Category Archives: Politics & Society

Bill O’Reilly and I Killed Bin Laden — But the Liberal Media Doesn’t Want You to Know

Originally published at the Huffington Post: We were right there with Seal Team Six, Bill and me. Please, don’t call us heroes. We were just two patriotic Americans, doing our jobs. And our job was to crash land the chopper, hustle … Continue reading

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Obama’s Real Crime: Treating Americans Like Adults

Originally published at the Huffington Post: There are obvious explanations for Rudy Giuliani turning himself into a Donald Trump-scale joke this week by attacking President Obama’s patriotism. #1: A craving for attention, in someone who had fallen out of the spotlight. … Continue reading

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Dear Defenders of Torture: Cowardice Is Not an American Value

Originally published at the Huffington Post: Incredibly, among all the debate this week over the release of the Senate torture report, some Americans have been defending torture itself. Think about that: Americans, openly defending torture. Their arguments apparently rest on one … Continue reading

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“You ARE Home” — How a Small Canadian Town Shamed Bigots Everywhere

Originally published at the Huffington Post: Amid all the frenzy over ebola, terrorism and immigrants, it can start to seem as if fear and loathing are the new normal. They’re not — or not yet, anyway. If you want to regain … Continue reading

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Obama’s Fighting a New Kind of War — While Critics Are Stuck in the Past

Originally published at the Huffington Post: Critics of Obama’s war strategy seem to want him to fight a new kind of war with old weapons. As I described last time, they judge success and failure by traditional measures — in particular, … Continue reading

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What Obama’s War Critics Don’t Get: Change Means Change

Originally published at the Huffington Post: President Obama has faced a lot of criticism lately for not being “tough enough” on ISIS. Most of it seems to boil down to this: Why won’t he do what we always do? Why didn’t … Continue reading

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The World Isn’t Flat, It’s Hollow

Originally published at the Huffington Post: Back in 2005, Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat made a persuasive argument that the globe was coming together on a level playing field, thanks to the equalizing forces of technology and peaceful economic competition. But … Continue reading

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Are Nonprofits Designed to Fail?

Originally published at The Huffington Post. There’s a story often told in nonprofit circles to inspire hope. It’s the one about the starfish, which in one version goes like this: A man is walking on a beach and comes across … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan is Romney’s Sarah Palin

Cross-posted at Huffington Post. Of all the obvious blunders Republican leaders didn’t want Mitt Romney to make, it was choosing a Sarah Palin as his candidate for vice president. The possibility scared even Dick Cheney. But that’s exactly what Romney … Continue reading

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Don’t vote for anyone who looks like he should be president

A great insight from Moneyball author Michael Lewis this morning on Fareed Zakaria GPS: Maybe you don’t want to vote for the guy who looks like he should be president. Because the only reason he’s gotten as far as he’s gotten … Continue reading

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