The new START Treaty that passed the Senate today seems to come out of a Cold War time warp. Let's take a look back at Obama's thoughts on the American nuclear arsenal during the Cold War.
The news of the day is that MSNBC has suspended Keith Olbermann without pay for his contributions to three Democratic candidates this election season. Olbermann is said to have violated the company policy prohibiting the talent from making political contributions. Such contributions give the appearance that the talent might have an interest that colors otherwise impartial reportage.
Those manning the Turkish Hamas flotilla seeking to run the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza were no fools. They knew exactly what they were doing -- see Jonathan Schanzer's "The terror finance flotilla" -- and they accomplished their mission in part. The fools weren't on the ship. The fools are on dry land, as can be deduced from the ship-of-fools quality to the response to Israel's encounter with the flotilla. See Wesley Pruden's "A shocking story of Israeli survival" and Caroline Glick's "Ending Israel's losing streak." See also Mona Charen's "Flotillas and falsehoods" (query: "Don't members of the press ever resent being so used?") and David Hornik's "World regrets death of jihadists, vilifies Israel." For a footnote involving the New York Times, see Seth Lipsky's "Mavi Marmara and the Exodus." Those manning the Turkish Hamas flotilla seeking to run the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza were no fools. They knew...
William Voegeli is the author of Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State and a student of welfare state liberalism. As Fred Siegel notes in his review, Voegeli's book was written just before Obama's outsize liberal aspirations provoked the Tea Parties to emerge. Voegeli's book mentions neither Obama's current fall from political grace nor the corresponding rise of the Tea Party movement. Yet Voegeli's book provides "far and away the most substantial explanation to date of our current political condition."