Obama Should Offer More than McCain-Lite Strategy On Russia-Georgia and Other High Stakes Global Conflicts



Nader Mousavizadeh, former special assistant to and speechwriter for UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Goldman Sachs executive, just sent over his oped, “How to Navigate the New Global Archipelago,” which appeared in the Times of London on Friday, John McCain’s birthday.

What Does It Mean When. . .James Steinberg Painted His House in March?



In part, it means something I blogged yesterday was wrong. It happens now and then. Yesterday, I wrote a piece here at TWN that tried to share with readers how I got some insights into the Joe Biden VP selection story a bit earlier than the mainstream.

Country First? More like “Country Last”



John McCain’s decision to choose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to run with him on the GOP ticket can be about many things — wanting to bring in someone genuinely from the outside, wanting to embrace the reality that women can serve in all capacities and in all levels of government and the military, wanting to…

Is Wasserman Shultz Strangling Miami Dem Candidate Joe Garcia — or Hugging Him?



Jake Colvin, a fellow blogger over at The Havana Note, captured this pic at the BIG TENT at the Democratic National Convention. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has apparently finally signed on to help Dem candidate Joe Garcia challenge one of her other monomaniacal anti-Cuba pals, Republican Mario Diaz-Balart.

Baghdad Lessons? Police Raiding Homes in St. Paul



Heavily armed police teams in groups of 20 or 30 are raiding private homes in St. Paul. According to one woman who spoke to FireDogLake’s Lindsay Beyerstein, asking to see a warrant gets one immediately “detained.” Jane Hamsher and Glenn Greenwald dropped in on a raided St. Paul home shortly after the cops descended.