Archive: June 03, 2007 - June 09, 2007

Cross Country: Our Religious Candidates

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Scot Lehigh notes in the Boston Globe that the current crop of presidential contenders is a rather pious group, and asks, "Do we really want a president who relies on faith more than facts in making his decisions? Or who thinks...

By Rob Anderson | June 8, 2007; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Hot Topics: Democracy, Immigration and Paris

Today the opinions pages take on three of the most controversial issues in the United States this week: democracy promotion abroad, immigration reform and, well, Paris Hilton, of course.

By Rob Anderson | June 8, 2007; 9:33 AM ET | Comments (13)

Today's Columns: In Praise of the "Endless Campaign"

Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer explains why America's "endless" presidential campaign season actually "embodies a certain wisdom."

By Rob Anderson | June 8, 2007; 9:20 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Subpoenas for Rove and Miers

The New York Times calls on the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), to deliver subpoenas to Karl Rove, Harriet Miers and their White House aides to force them to testify "in public and under oath" about their roles in the U.S attorney firings.

By Rob Anderson | June 8, 2007; 9:15 AM ET | Comments (1)

Cross Country: Why J.K. Rowling Deserves the Nobel Prize

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Douglas MacKinnon argues in the Baltimore Sun that author J.K. Rowling deserves to win the Nobel Prize in literature for her Harry Potter books. "Knowing it will never happen, I would nonetheless like to propose to the Swedish Academy that it...

By Rob Anderson | June 7, 2007; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Hot Topics: Pardoning Libby, Immigration

The opinions pages continue to debate the merits of a presidential pardon for Scooter Libby and the Senate's immigration reform bill.

By Rob Anderson | June 7, 2007; 9:04 AM ET | Comments (16)

Today's Columns: Is John Edwards "Massively Unpopular"?

Washington Post columnist Robert Novak argues that presidential candidate John Edwards is "massively unpopular" among Democratic Party regulars, "who neither like nor trust him."

By Rob Anderson | June 7, 2007; 8:58 AM ET | Comments (11)

Today's Editorials: An Upside to the Jefferson Scandal?

The New York TImes argues that because of the corruption charges leveled against Louisiana Democrat William Jefferson, the "timing could not be better for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to offer Congress and its doubting constituents the strongest possible proposal for the creation of an independent office to oversee ethics enforcement."

By Rob Anderson | June 7, 2007; 8:51 AM ET | Comments (4)

Cross Country: The Republican Debate

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: The Boston Globe on the Republican's third presidential debate: The editors note that the candidates all failed to mention Iraq when asked why their party seemed to be floundering, "and in that way missed the most important message of" the 2006...

By Rob Anderson | June 6, 2007; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (5)

Today's Hot Topics: A New Cold War, Libby

The Washington Post and USA Today urge Western leaders to quickly diffuse the escalating tensions between the United States and Russia, lest the two countries start a second Cold War. Rajan Menon, on the other hand, writes in the Los Angeles Times that today's U.S.-Russian spat is minor compared to the countries' Cold War confrontations.

By Rob Anderson | June 6, 2007; 8:56 AM ET | Comments (14)

Today's Columns: Climate Control and the G8

Los Angeles Times columnist Ronald Brownstein, noting that there "is virtually no chance G-8 leaders will convince Bush to accept binding emissions reductions this week," argues that the "best way for the G-8 nations to build a genuine partnership with the U.S. on climate change is to acknowledge that such a partnership doesn't exist today."

By Rob Anderson | June 6, 2007; 8:54 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Shut Down Guantanamo

The New York Times calls the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a "national disgrace" and argues that it "is time to get rid of it."

By Rob Anderson | June 6, 2007; 8:51 AM ET | Comments (1)

Cross Country: McCain and Clinton in Iowa; Obama's Healthcare Plan

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: McCain and Clinton in Iowa: Des Moines Register columnist David Yepsen argues that a Fred Thomspon candidacy would help John McCain's struggling presidential bid. He explains: "The Register's Iowa Poll showed last month that without Thompson in the race, Romney leads...

By Rob Anderson | June 5, 2007; 11:57 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topic: Questions for the Candidates

USA Today doesn't understand the difference between the candidates' policies on Iraq; Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson wants to know why Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama aren't more outspoken in their opposition to the war; and E.J. Dionne wonders in the Washington Post why Joe Biden isn't being taken seriously.

By Rob Anderson | June 5, 2007; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (8)

Today's Columns: Could Federalism Have Saved Iraq?

New York Times Columnist David Brooks argues that the United States should have pressed for federalism in Iraq when it had the chance. "Instead of a sort of managed soft partition that at least has a shot of transferring power to the best local people, we're now getting machine-gun partition that transfers power to the most violent people," he writes.

By Rob Anderson | June 5, 2007; 9:14 AM ET | Comments (4)

Today's Editorials: The Republican Candidates and Immigration

The Washington Post argues that all but one of the major Republican presidential candidates -- John McCain -- has failed to offer a realistic plan to deal with the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants.

By Rob Anderson | June 5, 2007; 9:01 AM ET | Comments (4)

Cross Country: Last Night's Winners

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh argues that the two winners from the Democrats' debate last night were Barack Obama and Joe Biden. "All in all, Obama's was a strong performance, one that gave away nothing at all to the front-runner, Clinton,...

By Rob Anderson | June 4, 2007; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Hot Topic: The Immigration Debate

As the Senate resumes its debate over immigration reform today, the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today discuss what changes should and shouldn't be made to the current compromise legislation.

By Rob Anderson | June 4, 2007; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (22)

Today's Columns: Obama and Romney's Surprising Similarities

WaPo: Fred Hiatt compares the foreign policy visions laid out by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the upcoming issue of Foreign Affairs and finds that, surprisingly, they have much in common with each other.

By Rob Anderson | June 4, 2007; 9:20 AM ET | Comments (3)

Today's Editorials: The U.N. Cash-for-Kim Scandal

The Wall Street Journal argues that a recently released audit on United Nations operations in North Korea "confirms and elaborates on irregularities in United Nations Development Program's activities in North Korea," but it fails to answer the "central question" of the scandal.

By Rob Anderson | June 4, 2007; 9:03 AM ET | Comments (4)

 

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