Archive: March 11, 2007 - March 17, 2007

Cross Country: More on Khalid Sheik Mohammed, Gonzales

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: KSM: The NY Post notes that while everything Khalid Sheik Mohammed says shouldn't "be taken wholly at face value," "the transcript of Mohammed's confession is a reminder of the fanatical nature of the enemy that America and its allies are fighting...

By Rob Anderson | March 16, 2007; 7:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Hot Topics: Khalid Sheik Mohammed, U.S. Attorneys

Today's Hot Topic: The papers react today to the news of Khalid Sheik Mohammed's 9/11 confession. The WSJ says it vindicates some of the president's anti-terrorism policies, while LAT columnist Rosa Brooks thinks the timing of the confession reeks of political manipulation.

By Rob Anderson | March 16, 2007; 6:33 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Columns: Evangelicals v. The Republican Party

Today's Columns: WaPo columnist E.J. Dionne argues that evangelicals are increasingly willing to break with the Republican Party, mostly over of their concern about global warming and other environmental issues.

By Rob Anderson | March 16, 2007; 6:29 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Editorials: Was James Madison a Flip Flopper?

Today's Editorials: USA Todaylabels Founding Father James Madison, whose 256th birthday is today, a "flip flopper" because he "was against the Bill of Rights before he was for it."

By Rob Anderson | March 16, 2007; 6:10 AM ET | Email a Comment

Cross Country: Who Could Replace Gonzales?

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Replacing Gonzales: In the Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman offers a list of candidates to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should he step down: Former Solicitor General Charles Fried, former Republican Senator John Danforth or retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor....

By Rob Anderson | March 15, 2007; 8:30 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topics: Viacom, Immigration and Gays

Viacom v. Google: The LAT supports the $1-billion copyright-infringement suit Viacom brought against Google this week, noting that "the programs owned by Viacom and other entertainment companies cost money to produce. Companies have the right to protect that investment -- even in the age of YouTube" ... on the other...

By Rob Anderson | March 15, 2007; 5:23 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Columns: DeLay Attacks Gingrich, Brooks Attacks Levin

WaPo: Robert Novak previews Tom DeLay's book -- scheduled to hit stores next week -- which features an all-out attack on possible presidential candidate Newt Gingrich: "The former majority leader's forthcoming memoir assails Gingrich as an 'ineffective' House speaker with a flawed moral compass" ... David Broder argues that the...

By Rob Anderson | March 15, 2007; 5:03 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Janet Reno v. Alberto Gonzales, Atheism in Politics

WaPo ... explains why Janet Reno's firing of all U.S. attorneys when she assumed the office of attorney general in 1993 is different than Alberto Gonzales's recent firings: A "turnover in the top prosecutorial jobs with a new administration taking power" is normal, while politically tinged firings in the middle...

By Rob Anderson | March 15, 2007; 5:00 AM ET | Email a Comment

Cross Country: March Madness, More on Gonzales

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: March Madness: Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson suggests that NCAA basketball teams whose black players have radically lower graduation rates than their white players shouldn't be allowed to play in the post-season tournament ... the Chicago Sun-Times asks employers and the...

By Rob Anderson | March 14, 2007; 8:06 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topics: Gonzales, Gays and Guns

Today's Hot Topic: Gonzales Three out of five of the major papers' editorial boards agree today that, if anything, the U.S. attorney firings prove that Alberto Gonzales shouldn't have been appointed as attorney general in the first place. The LAT argues that Gonzales's term as White House counsel" was proof enough that he doesn't understand the "limits as well as the power of the law."

By Rob Anderson | March 14, 2007; 6:48 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Columns: Dem's War Plans

Today's Columns: In the LAT, Ronald Brownstein argues that the Democratic proposal to end the war in Iraq shouldn't be viewed as an actual plan to pull troops out of Iraq, but as "a two-by-four to catch the attention of a president who usually negotiates only when he's left with no other choice."

By Rob Anderson | March 14, 2007; 6:23 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Walter Reed, Halliburton

Today's Editorials:The NYT looks beyond the Walter Reed scandal and notes that even more evidence of poor treatment extended to wounded soldiers is piling up: "President Bush has a clear responsibility to fix this shamefully broken system."

By Rob Anderson | March 14, 2007; 6:12 AM ET | Email a Comment

Cross Country: More on Gonzales, 2008

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Gonzales: The Philadelphia Inquirer bluntly calls on U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign: If he "does, the nation could take it as a clear sign that President Bush finally grasps the need to preserve core civil liberties while guarding against...

By Rob Anderson | March 13, 2007; 8:15 AM ET | Email a Comment

Big Five: Republican Dark Horses, Obama and McCain

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: 2008: Noting that the "Next New Thing" hasn't yet emerged to reinvigorate the Republican Party, WaPo columnist E.J. Dionne argues that a dark horse candidate, like Sen. Chuck Hagel (Neb.),...

By Rob Anderson | March 13, 2007; 6:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Cross Country: Time for Health Care Reform?

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Health Care: The San Francisco Chronicle, noting that more than half of Americans support the idea of universal health care, argues that the United States has reached a "tipping point that no national politician can afford to ignore any longer" ......

By Rob Anderson | March 12, 2007; 7:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Big Five: Freedom of Information

A roundup of opinions in today's Los Angles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today: Government Transparency: The NYT urges Congress to overturn an executive order signed by President Bush in 2001 making it harder for historians and the public to access former presidents' official...

By Rob Anderson | March 12, 2007; 6:29 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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