davidl on May 9th, 2009

Abraham Lincoln  November 19, 1863: Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for […]

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davidl on May 9th, 2009

After pigging out on hamburgers, Barack Obama tries a new diet, crow;  Micheal Goldfarb, Weekly Standard: Obama Accepts False Choice of Military Commissions Passed to a friendly reporter at the Washington Post late on a Friday afternoon is news that President Obama will continue the system of military commissions he railed against as a candidate. […]

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Eric Florack on May 9th, 2009

James Joyner: My New Atlanticist essay “Australia Prepares for U.S. Decline” discusses a recent Aussie white paper that is generating much discussion in the foreign policy wonkosphere.  Basically, they see a rapidly rising China and a United States that’s overstretched with other commitments and could therefore reduce our commitments to the Asia-Pacific region.  Hence, they’re […]

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Eric Florack on May 9th, 2009

Doctor Krauthammer on Obama: He is throwing trillions around on social spending, a lot of which he has admitted will be wasted, because it’s just in the essence of it. But look at where he actually cuts. He takes off a billion dollars of missile defense at a time when Iran and North Korea are […]

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(CNN) — (Political Ticker) Days after national Republicans launched a new campaign to broaden the party’s outreach, former upstart presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says the GOP is at risk of becoming “irrelevant as the Whigs.” In an interview with the California newspaper The Visalia Times-Delta, Huckabee said the GOP would only further decline in influence […]

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davidl on May 9th, 2009

The Obama administration is stuck on stupid    Jennifer Rubin, Commentary Magazine, provides a hint of possible Obama adminstration plan to try a Clinton like weasel on the release of terrorists into the United States: Attoney General Eric Holder was grilled by a bipartisan array of senators on his promise not to release “terrorists” into the U.S. To […]

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