Chatting with Laurence O’Donnell about Libya, Obama’s Course & Bill O’Reilly



Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Yesterday evening, I had the chance to spend a few minutes with Laurence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s The Last Word discussing Libya, Bill O’Reilly, and the foreign policy bandwidth challenges facing President Obama’s national security team.

Gavin Newsom’s iPhone: Yikes!



(Gavin Newsom’s cell phone with Steve Clemons’ reflection (click image for larger version to really see the cracks); photo credit: Marc Adelman) Thanks to Marc Adelman who seems to know all of the people I don’t know — so we are a perfect match — I attended a fantastic first west coast fundraiser for CURE,…

War Powers & Libya



Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Shared some thoughts with Rachel Maddow last night on the tug-of-war between Congress and the Executive Branch on deploying force abroad. Also dispelled the notion that Obama’s views on Libya were hijacked by the women on his team.

Afghanistan Watch: Trophy Killing in War



Jon Boone of The Guardian reports: Commanders in Afghanistan are bracing themselves for possible riots and public fury triggered by the publication of “trophy” photographs of US soldiers posing with the dead bodies of defenseless Afghan civilians they killed.