Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $23,798
27%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 27% is IN!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: theatlantic

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • U.S. Ranks 23rd Out of 30 Developed Countries for Inequality

    01/17/2017 8:24:44 AM PST · by RitchieAprile · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 16, 2017 | Gillian B. White
    The United States is one of the richest countries in the world. It is also one of the most unequal. As a report released today shows, the U.S. ranks 23 out of 30 developed nations in a measure known as the “inclusive development index,” which factors in data on income, health, poverty, and sustainability. The index comes from the World Economic Forum, whose annual summit is taking place in Davos this week. It is a rather comprehensive measure of inequality, and the fact that the U.S. ranks so poorly is a sign of the country’s dramatic wealth concentration. Of all...
  • ‘The Atlantic’ Places Bush, Reagan Alongside Hitler, Pol Pot on ‘Worst Leader of All Time’ List

    12/24/2016 10:00:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 23, 2016 | Curtis Houch
    Set to appear in the January/February 2017 print issue, the responses published ranged from liberal authors to TV hosts to average readers of the monthly magazine and the people cited spanned nearly the duration of human history. . . . Ronald Reagan. Tens of thousands of gay men were wiped off the map simply because he refused to speak, much less act. What’s worse than ignoring a national health crisis while you stuff your face full of jelly beans and your wife reads her horoscope in the next room?
  • Politico Fires Writer After She Suggests Trump Is Having Sex With Ivanka

    12/14/2016 4:07:31 PM PST · by blueyon · 78 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 12/14/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    UPDATE: Shortly after this report was published Politico contacted The Daily Caller to say: “This tweet is completely unacceptable and is an obvious violation of POLITICO standards. Julia Ioffe is no longer with the publication.” Ioffe is joining The Atlantic in January but this tweet accelerated the timeline of her departure from Politico “immediately,” according to a Politico source. Julia Ioffe, a former contributing writer for Politico Magazine who will be joining The Atlantic as a reporter in January, suggested Wednesday on Twitter that President-elect Donald Trump is having sex with his daughter Ivanka.
  • In anger, Obama questioned necessity of Israel's qualitative military edge

    06/20/2016 4:41:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/20/16 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON -- Frustrated over a stall in an arms sale to Saudi Arabia, Obama once questioned the necessity of maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge in the region, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday. Panetta was confirming a report from Atlantic writer Jeffrey Goldberg, who attributed the claim to him in an article on Obama's foreign policy doctrine published last March. The former Pentagon chief said the White House, at the time, was deeply concerned that Israel was preparing to unilaterally strike Iran. Simultaneously, the administration was also hoping to complete with Riyadh a significant sale of fighter jets....
  • Clinton-Linked Israel Basher Max Blumenthal Disparages, Defames the Late Elie Wiesel

    07/05/2016 6:18:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 7-2-16 | Ruthie Blum
    Clinton-Linked Israel Basher Max Blumenthal Disparages, Defames the Late Elie Wiesel; Says Holocaust Survivor ‘Should Not Be Honored’ As the world began to mourn the passing of renowned author, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Prize recipient and Algemeiner Tribute Committee Chairman Elie Wiesel on Saturday, with heart-felt eulogies and personal tributes from heads of state to friends, a famous Israel-basher took the opportunity to disparage and defame the intellectual icon. Max Blumenthal — senior writer for AlterNet and author of Goliath and The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, a virulently anti-Israel book about Operation Protective Edge in the summer...
  • How American Politics Went Insane (Long and very serious)

    06/25/2016 2:10:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 62 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July/August Issue | Jonathan Rauch
    I am not even going to attempt to excerpt this. It is too long, the points are too nuanced and after reading it for half an hour I am only about halfway through it. I can't say that I agree with every observation so far but I will say that this is a very serious and sober read, and much of it has the ring of truth. I would like to hear what others think of this. But please take some time and read it through first.
  • Does Hillary Really Have the Foreign-Policy Advantage?

