Archive: June 10, 2007 - June 16, 2007

Cross Country: When the U.S. Leaves Iraq

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Trudy Rubin visits Baghdad's mixed Shiite-Sunni neighborhood Hay Salaam and gets a preview of the fighting that will intensify when the United States leaves the country. The Miami Herald urges NASA Inspector General Robert "Moose" Cobb to resign...

By Rob Anderson | June 15, 2007; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (5)

Today's Hot Topic: The Hamas Takeover

The New York Times editorial board, Washington Post columnist Martin Indyk and Wall Street Journal columnist Barry Rubin each predict what Hamas's takeover of the Gaza Strip means for Palestinian and Middle Eastern politics.

By Rob Anderson | June 15, 2007; 9:22 AM ET | Comments (36)

Today's Columns: Why the "Surge" is Working

In the Wall Street Journal, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), who visited Iraq recently, explains why he thinks the U.S. surge is working in Iraq.

By Rob Anderson | June 15, 2007; 9:19 AM ET | Comments (5)

Today's Editorials: How States Should Replace Dead or Retiring Senators

The Washington Post urges states to pass laws forcing governors, in the event that a sitting U.S. senator dies or resigns, to nominate interim replacements from the outgoing senator's political party.

By Rob Anderson | June 15, 2007; 9:14 AM ET | Email a Comment

Cross Country: Why the Candidates Should Move Beyond Iraq

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: In the Christian Science Monitor, Clinton Whitehurst argues that the 2008 presidential candidates need to be asked foreign-policy questions that aren't about the Middle East, such as: "How should the United States (1) Maintain a balance of power in East Asia,...

By Rob Anderson | June 14, 2007; 10:58 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topic: Attacking Bush Nominees

The New York Times and the Washington Post attack two of President Bush's recent nominees, Hans von Spakovsky and Dr. James Holsinger.

By Rob Anderson | June 14, 2007; 9:25 AM ET | Comments (17)

Today's Columns: Al-Qaeda in France

In the Los Angeles Times, Bruce Riedel explains why the chance of a terrorist attack organized by al-Qaeda has increased since Nicolas Sarkozy's election.

By Rob Anderson | June 14, 2007; 9:22 AM ET | Comments (4)

Today's Editorials: Failing Our Troops in Iraq

The New York Times slams the Pentagon over a recent report showing that military officials "largely ignored urgent requests from field commanders for better armor-protected vehicles that could have saved untold lives and limbs" in Iraq.

By Rob Anderson | June 14, 2007; 9:13 AM ET | Comments (4)

Cross Country: Peter Pace's Exit

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: While the Houston Chronicle admits that outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace "cannot be blamed for the disastrous policies of the U.S. civilian leadership that decided to invade Iraq based on faulty intelligence and left our...

By Rob Anderson | June 12, 2007; 11:17 AM ET | Comments (14)

Today's Hot Topics: Gonzales, Losing Iraq

USA Today and the Washington Post note that the Senate's failure to pass a no-confidence resolution on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales doesn't mean Gonzales should keep his job, while the Los Angeles Times says that the United States should begin brokering a cease-fire deal in Iraq.

By Rob Anderson | June 12, 2007; 9:35 AM ET | Comments (21)

Today's Columns: The Case Against Public Schools

Los Angeles Times columnist Jonah Goldberg explains why we should get rid of the U.S. public school system.

By Rob Anderson | June 12, 2007; 9:28 AM ET | Comments (6)

Today's Editorials: Another Strike Against Guantanamo

The New York Times hails a U.S. Court of Appeals decision rejecting the president's claims that "the Congressional authorization to attack Afghanistan after 9/11 was a declaration of a 'war on terror' that gave him the power to decide who the combatants are and throw them into military prisons forever."

By Rob Anderson | June 12, 2007; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (1)

Cross Country: Are the Candidates Too Nice?

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: In the New York Post, Dick Morris and Eileen McGann notice that there is "an outbreak of nice" infecting the 2008 presidential candidates. "It was striking, in last week's primary debates, how courteously and gently the candidates dealt with one another,"...

By Rob Anderson | June 11, 2007; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Hot Topic: Cutting Off Musharraf

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal columnist Max Boot urge the United States to end its longtime support of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

By Rob Anderson | June 11, 2007; 9:59 AM ET | Comments (32)

Today's Columns: The Case Against Authenticity

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman makes the case against judging politicians based on their "authenticity."

By Rob Anderson | June 11, 2007; 9:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Editorials: Fixing Kyoto

The Los Angeles Times suggests ways for the Bush administration and the international community to fix what's wrong with the Kyoto treaty.

By Rob Anderson | June 11, 2007; 9:46 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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