The Morning: April 12, 2011

I’ve asked this before, but what does Congress actually do? Republicans miss their own deadline for filing the (not-at-all historic, Mr. President) FY 2011 budget compromise that kept the government from shutting down on Friday. We’re Ikea’s Mexico: Ikea employees in Virginia make $8 per hour with 4 days off per year while their counterparts … Continue reading

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Change in the Mideast

“The revolution will be televised… Push peace and keep it in motion” – Gorillaz featuring Snoop, Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach What has happened in Egypt and what is happening in Wisconsin is amazing.  It’s important to remember that, as powerful as the protests in Wisconsin are, people are not being shot … Continue reading

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Our Evolving Response to Egypt

We are walking slowly to get on the right side of history in Egypt.  Though our pace may be quickening. The word from the Administration seems to be “transition” and an orderly one at that.  Sunday morning on Meet the Press Secretary of State Clinton reiterated the need to see “concrete steps” from the Egyptian … Continue reading

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Egypt and Tunisia – a Tale of Two White Houses

Updated below. Secretary of State Clinton called for the Egyptian Government to “open a dialogue” with the people of Egypt today.  It was, by far, the strongest statement yet from the Administration.  To this point the President has searched for balance, calling for calm in the streets and the mechanisms for people to express legitimate … Continue reading

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