The Obama Derecho

Safe to say most Washingtonians had never heard of a “derecho” before June 29, when one of these speedy and destructive windstorms ploughed through the capital, leaving behind dead bodies and battered homes and more than a million households without power. Exotic, vaguely menacing, and evoking senseless, abrupt calamity, “derecho” is an especially apt description of America in the age of Obama.

Leaked Docs: British Blame Bibi for Peace Talk Delays

The British government’s foreign affairs department accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of expressing false concerns over Palestinian incitement as a means to delay the peace process, according to a confidential document recently leaked to The Commentator, a conservative British news site.