NBC Political Reporter Compares Health Care Summit to Karate Kid Villain

NBC Reporter Mark Murray produced an off-the-cuff gem earlier today by suggesting on MSNBC's First Read blog that President Obama's Health Care Summit was based on defeating Republicans using the William Zabka Principle. What the heck is the William Zabka Principle you ask? Here's how Mark Murray explains it.

Is the United States a Superpower Without a Partner?

Anne Applebaum, who writes for Slate and The Washington Post, has just published an excellent column where she persuasively argues that "no one wants America to be the sole global superpower, but no one wants to share the load." She uses Obama's recent trip to China and Europe's election of a new president and foreign [...]