From the daily archives: Thursday, January 17, 2008

Liberal Fascism

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Holy hell. Last night’s interview on A Daily Show was awesome. Jonah Goldberg came on to promote his – if reviews from all sides of the spectrum are to be believed – complete trainwreck of a book, Liberal Fascism. Well, the interview managed to maintain the crazy. (And yes – that’s a smiley face with a Hitler-stache.)

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…Obama is now comparing himself to Ronald Reagan.

?Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not, and a way that Bill Clinton did not,? he said, describing Reagan as appealing to a sentiment that, ?We want clarity, we want optimism, we want a return to that sense of dynamism and entrepreneurship that had been missing.?

OK. Well, I guess I get what he’s trying to do here – appeal to centrists (and even right-wingers) the same way that Reagan was able to reach into the middle and draw significant support by being […]

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John Yoo had an op-ed piece published in the Philadelphia Inquirer this week. It’s unbelievable.

After being sued by convicted terrorist Jose Padilla, I wonder whether our nation today has the same unity and tenacity to defeat the great security challenge of our day, the rise of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism. Even as our brave young soldiers fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, and our intelligence agents succeed in disrupting follow-ups to the 9/11 attacks, terrorists are using our own legal system as a weapon against us.

Can’t have rule of law now, can we?

Padilla is no innocent. Last […]

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After months of denying problems with the US economy, it looks like Bush has finally given in- kind of.

On Monday the president’s spokesman said: “The president does believe that over the short term, to deal with the softening of the economy, that some boost is necessary.”

So I’m now watching Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on CNN talking about the crappy economy and recommending a quick, short-term solution to stimulate the economy.

Bernanke specifically said that the stimulus must be “timely, targeted, and temporary“. If it comes too late or lasts too long it will end […]

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