Category Archives: Rick Brown

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

Talking with Georgia about Georgia

Saturday, August 16, and things were no better:   Russian forces built ramparts around tanks and posted sentries on a hill in central Georgia on Saturday, digging in despite Western pressure for Moscow to withdraw its forces under a cease-fire … Continue reading

Posted in Appeasement or Realism, Defending Georgia, Foreign Policy, George F. Will, Giving Georgia Mixed Signals, McCain, McCain Usurps Bush, McCain versus Russia, Mikhail Saakashvili, NATO, Rick Brown, Russia and Georgia War, Russian Empire, Subversion, The Russo-Georgian War, The South, The Uses of History | 1 Comment