5:39 PM, Feb 25, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Washington Post has found us out. We Americans are Philistines and slobs, utterly lacking in refinement.
Roberto A. Ferdman exposes the ugly truth and reports that:
America might fancy itself a nation of high-end coffee drinkers. But just the opposite is true: People in this country, on the whole, are actually drinking worse coffee today than they have in the past. And the reason appears to be that they value cheapness over quality — and convenience over everything.
The Post has found an “expert” who:
...likens the coffee landscape to the one that has taken shape in the beer world, where craft breweries are all the rage, but Bud Light accounts for one in every five beers sold.
Can we possibly go on?
8:02 AM, Jan 22, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
Secretary of State John Kerry met with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini at the State Department Wednesday and afterwards ad
'Confidence in Race Relations Tumble'
12:04 PM, Jan 16, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The news on race relations in the U.S. is disturbing. From Rasmussen's latest poll:
Americans still believe most of their fellow countrymen aren’t racist but think race relations in this country have taken a decided turn for the worse.
3:32 PM, Jan 12, 2015 • By FRANK LAVIN
The terrorist attacks last week in Paris and the debate over the French government response brought back a simple discussion I had a few years ago regarding the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
So Israelophobia spreads to America’s secondary schools. Nov 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09 • By EDWARD ALEXANDER
At the conclusion of the latest installment of the endless Arab war against Israel, the leaders of Hamas simultaneously accused Israel of “genocide” against the residents of Gaza and took to the streets, dancing, ululating, and jubilating in celebration of their “victory” over the Zionist enemy. That is to say, what the novelist Thane Rosenbaum called Hamas’s “civilian death strategy”—deliberately bringing about the greatest possible number of Arab (as well as Jewish) deaths—had achieved a political triumph in the court of world opinion.
12:00 AM, Oct 18, 2014 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
Oh, woe! Ebola has come to America and 150 people from infected countries are landing here every day.
'They're kicking in the front door, knocking over the vase, while they're walking out with your television set.'7:32 AM, Oct 6, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
FBI director James Comey talked about Chinese hacking -- and how basically every American company has been targeted -- last night on 60 Minutes. Comey said that it's not the Chinese are so good, it's that they're "prolific." He likened their hacking style to a "drunk burglar."
60 Minutes host Scott Pelley asked, "What countries are attacking the United States as we sit here in cyberspace?"
12:00 AM, Oct 4, 2014 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
The U.S. economy added 248,000 jobs in September, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent. But the labor force participation rate continued to fall, average hourly earnings seem frozen, and over 13 percent of workers are either out of work, involuntarily working part time or too discouraged to keep hunting for jobs, and 20 percent of teenagers are out of work.
7:20 AM, Aug 4, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
First Lady Michelle Obama created buzz with her remark at the recent Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders that "the blood of Africa runs through my veins." But later in her speech, she had some observations about the country of her birth as well. Mrs. Obama cited the progress made by and for women in the United States, particularly over the last century:
7:06 AM, Jul 15, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
As John Kerry travels from country to country on various diplomatic missions as secretary of state (almost half a million miles so far), he often addresses the staff and their families at the U.S. embassies in the countries he visits. Remarks at these informal gatherings are often more casual than the usual speeches or press appearances, and Kerry often jokes with the staff and recognizes employees of long standing with the State Department.
10:47 AM, Jul 13, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Attorney General Eric Holder has a "lot of sleepless nights," reported ABC News this morning. Chief among his concerns? The threat of "homegrown violent extremists."
Asked the ABC News reporter, "Is that threat," like the Boston Marathon bombing last year, "any less serious?"
11:38 AM, Jun 15, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton says that the "American political system is probably the most difficult, even brutal, in the world." She made the comments in a recent interview:
“Politics is so unpredictable, whoever runs has to recognize that the American political system is probably the most difficult, even brutal, in the world,” said Clinton.