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Matthews not impressed by GOP candidates

08/10/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with this small list of Republican presidential candidates. Can anyone of either party remember a smaller, shorter, less dramatic pack of people?Several of the names are simply the predictable set of politicians who have held lower office and have the presidency on their to-do list.  That includes Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman and, I would suppose for almost a half century, Mitt Romney. read more

Impeach Obama?

Impeach Obama?

08/10/11 08:00PM

Salon.com’s Steve Kornacki and The Daily Beast’s Michelle Goldberg debate whether presidents should be impeached because members of Congress don’t agree with... watch

Let Me Start...

08/10/11 08:16AM

Good morning.There's all sorts of things written today about what President Obama needs to do to tackle the twin challenges of unemployment and deficit reduction. In the New York Times, Helene Cooper has a news analysis noting President Obama's own claim last year that he'd rather be a good one-term president than a mediocre two-term one. read more

Defining the US mission in Afghanistan

08/09/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with this war in Afghanistan.The President went to Dover Air Force Base today to pay his respects to the thirty American service members killed when their helicopter was shot down this weekend in Afghanistan.I think we need to ask a basic question about our mission over there.  What is it?If it's to fight the Taliban that leads to two other questions.First, why are we fighting them?  It's their country, not ours.  Why are we in their country fighting people who want to run their country?  Do we have more right to say who runs that country than people who live there?  Who read more

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