    06/11/2016 6:10:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 11, 2016 | Uri Friedman
    Already, Clinton has claimed international affairs as a key battleground against Trump, devoting her first major address of the general-election campaign to the topic. And she’s done so for understandable reasons. Foreign affairs is arguably the realm in which she can draw the sharpest contrast with Trump in terms of qualifications. In her national-security speech last week, Clinton noted that she visited 112 countries as secretary of state. Foreign affairs is also where the stakes of the election seem highest; in her speech, Clinton conjured images of a volatile Trump in the Situation Room, blustering through matters of war and...
  • The Mind of Donald Trump

    05/18/2016 11:25:25 AM PDT · by Reeses · 26 replies
    The Atlantic Magazine ^ | May 18, 2016 | Dan P. McAdams
    A Psychologist Analyzes Donald Trump's Personality ...rambling psychobabble...Summary: Who, really, is Donald Trump? What’s behind the actor’s mask? I can discern little more than narcissistic motivations and a complementary personal narrative about winning at any cost. It is as if Trump has invested so much of himself in developing and refining his socially dominant role that he has nothing left over to create a meaningful story for his life, or for the nation. It is always Donald Trump playing Donald Trump, fighting to win, but never knowing why.
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Won’t Move Into Brooklyn Brownstone, After Media Attention

    05/11/2016 1:04:24 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 11, 2016 | LIAM STACK
    The journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates said on Monday that he and his family would not move into a $2.1 million Brooklyn brownstone they recently bought because media coverage of the purchase had made them worried for their safety. Mr. Coates and his wife used a limited-liability corporation to shield their identities during the transaction — a legal maneuver frequently used by celebrities seeking privacy — but word of the sale leaked to The New York Post, which published an article about the purchase with pictures of the house last week. Real estate and other news organizations soon followed suit....
  • The Screamfest Aimed At Trump

    05/10/2016 7:18:01 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 12 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | May 10, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    "Donald Trump's Economic Plans Would Destroy the US Economy!" screams the headline in The Atlantic. Of course to go with the headline they find a very unflattering picture.... I do give The Atlantic one bit of credit: They didn't bury the lede. "I've borrowed knowing that you can pay back with discounts," he told CNBC. "I would borrow knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal.” "This policy would be so disastrous that even its suggestion is dangerous." Oh really? The article goes on to say that suggesting that one might haircut the debt would collapse markets...
  • Atlantic Magazine Writes off Clinton White House Transition Vandalism as Mere Pranks

    04/22/2016 11:02:08 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 22, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Hey, it was just a harmless prank! No real harm done. Ha! Ha! That is the tone of The Atlantic magazine article explaining away the vandalism performed by the Clinton White House as it transitioned over to the incoming George W. Bush administration. The article is about how tough it is to transition from one White House administration to the next but the real purpose as we shall see is to slam Donald Trump for mishandling a transition that has yet to happen because he hasn't even been nominated yet. First author Russell Berman attempts to explain away a major...
  • Human Extinction Isn't That Unlikely

    04/30/2016 2:25:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 94 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | ROBINSON MEYER
    “A typical person is more than five times as likely to die in an extinction event as in a car crash,” says a new report.Nuclear war. Climate change. Pandemics that kill tens of millions. These are the most viable threats to globally organized civilization. They’re the stuff of nightmares and blockbusters—but unlike sea monsters or zombie viruses, they’re real, part of the calculus that political leaders consider everyday. And according to a new report from the U.K.-based Global Challenges Foundation, they’re much more likely than we might think. In its annual report on “global catastrophic risk,” the nonprofit debuted a...
  • Obama’s Former Middle East Adviser: We Should Have Bombed Assad

    04/24/2016 1:11:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Atlantic ^ | APR 20, 2016 | JEFFREY GOLDBERG
    A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with Philip Gordon, who held the Middle East portfolio at the National Security Council from 2013 to 2015 (and before that, served as assistant secretary of state for European affairs) about my Atlantic article, “The Obama Doctrine.” The piece tried to explain how the president understands the world, and America’s role in it. (This week, the president is on a tour of the some of the countries he discussed in the article.) Gordon, a loyal Obama man, is, like his ex-boss, somewhat-to-very fatalistic about the ability of the U.S. to direct the...
  • Obama’s anti-Arab views confirm suspicions

