Friday, March 27, 2009

The Reaction in review (March 27, 2009)

A week's Reactions that deserve a second look:

Creature Feature: This week Creature got fond of "Quotes of the Day" -- regarding (Goldman Sachs exec), (Michele Bachmann) and (Republicans' numberless budget).


By Carol Gee: "President Obama lays out Middle East strategy" -- The post analyzes the Obama speech regarding his recently unveiled plan for the war in Afghanistan/Pakistan.

By Robin J. Walker: "Pakistani government aid to militants" -- Guest writer from the Truman Project asks some key questions about the dilemma of ISI support to the Taliban and other militants.

By Capt. Fogg: "War with the Newt" -- Fogg takes a sharp pen to his choice of the "Craziest Republican of the Day,"Newt Gingrich.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Michael J.W. Stickings, neocon?" -- Michael's very clever post examines where he and Krazy Bill Kristol/KrazyBob Kagan agree and disagree.


By Carl: "The teeth of the hydra" -- Carl's post skillfully lays out the facts surrounding the drugs and guns issues raised by SOS Hillary Clinton's comments regarding the U.S. contribution to Mexico's war against drug cartels.

By Mustang Bobby: "Get serious about taxes" -- Bobby's post sheds much helpful light on the question of raising taxes and fighting deficits, taking apart Republican myths.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Bobby Jindal still wants Obama to fail, and explains why" -- Michael insightfully wrote regarding the leading figures in the Republican party's desire " . . . Not that this or that policy fail, but that he fail[s] . ."


By Jim Arkedis: "The young people poll" -- Guest poster from the Progressive Policy Institute provides good insight into a possible trend towards seeing Democrats as "patriotic."

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Being Meghan McCain" -- This is a good little piece about McCain's appearance on Larry King Live.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Andrew Sullivan on Cheney, torture, and the GOP's big problem" -- Michael begins, "I have long admired Andrew Sullivan for his vehement stance on --that is, against -- torture and its enablers in the Bush administration, from Bush and Cheney right on down."


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "The thuggery of Bill O'Reilly" -- Michael shares the tale of the Oreilly show producers stalking and intimidation of Amanda Terkel of the blog Think Progress.

By Grace: "An open letter" -- Grace writes passionately about Canada's very important contributions to the war in Afghanistan, explaining how American broadcasters and politicians have shown their ignorance regarding the truth.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Frank Rich on Obama's 'Katrina moment' " -- A very effective analysis of populist rage and its implications for the Obama administration's capacity to work through the current financial crisis.


By J. Thomas Duffy: "My Ronnie can do anything" -- Duffy takes former Reagan speechwriter, Peggy Noonan to task for her wide-ranging and obviously shallow criticism of the Obama administration.

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