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"Evil does exist in the world," President Obama said. We cannot negotiate away our problems with Al Qaeda. "War, in one form or another, appeared with the first man." We must not, he said, compromise "the very ideals we fight to defend." Plus, there was whole business of the 'just' [...]
 
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  • Michael, Michael. We've got to get you some coaching. Liking something doesn't make headlines. You need to write something like, "Why Obama's speech sold us down the river." Readers will flock to [...]read » T/S JERRY LANSON
 
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Obama's Nobel Prize lecture hits the mark

I liked Obama's Nobel speech. I may be the only American who does, because it seems as if everyone else is accusing him of being a traitor to the Left and the Right. But I thought his speech was like the man himself; succinct, business-like, practical. The quote that stood out [...]
 
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If Obama can have a Nobel, can the world have a 'ceasefire day?'

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Despite the controversy surrounding President Obama's recent Nobel Peace Prize, everyone should be able to agree that any movement towards global peace is in our best interest. As he says in his speech today,
"But we do not have to think that human nature is perfect for us to [...]
 
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  • I'm glad you posted this piece Laurie. I heard this quote: “The goal is to advance American interests, make ourselves a continuing force for good in the world — something that we have been for [...]read » T/S MATTHEW NEWTON
 
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Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize then reaches for Bush talking point

President Barack Obama defending his Afghanistan strategy after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 2009:
"We're not going to see some sharp cliff, some precipitous drawdown," Obama said.*
Former President George W. Bush, defending his Iraq strategy, July 13, 2007:
"Extremist groups would be emboldened [...]
 
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Why President Obama's Nobel Prize makes me gag

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Yesterday the Obamas flew to Oslo so the President could accept the Nobel Peace Prize. The scene reads almost like a SNL skit.  The absurdity of it is so great that it would be funny except for the "it's real" part. Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today not with humility, but [...]
 
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Obama's Nobel Peace Prize: What good is it?

There's an old children's joke I'm thinking of this morning: Q: Where does an elephant sit at the dinner table? A: Anywhere it wants. Presidents of the United States of America, to a certain extent, are that elephant. They tend to be big, powerful institutions who can do what they want, and command [...]
 
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  • Oh, and you forgot to mention the Obama's vegetable garden. That was a great opportunity to bring attention to agriculture/environment issues and sustainability.read » shebshi
 
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'The other Israel' that won a Nobel Prize

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The brilliant and brave Israeli activist, Uri Avnery, has written an incisive essay in celebration of the award of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry to his countrywoman, Ada Yonath. Though her award got far, far less attention than that of the peace prize to the U.S. president, Avnery sees it [...]
 
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  • You bring out many excellent points. I felt the [...]read » sharkdb
  • Though i loved Taibbi's articles about the crooks [...]read » thicky
 
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  • Dead people can't be nominated for a Nobel Prize. Check it: http://nobelprize.org/nomination/nomination_facts.htmlread » P.J. Tobia
 
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  • There certainly were a number of people this year who could've received the award for their own brave struggles to bring peace, and it is a sad commentary that the award seems to have become aspirational [...]read » Zaid Jilani
 
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Nobel Vs Noble: Credit When Credit Is Due

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In his Op-Ed piece in last Sunday’s New York Times, Thomas Friedman cavils about how it “dismays” him that “the most important prize in the world has been devalued in this way.” Let’s focus on that word—devalued—a moment. Is Friedman suggesting that President Barack Obama, having been awarded a symbol of [...]
 
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On the Nobel Prize for Occasional Peace

Maddow: Before he was nominated for the Nobel, Mr. Obama had persuaded the people of the most powerful nation on earth to choose him and his vision of strength through diplomacy—instead of the vision offered by his rival for the presidency. McCain: You know that old, uh, that old [...]
 
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  • I agree with you as far as there were better people to hand the prize to. There are many people who aren't global celebrities who need their work recognized.read » Zaid Jilani
 
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A Nobel late and a dollar short

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Mystery solved: I nominated Barack Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize shortly after his election victory last November. The act was as much an act of hope for his imminent reign as president of the United States as hope for myself. Technically speaking, I am not eligible to make nominations [...]
 
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  • Afi, I think your thesis is right on. Have you seen Foreign Policy's look back at Gandhi and others, mostly of color, who were overlooked, "7 People Who Deserved the Nobel Prize?" It's here: http://bit.ly/bcWBoread » Eileen White Read
 
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  • Inlaw, Local media here reported that Dr. Samar was nominated and those were the sources I used before writing the post. Then this morning I checked the Nobel website and found this: "The names [...]read » P.J. Tobia
 
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  • Zaid, I agree with you completely. But I think folks forget how controversial some of these Laureates were during their time. I was a teenager when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. received the honor, [...]read » Afi Scruggs
 
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  • Proudly recommended. The Nobel committee can turn itself into an elitist niche group if it wants.read » Zaid Jilani
 

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