The cables suggest that Mr. Obama’s form of engagement is a complicated mixture of openness to negotiation, constantly escalating pressure and a series of deadlines, some explicit, some vague...
While WikiLeaks made the trove available with the intention of exposing United States duplicity, what struck many readers was that American diplomacy looked rather impressive. The day-by-day record showed diplomats trying their hardest behind closed doors to defuse some of the world’s thorniest conflicts, but also assembling a Plan B.
On that bad report on jobs from the Dept. of Labor, Time says we might need a job recount. That's because the published numbers are seasonally adjusted - which means that retail employment numbers were adjusted down to accommodate the holiday season. Actually, instead of retail loosing 28,000 as the report indicated, that sector added 350,000 jobs in November.
From This & Such, Weak Tea, Brewed in Cold Water.
Save me the twaddle about how Dems are weak—you want to know why that is? Because their constituency is weak. And cowardly. And intransigent. If it is true that attitude reflects leadership, then the attitude of cowardice I see in the blogosphere is in perfect harmony with the leadership provided in Washington.