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That’s a whole lot of culture war!

Ann was gracious enough to quote me in her marvelous piece on why the culture war isn’t going away any time soon, so I’m kicking a link right back at her. Ann argues that the Obama backlash, in all its ugliness, is proof that the culture war was always about…

BP: Oil no longer flowing into the Gulf

BP engineers Thursday stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April as they shut all valves on a new cap placed on top of a fractured wellhead, a BP official said. “It is good to see no oil going into the Gulf of Mexico,”…

Majority of Americans believe Afghanistan war going ‘badly’: poll

Some 44 percent of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of the war in Afghanistan, a significant rise from earlier this year, according to a CBS news poll released Thursday. In CBS’s last poll in May, only 37 percent of those questioned disapproved of the president’s approach to the…

Billboard linking Obama, Hitler draws complaints

Update: Radio Iowa reports, “A billboard in Mason City that pictured President Obama flanked by Nazi leader Adolph Hitler and communist leader Vladimir Lenin has been papered over this morning.” A billboard created by an Iowa tea party group that compares President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin…

Obama’s support slides: survey

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US voters’ trust in President Barack Obama’s ability to get his job done well has slid to a new low, a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday found. “Four months before midterm elections that will define the second half of his term, nearly six in 10 voters…

Uganda blasts ‘deplorable, cowardly,’ says Obama

US President Barack Obama called the deadly explosions that ripped through two restaurants in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Sunday “deplorable and cowardly,” a spokesman said. “The president is deeply saddened by the loss of life resulting from these deplorable and cowardly attacks, and sends his condolences to the people…

US appalled by ‘barbaric’ stoning plan in Iran

The United States on Thursday urged Iran not to stone to death a woman convicted of adultery, calling the punishment “barbaric.” “Stoning as a means of execution is tantamount to torture. It’s barbaric and an abhorrent act,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters. “We condemn in the strongest terms…

Obama says Israel unlikely to surprise US with Iran attack

US President Barack Obama said in an Israeli TV interview broadcast on Thursday it is highly unlikely the Jewish State would surprise Washington with an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. “It is unacceptable for Iran to posses nuclear weapons and we are going to do everything we can to prevent…

Olbermann calls on Oprah to ‘crush’ ‘racist’ Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh may have met his match if MSNBC Keith Olbermann has his way. Olbermann wants Oprah Winfrey to take to the air and “crush” Limbaugh. Limbaugh suggested Tuesday that Winfrey and other African-Americans owe their success to their skin color. “If Obama weren`t black, he`d be a tour guide…

Lieberman: Rules of engagement protecting civilians ‘hurt morale’

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) called on President Barack Obama and the top general in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, to “loosen” the rules of engagement put in place to lessen civilian casualties. Fox News reported: Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday urged Gen. David Petraeus to change the rules of engagement “as…

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