Stealing money from Bad countries is OK, right?

Eli Lake, whose credibility fell off a wall and shattered sometime around 2003 and still hasn’t been put back together, despite the best efforts of all the king’s horses and all the king’s men, is very mad today because the United States is sending military aid to Iran (when we should be sending cruise missiles… Continue reading Stealing money from Bad countries is OK, right?

If it were any other candidate…

Maybe I’m missing something here, but a candidate who wins two of his or her party’s first three primaries (caucuses, whatever), and has significant, if not commanding, leads in polling for most of the next round of primaries (at least those for which any decent polling exists), should be considered the prohibitive favorite to win… Continue reading If it were any other candidate…

Forget it Jake, it’s the Iowa Caucus

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The opposite effect

The Washington Post‘s editorial board wrote a pretty blistering attack on Bernie Sanders and his “fiction-filled campaign” last night. It includes a few fair points–Sanders does tend to brush off questions about the very real legislative challenges his agenda would face with a lot of way-too-optimistic talk about “political revolutions” and the like–and a bunch… Continue reading The opposite effect

Reflexive bothsiderism

In case you’ve been out of the loop for the past couple of weeks, the city of Flint, Michigan, was poisoning its citizens via their water supply from April 2014 through December. This catastrophic failure occurred because of a short-sighted austerity measure put in place by Michigan’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder and the emergency manager… Continue reading Reflexive bothsiderism

Hopes for war once again dashed by peace, thanks Obama

As they said they would, this morning the Iranians released all ten of those detained US sailors and their boats. It seems pretty apparent (because the US isn’t challenging it) that both boats did somehow slip into Iranian territorial waters before they were picked up by the Revolutionary Guard Navy, although the initial story that… Continue reading Hopes for war once again dashed by peace, thanks Obama

How does something like this get published?

Suki Kim is an investigative journalist who has done some incredible reporting out of and about North Korea, some of the best/only real reporting anybody outside of North Korea has ever read. She actually spent six months living in North Korea ostensibly teaching English to the sons of the regime’s elite, but in reality taking… Continue reading How does something like this get published?