Third Way Perspectives
Archive for January, 2007
January 30th, 2007
When you go from the majority to the minority, the little indignities are almost imperceptible. That’s why Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, one of the most conservative Republicans this side of Orrin Hatch, might have been a little bit puzzled about why an op-ed he wrote for the Washington Post was published mid-week between Christmas and New Years. As anyone in this town knows only the lonely are in DC during that desolate week.
January 26th, 2007
January 23rd, 2007
America’s economy is, without dispute, the largest and strongest in the world.
Yet in talking about issues related to America’s ability to compete in the global economy, too many progressives resort to a pessimistic message that implies we are on the brink of decline. We’re falling behind in math and science. We don’t produce enough engineers. South Korea has better cell phone coverage, and fill-in-the-blank-developing-country spends more than we do on research.
January 12th, 2007
Well, after watching the President on Wednesday night, I think we all feel a LOT better about Iraq!
Uh, yeah. Would that it were so.
This latest in a long line of Bush “plans for victory” (there have been six or so, depending on how you count) is, of course, unwise on its face. Even those who believe the only way to succeed in Iraq is to escalate our troop numbers think we’d need a lot more than 21,000 troops, and they’d need to deploy for a lot longer than the Bush team has been saying they’re going for.
What then, are war opponents in Congress to do?