Is the Constitution an imperfect document that has led to some combination of inefficiency (as the left argues) and a lack of democratic accountability (as the right argues)? Is it the Constitution that has been largely responsible for the problems of Barack Obama's presidency?
The would-be president travels to London, mouths platitudes, gets called "substantial."
If you have ever tuned in to Fox News and seen Heather Nauert on the air, you have probably also registered surprise that she is able to string an entire sentence together. But not only can she talk—she can also read. Here's proof: She shows herself very able to read the bigoted garbage that Fox News's cynical executives and producers put on the Teleprompter. This particular helping of bigoted garbage concerns a YMCA in Minneapolis. Here is Nauert, explaining that in Minneesota, "Sharia law is now changing everything. A YMCA in Minneapolis-St.
Chuck Schumer Slams Liberal Blogs, Analyzes Ted Cruz, and Explains How He Helped Elect Elizabeth Warren
Interview: The New York Senator on Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Warren, and Wall Street
Because of Thanksgiving, readers may have missed The New York Times's Joe Biden story, which ran in the newspaper on Wednesday. It is the saddest short political profile I have ever read. Whether Jackie Calmes, the reporter of the story, was intentionally being condescending, or whether she simply didn't realize how pathetic a picture she was drawing, is a debate for another day.
With the long Holiday weekend ahead of us, here is a collection of links. If you have some free time, or just need to get away from family, these articles are all worth reading.--Mark Lynch, in Foreign Policy, has an important piece explaining why the Obama administration is not getting tough with Egypt's generals.
Every year, the holiday haters show up earlier and earlier.
A closer look at Double Down.
Republicans are so outraged by the Democrats' use of the "nuclear option," they're threatening to nuke back.
Read his Big Thoughtful Foreign Policy Speech and see if you can find a single idea