In September 1776, the Continental Army was pinned down on Manhattan, and its commander, George Washington, desperately needed to determine exactly where the British army was going to land. He simply did not have enough troops to guard every possible landing point and avenue of approach. Washington gathered his officers, and asked for a volunteer [...]
tonywikrent commented on the diary post Matt Stoller vs. Peter Coyote and the Case Against the Case for Obama by cassiodorus.
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. In this case, it is useless to focus on the race for the White House. With the possible exceptions of Washington (there was no one else even close in stature for the job), Lincoln (his nomination was a national surprise resulting from very astute and aggressive [...]