Category: VIBES

Why Peter Beinart Is Driving The ‘Pro-Israel’ Establishment Crazy (Videos)

Why Peter Beinart Is Driving The ‘Pro-Israel’ Establishment Crazy (Videos)

April 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Peter Beinart’s latest book has not only angered the Israeli left, but has caused fury amid the right.

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Does America And Iran’s Mutual Mistrust Mean War Is Inevitable?

March 19, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

What would be the consequences of an Israeli or American military strike on Iran and could the conflict yet be avoided, asks Radio 4 Analysis presenter Edward Stourton.

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Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs

March 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

TODAY is my last day at Goldman Sachs. After almost 12 years at the firm — first as a summer intern while at Stanford, then in New York for 10 years, and now in London — I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its identity. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it.

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Dangerous Ignorance: The Hysteria Of Kony 2012

Dangerous Ignorance: The Hysteria Of Kony 2012

March 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Kampala, Uganda – From Kampala, the Kony 2012 hysteria was easy to miss. I’m not on Facebook or Twitter. I don’t watch YouTube and the Ugandan papers didn’t pick up the story for several days.

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Mitt Romney And The Federal Healthcare Mandate

Mitt Romney And The Federal Healthcare Mandate

March 5, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

Ann Coulter columns, other republicans and Mr. Romney campaign have all told us, “Mitt Romney never intended his Massachusetts health care plan to be a national model and never supported unconstitutional federal individual mandates”.

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A World Bank For A New World

March 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The World Bank, if properly led, can play a key role in averting these threats and the risks that they imply. The global stakes are thus very high this spring as the Bank’s 187 member countries choose a new president to succeed Robert Zoellick, whose term ends in July.

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Obama’s Most Dangerous GOP Opponent: Netanyahu

February 29, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Israeli officials say they won’t warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions.

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Moochers Against Welfare

February 16, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Modern Republicans are very, very conservative; you might even (if you were Mitt Romney) say, severely conservative. Political scientists who use Congressional votes to measure such things find that the current G.O.P. majority is the most conservative since 1879, which is as far back as their estimates go.

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Mitt Romney:  Don’t Bet Against America

Mitt Romney: Don’t Bet Against America

February 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

On November 18, 2008, Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed in the New Your Times titled, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt”. Romney said, “If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye.

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Mitt Romney 2008:  Let Detroit Go Bankrupt

Mitt Romney 2008: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt

February 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed.

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Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It

Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It

February 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Excellent reporting from the New York Times about the mind-set of conservatives in the United States. It documents stories of people who believe government spending on entitlements has gotten out of control. However, they decry the government and governmental programs while they themselves have been, or currently are, recipients of the United States governmental programs.

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Mitt Romney, “Welfare Queen”

Mitt Romney, “Welfare Queen”

February 1, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

San Pedro, CA – Ever since Brown v. Board of Education, conservatives have been complaining about judges “legislating from the bench”. It was a brilliant strategy: “We’re not racists,” they could say. “There’s a matter of high principle involved here.

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Obama Risks Much With ‘Campaign Of The Left’

Obama Risks Much With ‘Campaign Of The Left’

January 26, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

While delivering his annual State of the Union speech to Congress this week, US President Barack Obama took aim at the inequality he sees in his country and pledged that taxes would rise for the rich. On Thursday, German commentators disagree over whether this populist approach will really help him get re-elected.

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Auto Bailout Worth Every Penny

Auto Bailout Worth Every Penny

January 23, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Both Chrysler and General Motors automakers are here today, building cars, mostly in the Midwest, and rehiring thousands of workers in the United States because the U.S. government kept both companies together in the midst of the

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