    03/23/2016 11:09:59 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    alarabiya.net ^ | 3-23-2016 | Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor
    Jeffrey Goldberg’s appraisal of the “The Obama doctrine”, that has caused a furore in response to the president’s scathing views on America’s Arab allies, has done us a favour. Now we know beyond question where we stand in the US global pecking order, which appears to be way down the scale of the Obama administration’s priorities. Barack Obama no longer believes that the Middle East is “terribly important to American interests” but insists that the Saudis need to share the region with their Iranian foes in the form of a “cold peace”. Of great concern is his failure to disagree...
  • ‘Gung-no’ Obama plays the blame game – and Israel loses

    03/14/2016 2:54:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-13-16 | HUGH ASH
    IN case anyone was in any doubt, now we know. Because, if folks imagined otherwise, perish the thought that Barack Obama’s presidency has been anything but a litany of foreign policy flunks, not that his domestic performance has been inspirational. No, whatever diplomatic disasters there have been under his feeble, two-terms reign are down to the ineptitude, cowardice even, of other world leaders and the man himself feels serially let down. In a frank and frankly churlish interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, recently published in Atlantic Magazine, the 44th US President absolved himself of all blame in steering the planet closer...
  • Oren: Obama has selective memory on Middle East

    03/13/2016 5:14:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-13-16 | Gil Hoffman
    Oren served as ambassador to the US during the during the first four and a half years of Obama's presidency. He wrote the book Ally about the experience, which has just been published in Hebrew. s controversial interview last week in which he repeatedly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proves that he has "selective memory" about the Israel-related events of his presidency, Kulanu MK Michael Oren said Sunday. Oren served as ambassador to the US during the first four and a half years of Obama's presidency. He wrote the book Ally about the experience, which has just been published in...
  • Trump’s Revolution From Within

    03/11/2016 7:49:26 PM PST · by Innovative · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 11, 2016 | Ronald Brownstein
    Donald Trump has advanced to the brink of the Republican presidential nomination not by transforming the GOP electorate, but by dividing it along a new axis. Though some conservative Trump critics have claimed that he has relied on a surge of non-Republican voters, the exit polls conducted so far in 15 states point toward the opposite conclusion. Overall, although turnout has soared from 2012, the share of the total primary votes cast by self-identified Republicans this year is virtually unchanged. And Trump has beaten his rivals among self-identified Republicans in every exit poll conducted in states that he has won....
  • Obama Just Tried To Blame Middle East Turmoil On Netanyahu… One BIG Problem

    03/11/2016 3:48:01 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 11, 2016 | Yochanan Visser
    Obama became annoyed... President Obama’s favorite journalist Jeffrey Goldberg made headlines in Israel when The Atlantic published his latest article about the President. In his lengthy piece titled “The Obama Doctrine,” Goldberg gave an overview of Obama’s foreign policy and discussed the President’s disillusionment with the attempts to change the Middle East for the better. Yes, Obama really thought that his policies in this problematic region would bring a positive change when he entered the White House at the beginning of 2008. “This is the moment we must help answer the call for a new dawn in the Middle East,”...
  • The real loser in Barack Obama’s worldview? David Cameron.

    03/11/2016 3:03:15 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | March 11 at 11:54 AM | Adam Taylor
    The real loser in Barack Obama’s worldview? David Cameron. By Adam Taylor March 11 at 11:54 AM After eight years of often-difficult foreign policy, does President Obama bear any grudges? A lengthy new article based on hours and hours of interviews with the president published by the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg offers a hard look at Obama's thoughts on America's allies and enemies. Some of those thoughts may seem strikingly unorthodox. For example, while Iran comes into the president's line of fire, Obama also complains bitterly about America's Sunni Arab allies, Saudi Arabia in particular. China, perhaps America's most serious competitor...
  • Obama: Netanyahu Lectured Me When He Came to the White House

    03/11/2016 12:01:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 3/11/16 | Cortney O'Brien
    Americans sensed there was still a bit of tension between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the latter leader cancelled their planned meeting this month. The Obama administration claimed to be blindsided by the announcement, but Israel’s government insists they warned the White House last week. Sources reveal that the prime minister decided to forgo the meeting because he was frustrated over a delay in defense aid. Yet, others say he simply didn’t want to visit during the peak of the U.S. presidential campaign. The bad blood between Obama and Netanyahu dates back a few years ago...