Archive: June 17, 2007 - June 23, 2007

Today's Hot Topic: Immigration

USA Today worries that today's immigration legislation will go the way of the failed reform Congress attempted in 1986; the New York Times criticizes Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) for an amendment he has attached to the immigration bill; and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) explains how we can secure the boarder without immigration reform.

By Rob Anderson | June 22, 2007; 9:33 AM ET | Comments (36)

Today's Columns: Why Dems Should Embrace Pro-Lifers

Melinda Henneberger argues in the New York Times that Democrats should tolerate dissent on abortion to woo back Catholic women voters.

By Rob Anderson | June 22, 2007; 9:26 AM ET | Comments (14)

Today's Editorials: Congress v. Bush

The New York Times highlights a new Government Accountability Office report showing that the executive branch has refused to enact some of the bills President Bush has signed into law, and urges Congress to "use its powers to insist that its laws are obeyed."

By Rob Anderson | June 22, 2007; 9:14 AM ET | Comments (3)

Today's Hot Topic: Bloomberg's Gambit

The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today have a hard time believing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn't preparing for a presidential run, and analyze what his decision to leave the GOP means for the 2008 campaign.

By Rob Anderson | June 21, 2007; 9:28 AM ET | Comments (14)

Today's Columns: Why Republicans are Losing the West

In the New York Times, Timothy Egan explains why immigration is the main reason Republicans are losing ground in the American West: The "closer you get to the border," he writes, "the more voters back politicians who are looking for middle ground -- and punish those who follow the rant-for-ratings route."

By Rob Anderson | June 21, 2007; 9:22 AM ET | Comments (14)

Today's Editorials: Bush's Stem Cell Dodge

The New York Times urges Congress to override President Bush's veto of the embryonic stem cell bill, and argues that the executive order that Bush issued yesterday "is no substitute for the bill expanding embryonic stem cell research."

By Rob Anderson | June 21, 2007; 9:17 AM ET | Comments (12)

Cross Country: Rushdie's Knighthood; Bloomberg's '08 Run

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: Noting that government officials in Iran and Pakistan have denounced Britain's decision to knight author Salman Rushdie, the New Hampshire Union Leader argues that "Britain needs to stand up to these bullies, firmly defend the queen's decision, and let it be...

By Rob Anderson | June 20, 2007; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (5)

Today's Hot Topics: Hamas, Fatah and Israel

The opinions pages of the nation's largest newspapers continue their attempts to understand the meaning of Hamas's seizure of the Gaza Strip last week.

By Rob Anderson | June 20, 2007; 9:31 AM ET | Comments (10)

Today's Columns: What Nancy Can Learn from Newt

In the Los Angeles Times, Ronald Brownstein urges Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to take a page out of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's playbook and offer committee chairmanships to Democrats who have proven their loyalty to the party, not those who have been around the longest.

By Rob Anderson | June 20, 2007; 9:26 AM ET | Comments (11)

Today's Editorials: Dealing with North Korea and China

The Los Angles Times describes the thorny road ahead concerning relations between North Korea and the United States, while the New York Times accuses Congress of playing a "dangerous game" by considering legislation that threatens China with economic and political pain.

By Rob Anderson | June 20, 2007; 9:17 AM ET | Email a Comment

Cross Country: Chinks in Obama's Armor

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: The Chicago Tribune urges the Obama campaign to "divulge all there is to know about" Obama's relationship with "indicted dealmaker Antoin 'Tony' Rezko." "Better to disclose every dimension of Obama's ties to the indicted, increasingly notorious businessman and be done with...

By Rob Anderson | June 19, 2007; 10:46 AM ET | Comments (4)

Today's Hot Topic: Coal and Global Warming

The New York Times and USA Today doubt that coal-to-liquid fuel can help the United States decrease its greenhouse gas emissions, while USA Today columnist Kraig Naasz argues that it could.

By Rob Anderson | June 19, 2007; 9:48 AM ET | Comments (17)

Today's Columns: In Defense of Scooter Libby

Richard Cohen explains in the Washington Post why Scooter Libby shouldn't spend one day in jail.

By Rob Anderson | June 19, 2007; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (3)

Today's Editorials: How We Fail Our Veterans

The Washington Post highlights the case of Jeans Cruz, a former Army scout who served in Iraq, to show that many veterans with psychological wounds are getting lackluster treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

By Rob Anderson | June 19, 2007; 9:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

Cross Country: Why You Can't Like Hillary and Mitt Equally

More opinions pieces from other papers across the nation: The New Hampshire Union Leader highlights a news story in which a woman admits that she can't decide if she wants Mitt Romney or Hillary Clinton to win the presidency. "Yikes," the editors write. "It doesn't matter that about the only...

By Rob Anderson | June 18, 2007; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (16)

Today's Hot Topics: Welcome to Hamastan

The editorial boards of the Los Angeles Times and USA Today, as well as Los Angles Times columnist Niall Ferguson, predict what the creation of "Hamastan" will mean for the prospects for peace in the Middle East.

By Rob Anderson | June 18, 2007; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (19)

Today's Columns: The Case Against Increasing the U.S. Military

In the Los Angeles Times, Andrew Bacevich writes that the American political class has failed to grasp the "true nature of our post-9/11 foreign policy crisis."

By Rob Anderson | June 18, 2007; 9:46 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Editorials: How the U.S. Encourages Illegal Immigration

USA Today argues that the United States's immigration system, "a Byzantine world of bureaucratic bungling and unconscionable waits for those who try to play by the rules," encourages would-be U.S. immigrants to break the law.

By Rob Anderson | June 18, 2007; 9:35 AM ET | Comments (6)

 

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