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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The Leader Who Refuses to Lead: Bahrain

Made even worse when the world is watching. From the New York Times:  “I wish the Americans would help us,” she said. “But the day after your defense minister came here, the Saudi troops came in. What is the United States doing to end this situation?”  A day later King Hamad declared a three-month state … 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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