The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction and sentence of 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Enthusiasts of the law-enforcement approach to terrorism will undoubtedly claim this development as more evidence that their strategy works. To the contrary, I have argued several times see, e.g., here and here that we dodged a bullet [...]
Show biz lore holds that you have to be really smart to play the dumb blond, and that Jayne Mansfield and Judy Holliday actually had Mensa-level I.Qs.
So maybe Media Matters is now lifting tactics from The Girl Can’t Help It instead of Rules for Radicals. But is “playing dumb” really the, er, smartest strategy a [...]
President Obama has ordered sufficient reinforcements to Afghanistan to execute a war strategy that can succeed. We applaud this decision. And we urge everyone to rally round the effort to defeat our enemies and accomplish objectives vital to America’s national security.Obama’s decision, and the speech in which it was announced, were not flawless. The president [...]
In October 2008 – during the height of presidential election fervor – ABC contributor Michael S. Malone, a 30-year veteran in journalism, did something few in mainstream media dared to do – he blasted the media at large for blatant pro-Barack Obama coverage.
“The traditional media are playing a very, very dangerous game – with their [...]
I wish I could take credit for that line, but it was the fellow behind the now-defunct blog Beautiful Atrocities.
Sadly, I also can’t lay claim to the word “gaslighting,” a “form of intimidation or psychological abuse in which false information is presented to the victim, making them doubt their own memory and perception.”
Jamison Foser at [...]
WASHINGTON — A narrow majority of Americans support President Obama’s revamped strategy on Afghanistan, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Wednesday, but there are broad concerns that the costs of the war will sap the government’s ability to address problems facing the nation at home. via Poll: Narrow majority support Obama’s Afghan strategy – [...]