>I don’t agree at all with the stories below – they come from the Huffington Report, so be careful not to believe one tenth of what you read. Maybe by offering this garbage I will receive a bunch of conservative comments down in the comment box and I can help you vent.
The Daily Brief
Lionel Beehner: Hand it to Hillary Clinton. She’s managed to sum up the bold new direction of US foreign policy into a bumper-friendly catchphrase: smart power. Sufficiently vague, the phrase is remarkable for its meaninglessness. Ostensibly it combines “hard” with “soft” power, a win-win policy that will wow the pants off the world’s tyrants and restore American leadership in the world. But let’s face it: the phrase is nothing more than an empty policy that launched a thousand think-tank brown bags. The phrase avoids having to be specific about anything. Click here to read more.
As President Obama ushers in a new era of good feeling, allow me this potentially discordant note. As we finally stop torturing people, can we please start humiliating sleazeballs?
may yet be a factor in American politics. Obama would love it for his own reasons — and so would the powerful political franchise that helped build.
President Obama has shown us how we can strengthen our national security without undermining our ideals. On Tuesday we witnessed history, and now we are witnessing fundamental change.
Destroying our natural heritage will do nothing to solve our energy challenges for the long-term, which to me, is even more reason to act.
Obama (correctly, I think) sees the press representing two things that are clear obstacles to his ambitious plans: official Washington and a trivia-obsessed media culture.