The New Iraq Doctrine is a Matter of Time

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Troops in Afghanistan. Negotiations with Iran. Barack Obama gets to see how his foreign policy ideas might work, since the Republicans are busy adopting them. Of course, the people putting these ideas in play are the same people who accidentally leaked this to everybody in the USA: Continue reading

Sanctions Make the Law Real

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Rep. Linda Sánchez  makes a good case for it: Continue reading

Comparing Partitions

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This month there are those recognizing this fourth anniversary (the decision was announced, actually, a week ago):

Palestinian leaders today said they would seek UN sanctions against Israel after the international court of justice ruled that the barrier being built around the West Bank was illegal and should be pulled down. Continue reading

Big Clunky Machines

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Ever since I was little I voted. Even when I was in (what at the time was called) Junior High, there were these big honking lever voting machines we’d use for student council voting — just to give us a feel for how the real grown-ups voted. I voted on those same big steel lever machine in in 2006 because  (drumroll) Continue reading

Dancing With Them That Brung Ya

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Governor David Paterson told the Alliance for School Choice that he’d like to lift New York’s cap on charter schools once and for all. This is not necessarily part of his march rightward past the center and straight into the Swamps of Wingnuttia, because he has had ties to school choice advocates for years. Continue reading

Priveleges of Being Commander Guy

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Congress’s oversight authority derives from its implied powers in the Constitution. So when Congress wants to oversee anything related to the Bush Administration, the Bush Administration and anyone who worked for the Bush administration who is so inclined, repond thusly: Continue reading

Where Charlie Lives

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The New York Times turns its beam on New York’s most powerful Congressmember today. And are they packing a  SureFire C3 Centurion or what? Continue reading