Archive: May 13, 2007 - May 19, 2007

Cross Country: Bush's War Czar

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: The Baltimore Sun writes that the "idea of a 'war czar' is so peculiar that it's hard to take seriously." Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, who was appointed to the position, will be asked to "get the Defense and State departments working...

By Rob Anderson | May 18, 2007; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (5)

Today's Hot Topics: Immigration and Surveillance

Both the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post endorse many aspects of the immigration reform bill that passed through the Senate yesterday, but worry that the reform's guest-worker program may defeat the entire purpose of the bill.

By Rob Anderson | May 18, 2007; 9:25 AM ET | Comments (18)

Today's Columns: Replacing Wolfowitz

In the Los Angeles Times, Mark Malloch Brown argues that the lesson learned from Paul Wolfowitz's tenure at the World Bank should be that "the rest of the world is no longer so willing to defer to the White House's private selection of the World Bank president."

By Rob Anderson | May 18, 2007; 9:19 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Bush Punts on Global Warming

The New York Times criticizes President Bush for failing to respond to increased pressure for action on global warming, and notes that "nothing concrete" will change in U.S. energy policy "until the regulatory process is completed at the end of 2008 -- a mere three weeks before Mr. Bush walks out the White House door."

By Rob Anderson | May 18, 2007; 8:58 AM ET | Comments (5)

Cross Country: Falwell, FEMA and France

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Rev. Harry Cook writes in the Detroit Free Press that although he "found theological, philosophical, ethical and just plain logical fault with most of what came out of [Jerry] Falwell's mouth," he "couldn't help but like him." He adds: "I found...

By Rob Anderson | May 17, 2007; 10:58 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topic: A Surveillance Coverup?

The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today react to former Deputy Attorney General James Comey's Senate testimony that has increased suspicion over the Bush administration's handling of its domestic surveillance program.

By Rob Anderson | May 17, 2007; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (7)

Today's Columns: On Rove, Blair and Oprah

Washington Post columnist Robert Novak explains why Democrats may be disappointed by the pending testimony from Karl Rove's former executive assistant, Susan Ralston, who also used to work for disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

By Rob Anderson | May 17, 2007; 9:24 AM ET | Comments (6)

Today's Editorials: The Dems' Iraq Failure

The Wall Street Journal notes that yesterday's Senate vote on the Iraq war timetables proved that Democrats "neither have the votes for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq nor a real policy on the war."

By Rob Anderson | May 17, 2007; 8:55 AM ET | Comments (4)

Cross Country: Attacking and Defending Falwell

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Falwell: The New York Post credits Falwell for restoring "the notion that moral issues have a place in political discourse," and that while not "everyone agreed with his message," few "could question the genuine passion and deep belief that drove it...

By Rob Anderson | May 16, 2007; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (5)

Today's Hot Topic: Farewell, Falwell

In the Los Angles Times and USA Today, columnists Zev Chafets and Cal Thomas analyze Jerry Falwell's lasting legacy on church and state in America.

By Rob Anderson | May 16, 2007; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (42)

Today's Columns: Blair v. Bush

In the Los Angeles Times, Ronald Brownstein argues that while Tony Blair will forever be linked with George W. Bush for his support of the Iraq war, the two leaders supported the invasion of Iraq "in the service of distinct and even opposing visions."

By Rob Anderson | May 16, 2007; 9:26 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Rudy's Pro-Choice Stance

The Los Angeles Times applauds Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani for "unambiguously identifying himself as pro-choice on abortion" while criticizing John McCain and Mitt Romney for "vaulting rightward on social issues to pander to the GOP base."

By Rob Anderson | May 16, 2007; 9:04 AM ET | Comments (1)

Cross Country: Hope for Biden? And More on 2008

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: 2008: Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh argues that it may be too early to count Joe Biden out of the 2008 presidential race. "The conventional take on Biden is that he's a Washington windbag who won't find a foothold in this...

By Rob Anderson | May 15, 2007; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Hot Topics: Meet Nicolas Sarkozy; Judging the Surge

The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times offer primers on France's Nicolas Sarkozy today. While Olivier Roy explains Sarkozy's politics in the New York Times, Pamela Druckerman updates Americans on the president-elect's controversial martial life in the Los Angeles Times.

By Rob Anderson | May 15, 2007; 9:08 AM ET | Comments (6)

Today's Columns: Democrats and 9/11 Conspiracies

In the Los Angeles Times, Jonah Goldberg reacts to a recent report showing that a majority of Democrats think President Bush knew or may have known about the 9/11 attacks before they happened: While Goldberg believes the poll was probably skewed to make Democrats look like they are "suffering from paranoid delusions," it "doesn't mean the Democratic Party doesn't have a serious problem," he argues.

By Rob Anderson | May 15, 2007; 9:02 AM ET | Comments (8)

Today's Editorials: Our Failure in New Orleans

The New York Times argues that everyone in America, both "elected officials and the citizens who hire them," has failed the people of New Orleans.

By Rob Anderson | May 15, 2007; 8:57 AM ET | Comments (2)

Cross Country: Leaving Iraq, Engaging Iran

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: The Miami Herald argues that the concessions President Bush made on U.S. policy in Iraq last week could "mark the beginning of the end of U.S. military involvement there." The editors write: "Bowing to reality, the president for the first time...

By Rob Anderson | May 14, 2007; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Hot Topics: Debating Wolfowitz

Washington Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby presents the case for ditching Paul Wolfowitz as World Bank president, while Bambang Harymurti explains why Wolfowitz should be allowed to stay in the Wall Street Journal.

By Rob Anderson | May 14, 2007; 9:36 AM ET | Comments (15)

Today's Columns: "Rank This, U.S. News"

In the Los Angeles Times, Trinity University President Patricia McGuire explains why her university is boycotting U.S. New & World Report's annual college rankings.

By Rob Anderson | May 14, 2007; 9:27 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Dodd's Carbon-Tax Proposal

The Washington Post applauds Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) for proposing a corporate tax on carbon emissions.

By Rob Anderson | May 14, 2007; 8:57 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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