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  • The Rise of the Violent Left

    08/06/2017 10:03:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | The September 2017 Issue | Peter Beinart
    Antifa’s activists say they’re battling burgeoning authoritarianism on the American right. Are they fueling it instead? Since 1907, Portland, Oregon, has hosted an annual Rose Festival. Since 2007, the festival had included a parade down 82nd Avenue. Since 2013, the Republican Party of Multnomah County, which includes Portland, had taken part. This April, all of that changed. In the days leading up to the planned parade, a group called the Direct Action Alliance declared, “Fascists plan to march through the streets,” and warned, “Nazis will not march through Portland unopposed.” The alliance said it didn’t object to the Multnomah GOP...
  • The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President

    11/21/2016 8:56:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 21, 2016 | Peter Beinhart
    Americans talk about democracy like it’s sacred. In public discourse, the more democratic American government is, the better. The people are supposed to rule. But that’s not the premise that underlies America’s political system. Most of the men who founded the United States feared unfettered majority rule. James Madison wrote in Federalist 10 that systems of government based upon “pure democracy … have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property.” John Adams wrote in 1814 that, “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.”
  • Peter Beinart Can’t Imagine Any Reason But Sexism For Disliking Hillary Clinton

    09/09/2016 6:52:49 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 9 Sep, 2016 | DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    Would Hillary Clinton’s critics love her if she was a man? The gameplan of Democrats and liberal pundits this campaign season has been disrupted – mostly to their benefit – by Donald Trump; win or lose, Trump is the dominant storyline of the 2016 election. But as we head into the fall stretch run, the preferred narrative of Hillary Clinton’s partisans for 2016 and beyond is re-emerging: that she is Women and any opposition to her is opposition to Women. The latest entrant in this narrative – though by no means the first – comes from Peter Beinart at The...
  • CNN's Cuomo: 'Proportionality is a Big Part' of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    07/15/2014 2:17:50 PM PDT · by DFG · 28 replies
    Newbusters ^ | 07/15/2014 | Connor Williams
    The ‘blame Israel’ rhetoric from the mainstream media has shown no signs of slowing down. This time, on the July 15 edition of CNN’s New Day, host Chris Cuomo and CNN contributor Peter Beinart decried the unevenness of the war, citing high casualties on the Palestinian side while pointing to virtually nonexistent casualties on the Israeli side of the conflict. Cuomo naturally led off his interview of Beinart with this statement: “Proportionality is a big part of this story always when there's conflict. Israel obviously has the advantage militarily...Now, on the other side from the Ministry of Health there, close...
  • Hughes Drops Jews

    01/29/2013 8:40:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 28, 2013 | staff
    The New Republic has quietly dropped at least five prominent Jewish writers from its masthead in a move that may signal the publication’s continued drift away from a staunchly pro-Israel standpoint. The magazine has launched an aggressive new editorial direction under the ownership of wealthy socialite Chris Hughes, who is best known for sharing a room with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard University. The names of several prominent Jewish writers from both the left and right of the political spectrum were dropped from TNR’s masthead in the latest issue. They include: Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, longtime TNR columnist...
  • The Beinart Critique [of Charles Krauthammer], Dismantled

    06/17/2010 5:47:18 AM PDT · by rhema · 15 replies · 783+ views
    In his new book, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, Peter Beinart, formerly editor of the New Republic and now a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, takes aim at the syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer. “There are no normal times.” With those words, written in 1991 and aimed straight at Jeane Kirkpatrick, the younger conservative generation fired its first shot. The marksman was columnist Charles Krauthammer, an acid-tongued ex-psychiatrist from Montreal, and a man young enough to be Kirkpatrick’s son. Beinart spends several pages summarizing and quoting from Foreign Affairs magazine, in which Krauthammer’s essay, “The Unipolar...
  • Obama Official: Netanyahu Waiting for ‘President Palin’

    06/08/2010 7:00:33 AM PDT · by Tigen · 312 replies · 284+ views
    INN ^ | 6-8-10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Netanyahu government’s attitude to the United States shows it is “waiting for President [Sarah] Palin, an Obama official reportedly told Peter Beinart, writing for the Atlantic Monthly news site. Palin was the Republican candidate for vice president two years ago and is considered a front-running candidate for the next presidential election in 2012. “As an Obama official once told me about the Netanyahu team, with amazement, ‘these guys are actually waiting for President Palin,’” wrote Beinart, a senior political writer for The Daily Beast and associate professor of journalism and political science at City University of New York. In...
  • How Barack Beat Bibi

