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The Second Term FP Team

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In Robert Farley
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On November 16, 2012
The President is never entirely free to choose his foreign policy team, but Obama has a great deal of latitude for the second term: The upshot is that the Obama administration begins its second term with much greater foreign policy freedom of action, whether in domestic, strategic, or bureaucratic terms. If Obama wants to follow […]
I’ll confess that I haven’t watched the video, and I don’t understand most of what people are saying with regards to Obama’s embrace of Derek Bell. Nevertheless, while I’m generally reluctant to launch into rants about “Obama apologism,” this Derek Bell thing really does seem to me to be a bridge too far.  I appreciate […]
I’ll have an article about the NPR coming out tomorrow at TAP, but suffice to say that I’m not particularly impressed with the Obama NPR. Every policy document requires compromise, and this is particularly true of a document focusing on nuclear weapons. A multitude of different agencies and vested interests have fingers in the pie, […]

Concern Trolling at its Finest

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On October 12, 2009

While most conservatives would be outraged if Barack Obama managed to win a blueberry pie at a 4H raffle, others would simply mutter and cluck their tongues out of feigned concern that he really didn&

Seeing Red

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On February 6, 2008
Over at Slate, the XX factor team is dissecting the wardrobe choices of the candidates’ wives last night (what color tie was Bill Clinton wearing? Anyone? Bueller?). They’ve honed in on Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama’s choice of a red suit. Here’s what Dana Stevens had to say: To wear [red] is to quote [Nancy […]

Does It Matter?

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On December 15, 2007

Ok, reader poll time: should we care that Barack Obama used cocaine as a teenager? My answer: no. It’s totally irrelevant to his ability to lead this country. The only use of this information (a

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