Sarah Palin Choice: Republicans Try to Telegraph That “Murphy Brown” Has Become a Social Conservative



Politico‘s Ben Smith has posted a hot mic clip of Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy trashing the McCain selection of Sarah Palin. I’ve been having chats with quite a few hard core Republicans about this and that, including the Sarah Palin choice.

STREAMING LIVE TODAY: Republican National Convention Meeting on US-Middle East Policy & More at 9:15 am Central 10:15 am Eastern



Free video streaming by Ustream Last night, I had the privilege of hanging out with Rosario Dawson and some great folks from Voto Latino — but more on them later. This morning at the St. Paul Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota I will be speaking at and chairing a session on U.S.

STREAMING LIVE TOMORROW: America’s Next Foreign Policy at the Republican National Convention



Tomorrow morning at the St. Paul Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota right in the middle of things at the Republican National Convention, the New America Foundation will be hosting a discussion of U.S. foreign policy with a significant focus on the Middle East.

Views on Afghanistan from Across the Atlantic



Author’s note: some of the links in this article are in French, apologies. This is the view out my window in Paris of the Hotel des Invalides, where French President Nicholas Sarkozy gave a moving tribute to the 10 French soldiers killed in Afghanistan on August 18th.