Donald Rumsfeld: Obama’s Handling Of Libya “Embarrassing”
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson, Ben Domenech and Allysen Efferson are joined by Donald Rumsfeld to discuss the Obama Administration’s handling of the attack in Libya, the influence of partisan politics on their response to the attack, and the inherent tensions that exist between the State Department and the Pentagon.
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Keith Urbahn on Publishing Conservative Authors
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Keith Urbahn, former chief of staff to Donald Rumsfeld, to discuss his new PR firm Javelin, which is involved in book publishing from a right-of-center perspective. We’re brought to you as always byStephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you | Read More »
The Best Books of 2011
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Hunter Baker to discuss the eventful and impactful books they read in 2011 including autobiographies of Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Condeleza Rice; the growth – and subsequent persecution – of the church in China; and more. We’re brought to you as always | Read More »
A Rumsfeld Rule Barack Obama Should Take to Heart
With no one sure why the heck we are in Libya or who exactly is on the same team with the same mission for Libya and a Commander-in-Chief without a teleprompter full of rationales to explain himself, perhaps it is time to look for wisdom in the snowflakes of Donald Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld, famous for his “snowflakes,” or little memos documenting this or that or requesting | Read More »
How Do We Turn Around Skyrocketing Oil Prices?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation to discuss smart policy solutions to address high oil and gas prices. Then Pejman Yousefzadeh talks about Barack Obama’s recent decision on Gitmo detainees. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. | Read More »
Bob Woodward Pwned by Donald Rumsfeld
One of the interesting phenomena in Washington politics is the collection of little men who make a living taking shots at great men. Never has that been more in display than in the recent Bob Woodward critique of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s book Known and Unknown on the blog former Washington Post defense correspondent Tom Ricks tries to run at the Foreign Policy | Read More »
CNN’s Crowley Learns That Secretary Rumsfeld Is Also A Myth Buster
The Discovery Channel would do well to hire Secretary Rumsfeld for a very special episode of Mythbusters, as Candy Crowley of CNN recently learned the hard way. Secretary Rumsfeld is busting tail to promote his book, Known and Unknown, A Memoir and Sunday’s stop on the whirlwind tour of interviews and media appearances was an interview with Crowley. By the way, Donald Rumsfeld is busting tail so | Read More »
Finally Asking My Question of Donald Rumsfeld
Promoted from Diaries – DM I had a novel experience last Thursday–I had lunch with my boss in our office conference room, not as we have untold numbers of times, but as a blogger hoping to get a question in. In a way it was a lunch more than four years in the making.
Known and Unknown. Open Thread.
Is John McCain Back to Being a Maverick Now?
In Donald Rumsfeld’s new book, he characterizes John McCain as having a “hair-trigger temper” with “a propensity to shift his positions to appeal to the media.” McCain has struck back saying how happy he is that Rumsfeld was ultimately forced out. Of course this does not change Rumsfeld’s characterization. McCain is, after all, the man who claimed for years to be a straight talking maverick | Read More »
Antiwar left tries to get piece of Known & Unknown action.
While the exceptionally sad and silly nature of the organized antiwar movement is of course obvious to anyone with a functional notochord, it’s not as common to see their favorite political pornographers sink to their level. After all, said pornographers are self-aware parasites – and as such are almost required to be smarter than their victims. But every so often you encounter one who forgets | Read More »