11:29 AM, Oct 11, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
Joe Queenan writes about Jimmy Carter in the Wall Street Journal:
With the recent release of the exquisitely pointless "White House Diary," his 25th entry in the literary sweepstakes, Mr. Carter has now written more books than James Joyce, Jane Austen, Gustave Flaubert, George Eliot, Virgil, Homer and Jonathan Franzen. He has also written more books than Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower, Woodrow Wilson, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and a whole lot of other presidents who got more points on the scoreboard than he ever did.
A look at the record and the diary.6:00 AM, Oct 4, 2010 • By PAUL KENGOR
Throughout American history, citizens have been duped. It’s a word as old as the republic itself. George Washington, in his “Farewell Address,” warned about “dupes”—that is, those who, unwittingly, allow themselves to be deceived or misled by active adversaries of the United States.
The crazy nephew is back.8:50 AM, Sep 2, 2010 • By REUBEN F. JOHNSON
The question everyone here is asking is why—having been to China just this past May—the reclusive Great Leader and dictator of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-Il, would return last week.
Two cheers for the return of the Carter Doctrine.6:00 AM, Aug 13, 2010 • By LAWRENCE GOLDSTEIN and MICHAEL MAKOVSKY
With little fanfare, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Carter Doctrine, when President Jimmy Carter warned against “outside” control of the oil-rich Persian Gulf.
9:00 AM, Feb 11, 2010 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
Ron Brownstein has an interesting piece in National Journal about President Obama’s problems with blue-collar voters. His argument is that the cross-tabs in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, in which Democrats bled working-class white voters, resemble the key characteristic of the 1994 election.
Joe Klein pulls a Carter.1:52 PM, Jan 25, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
Time columnist Joe Klein is angry that the public doesn't think the stimulus succeeded:
It is very difficult to have a democracy without citizens. It is impossible to be a citizen if you don't make an effort to understand the most basic activities of your government. It is very difficult to thrive in an increasingly competitive world if you're a nation of dodos.
I would say this is exactly the wrong response liberal Democrats should have to public disapproval of the Obama agenda.
But now they see America's enemies want to kill Americans.5:42 PM, Jan 8, 2010 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
Thankfully, it seems finally to have dawned on President Obama that al Qaeda is an indefatigable enemy of the United States, and will seize any and every opportunity to kill Americans. And it appears to have surprised Janet Napolitano to realize how determined al-Qaeda can be, whether commissioning individuals to commit acts of terror or planning large-scale operations.
What unites the Democrats? A cartoonish view of Republicans.Jan 20, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 18 • By NOEMIE EMERY
FINALLY THE DEMOCRATS have found their hot issue: The Confederate heart of George Bush, and of Bill Frist, who by virtue of their membership in the Republican party have indicated their desire to live in a slaveholding past. Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Pelosi--to name just three prominent Democrats--have delivered themselves of the judgment that Republicans and those who vote for them are all closet racists. The demise of Trent Lott was only a smokescreen to hide this dark secret.
In his self-congratulatory Nobel Lecture, the former president proves he's still as naive as ever.11:00 PM, Dec 10, 2002 • By CLAUDIA WINKLER
IN A NOBEL LECTURE YESTERDAY that is a familiar mixture of personal self-satisfaction and national self-abasement, Jimmy Carter names the greatest challenge in the world today, and it is us: the tragic failure of the wealthiest nations to cure the poverty of the poorest.
Implicitly, the second-greatest problem is also us: our failure to recognize that war is evil and to embrace "the premise that the United Nations is the best avenue for the maintenance of peace."
Let's start with the self
Oct 28, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 07 • By
OILING THE NOBEL PROCESS
Two weeks ago: The Norwegian Nobel Committee awards the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize to former president Jimmy Carter--a move the committee's chairman, Gunnar Berge, says "should be interpreted" as a "kick in the leg" to current President George W. Bush's "belligerent" foreign policy.
Oct 21, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 06 • By
FOR WHOM THE NOBEL TOLLS
The only mystery surrounding Jimmy Carter's Nobel Peace Prize is how it could possibly have taken the sanctimonious Norwegians this long to hand out their badly devalued award to the sanctimonious former president. Face it, they were made for each other--the president who wanted America to get over its "inordinate fear of communism" and the Scandinavians who never met a Soviet fellow traveler they didn't want to throw a cocktail reception for and shower with several hundred thousand tax-exempt Swedish crowns.
Oct 21, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 06 • By DAVID TELL, FOR THE EDITORS
"A few weeks ago, we were doing some work on my back porch back home, tearing out a section of old stacked rocks, when all of a sudden I uncovered a nest of copperhead snakes. . . . A copperhead will kill you. It could kill one of my dogs. It could kill one of my grandchildren; they play all the time where I found those killers. You know, when I discovered those copperheads, I did not call my wife Shirley for advice, as I usually do on most things. I did not go before the city council. I did not yell for help from my neighbors.