The only surprise with the news that United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice is removing herself for consideration to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State is that it took Rice so long to fall on her sword.
The right-wing echosphere is howling once again. Another lefty critic has come down hard on Sarah Palin
The book Game Change by Mark Halperin and Joh Heileman is about the historic 2008 presidential election. There are twenty three (23) chapters in the book. The first fourteen (14) are devoted to the Democratic nomination. The next three are about the Republican nomination which are followed by the final six chapters covering the Obama-McCain [...]
Chris Graham breaks down the controversy over a proposed Muslim community center in New York in terms of the burgeoning divide that marks American politics and American civil society. Link to the column on TheWorldAccordingToChrisGraham.com.
Staff Report News tips: firstname.lastname@example.org U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. joined five other senators Tuesday calling for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to reverse his decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other alleged conspirators in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in civilian court rather than military commissions. The six lawmakers, including Sens. Joe [...]
Column by Chris Graham email@example.com I didn’t expect that the one thing that would stick out the most from my read of Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue would be the bit about an unnamed former state legislative director in Alaska, what with all the innuendo about the inner workings of the John McCain presidential campaign, [...]
+ I screwed up.” -Barack Obama, 2/3/09 after Tom Daschle withdrew as a cabinet appointee over unpaid taxes. + “I screwed up.” -John McCain, 10/16/08 to David Letterman after finking out on him to be interviewed instead by Katie Couric. + “To err is human.” -Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, 1711
Or should I use every rose has its thorn as my opening cliche? Either applies to the stupefying decision of the president-elect to have ultraconservative windbag Rick Warren deliver the invocation at his inaugural, the appeal for which has dramatically gone down for me and millions of progressives like me who worked our tails off [...]
We can’t leave well enough alone. Barack Obama won the keys to the White House, and our liberal and progressive friends are fretting over how he’s going to govern. We’re going to be Republicans fighting each other to the death before you know. Stop the Presses commentary by AFP editor Chris Graham. Length: 2:18.