Category Archives: Keith Olbermann

The Limits of Smug

It seems like ages ago, and maybe it was – the eight years of the Bush administration. That would be the younger Bush. The one-term presidency of his father is now lost in the mists of time. No one remembers … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Democratic National Convention

See John Harwood in the New York Times blog, The Caucus. Political conventions have been dying, even if dying very slowly:   The first blow came from presidential primaries, whose growth in recent decades has taken the power to select … Continue reading

Posted in Attacks on Obama, Chris Matthews, Democratic Convention, Frank Rich, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton Shows Real Class, Interfering in the Democratic Convention, Journalism, Keith Olbermann, Maureen Dowd, McCain, McCain's Free Pass, McCain's Many Homes, Obama Chooses Biden, Obama's VP Choice, Petraeus for VP, Rick Brown | 2 Comments

Things Will Change, or Must Change

Sometimes you get one of those odd news days – what they call a slow news day – when the news is the residue of the previous day’s blockbuster story, and you can see the next big story barreling down … Continue reading

Posted in Diplomacy, Dunkin' Donuts Controversy, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, Keith Olbermann, McCain, Michelle Malkin, Obama, Perspective, Press Notes, Torture | 1 Comment

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Tolerance for the dangerously absurd is the lifeblood of the two most popular comedy shows on cable television, Jon Stewart’s Daily Report, and Steve Colbert channeling a version of Bill O’Reilly on his show, The Colbert Report. The latter just … Continue reading

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Things Getting Ugly on the Night of the Full Moon

Every twenty-eight days you get a full moon, and there’s much anecdotal evidence that odd things happen at full-moon time. Of course that’s just silly, but the last full moon, Ansel Adams’ birthday, was odd enough – John McCain had … Continue reading

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The Past is Past, the Present Unsettling, and the Future Frightening

It was something you should have expected – on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, the fifth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, which after the first six months morphed into a tense and seemingly permanent occupation, it seems everyone … Continue reading

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Full Moon Madness

The full moon rises and drives men mad, or the other way around as George Carlin once put it – “There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” He’s a strange man. But strange things … Continue reading

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