base that they’ve succeeded in shifting the agenda. It’s a win for both men, Peter Beinart writes.
During the cold…

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Why Obama's Campaign Bores Me

April 4, 2011 | Comments Off on Why Obama's Campaign Bores Me | Peter Beinart

The president kicked off his reelection bid Monday, officially launching the 2012 campaign. Peter Beinart on why liberals’ ardor has cooled-but Obama is headed for a predictable victory anyway.
With Barack Obama’s announcement that he’s running for…