Category Archives: Politics
Cecil the Lion chased baby body parts off the front page. The Planned Parenthood scandal isn’t popular with the Washington Elite. The Obama administration thinks Planned Parenthood adheres to the the highest ethical standards for fetus crunching. The Senate had no stomach for defunding the organization.
It wasn’t just the lion story. As of July 24 Michael Barone says there were 773 stories about the confederate flag compared to 31 on the Planned Parenthood video.
President Obama visited a prison near Oklahoma City last week. He thinks sentences for non-violent crimes are too long. He calls it the “criminal injustice system”. He wants us to be like other countries. He says it’s not normal for so many young people to be locked up.
What is normal is teenagers do stupid things.
The historic deal with Iran is done. Secretary of State Kerry says if a new president tries to change it “we’ll have proven we’re not trustworthy”.
President Obama says he will veto any bill if Congress tries to change the deal.
Supreme Leader Khameini says, “Death to America”.
John McCain called Trump’s supporters “crazies”. He now says it was a term of endearment. At least he didn’t call them “whacko birds“.
The Donald stepped in it when he hit back with his own term of endearment questioning McCain’s war heroism. He said McCain was a hero for getting captured. “I like people who weren’t captured.”
Now everybody hates him. Except the poll voters.
Greece’s Syriza Party Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras agreed to accept new conditions for a bail-out from Germany. The conditions are tougher than the ones Greek voters rejected in a referendum less than two weeks ago. The agreement also calls for a €50 billion investment fund to help Greece grow out of its mess. The fund is to endowed by the sale of Greek assets. Craigslist for Greeks.
The agreement requires approval of the Greek Parliament.
In a WSJ piece title “Another Greek Can-Kicking” Holman Jenkins thinks the deal will retard any return to health for Greece.
But if you still have money in Greek banks you might be willing, to sacrifice the economy’s return to long-term health to maximize your chance of reclaiming your life savings.
He also says the deal was less about Greece than preserving relations between France and Germany.
France stepped out as defender of Greece and promoter of fake plaudits… Germany likes to be seen deferring to France to quell any idea that Germany is becoming strident and imperialistic again.
It must be true – David Ignatius lays out the same notion in the Washington Post.