10 Most Read — 30 June to 7 July 2012

tammy duckworth

This week, Linda Milazzo’s “John McCain, A Veteran Was Demeaned In Your Name. Will You Defend Her? Linda Milazzo,” which looks at Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh’s scurrilous attacks on an Iraq War veteran.

John McCain, A Veteran Was Demeaned In Your Name. Will You Defend Her?

tammy duckworth

Linda Milazzo: Using Senator John McCain as his foil to demean Duckworth, Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh smeared Tammy Duckworth’s service and undermined her sacrifice.

Winning Through Acting Crazy

hope

Robert Illes: Time to do something utterly insane ourselves. And I hope Obama does just that on September 8th when Boehner finally allows him to speak before Congress.

Brooks to Thurmond to Wilson: Is There Something in the Water in South Carolina?

Senator Strom Thurmond

Rep. Joe Wilson’s rude outburst during President Obama’s health address follows, faintly, in a long tradition of South Carolinian legislative indecorum. Historian Steven Conn reviews the record.

UK Perspective: Where Have You Gone Teddy, Tip, and Ronnie?

Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill

President Obama presented a strong hybrid speech last night. He reached out to Republicans who clearly will not vote for it, encouraged Democrats to grow a spine, and went back to his community organising sharp elbowed Chicago political style.

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