Jim Fuller: The major lesson I brought home from that intense reporting experience was that the U.S. trade embargo and accompanying policies were profoundly stupid and counterproductive.
Jim Fuller: Corporations and the very wealthy get everything they want from Democrats, though it may take just a little bit longer than when Republicans control everything. They pretend it’s otherwise (wink wink, nudge nudge) so that traditional Democratic voters can go on pretending there is a big difference.
Jim Fuller: As Bachmann has made clear on numerous occasions, she is waiting for God to tell her whether to run for president, as He has instructed her, she says, in all other things political. It is not clear why she needs a committee.
Jim Fuller: We have to be the watchdogs, to call the “media” and the politicians on every omission or bending of fact, every substitution of myth for reality. It won’t change the story every time, but if enough people make noise, it does have some positive effect.
Jim Fuller: Wherever organized labor and the middle class are under serious attack, that’s where Obama (aka The Artful Dodger) isn’t. Not only won’t he go to where the fights are, he won’t even talk about them.
Jim Fuller: Day after day, Beck strides his set at Fox and rants, spit sometimes spraying from his mouth, his puffy face often growing red and his eyes crazily wide, waving his arms and looking and sounding more each week like somebody who is about to crack up before millions of viewers.
Jim Fuller: It’s a tossup at this moment as to whether the Jordanian and Saudi governments will be thrown out, I think. But what about Yemen and Algeria? No one can say at this point.