Archive: April 29, 2007 - May 05, 2007

Cross Country: McCain and Romney

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: 2008: Des Moines Register columnist David Yepsen thinks John McCain emerged the victor from the GOP's first primary debate last night: "Despite a slow start in Thursday's gabfest, he turned in an increasingly forceful performance that is sure to re-caffeinate his...

By Rob Anderson | May 4, 2007; 7:28 AM ET | Comments (4)

Today's Hot Topic: Rooting for Sarkozy

The Washington Post notes that Washington is "quietly rooting" for Nicolas Sarkozy to win France's presidential election this weekend, while the Los Angeles Times compares the French presidential candidate to Rudolph W. Giuliani -- "tough on crime, blunt, cosmopolitan, notoriously irritable."

By Rob Anderson | May 4, 2007; 6:15 AM ET | Comments (9)

Today's Columns: Rupert Murdoch and the Wall Street Journal

In the Los Angeles Times, Norman Pearlstine analyzes Rupert Murdoch's bid to take over the Wall Street Journal: Buying "a newspaper company these days is a gesture of love, or vanity, or both," Pearlstine writes. "Murdoch has said that if he buys the Journal, he will turn over control of much of News Corp. to spend a year remaking the paper. I doubt Murdoch can give up control of anything, even for a year, but there is no doubt that he energizes everything he touches."

By Rob Anderson | May 4, 2007; 6:10 AM ET | Comments (3)

Today's Editorials: The First Republican Debate

The Los Angeles Times writes that the first Republican presidential primary debate, which was held in California at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library last night, was "encouraging" because of the wide-ranging views represented by the ten participants. The "United States needs a GOP candidate who understands and maybe even shares the often iconoclastic values of the American West," the editors write.

By Rob Anderson | May 4, 2007; 5:54 AM ET | Comments (2)

Cross Country: The Frontrunners, Except Obama, Stumble

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: 2008: Des Moines Register columnist David Yepsen reports from Iowa that it's been "a rough month for some of the presidential front-runners in Iowa": "Democrats Hillary Clinton and John Edwards saw their support drop. So did Republicans Rudy Giuliani and John...

By Rob Anderson | May 3, 2007; 7:14 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topics: Setting Benchmarks for Iraq, Reforming the FDA and U.S. Patents

Both USA Today and the Washington Post encourage Congress and the president to reach a deal setting political benchmarks for Iraqi politicians to meet if the United States is to continue sending troops and nonmilitary aid to the country.

By Rob Anderson | May 3, 2007; 6:13 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Columns: The Case for Impeaching Gonzales

In the New York Times, Frank Bowman argues that Congress can, and should, impeach Attorney General Alberto Gonzales if he doesn't resign.

By Rob Anderson | May 3, 2007; 6:06 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Editorials: Shut Down Guantanamo?

The New York Times endorses a bill proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that would shut down the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. "Senator Feinstein's initiative is as welcome as it is long overdue. It deserves passage by a bipartisan, veto-proof majority," the editors write

By Rob Anderson | May 3, 2007; 5:48 AM ET | Comments (14)

Cross Country: Advice for the 2008 Hopefuls, the President's Veto

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: The Christian Science Monitor writes that while the 2008 presidential candidates' views on the Iraq war are important, their "overall approach to foreign affairs" will be "far more important in the decade ahead." Voters "deserve as much detail as possible on...

By Rob Anderson | May 2, 2007; 7:12 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Hot Topics: Immigration, Gun Control

The Los Angeles Times describes the scene at one of the nation's pro-immigration rallies yesterday, while the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson suggest ways Congress could restart the debate over the nation's immigration policies.

By Rob Anderson | May 2, 2007; 6:07 AM ET | Comments (11)

Today's Columns: The "Persuasive" Case for Impeachment

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen argues that Congressman Dennis Kucinich's articles of impeachment directed at Vice President Dick Cheney are "persuasive" but "may be too radical" to catch on: Kucinich "is not out merely to win the [2008 presidential] nomination but to hold the Bush administration -- particularly Cheney -- accountable. In this he will fail. What Cheney has done is not impeachable. It is merely unforgivable," Cohen writes.

By Rob Anderson | May 2, 2007; 6:03 AM ET | Comments (4)

Today's Editorials: Slamming Bush On Eavesdropping Reform and Missile Defense

The New York Times criticizes the Bush administration's recently proposed changes to the 1978 law on eavesdropping while the Washington Post > attacks the administration for its plan to deploy missile defense systems in Poland and the Czech Republic.

By Rob Anderson | May 2, 2007; 5:59 AM ET | Comments (2)

Cross Country: Elizabeth Edwards, Political Rock Star

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: New Hampshire Union Leader columnist John Clayton reports from a John Edwards campaign event in New Hampshire yesterday that Elizabeth Edwards is gaining rock-star status on the campaign trail: Although her official role in the campaign is to act as a...

By Rob Anderson | May 1, 2007; 7:22 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topics: Turkey, Tenet and the Rule of Law

The New York Times and The Washington Post fret over the escalating tensions between Turkey's secular and religious parties. The Times calls on both sides to cool their heels while the Post primarily blames the country's secularists for threatening democracy in the volatile nation.

By Rob Anderson | May 1, 2007; 6:13 AM ET | Comments (4)

Today's Columns: The U.S. Attorney Scandal v. Watergate

In the Los Angeles Times, Former Democratic Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman draws parallels between the U.S. attorney firings and the Watergate scandal, and lists the questions that a special prosecutor should answer if a new attorney general is appointed. For example: What "happened to the missing e-mail messages from [Karl] Rove and others? Did these apparent violations of the Presidential Records Act -- failure to keep copies of the exchanges -- constitute federal crimes?"

By Rob Anderson | May 1, 2007; 6:10 AM ET | Comments (3)

Today's Editorials: Blaming Congress for Guantanamo

The Los Angeles Times argues that Congress is to blame for the state of affairs at Guantanamo Bay because it "has failed to pass bipartisan legislation to restore habeas protection," and endorses the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007, a bill co-sponsored by Sens. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.).

By Rob Anderson | May 1, 2007; 5:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

Cross Country: Praise for Clinton, Criticism for Tenet

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: The editors of the New York Sun says that Hillary Clinton's proposals on immigration reform, coupled with her tough-on-terrorism stance taken during last week's Democratic primary debate, "have lifted their assessment of her." The New York Post slams former CIA Director...

By Rob Anderson | April 30, 2007; 7:15 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topics: The 2008 Candidates Punt on Immigration

The New York Times accuses the Republican presidential hopefuls of flip-flopping on their immigration stances, while Washington Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby urges Rudy Giuliani, Hillary Clinton and John McCain -- candidates with a "good record" on immigration issues -- to break their silence over immigration reform.

By Rob Anderson | April 30, 2007; 6:29 AM ET | Comments (4)

Today's Columns: Chuck Hagel's Republican Appeal

Washington Post columnist Robert Novak offers high marks to potential Republican presidential candidate Chuck Hagel, a conservative senator from Nebraska who supports the Democratic opposition to the president's war policies: "Hagel represents millions of Republicans who are repelled by the Democrats' personal assault on President Bush but are deeply unhappy about his course in Iraq," Novak concludes.

By Rob Anderson | April 30, 2007; 6:18 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Editorials: Why Seung Hui Cho Could Have Been Stopped

The Washington Post notes that if a current Virginia gun-control law outlawing the sale of firearms to individuals with a history of mental illness had been enforced in the case of Seung Hui Cho, the Virginia Tech massacre might have been averted

By Rob Anderson | April 30, 2007; 6:07 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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