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*Avoiding Slow-Motion Escalation In Afghanistan

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AVOIDING SLOW-MOTION ESCALATION IN AFGHANISTAN… Barack Obama’s appearance on Face The Nation provided the first opportunity to quiz him on his new policy for Afghanistan and Pakistan (Af-Pak, in the preferred foreign policy nomenclature. He categorically ruled out the kind of practices that would greatly expand the war, while simultaneously characterizing the mission of disrupting… Read more »

Don’t Ask About Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

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DON’T ASK ABOUT DON’T ASK DON’T TELL… Robert Gates, on Fox News Sunday, argued for a delay in implementing any change to the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy on gays in the military. Don’t expect any change soon to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy about gays in the military. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says… Read more »

Geithner Meets The Press

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GEITHNER MEETS THE PRESS… President Obama sat down with Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation today, but I was actually more interested in Timothy Geithner’s back-to-back appearances on Meet The Press and This Week With George Stephanopoulos. These were his first two appearances on the Sunday shows, coming out of a week where he announced… Read more »

Ending Worksite Raids

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ENDING WORKSITE RAIDS… Immigration is one issue we haven’t heard much about in the Obama Administration, for various reasons. But advocates have not stopped their push to take the undocumented out of the shadows and provide them a path to citizenship. The President has said little publicly on the issue since Inauguration Day, though he… Read more »

Taibbi Delivers The Smackdown

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TAIBBI DELIVERS THE SMACKDOWN… Earlier this week, Jake DeSantis, an executive at the AIG Financial Products division, quit, and published his resignation letter in the New York Times. Matt Taibbi has the ultimate response. DeSantis has a few major points. They include: 1) I had nothing to do with my boss Joe Cassano’s toxic credit… Read more »