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  • Sony: From Hack Victim to Gutless Coward

    Thu Dec 18 13:46:51 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Tom Bevan, RealClearPolitics
    Like most Americans, I followed the news about the hacking of Sony Pictures with a bit of guilty pleasure. Hacking is a serious matter—a crime, in this case, and not a prank—but I read most of the titillating news bits leaked to the press by the hackers, who call themselves the “Guardians of Peace,” anyway. The purloined and leaked emails revealing Hollywood hypocrisy and back-stabbing ranged from riveting to amusing to mundane. I also admit to being mostly unmoved by Hollywood’s righteous outrage over the violation. I don’t remember Aaron Sorkin, for example, getting so exercised by the...
  • Drone Strikes More Defensible Than Torture?

    Thu Dec 18 13:44:11 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Victor Davis Hanson, NRO
    There are lots of hypocrisies surrounding the recently released executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIAÂ’s detention and interrogation program. But they pale in comparison to the current Democratic silence about President Barack ObamaÂ’s policy of targeted drone assassinations.
  • Sessions yields to Enzi as U.S. Senate Budget chairman

    Thu Dec 18 13:42:19 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Mike Enzi said on Wednesday he will take over as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee next year after the panel's current top Republican, Jeff Sessions, agreed to step aside.
  • The Obamas: Our Experiences w/Racism

    Thu Dec 18 13:41:39 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, People
    The protective bubble that comes with the presidency – the armored limo, the Secret Service detail, the White House – shields Barack and Michelle Obama from a lot of unpleasantness. But their encounters with racial prejudice aren't as far in the past as one might expect. And they obviously still sting.
  • President Obama's Winning Streak Continues

    Thu Dec 18 13:37:59 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Al Hunt, Bloomberg
    Never before has a president experienced as severe an election drubbing as Barack Obama did in November and followed it with such a politically triumphant six weeks. Obama scored his latest coup today by announcing that the U.S. and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and exchange prisoners. The right is enraged, but the politics favor the president.
  • We're Still Picking Up Dick Cheney's Pieces

    Thu Dec 18 13:37:36 2014 | Source: Real Clear Politics

    Jeffrey Simpson, Globe & Mail
  • Winners and losers of lame duck

    Thu Dec 18 07:00:03 2014 | Source: The Hill

    The post-election scramble tested members of both parties.
  • U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

    Thu Dec 18 10:53:31 2014 | Source: Reuters

    HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy.

  • Fed eyes audit push as key political challenge in 2015

    Thu Dec 18 06:03:46 2014 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is lobbying to stem a rising threat to its independence as the "Audit the Fed" movement, once seen as usual background noise, looks set to gain momentum in 2015 when Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress.

  • Iowa and New Hampshire voters will listen before they judge Bush

    Thu Dec 18 06:02:02 2014 | Source: Reuters

    DAVENPORT, Iowa (Reuters) - Bob Shelley neatly folds his newspaper and uses it as a coaster for his coffee mug. By no coincidence, it covers the face of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who just announced he will explore a bid for the White House in 2016.

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