Countdown: Grab Your Joystick, It’s Campaign Season

Posted on October 13, 2011
The Huffington Post suggests there is a good chance Herman Cain got his "999" tax plan from a video game. Let’s hope none of the candidates are playing Mortal Kombat when they’re trying to decide which interrogation techniques are appropriate for detainees.
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Countdown: Vol. 10, No. 17

Posted on October 05, 2011
Joe Lieberman (I-CT) just became the first U.S. Senator to call for a no-fly zone over Syria. What makes this proposition complicated is that a no-fly zone would have to entail “attacks on Syrian military assets” in order to make the measure enforceable. This comes only a day after media reports indicated that the Syrian government had warned it would respond to any foreign military action against it with “hundreds of rockets and missiles” on major Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv.
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Countdown: Vol. 10, No. 16

Posted on September 28, 2011
Bluntness is a common condition among former politicians, and President Clinton seems to have caught this particular strain of it from President Carter. Current Politicians who are busy worrying about reelection are not susceptible to this strain.
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Countdown: Vol. 10, No. 15

Posted on September 20, 2011
With an approval rating of 12%, maybe Congress feels it doesn’t have any credibility to squander in the first place, but as AAI President Jim Zogby noted recently, the US cannot afford to take yet another hit in Arab public opinion after having vetoed the settlements resolution in the midst of the Arab spring.
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Countdown: Vol. 10, No. 14

Posted on September 19, 2011
Huntsman has this strange idea that doing what one thinks is best for one’s country is good enough, and that ideological recalcitrance & stubborn observance of absolute/black and white doctrines isn’t necessarily the best way to go about running a country. Can you imagine what our politics would be like of more people signed on to this kind of governing agility? Things just might get done. Scary stuff!
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Countdown: Vol. 10, No. 13

Posted on September 07, 2011
These 4 people constitute “everyone” about as much as the “Emergency Committee for Israel” is responding to an “emergency.” Very convincing stuff!
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Countdown: Vol. 10, No. 12

Posted on August 31, 2011
Powell was quick to deliver a view-worthy rebuttal to Cheney’s “cheap shots.” It’s no Palin-Rove squabble, but it might get more interesting.
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Countdown: Vol. 10, No. 11

Posted on August 23, 2011
When the House Ethics Committee barred members of Congress from attending Glenn Beck’s nutty rally in Jerusalem (wouldn’t that make for a nice official title?), Beck was furious with John Boehner and the Republican party...
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