Archive: May 27, 2007 - June 02, 2007

Cross Country: Sarkozy's France, Bush's Humanitarianism

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Sarkozy: The New York Sun is encouraged by predictions that newly elected French President Nicolas Sarkozy "is on the verge of securing a big majority in parliament," and wonders if Sarkozy's rise "could change the complexion of American-European relations just as...

By Rob Anderson | June 1, 2007; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Hot Topic: Immigration From All Angles

The NYT offers a five-article package on U.S. immigration policy today, including columns written by Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and Richard Clarke, the former head of counterterrorism at the National Security Council.

By Rob Anderson | June 1, 2007; 9:15 AM ET | Comments (27)

Today's Columns: Fred Thompson's Promise

New York Times columnist David Brooks argues that because Fred Thompson "campaigns against concentrated Republican power almost as much as he does against concentrated Democratic power," he will be "able to launch a reasonably nonpartisan attack on the way government has worked over the last 19 years."

By Rob Anderson | June 1, 2007; 9:08 AM ET | Comments (10)

Today's Editorials: Torture and the Constitution

The Washington Post argues that the "guiding authority" for the Bush administration when it created guidelines for the interrogation of terrorism suspects was not the Constitution, but "the practices of secret police in places such as the former Soviet Union."

By Rob Anderson | June 1, 2007; 9:03 AM ET | Email a Comment

Cross Country: Biden in Iowa, Dems Propose a Tax Hike

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: After sitting down with presidential candidate Joe Biden, the Des Moines Register confirms that the senator from Delaware* likes to talk. "It was a classic Biden performance," the editors write. "Wind him up, let him go, and he can talk almost...

By Rob Anderson | May 31, 2007; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (7)

Today's Hot Topic: Praising Robert Zoellick

The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal praise Robert Zoellick, President Bush's pick to succeed Paul Wolfowitz as president of the World Bank.

By Rob Anderson | May 31, 2007; 9:42 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Columns: Kissinger on Iraq and Vietnam

In the Los Angeles Times, Henry Kissinger applies the lessons he learned from the Vietnam War to America's current involvement in Iraq.

By Rob Anderson | May 31, 2007; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (13)

Today's Editorials: A Defense of the TB Quarantine

The New York Times argues that the Centers for Disease Control was right to forcibly quarantine a U.S. citizen infected with a rare form of tuberculosis, noting that, if anything, health officials should have isolated the patient sooner.

By Rob Anderson | May 31, 2007; 9:08 AM ET | Comments (1)

Cross Country: Giuliani, Obama, Kucinich and Paul

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: The New York Sun notes that Rudy Giuliani "showed amazing restraint yesterday" when dealing with two protestors who accused him of knowing about the 9/11 attacks before they happened, and argues that to portray Giuliani "as a villain on that day,...

By Rob Anderson | May 30, 2007; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (3)

Today's Hot Topic: Darfur and China

The Los Angles Times, New York Times and Washington Post agree that President Bush was right to announce stronger U.S. sanctions against Sudan this week, but worry that if China continues to pour money into the Sudanese economy, the U.S. efforts to halt the Darfur genocide will fail.

By Rob Anderson | May 30, 2007; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (3)

Today's Columns: Why Gas Price Gauging Is Good

Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson makes the unpopular case for raising the price of gasoline: "Anyone fearful of global warming should cheer higher gasoline prices, because much higher prices represent precisely the sort of powerful incentive needed to push consumers toward more fuel-efficient vehicles and to persuade the auto industry to produce them in large numbers."

By Rob Anderson | May 30, 2007; 9:18 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Immigration Bill Criticism

The Wall Street Journal argues that the Senate immigration reform bill's proposal for high-skill immigration is "worse than current law."

By Rob Anderson | May 30, 2007; 9:10 AM ET | Comments (7)

Cross Country: More on Iran

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: The Christian Science Monitor applauds talks held between the United States and Iran over Iraq this week, but argues that continued discussion should be "contingent on whether Iran heeds specific US demands for it to stop supporting Iraqi militias that kill...

By Rob Anderson | May 29, 2007; 10:13 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topics: Immigration, Talking with Iran

The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post weigh the pros and cons of the Senate's immigration reform compromise, while USA Today applauds the U.S.-Iranian Iraq talks that were held yesterday.

By Rob Anderson | May 29, 2007; 9:18 AM ET | Comments (9)

Today's Columns: Is John Edwards a Hustler?

Jonah Goldberg takes a whack at Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards in the Los Angeles Times, calling him a "hustler" and a "humbug artist." "It's not that Edwards is a liar," Goldberg writes, "it's that he's a toothy door-to-door salesman, seemingly hawking the issues when he's really just hawking himself."

By Rob Anderson | May 29, 2007; 9:11 AM ET | Comments (5)

Today's Editorials: Iran's Nuclear Program Advances

The Wall Street Journal notes that Iran's nuclear program is progressing quicker than analysts expected it would, and proposes a list of financial penalties that could be leveled against the Islamic Republic in an attempt to keep "the world's worst weapon" out of the hands of the Middle East's "most fanatical regime."

By Rob Anderson | May 29, 2007; 8:59 AM ET | Comments (2)

 

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