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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Countdown: Vol. 10, No. 10

Posted on August 16, 2011
It is not yet clear whether it is Perry (who doesn't mind hanging out with people who want to strip Muslims of their citizenship) or Perry (who is comfortable noting the contributions of Muslim scholars and scientists) who will lead on the campaign trail.
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Countdown: Vol. 10, No. 9

Posted on August 09, 2011
Does Al Gore like Yalla Change? Does Herman Cain have a new problem? Will we face Jedi knights at the airport? Countdown has the answers.
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Countdown: Vol. 10, No. 8

Posted on August 02, 2011
Finally, an agreement to raise the debt ceiling, a politician willing to take on crazy talk (he may not be who you expected), and more evidence that it's time to Yalla Change!
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Countdown: Vol.10, No.7

Posted on July 26, 2011
And the best scolding for their absurd brand of journalism came from Stephen Colbert who satirically suggested the headlines for the rest of the year should just all read “bad thing happens some place; Muslims involved” while journalists devote the rest of their time to the retractions (it’s a must-watch).
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