This Gretchen Carlson Word Salad Is The Ultimate Obama-Ebola Theory

Adam Weinstein · 10/07/14 09:11AM

"And now, for 'My Take™.' So: Should we trust the government to keep us all safe from Ebola?" With these words, Fox News head-on-a-stick Gretchen Carlson offered 56 seconds' worth of historic, Brobdingnagian "Take™," replete with Obamacare IRS Secret Service Benghazi, does she have to spell it out for you.

Maybe the Secret Service Just Wants to Toughen Up This Weak President

Adam Weinstein · 10/02/14 01:30PM

This weak-ass presidential security imbroglio wouldn't happen if Rick Perry was president, says Rick Perry. Maybe if Obama got assassinated, then he'd do something about securing the White House, says Politico. Maybe they're right, and the Secret Service knows it, and is just trying to teach this latte lawyer how real life works.

Iraq Claims Our Subways Are Going to Be Attacked, Maybe

Adam Weinstein · 09/25/14 11:24AM

In his introduction to the international scene Thursday, Iraq's new prime minister told a gaggle of journalists at the U.N. that his country had discovered an "imminent" attack plot by Islamic State fighters against "subway systems in United States and Paris."

You Can't Not Have a Ground War in Iraq

Adam Weinstein · 09/16/14 02:12PM

Did you hear Barack Obama say last week that the U.S. would "not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq"? You may think that precludes U.S. foot troops from potentially leading Kurds and Iraqis in direct combat with Islamic State fighters. Don't think that.

Realizing Lifelong Dream, Dick Cheney Is Greeted as Liberator in U.S.

Adam Weinstein · 09/10/14 11:40AM

Much has been made of the return of America's neoconservative Iraq hawks to the media circuits since that country's slow descent into chaos became a fast descent into chaos. But now that war's coming back, Dick Cheney is having a real moment. Not just a moment: He's straight-up MacArthuring.

What's Your Strategy for Messing With the "Islamic State"?

Adam Weinstein · 09/02/14 09:59AM

Barack Obama talked to the media last week about U.S. action against the Islamic State and went off-script, saying offhand that the U.S. didn't have a strategy yet for defeating the fundamentalist dirtbags muscling in on Iraq. But what would a good strategy look like? How do you solve a problem like Sharia?