Saturday, May 30, 2015
John McCain
Ramadi, Iraq, Islamic State, ISIS, John McCain, Obama Legacy, World News, Top News, War, Troops, Sunnis, Shiites, Middle East, Congress

Fall Of Ramadi Prompts New Questions About Obama’s Strategy Against Islamic State

Islamic State’s takeover of Ramadi gives Congressional hawks reason to criticize Obama’s foreign policy decisions.

May 19, 2015
devil

This Week In Crazy: Satan Is In Your Marijuana

Weed is the Devil’s leaf! Sharia law has invaded Walmart! The federal plot against Texas thickens! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

May 15, 2015
McCain

Making A Fetish Of John McCain

Why does the elite Washington media continue to pay deference to, and take seriously, the opinions of John McCain? He’s no “maverick,” he’s a feckless partisan.

May 1, 2015
Gays Guns And God

Giving The “Gays, Guns, And God” Bloc Reason To Stay Home In 2016

White evangelical voters don’t vote for things; they vote against them. And they vote against things by voting for the man who’s against them.

April 25, 2015
John MCCain

Moving Parts Complicate Democratic Challenge To McCain

There are a few candidates Democrats believe would be strong contenders, but convincing them to run in Arizona may be difficult unless the dominoes fall a certain way.

April 9, 2015
U.S. Senator John McCain speaking at the Arizona Republican Party 2014 election victory party at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Republicans Feeling Heat Over Iran Letter Express Some Regrets

Senate Republicans are beginning to realize what a big mistake they made.

March 13, 2015
Kelly Ayotte 427x321

McConnell’s Move To Avert Shutdown Cheers Vulnerable Senators Up In 2016

Dodging a damaging shutdown would be a big win for GOP Senators on the ballot in 2016.

February 26, 2015
Sheldon Adelson 427x321

Adelson Presidential Endorsement ‘A Year Away,’ Aide Says

The Adelson primary is already well under way.

February 19, 2015
John McCain

Changing Of The Guard On Oversight Panels

Is Congress still capable of bipartisan oversight?

February 16, 2015
Boehner RS

Boehner Says Obama’s Military Authorization Request Falls Short

Congressional Republicans are taking aim at President Obama’s request to authorize war against ISIS.

February 16, 2015
Photo: A US Senate panel has voted unanimously in support of Ashton Carter to be the new secretary of defense (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

Senate Panel Advances Obama’s Pentagon Nominee Carter

Ashton Carter is one step closer to becoming secretary of defense.

February 10, 2015
Victoria Jackson song

This Week In Crazy: The ‘Obama Is A Muslim’ Song!

Victoria Jackson writes a song, Bryan Fischer gets fired, and so much more.

January 30, 2015
John McCain

GOP Senators Seek To Put Focus Back On VA Scandal

A group of Republican senators is trying to bring the VA scandal back to the spotlight.

January 29, 2015
Honor Bound Tower 427x321

Administration: Few Guantanamo Detainees Turn To Terrorism After Release

Are Republicans overstating the dangers of releasing detainees from Guantanamo?

January 14, 2015
13soldiers

Weekend Reader: ‘Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History Of Americans At War’

Senator John McCain and Mark Salter examine war as it was lived, fought, and endured on the ground.

January 3, 2015
John McCain

Report’s Release Strengthens U.S. Security And Stature, McCain Says

At least one prominent Republican backs Democrats’ decision to release the CIA torture report.

December 9, 2014
Barack Obama

Why I’m (Still) Thankful For President Obama

Yes, he makes mistakes, and he has flaws — but Barack Obama’s achievements, temperament, and persistence are worthy of thanks.

November 27, 2014
norquist 427x321

Conservatives Tell GOP: Look Past Obama Order On Immigration

Not all Republicans think that the party should be the part of mass deportation.

November 19, 2014
John McCain

Republicans Pave The Way To All-White Future

The GOP’s xenophobic wing has won. Now what?

October 17, 2014
Obama 9-11

ISIS: Republican Reaction To Obama Speech Reveals Much — About Them

Within minutes after President Obama concluded his strong and sensible address explaining how he intends to destroy ISIS, the so-called Islamic State terrorist organization, Republicans popped up on television like political snipers. He should have kept a “residual force” in Iraq, complained Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and he is to blame for ISIS advances. He […]

September 11, 2014
John McCain

Republicans Skeptical Of Obama Border Request

Washington (AFP) – Senior U.S. Republicans expressed skepticism Sunday about President Barack Obama’s emergency funding request to stem the surge of children from Central America, saying it doesn’t focus enough on border security. U.S. authorities have detained some 57,000 unaccompanied minors since October, twice the number from the same period a year ago, sparking a […]

July 14, 2014
McCainBacktoIraq

Back To Iraq?

June 23, 2014
Iraqi volunteers

Welcome Back To Reality, Neocons

Here’s an amazing fact that most of the Chicken Little rhetoric about the crisis in Iraq fails to take into account: The city of Mosul, population 1.5 million, fell to ISIS insurgents because two divisions of Iraq’s army (30,000 soldiers) shed their uniforms, abandoned their weapons, and fled from 800 Sunni religious extremists in pickup […]

June 18, 2014
Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr

5 Iraq ‘Experts’ (Who Are Always Wrong About Iraq)

American pundits have an unusual profession; it is one of the only careers in which repeated, catastrophic, and humiliating failures seem to do nothing to prevent one from continuing to find work. Just ask Dick Morris. The media’s tendency to forgive blown predictions and provide airtime and column inches to guests with little to no […]

June 17, 2014
John McCain

Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal To Fix VA ‘Crisis’

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Senators on Thursday announced a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving veterans’ health care in response to reports of Veterans Affairs employees falsifying records to conceal long waits for medical appointments. Senators Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent and chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and […]

June 5, 2014
Menu Title