Russ Feingold Pushes the Bolton Button
At the beginning of the battle to stop John Bolton’s confirmation as US Ambassador to the United Nations, Senators Russ Feingold and Barack Obama were both inclined to support his nomination.
There’s so much tension in the air now as we trip into tomorrow that folks are forgetting to laugh a bit about the sillier part of elections. I kind of liked this montage that Media Matters put together on McCain — but I also think it’s a little substantively off target.
Democrats aren’t the only ones geeked out by climate change science and policy. It appears Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) could probably give Al Gore a run for his money when it comes to a simple, compelling explanation of the dense and oh-so-titillating subject of climate science.
Susan Eisenhower, a long time friend and reader of TWN, impressed me with her Washington Post commentary endorsing Barack Obama. I’m not ‘there’ on any of the candidates, but I’m glad she’s committing to helping him understand the strategic picture if he’s elected.
I’m still the kind of American policy wonk who is too jaded to get swept in the obvious emotional vibe in this video of superstar entertainers supporting Barack Obama — but nonetheless I think that the concept is interesting and powerful. Joe Klein sent the clip my way. Just FYI.
Want to know how it feels to be a young journalist passionate about covering one of the exotic countries of the era — like Pakistan — and then be deported? Deportation is scary, as is brushing up against the very real thuggishness of military and intelligence services in Pakistan.