Archive for June, 2011


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Why Anthony Weiner Shouldn't Quit

June 12, 2011 | Comments Off on Why Anthony Weiner Shouldn't Quit | Peter Beinart

The congressman’s public flogging doesn’t fit the crime, and is emblematic of our kick-’em-when-they’re-down culture. Peter Beinart on why we need a new rulebook for political sex scandals.
Excuse me for asking, but why exactly should Anthony…

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Why Are We Still in Aghanistan?

June 10, 2011 | Comments Off on Why Are We Still in Aghanistan? | Peter Beinart

With the initial objective of vanquishing al Qaeda largely achieved, and the latest goal of luring the Taliban into a power-sharing deal out of reach, the main reason the U.S. is still at war in Afghanistan is inertia-not logic, says Peter Beinart.
On…

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Lousy Economy Won't Sink Obama

June 5, 2011 | Comments Off on Lousy Economy Won't Sink Obama | Peter Beinart

Unemployment has edged up again two months in a row, and economic conditions are bad for most Americans, but the president’s strong personal approval ratings and a roster of weak potential GOP opponents mean he will win a second term, writes Peter…