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Open Thread: Remembering Pearl Harbor, 72 Years On

  To the Congress of the United States Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to the…

WATCH: Colbert Calls Begich a Hero

Last night, The Colbert Report responded to the defeat in the Senate of the Manchin-Toomey Amendment in an extremely funny segment that once again brought Alaska into the spotlight. Colbert called Alaska’s Democratic Senator, Mark Begich, a “hero” saying: “Despite relentless pressure from special interest grieving parents, 45 Brave Senators stood tall to protect what they find most precious, the A rating from the NRA. “The heroes were not just Republicans, 4 brave Democrats joined in, including Alaskan Senator Mark Begich, who celebrated his vote to kill background checks saying ‘It’s dangerous to do any type of policy in an emotional…

Lessons from FDR.

You can’t turn a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt I heard Thom Hartmann use this quote this morning on the radio.  I like good quotes, and that’s a good quote. I’m all for “sitting down with the enemy” to talk about compromise, engage in diplomacy and look for our commonalities.  Compromise can be a good way of getting things done.  But at some point, after giving the tiger every opportunity to meet you in the middle, and knowing you’ve done everything you could, you’ve just got to sew your arm back on and change your…