Archive: March 04, 2007 - March 10, 2007

Cross Country: Clinton, Obama, Romney and Brownback

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: 2008: In the Boston Globe, Ellen Goodman explains how Hillary Clinton has become the "establishment candidate" despite her gender ... New York Post columnist John Podhoretz draws lessons from Jimmy Carter's 1976 presidential campaign to argue why Barack Obama might win...

By Rob Anderson | March 9, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Big Five: Free Libby

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: Libby: In the WSJ, Elizabeth Loftus and Richard Steinberg argue that Scooter Libby's trial was "neither fair nor just" because of Judge Reggie Walton's decision to bar expert-witness testimony from...

By Rob Anderson | March 9, 2007; 6:30 AM ET | Comments (6)

Cross Country: Holding Bush Accountable for U.S. Attorney Firings

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: U.S. Attorneys: The Seattle Times notes that Washington's Republican Rep. Doc Hastings is the third member of Congress to come under fire for calling a U.S. attorney to exert pressure over a pending case. A member of Hastings's office called the...

By Rob Anderson | March 8, 2007; 11:51 PM ET | Comments (2)

Big Five: More on the Libby Verdict, Latin America

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: Libby, Cheney and the Wilsons: WaPo columnist Robert Novak details his involvement in the Libby trial -- "I played but a minor role," he writes -- and pins Bush as...

By Rob Anderson | March 8, 2007; 6:28 AM ET | Comments (2)

Open Thread: The Libby Trail

From calls for President Bush to pardon Scooter Libby, to appeals to Congress to more fully investigate the run-up to the Iraq war, today's opinions pages couldn't be more divided in their analyses of the Libby verdict. (To read summaries of all the articles, check out today's Big Five and...

By Rob Anderson | March 7, 2007; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (13)

Cross Country: Libby, Cheney and Rove

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Libby: The Washington Times, while calling the trial "inherently political," urges Libby's supporters to accept the verdict: "Perjury is a serious matter, and its importance is minimized at the risk of undermining the integrity of the judicial process, which depends on...

By Rob Anderson | March 7, 2007; 8:09 AM ET | Email a Comment

Big Five: The Libby Verdict

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: Libby and Iraq: The NYT argues that the Libby verdict offers "some of the clearest evidence yet that" the Bush administration "did not get duped by faulty intelligence; at the...

By Rob Anderson | March 7, 2007; 6:50 AM ET | Comments (3)

Cross Country: Conservatism at the Crossroads?

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Conservatives' Choices: The Philadelphia Inquirer argues that conservatives have an important choice to make for the 2008 election: They can support a candidate who thinks like them and who would probably lose, or they can pick a moderate like Mitt Romney...

By Rob Anderson | March 6, 2007; 8:11 AM ET | Email a Comment

Big Five: Walter Reed, Obama

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: Walter Reed: The WaPo is glad Army generals apologized yesterday for substandard conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, but, noting that being "sorry is only the first step,"...

By Rob Anderson | March 6, 2007; 6:50 AM ET | Email a Comment

Cross Country: Gore, McCain and Edwards

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: 2008: The San Jose Mercury News urges Al Gore to jump into the presidential race: On the issues that most Americans care about -- the war, global warming, and the transforming power of technology -- "Gore has been out front, resolute...

By Rob Anderson | March 5, 2007; 8:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Big Five: Scrap Public Financing for Presidential Campaigns?

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: Public Financing for Presidential Campaigns: The WSJ argues that the public financing system for presidential campaigns doesn't deserve to be reformed because it has "made candidates even more reliant on...

By Rob Anderson | March 5, 2007; 6:50 AM ET | Comments (3)

 

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