Why Romney Lost

With the tortured analyses, memoranda, and bluster about why Mitt Romney failed to win the presidency this Tuesday, it may be easier to analyze the reasons he did not lose the election. Mitt Romney did not lose the election on Tuesday because he’s a bad man, an incapable campaigner, or too “severely conservative” on abortion or immigration (or virtually anything else). By all accounts, … [Read more...]

Demonizing Panetta’s CIA

The letter seven members of the House Intelligence Committee signed and promptly released to the media is at once blatant lobbying for an amendment that would expand Congressional access to classified intelligence and a potent example of its dangers. When the majority of Democrats on the most sensitive committee in Congress are disposed to leak a briefing in order to stigmatize the CIA, it is a … [Read more...]

Even a Broken Clock….

A day after Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez cited Noam Chomsky and called President Bush “the devil”during a speech at the United Nations, he took to a church in Harlem, where he regaled a fawning crowd including Danny Glover and perhaps the second most feted professor in academia, Democratic Socialists of America member Cornell West. Most critics of Chavez’s UN speech centered on his … [Read more...]