    03/21/2010 3:48:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 890+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | Peter Beinart
    President Obama himself will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu next week. Peter Beinart on the fallout for Netanyahu in the Mideast. Israel’s diplomatic war with the United States will likely end the same way its real war ended last year in Gaza: ambiguously. There will be no white flags or mission accomplished signs, just a slight tilt in the balance of power, a modest moving of the trench lines. Those lines aren’t fully demarcated yet, but in important ways the outcome is already clear: Barack Obama has won. He’s won because he’s hurt Benjamin Netanyahu more than Netanyahu...
  • The GOP's Jewish Slur

    10/23/2009 1:07:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies · 1,811+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/21/09 | Peter Beinart
    The Anti-Defamation League is up in arms over two South Carolina Republicans’ revival of an old stereotype. Peter Beinart asks: Is calling Jews thrifty really so offensive? This week, in an act of vicious anti-Semitism, Edwin O. Merwin Jr. and James S. Ulmer, chairmen of the Bamberg County and Orangeburg County, South Carolina, Republican parties, respectively, co-authored an op-ed in which they accused Jews of taking good care of their money. “Jews who are wealthy,” they wrote, “got that way not by watching dollars but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselves.” Then...
  • Peter Beinart : Petraeus is the only candidate who can unite the GOP

    10/13/2009 8:24:51 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 42 replies · 1,263+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 13, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I wish he was wrong. As personalities, the syntax-mangling Ike and the self-consciously intellectual David Petraeus don’t have much in common. But politically, they’re in a parallel position. Today’s GOP has a right-wing base that can damage Obama, but none of its favorites have a prayer of winning the White House. The reason is that just like the Republican right of the early 1950s, which kept insisting that the New Deal constituted socialism (or fascism), today’s conservative activists have not accommodated themselves to some basic shifts in public mood. Over the past couple of decades, the American people have grown...
  • Admit It: the Surge Worked

    01/18/2009 6:57:46 AM PST · by fiscon1 · 7 replies · 490+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/18/2009 | Peter Beinart
    It's no longer a close call: President Bush was right about the surge. According to Michael O'Hanlon and Jason Campbell of the Brookings Institution, the number of Iraqi war dead was 500 in November of 2008, compared with 3,475 in November of 2006. That same month, 69 Americans died in Iraq; in November 2008, 12 did.
  • Admit It: The Surge Worked (Peter Beinart)

    01/17/2009 7:18:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 807+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2009 | Peter Beinart
    It's no longer a close call: President Bush was right about the surge. According to Michael O'Hanlon and Jason Campbell of the Brookings Institution, the number of Iraqi war dead was 500 in November of 2008, compared with 3,475 in November of 2006. That same month, 69 Americans died in Iraq; in November 2008, 12 did. Violence in Anbar province is down more than 90 percent over the past two years, the... --snip-- Younger liberals, by contrast, have had no such chastening experiences. Watching the Bush administration flit from disaster to disaster, they have grown increasingly dismissive of conservatives in...
  • How Obama can woo low-income whites [Affirmative action for poor whites-even racists can be wooed]

    08/18/2008 6:04:49 PM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies · 118+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 8-18-08 | Peter Beinart
    Barack Obama has a problem. He really, really doesn't want this campaign to be about race. He wants it to be about change, President Bush, the economy, gas prices, Iraq, Afghanistan -- almost anything else. But it is going to be about race, at least in part. That's the lesson of recent weeks, when the McCain campaign brought up race (on the pretext that Obama had brought it up first). Once the chum was in the water, the media sharks went wild. Obama should take that as a warning. Race will be central to this campaign because McCain needs it...
  • Only Liberals Can Win the War on Terror?

