It can often to seem to rank-and-file Democrats as if the Republicans are still in charge of Congress: Nearly a year after their party picked up 31 House and six Senate seats, the war in Iraq still rages, with tens of thousands of more troops deployed now than then. This failure to force even a Read More
Where did it all go wrong with Joe Lieberman?
Not so long ago, the then-Democratic senator seemed to represent the most mature and worldly strand of his party, especially on foreign policy. Now, his drift to the right seems to accelerate with every passing week and his public pronouncements become ever more bizarre.
The latest Read More
Maybe the 50 members of the Senate’s Democratic Caucus should just call the bluff of their 51st vote and tell Joe Lieberman to take a hike.
The junior Senator from Connecticut, who was elected as an independent last year after losing the faith of his home state’s Democratic Party, continues to flaunt his tie-breaking status, Read More
Early last week, a distressing, if not entirely unsurprising, Newsweek poll found that fully 40 percent of American adults continue to believe that Iraq was directly involved in the 9/11 attacks.
It must, then, have been this exasperating chunk of the electorate that Joe Lieberman had in mind Read More
Senator Joseph Lieberman was once thought merely to be to the right of his erstwhile colleagues in the Democratic Party. These days, it sounds like the independent Senator from Connecticut is to the right of most Republicans, including the President himself—especially when it comes to foreign affairs.
Mr. Lieberman appeared on Face the Nation Read More
Of the suggestion that Senator Joseph Lieberman will up and leave the Democratic Party for good, thereby handing control of the Senate to the Republicans, two points must be emphasized up front.
One is how exceedingly unlikely it is that Mr. Lieberman will actually pull the trigger on a party switch, even if he did Read More
Joe Lieberman hints at switching parties over the Iraq War resolution.
Two more officials backing Hillary Clinton have financial ties to her campaign.
The groups fighting Eliot Spitzer’s health care spending cuts are hiring.
They also have a new website.
GOP state Senator Serph Maltese said he was offered a job Read More
Will Tom DiNapoli join the Spitzer administration?
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Crobar, where Hillary Clinton and other people have held fund-raisers in the past, is re-opening.
Chris Dodd may not get much help from fellow CT lawmaker Joe Lieberman.
There may be a deal on judicial selection in Read More
Yes, Barack Obama is black, but he’s really only half-black—”[my father] was black as pitch, my mother white as milk,” he says in his autobiography. I think this may make him more acceptable as a presidential candidate. It’s not strictly racism: Americans like to feel that someone is assimilating into mainstream culture before they Read More
In Esau’s Tears, a study of antisemitism, UCal/Santa Barbara prof Albert Lindemann quotes Harvard scholar Ruth Wisse as saying that antisemitism functions “independent of its object.” That is, it’s a malady that has nothing to do with the reality of Jews. But then Lindemann notes that Wisse herself says that the “dynamism” of Jews in Read More