davidl on August 11th, 2011

Dumbo  b/k/a Barack Obama gets WaPoed  from the left and the right, from the left Dana Milbank, Washington Post: It’s not exactly fair to blame Obama for the rout: Almost certainly, the markets ignored him. And that’s the problem: The most powerful man in the world seems strangely powerless, and irresolute, as larger forces bring […]

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davidl on January 9th, 2011

Evan Thomas: “The health care bill is a disaster”, from Daily Caller. “The health care bill is a disaster,” Thomas continued. “We’re sort of slowly learning – it’s not working. It’s interesting – they’re implementing it and it’s not working out at all as people anticipated. There’s all sorts of wildly wrong projections. As it’s […]

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Eric Florack on June 6th, 2009

Newsbusters’ Kyle Drennen tells us: Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.” Thomas, appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews, was reacting to […]

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Eric Florack on July 2nd, 2008

Over at The Politico, this morning, I note with interest a bit from James Kirchick, describing the fable of Republican smear tactics. (As an aside, interestingly, Kirkpatrick’s the New Republic’s assitant editor) The only obstacle between Barack Obama and the presidency is the mountain of smears that will no doubt come his way. That’s the narrative […]

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