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To call Obama’s foreign policy “Carteresque” is an insult to Jimmy Carter

For a few decades, Jimmy Carter has been thought of as the modern president with the very worst foreign policy.  He’s also been considered the bottom of the heap of modern presidents as well.  But James Kircheck makes the point that the one positive accomplishment in all of this is the Obama administration’s ability to [...]

Where are all the women peacekeepers?

Bill Clinton got the photo op handshake but, in the end, failed. So did Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter. John Kerry joins a long list of men — Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin, Ehud Barak, George Mitchell — who have unsuccessfully tried to forge peace in the Middle East. Show More Summary

The Carter-Obama parallel

(Paul Mirengoff) James Kirchick compares the foreign policy records of Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter. He finds that President Obama’s is worse. I agree with Kirchick. As he explains, Carter eventually saw the error of his weak ways and changed course, though it took a series of major setbacks for him to accomplish this. Show More Summary

Barack Carter

Kirchick: It’s now official: On foreign policy, Barack Obama is worse than Jimmy Carter. For decades, Carter’s presidency was synonymous with weakness on the world stage.

High-tech firms focus on energy efficiency to confront climate change

As President Obama pushes ahead on a strategy for confronting climate change that relies heavily on energy efficiency, some Americans may see flashbacks of Jimmy Carter trying to persuade them to wear an extra sweater and turn down the thermostat.

Is this Obama’s ‘malaise’ moment?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

President Barack Obama's situation is getting perilously close to President Jimmy Carter's in 1979.

Working On Salvation

Reviewing Randall Balmer’s new faith-focused biography of our 39th president, Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter, John G. Turner places Carter’s work ethic at the center of his distinctive approach to life and politics: Balmer ends his book with the “impression that Carter was driven—almost obsessed—by a kind of works righteousness.” He observes quite rightly that […]

Daily Kos Elections Gubernatorial Power Rankings: June edition

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

(L-R) DK Elections' own David Nir, President Jimmy Carter, and Georgia gubernatorial hopeful Jason Carter This month's edition of the Daily Kos Elections' gubernatorial power rankings is marked by a ton of movement, but only one new entry into the top 10. Show More Summary

Gaffe Time?

(Steven Hayward) Two old remarks come back to mind as we survey the fraying foreign policy of Barack Obama.  The first is Henry Kissinger’s description of the achievement of Jimmy Carter, circa 1980: “The Carter administration has managed...Show More Summary

SUBSTANTIALLY BETTER THAN OBAMA’S: Gallup: George W. Bush’s Favorability Rating at 53 Percent. We…

SUBSTANTIALLY BETTER THAN OBAMA’S: Gallup: George W. Bush’s Favorability Rating at 53 Percent. Well, Obama’s making everybody look better in retrospect. Even Jimmy Carter.

In Copacabana, Everybody Loves the USA After Huge World Cup Win

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — A photo snapped of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter is tied for the title of the most living American presidents pictured in one place at one time. It was taken in...Show More Summary

Why Jimmy Carter Was (and Is) a Rare Breed

Randall Balmer's new biography says the former president’s political and religious activism made everyone uncomfortable. I n 2006, my wife and I drove to Plains, Georgia, to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school. "Do we have any visitors today?" asked the former president, delivering his standard opening joke. Show More Summary

Jimmy Carter and the Evangelical Divide

Jimmy Carter's improbable ascent to the presidency was abetted by his probity--"I will never knowingly lie to the American people"--and by a brief resurgence of progressive evangelicalism in the early 1970s. His shattering defeat four...Show More Summary

Carter’s Role in Grandson’s Campaign Limited to Fundraising

That’s according to the AP, which ran a lengthy profile on Sunday on Jimmy Carter’s role in Jason Carter’s gubernatorial campaign. The article says the former president hasn’t made any campaign appearances but has been hosting private fundraisers, which have helped $1.8 million in contributions through March. The article says Carter faces an uphill battle […]

Book Review Podcast: ‘The Invention of News’

3 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

David Carr talks about Andrew Pettegree's "The Invention of News," and Molly Worthen discusses new books by and about Jimmy Carter.

America Remains Exceptional Because of Reagan’s ‘Informed’ Patriots

Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War without firing a shot. He willed himself to victory over the Republican establishment during an era when Rockefeller Republicans had more firewalls, and brought America out of Jimmy Carter's malaise.Show More Summary

Go See 'Go-Go Boy Interrupted' Sketch Show Created By Jimmy Fowlie (VIDEO)

Whats happens next after a go-go boy ages out of his profession? That is the premise of a new sketch show called "Go-Go Boy Interrupted," which follows 30-year-old Danny Carter, played by Jim Fowlie, who has spent the past decade dancing and entertaining at Los Angeles' hottest club. Show More Summary

MG Motor Considering Roadster, US Market In Long-Term Plans

The last time MG sold roadsters in the United States, Jimmy Carter was President, ABSCAM (minus the efforts of Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper) entered its final phase, and CNN had newsreaders instead of “news VJs.” Should the Cino-British brand be able to assemble a roadster worthy of those 1960s and 1970s classics, […]

Oldest-ever congressman facing tough primary test

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 91-year-old Texas congressman who first won his seat when Jimmy Carter was president faced the toughest test of his political career Tuesday from a Republican primary challenger barely half his age.

Jimmy Carter’s evangelical downfall: Reagan, religion and the 1980 presidential election

Jimmy Carter ushered in an era of progressive evangelicalism. But the religious right made sure it was short-lived

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