Archive: February 18, 2007 - February 24, 2007

Open Thread: Passenger Bill of Rights

Should Congress pass a Passenger Bill of Rights to protect airline passengers, or will the free market right the airlines' wrongs? Jump into the debate in the comments section below. Days after JetBlue stranded thousands of airline passengers on Valentine's Day last week, Representative Mike Thompson (D-Ca.) and Senator Barbara...

By Rob Anderson | February 23, 2007; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (18)

Cross Country: Leaving Iraq

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Blair Takes the Lead: The San Francisco Chronicle says Prime Minister Tony Blair has taken "the time-honored route out of a quagmire" by deciding to pull British troops out of Iraq, and wishes President Bush would follow Blair's lead ... the...

By Rob Anderson | February 23, 2007; 7:44 AM ET | Comments (5)

Big Five: A Breakthrough with Iran?

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: Iran: In the NYT, Abbas Milani argues that as a result of U.S. and U.N. pressure, Iran is ready to suspend its enrichment activities, and reports that "top leaders of...

By Rob Anderson | February 23, 2007; 5:58 AM ET | Comments (3)

Cross Country: Shut Down Guantanamo?

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Guantanamo: Reacting to a U.S. Court of Appeals' decision to reject Guantanamo Bay detainees' right to habeas corpus, the San Francisco Chronicle calls on Democrats in Congress to shut down the prison ... the Des Moines Register agrees, adding that before...

By Rob Anderson | February 22, 2007; 7:26 AM ET | Email a Comment

Big Five: Britain in Iraq, Habeas Corpus in Guantanamo

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: Britain Out of Iraq: The NYT notes that Prime Minister Tony Blair's announcement that Britain will be withdrawing troops from Iraq can only be seen as bad news, even if...

By Rob Anderson | February 22, 2007; 6:23 AM ET | Email a Comment

Cross Country: Obama's "Blackness," Romney's Haircut

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Identity Politics: Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Claude Lewis dismisses questions of Barack Obama's "blackness" and notes that he and other multiracial politicians -- D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown -- are changing the face...

By Rob Anderson | February 21, 2007; 8:21 AM ET | Comments (3)

Big Five: A Passenger Bill of Rights?

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: Airline Regulation: After JetBlue left thousands of its passengers stranded in airports last week, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Ca.) and Representative Mike Thompson (D-Ca.) proposed a "Passenger Bill of Rights" to...

By Rob Anderson | February 21, 2007; 6:33 AM ET | Email a Comment

Cross Country: More on 2008

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: The Primaries: Des Moines Register columnist David Yepsen offers several reasons for the somber mood that has greeted GOP presidential candidates in Iowa. One explanation: "Maybe [Republicans] sense they're going to lose the White House in 2008" ... the New Hampshire...

By Rob Anderson | February 20, 2007; 8:04 AM ET | Comments (5)

Big Five: The GOP Frontrunners

Republicans' Values: USA Today argues that because of Mitt Romney's, John McCain's and Rudy Giuliani's flip flops on social issues, voters should be skeptical of the Republican frontrunners' "core values" ... considering Mitt Romney's shifting positions, WaPo columnist Richard Cohen labels the candidate's campaign "a craven crawl to the White House": "I don't know whether [Romney] has any respect for himself," Cohn writes, "but he sure as hell has none for us" ... former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm (R-Tx) makes the case for John McCain in the WSJ: "He might not be the right president for all times, but he is the right president for these times."

By Rob Anderson | February 20, 2007; 6:32 AM ET | Comments (3)

Weekend Roundup: Iran, Iraq and Anna Nicole Smith

Happy Presidents, Presidents' and President's Day. In honor of the holiday, however it's spelled, I won't be summarizing today's opinions pieces. But just in case you're jonesing for some reading material on your day off, I've rounded up some of the weekend's best content below. I've organized it into two...

By Rob Anderson | February 18, 2007; 4:21 PM ET | Comments (9)

 

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