    07/02/2006 5:25:00 AM PDT · by RobtPruitt · 48 replies · 1,352+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 30, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Peter Beinart, editor-at-large at The New Republic. He is the author of the new book The Good Fight: Why Liberals---and Only Liberals---Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again. FP: Peter Beinart welcome to Frontpage Interview. It is a pleasure and privilege to be in your company. Beinart: Nice to be talking with you. FP: David Horowitz will join us for the discussion, but let's first talk to you about your book. Before we even get to that, let me ask you to comment on the recent killing of Zarqawi. What...
  • Neocons in the Democratic Party (the war between the rats?)

    05/28/2006 6:38:32 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 20 replies · 647+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/28/2006 | Jacob Heilbrunn
    Like Kennedy and Truman, Democratic neocons want to beef up the military and won't run from a fight. DON'T LOOK now, but neoconservatism is making a comeback — and not among the Republicans who have made it famous but in the Democratic Party. A host of pundits and young national security experts associated with the party are calling for a return to the Cold War precepts of President Truman to wage a war against terror that New Republic Editor Peter Beinart, in the title of his provocative new book, calls "The Good Fight."
  • Lessons For Liberals (reject 'doughface' liberalism)

    05/21/2006 11:37:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies · 324+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 21 May 2006 | George F. Will
    Peter Beinart is an advocate of liberal -- not "progressive" -- nostalgia. He wants to turn the clock back to 1947 at Washington's Willard Hotel. Beinart, who was born in 1971, is editor at large of the liberal New Republic magazine and disdains the label "progressive" as a rejection of liberalism's useable past of anti-totalitarianism. An intellectual archaeologist, he excavates that vanished intellectual tradition and sends it into battle in his new book, "The Good Fight: Why Liberals -- and Only Liberals -- Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again." It expresses Beinart's understanding of liberalism...
  • Book takes look at past to get picture of liberals' future (THE UPCOMING LEFTY CIVIL WAR)

    05/20/2006 8:09:53 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 32 replies · 1,623+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 21, 2006 | GEORGE WILL
    Peter Beinart is an advocate of liberal -- not ''progressive'' -- nostalgia. He wants to turn the clock back to 1947 at Washington's Willard Hotel. Beinart, who was born in 1971, is editor at large of the liberal New Republic magazine and disdains the label ''progressive'' as a rejection of liberalism's useable past of anti-totalitarianism. An intellectual archaeologist, he excavates that vanished intellectual tradition and sends it into battle in his new book, The Good Fight: Why Liberals -- and Only Liberals -- Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again. It expresses Beinart's understanding of liberalism...
  • The Rehabilitation of the Cold-War Liberal (dangerous liberal alert - he makes some sense - long)

    04/30/2006 2:40:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 876+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2006 | PETER BEINART
    This fall, for the third time since 9/11, American voters will choose between Democrats and Republicans while knowing what only one party believes about national security. In 2002, Democratic candidates tried to change the subject, focusing on Social Security and health care instead. In 2004, John Kerry substituted biography for ideology, largely ignoring his own extensive foreign-policy record and stressing his service in Vietnam. In this year's Senate and House races, the party looks set to reprise Michael Dukakis's old theme: competence. Rather than tell Americans what their vision is, Democrats will assure them that they can execute it better...
  • Failing Grade

    02/23/2006 10:07:23 AM PST · by proxy_user · 10 replies · 774+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 02.23.06 | Peter Beinart
    Some of my best friends are professors. Many of my relatives, too. I'd probably be one myself, had I done better in graduate school. But, this week at least, I'm glad I chose another line of work, because the most prestigious professoriate in the world, Harvard's, has just made an ass of itself. It has done so by toppling President Lawrence Summers, who resigned rather than face a second faculty no-confidence vote, which he seemed set to lose. In explaining the coup, conservatives will cite political correctness. They'll say that, by challenging African American Studies Professor Cornel West and musing...
  • The Left's Eugene Debs Syndrome

    06/07/2005 9:35:25 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 18 replies · 779+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Jun 7, 2005 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Recently Bill Maher remarked during his HBO show that the military recruits the dregs of society. This infuriated Congressman Spencer Bauchus of Alabama who said Maher's comment borders on treason. This is not the first time Maher has cast aspersions on the military. Nor is he alone in his opinion of military personnel as America's societal residue. Two years ago fellow liberal New York Times reporter Chris Hedges remarked during a commencement speech he made that the military consisted of, "boys from places such as Mississippi and Arkansas who joined the military because there were no job opportunities." About a...