Obama taps Garland

Obama Plays the Religion Card

Don Rose Intro by b. traven  This is what contributor, Don Rose, a retired Chicago political consultant has to say about the convoluted reasoning behind the selection of Merrick Garland as Obama’s nominee for the Supreme court.  Other theories abound… such as this one in Salon. Senate Democrats have rushed to claim that this conservative Republican…

Henry Kissinger’s Big Stick: Bombing

W.J. Astore Greg Grandin has a new book on Henry Kissinger and a new article at TomDispatch.com.  Kissinger, writes Grandin, had an affinity (or perhaps an avidity) for power, especially air power, as a way of demonstrating his (and America’s) resolve. Notes Grandin: Henry Kissinger is, of course, not singularly responsible for the evolution of…