Archive: April 22, 2007 - April 28, 2007
More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Des Moines Register columnist David Yepsen argues that second-tier candidates Chris Dodd, Joseph Biden and Bill Richardson emerged as the winners of the first Democratic primary, which was held in South Carolina last night: "Just by getting on the same stage...
By Rob Anderson | April 27, 2007; 7:59 AM ET | Comments (3)
The New York Times prints two pieces analyzing the military's role in covering up and embellishing the facts concerning Cpl. Pat Tillman in Afghanistan and Pfc. Jessica Lynch in Iraq, while USA Today and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne criticize the Bush administration's continued mismanagement of the Iraq war.
By Rob Anderson | April 27, 2007; 6:38 AM ET | Comments (10)
Los Angeles Times columnist Rosa Brooks argues that the attacks of Sept. 11 don't represent as grave a threat to America as we have made them out to be: While the "9/11 attacks were appalling and tragic," Brooks writes, "they did not threaten the survival of the nation."
By Rob Anderson | April 27, 2007; 6:28 AM ET | Comments (25)
The New York Times notes that the Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to "remove some of the last shreds of legal representation available" to prisoners at Guantanamo, and argues that the Bush administration is attacking the lawyers who represent the prisoners because it "does not want the world to know more than it already does about this immoral detention camp."
By Rob Anderson | April 27, 2007; 6:14 AM ET | Comments (2)
More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Trudy Rubin recalls a trip Boris Yeltsin made to Philadelphia in 1989, and argues that it "perfectly captured the contradictions of the man and the crucial legacy he left Russia." As Yeltsin was touring Independence Hall, where the...
By Rob Anderson | April 26, 2007; 7:24 AM ET | Email a Comment
Washington Post columnist Robert Novak chronicles Republicans' increasing panic over the U.S. attorney firings, while the New York Times writes that information concerning another one of the eight fired U.S. prosecutors has added "a disturbing new chapter" to the scandal.
By Rob Anderson | April 26, 2007; 6:37 AM ET | Comments (12)
Washington Post columnist David Broder makes the case for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who recently declared that the war in Iraq "is lost," to step down. "The Democrats deserve better, and the country needs more, than Harry Reid has offered as Senate majority leader," Broder writes.
By Rob Anderson | April 26, 2007; 6:30 AM ET | Comments (33)
USA Today criticizes the Pentagon for embellishing facts concerning the war stories of Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman: "Telling lies" is "risky and damaging," the editors write, "especially when the United States wants to project an image that's a model for the rest of the world."
By Rob Anderson | April 26, 2007; 6:18 AM ET | Comments (1)
More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: The NY Post acknowledges David Halberstam, who was killed in an automobile accident this week, as "one of the most celebrated journalists of his generation," but argues that his influential work covering the Vietnam War has regretfully helped "to create a...
By Rob Anderson | April 25, 2007; 7:40 AM ET | Comments (1)
Hatch Act Violations?: Both the WaPo and the NYT call for investigations into several politically charged PowerPoint presentations that Bush administration officials, including Karl Rove, gave to federal workers. Such presentations may be illegal under the 1939 Hatch Act, a law that forbids federal workers from, as the NYT puts it, "politicking during tax-paid office hours."
By Rob Anderson | April 25, 2007; 6:36 AM ET | Comments (7)
In the New York Times, Maureen Dowd turns a critical eye toward Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, while Garry Kasparov defends Boris Yeltsin's legacy in the Wall Street Journal.
By Rob Anderson | April 25, 2007; 6:29 AM ET | Comments (7)
The Wall Street Journal accuses Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of encouraging a U.S. loss in Iraq, and argues that despite what Democrats are saying, President Bush's "surge" plan is succeeding in Baghdad.
By Rob Anderson | April 25, 2007; 6:10 AM ET | Comments (3)
All of the nation's major opinions pages mark the death of Boris Yeltsin today by evaluating his eight-year term as the first popularly elected president of Russia. The WaPo notes that at his best, Yeltsin "fought for a Russia that would be ruled by the free market, free speech and a vibrant civil society." Unfortunately, by the end of his term, the paper adds, "Yeltsin ended up destroying much of what he had achieved."
By Rob Anderson | April 24, 2007; 6:15 AM ET | Comments (3)
Former Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern lashes out at the Bush administration in the Los Angles Times today, writing that he expects to see the president and vice president resign before their terms are up in 2008.
By Rob Anderson | April 24, 2007; 6:12 AM ET | Email a Comment
The Washington Post attempts to explain why President Bush is still sticking up for Alberto Gonzales, even after he bombed during his Senate testimony last week.
By Rob Anderson | April 24, 2007; 6:05 AM ET | Email a Comment
The Los Angeles Times and USA Today urge changes in gun control laws in response to last week's Virginia Tech shootings, while The New York Times and The Washington Post take on regional issues.
By Rob Anderson | April 23, 2007; 6:36 AM ET | Comments (44)
French elections will focus on France's economic future and neo-Gaulllist candidate Nicolas Sarkozy, not foreign policy says Jim Hoagland, while Jeff Chang and Dave Zirim defend hip hop in the wake of the Imus affair.
By Rob Anderson | April 23, 2007; 6:32 AM ET | Email a Comment
A Hillary Clinton victory would amount to a third Clinton term, argues the Wall Street Journal.
By Rob Anderson | April 23, 2007; 6:30 AM ET | Comments (8)