Enemy Central

Who Needs Siberia?

 

Enemy of the Day, Day 2, builds on Day 1, as yesterday’s laureate, Virginia House Del. Joseph Morrissey, sex offender, seems to bow to pressure and resigns his seat — only to make his resignation effective January 13, which is the date of a special election already announced for his seat for which he intends […]

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Farewell to Enemy of the Week

 

Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve met on the enemy front. Enemy of the Week petered out a while ago, owing to how all roads kept leading back to that self-styled valet at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. And all along we knew better than to pick on that tall well-exercised woman who has shopped at […]

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The President’s Search for a New Beginning

 

Leon Panetta was the flavor of last week, not only because he allowed Joe Biden to come across as profound, when, at his usual haunts at Harvard, Joe observed, “At least give the guy a chance to get out of office.” So our veep calls his boss “the guy.” Talk about “inappropriate,” which is how […]

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What Goes on Behind Closed Doors

 

Finally, someone who sees things the way our president does has found just the right words to express his ideals of accountability and honesty in public service. “We all are outraged.… It is obvious that mistakes were made,” she said. “I take full responsibility. What happened is unacceptable.” There was more along these lines, as […]

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You Gotta Have Heart

 

We may have some 120 allies in the global fight against climate warming, according to our president, but how many of these nations’ leaders knew just what the hell he meant when he told them at the UN the other day, “There should be no question that the United States of America is stepping up […]

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Mobilizing the Big Guns

 

Confusion reigns. Our president has said no to a return war in Iraq and environs, some of his generals see it differently, and John Kerry is hoping to rely on Iran or CodePink or Pink Floyd. About the only think certain is that among administration representatives ISIL has emerged as the acronym of choice. Before […]

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Another Uninterrupted Stretch of Blowhards

 

“We’ve always said, all options except for boots,” a State Department spokeswoman said last month. “That is still the case.” The catchphrase has become “no boots on the ground.” Nancy Sinatra used hers for walking. But what about our men and women in uniform and under the command of our president? Can they use theirs […]

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Manageable Corruption

 

Now they tell us. “Let’s be honest, the value of the luxury gifts and loans involved in the case, $177,000, is pretty petty,” writes the Washington Post’s Petula Dvorak for the prosecution in the case of the Virginia McDonnells vs. the U.S. which found the accused guilty on most counts. Isn’t it strange that Barack […]

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The New Ice Age

 

As a great strategist once said of another, “What did he mean by that?” Two hundred years ago, the “that” was a reference to the expiry of the sly Talleyrand. Today it merely expresses wonder at our president’s frank admission that any strategy he may have had toward Isis has been put on ice. Nothing […]

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Life in the 21st Century

 

The great Tiger Woods has announced that, owing to his latest back injury, he’s going to have to take a month or two off from golf play. But never fear, Barack is here, ready to fill the vacuum as most famous golfer in the world. It is, we might say, so 21st century of him. […]

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