Scandal in Putin’s Russia
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a dramatic scandal at the Bolshoi Ballet, what it says about Putin’s Russia and we answer a listener question.
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Responding to Russia’s Adoption Ban
Before the fiscal cliff nightmare came to a head, families across the globe were celebrating the holidays; thoughts of politics being far from the minds of many. Spending extra time with family is often one of the beloved highlights of the holiday break. Yet for so many families in the United States, this past season was heartbreaking. 46 families in particular were forced to focus on | Read More »
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 »
Obama sells out American values and interests in Russia
I applaud House Speaker John Boehner for his letter to President Barack Obama on Russia. I also applaud him for holding fire on Obama while he was abroad at an important security summit. It much more clearly articulated Obama’s shocking behavior with respect to Russia than any other criticism to date: The Russian government has not lived up to its obligations to support the world | Read More »
Obama in South Korea is no Reagan in Reykjavik
One the arguments Mitt Romney’s opponents have against him was defined by Romney’s own campaign’s “etch-a-sketch” comment. No one seems to know what Mitt Romney really stands for and the etch-a-sketch comment gave a visual image, created by Romney’s own campaign, to drive home the lack of trust in Mitt Romney. With an open microphone, Barack Obama has now done the same to himself. One | Read More »
Their Guy vs. Our Guy
I got this from a friend on email and thought it was worth sharing. Their guy: Our guy: