Foreign Policy Archives

Between Anderson Cooper, Bono, and the New York Times deigning to (at least briefly) put a story about famine on the front page, it seems the world has finally taken notice of the unfolding disaster in the Horn of Africa. It is about DAMN time.  The US Agency for International Development (USAID) created the Famine Early Read More

Adam Serwer is a little uncomfortable with President Obama’s ‘predator drones” joke at this weekend’s White House Correspondents Dinner: So you have to wonder why in the world the president’s speech writers would think it was a good idea to throw a joke about predator drones into the president’s speech during the White House Correspondent’s Read More

Before liberals and progressives go apoplectic with rage over Obama’s decision in Afghanistan, it’s worth reminding them that progressive change — even in the best of circumstances — is grinding, difficult and never pure. And it’s that last point that’s most important.

So, earlier today I was checking out the video of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton* momentarily losing her cool after being asked a question that she thought was about what “Mr. Clinton” thought about an international trade issue: “”You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?” she asked incredulously when the student raised Read More

So where do we go from here? President Obama has been portrayed as a monkey, witch doctor, various types of pimps and now The Joker. Certainly, there’s more variations on this general theme. But I really want to know, what’s the endgame? Is this supposed to advance some principled political opposition? Or merely “to get their country back”?: As always Read More

Maybe you have heard that rappers Jay-Z and The Game are involved in a dispute of sorts. Maybe you have heard that The Game said some rather unkind things about Jay-Z’s pop star wife, Beyonce. And maybe, over the years, you have grown weary of hearing about any and all hip-hop beefs. But have you Read More

Don Cornelius would like a word with you. Don’t make any dinner plans. In the meantime, your Post-Bourgie-approved reading material from the weekend: 1. Of course, homage must be paid to the King of Pop. But we will try to spare you from the overkill. Check out some really good write-ups here, here, here, here, Read More

Did you know that some Republicans, like Sen. John McCain for instance, are unhappy with President Obama and his leftist agenda? News at 11! Your PostBourgie-approved reading material from the weekend: 1. In her exhausting and depressing essay in this month’s edition of The Atlantic, author Sandra Tsing Loh makes a compelling case that the Read More

Ta-Nehisi’s (predictably) insightful post about the Letter From Birmingham Jail and the conservative relationship with black Americans got me thinking about something else from the letter. This excerpt, in particular: Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what Read More

CNBC’s Larry Kudlow thinks that President Obama and Hugo Chavez shared a “Boyz N the Hood”-style handshake. But not really. I actually thought it looked more like this. I really can’t wait until someone blacks out in front of the cameras and microphones and calls Obama a nigger. Or nigra, at the least. Post-script: Matt Yglesias, Read More