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Assignment desk – Krauthammer’s rotation

When I first read Charles Krauthammer’s “In praise of the rotation of power,” I was impressed. He argued: The rotation of power is the finest political instrument ever invented for the consolidation of what were once radical and deeply divisive policies. The classic example is the New Deal. Republicans railed [Read More]

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Supreme Complaint

via memeorandum Chief Justice John Roberts was bothered by the atmosphere at the State of the Union address: “The image of having the members of one branch of government standing up, literally surrounding the Supreme Court, cheering and hollering while the court — according the requirements of protocol — has [Read More]

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What went wrong: part 1137

The New York Time explains what went wrong with the Obama administration. By the end of his first year, Obama expected to have revamped the nation’s health care system, restructured its energy industry to curb climate change, reined in Wall Street with a new regulatory structure, closed the prison at [Read More]

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Andrew Sullivan, Jew-Hating Propagandist

Today, Andrew Sullivan continues his descent into the most febrile, frenzied Jew-hatred imaginable. If there were ever any doubts about Sully’s anti-semitism ( there aren’t as far as I’m concerned ) and general dementia, he’s put them to rest. Today’s racist screed consists of Sully using an unsourced, anonymous video [Read More]

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Secretary of Faint Praise

Albert Hunt of Businessweek defends the Obama administration: Obama has perhaps the most talented cabinet in recent years; it’s also the most under-utilized. The only people who’ve heard of Shaun Donovan are the experts who know he’s one of the most impressive secretaries of Housing and Urban Development in a [Read More]