Brzezinski on Afghanistan & New START



Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski yet again demonstrated why he is one of the titans of foreign policy analysis with his unsentimental, clear-eyed discussion of America’s course in Afghanistan on Morning Joe this morning.

Manchin Chooses Family Party Over the Nation’s Business



I have seen Senator Joe Manchin out on the holiday party circuit in Washington and did have a very full conversation with him about DADT at one particularly high powered evening — but parties are not the same as voting on nationally significant legislation. This just in from Politico‘s Ben Smith though.

Breakdown of Cloture Vote on DADT Repeal



Those in favor of cloture and opposed to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (63): Akaka (D-HI) Baucus (D-MT) Bayh (D-IN) Begich (D-AK) Bennet (D-CO) Bingaman (D-NM) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Brown (R-MA) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Collins (R-ME) Conrad (D-ND) Coons (D-DE) Dodd (D-CT) Dorgan (D-ND) Durbin (D-IL) Feingold (D-WI) Feinstein (D-CA)…

Don’t Ask Humpty Dumpty, Don’t Tell Palin & McCain



This delightful reflection on the coming demise of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was sent in to me just now by Georgetown University professor JP Singh: DADT sat on a wall DADT had a great fall and all Palin’s horses and all McCain’s men could not put DADT back together again.