The “Don’t You Love The Citizens United Case?” Friday Open Thread.
I mean, I personally love the Citizens United case. Aside from liking free speech, it seems to be a positive spur to creativity. Check out this latest spy spoof from American Crossroads, with Barack Obama starring as the almost-urbane secret agent trying to fumble-finger the rest of us into giving up our missile defense plans: For the record: no, really, Vladimir Putin really does go | Read More »
So, what’s the most offensive part of this missile defense cave?
I’m having difficulty working it out. Is it because: …we get absolutely nothing out of this? …it brazenly goes against previous national security agreements made between the United States and what were, prior to this morning, staunch regional allies? …it came out of nowhere, to the point where the ranking Republican Senator on Armed Services is asking why this suddenly appeared? …it is fairly clearly | Read More »
And now the President is reminding Russians about Alaska.
God, I miss the days of the Bush administration, when we didn’t do things like this. Referring to the long history of Russia-U.S. trade stretching back more than two centuries, Obama told an audience of business people in Moscow: “Along the way, you gave us a pretty good deal on Alaska. Thank you.” Contra Reuters, this was not a “pointed quip” (as Ed Morrissey notes, | Read More »
Looking for someone to read? (Guy Gavriel Kay)
I was originally going to do a you’ll-like-this-guy – A Song for Arbonne is brilliant, you’ll love everything that he does, buy everything that he wrote – but never mind that now: read this article about the recent Russian poll of the greatest Russian ever. (Stalin in third, Lenin in sixth): It would feel self-indulgent to launch a jeremiad about how very, very evil Lenin | Read More »
BREAKING: Obama aide contradicts Polish statement on defense commitment.
The only mitigating factor here is that the aide is contradicting the head of state, not the head of the Polish government. So there may be a retreat on this. If not… well. Obama denies Poland missile vow US President-elect Barack Obama has not given a commitment to go ahead with plans to build part of a US missile defence system in Poland, an aide | Read More »