Archive: February 25, 2007 - March 03, 2007

"I Was Wrong" Watch

'Tis the week of Iraq apologies, it seems. One prominent journalist who supported the Iraq invasion explains where he went wrong, one takes a swipe at him and yet another says the war shouldn't have been fought, but sticks by his 2002 financial assessment of the invasion. In his column...

By Rob Anderson | March 2, 2007; 11:58 AM ET | Comments (94)

Cross Country: More on Schlesinger, Iraq and Gore

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Schlesinger: The NY Post writes kind words about Arthur Schlesinger, who wrote a column for the newspaper from 1949 through the 1950s, even though there "came a point where he was unable to find an admiring word to say about any...

By Rob Anderson | March 2, 2007; 7:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

Big Five: Another Intelligence Mishap?

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: North Korea: Earlier this week, the Bush administration backed away from claims that North Korea has an active uranium-enrichment program, reversing the stance U.S. intelligence officials have taken since 2002....

By Rob Anderson | March 2, 2007; 6:40 AM ET | Email a Comment

Drudge v. Gore, Continued

Matt Drudge's beef with Al Gore's energy consumption makes its way to the editorial pages of the WSJ and New York Post today. Ripping Gore, the WSJ notes that the "pleasures of affluence take energy." "We don't begrudge Mr. Gore his Tennessee spread or his pool, but his energetic energy...

By Rob Anderson | March 1, 2007; 1:28 PM ET | Comments (19)

Cross Country: How to Repeal Bush's Foreign Policy Agenda, and How to Resuscitate His Domestic One

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Repealing the Bush Doctrine: Andrew Bacevich argues in the Boston Globe that instead of simply voting against the president's surge plan for Iraq, Congress should use its power to rescind the Bush Doctrine: "Democratic leaders should offer a binding resolution that...

By Rob Anderson | March 1, 2007; 7:58 AM ET | Email a Comment

Big Five: Stock Market Blame Game

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: The Stock Market: Who should we blame for Tuesday's stock market slide: China, Alan Greenspan or ourselves? Stephen Roach, chief economist at Morgan Stanley, argues that the crash was the...

By Rob Anderson | March 1, 2007; 6:35 AM ET | Email a Comment

Matt Drudge v. Al Gore

The Drudge Report is known mostly as a wildly popular online news outlet, but when the site's creator and editor, Matt Drudge, wants to insert his editorial voice into the national debate, he certainly can, and does. Drudge lashed out at Al Gore this Monday after Gore's movie, "An Inconvenient...

By Rob Anderson | February 28, 2007; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (265)

Cross Country: Advice for Presidential Candidates

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: 2008: The Boston Globe pores over a leaked strategy memo from Mitt Romney's campaign and notices that it casts France "as the ultimate evil haunting America's future": "With an overwhelming majority of Americans now opposed to the Iraq war, does Romney...

By Rob Anderson | February 28, 2007; 7:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Big Five: Sitting Down with Iran and Syria

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: Iraq Talks: The LAT hails the Bush administration's decision to sit down with Iran and Syria to discuss Iraq, calling the move a "welcome about face" ... the NYT agrees...

By Rob Anderson | February 28, 2007; 6:29 AM ET | Comments (2)

Your Thoughts on a Passenger Bill of Rights

Last Friday I posed a question to Editorialist readers: Should Congress pass a Passenger Bill of Rights to protect airline travelers, or will the free market right the airlines' wrongs? Thanks to those of you who participated. Like the majority of editorial boards, most of the commenters wrote in favor...

By Rob Anderson | February 27, 2007; 12:35 PM ET | Comments (9)

Cross Country: Giuliani's Up, Vilsack's Out and Obama's In It to Win It

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: 2008: NY Post columnist John Podhoretz thinks it's no surprise conservative Republicans are supporting Rudy Giuliani despite his pro-life and pro-gay stances. A "liberal-slayer," Giuliani has "spent his political career chewing up liberal orthodoxy and spitting it out," and "in some...

By Rob Anderson | February 27, 2007; 7:46 AM ET | Comments (1)

Big Five: Controversies on Illegal Immigration and High School Illiteracy

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: Illegal Immigrants: The NYT bashes conservative college students playing a game called "Catch the Illegal Immigrant" on campuses across the country to "spark debate" about illegal immigration ... USA Today...

By Rob Anderson | February 27, 2007; 6:34 AM ET | Comments (4)

The Talk

Make sure to check out washingtonpost.com's new blog, The Talk, which provides weekly roundups of who said what on the weekend's political talk shows. Highlights from today's summary: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Senator Carl M. Levin (D-Mich) argue for their dueling Iraq war plans; Rice says she'll negotiate...

By Rob Anderson | February 26, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Email a Comment

Cross Country: War on Terror, Black History Month

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson criticizes Republicans who have compared the war on terror to World War II. Unlike World War II, he says, "which had a global coalition of the willing to answer the global cries of the unwilling, the...

By Rob Anderson | February 26, 2007; 7:29 AM ET | Comments (1)

Big Five: Time for Health Care Reform?

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: Health Care: USA Today argues that the time is right to reform America's health care system, noting that "groups that usually are at odds on health care" -- like insurance-company...

By Rob Anderson | February 26, 2007; 6:32 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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