Connie Chung Madness: Let’s Line Her Up With John Ashcroft

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This is a political blog, but the on-again, off-again rivalry and dance between the blogosphere and main stream media intrigues me. The MSM took a huge dive last night. Watch this unbelievable Connie Chung segment — where she has clearly lost it. This was her final segment on her just cancelled MSNBC talk show with Maury Povich. It’s about the only performance I have seen that clearly rivals John Ashcroft’s “Let the Eagle Soar“. I won’t post crap like this…

Tidbits on a Sunday Evening

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First of all, I had to share this photo above from Vancouver. While my schedule proved to be too unpredictable to meet TWN readers in that city, I did catch up with some of Oakley the Amazing Weimaraner‘s cousins. These two are Jethro and Ellie May. Great dogs. This caught my eye. Mary Cheney’s book, whose most important line is that President Bush is trying to write discrimination into the Constitution, has only sold 6,000 books. Bad news, I think,…

No Tenure for Joe Lieberman

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Ned Lamont is kicking some serious tail in the Connecticut Senate Democratic primary process and quickly overtaking the iconic Joseph Lieberman who has spent a lot of his time cultivating credentials as a hawkish, neoconservative-leaning almost-Republican. Some speculate that Lieberman will gather the signatures in Connecticut needed to run as an Independent if he loses his primary race to Lamont. The signatures would have to be filed the day after the primary. I feel the same way about Lieberman running…

Chuck Peña: Why Liberals (like Peter Beinart) Can’t Win the War on Terror

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In a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, Peter Beinart — former editor of The New Republic, who has declared that only liberals can win the war on terror (the self-proclaimed subtitle of his new book) — offers up a weak mea culpa for “mistakenly” backing the Iraq war but lauds President Clinton’s “multilateral war to prevent the neo-fascist Slobodan Milosevic from cleansing ethnic Albanians from their homes.” What he conveniently ignores is that Clinton’s war in the Balkans…

FLYNT LEVERETT Joining New America Foundation

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(Flynt Leverett on the “News Hour with Jim Lehrer”) In August and September, I will be helping to organize two major national policy forums — one which will take place in Colorado and the other in the U.S. Senate — roughly titled “Thinking the Unthinkable on Iran”. The premise is that policymakers and average Americans need to think soberly about what the costs and consequences of the two endpoints in the Iran debate are. On one end, there is the…

Swagger is Back: Post-Zarqawi Iraq Creates Spin Opportunity for Republicans

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Click here to read the “confidential messaging memo” from House Majority Leader John Boehner on all the good stuff that Republican Congressman should “tout” about America’s progress in Iraq. I guess Texas swagger is back. Boehner’s memo amplifies a “high-fear” drumbeat for the so-called war on terror and suggests that the death of Zarqawi, the completion of appointing Iraq’s senior cabinet ministers, and Bush’s personal meeting with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seal the deal for America achieving victory in…

Kerry Finally Wakes Up On Iraq?

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I’m normally a calm guy. There are few times when I get so angry that I want to put my fist through a wall, but not learning from one’s errors in matters of peace and war and life and death is one of them. One of these times was during the last campaign when John Kerry said that knowing all that we knew about intelligence distortion and cherry-picking, the non-existence of WMDs in Iraq, and the problems of post-war Iraq…

Today: Kevin Phillips on 2006 Elections

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Today at 3:30 pm at the New America Foundation, I will be chairing a session with former Republican political strategist and author Kevin Phillips whose book American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century garnered enormous attention this past year. Phillips will be giving his take on the 2006 elections. So that those interested can watch and hear the event, I will try to get the digital copy of Phillips’ comments…