Category Archives: Nobel Peace Prize

Internet Nominated for Nobel Prize

I’m not making this up.

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Wingnut Nobel Fail

Article I, Section 9, of the Constitution (the “emolument clause”) says “no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind … Continue reading

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Obama’s Millstone

Remember this girl’s rant on the creationist Origin of Species? Now she’s asked the right question about the Nobel Peace Prize: The answer, of course, is that option B is already true. Since he took office, Obama has already doubled … Continue reading

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Maddow’s Takedown of Nattering Nabobs

Rachel Maddow puts the Nobel Prize nontroversy in context: Just to be clear, Rachel did not come up with “Obama Derangement Syndrome.” It’s been a common term in the blogosphere for months. But I’m glad she’s using it, because it … Continue reading

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Why Obama Won

Explaining their decision today, the Nobel Committee lauded the change in global mood wrought by Obama’s calls for peace and cooperation, and praised his pledges to reduce the world stock of nuclear arms, ease U.S. conflicts with Muslim nations and … Continue reading

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Obama’s Nobel Prize

Repeating his “12-step program” for restoring America’s global leadership, Thomas Barnett congratulates the president: I must say, Obama has–to date–done a magnificent job of moving this pile. Given all the tumult on his plate, I would say that his speed … Continue reading

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