Archive: July 08, 2007 - July 14, 2007

Today's Hot Topics: Iraq Benchmarks

The nation's opinions pages react to the release yesterday of the president's Initial Benchmark Assessment Report. Most accuse Bush of spinning information to fit his political position, not the reality in Iraq.

By Rob Anderson | July 13, 2007; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (26)

Today's Columns: A Defense of Sen. Vitter

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes in defense of David Vitter, the married U.S. senator from Louisiana who recently admitted to using the services of the D.C. Madam.

By Rob Anderson | July 13, 2007; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (17)

Today's Editorials: Reaganomics Returns

The Wall Street Journal notes that at "least 25 developed nations have adopted Reaganite corporate income tax rate cuts since 2001." The editors note, however that the "U.S. is conspicuously not one of them."

By Rob Anderson | July 13, 2007; 9:34 AM ET | Comments (5)

Today's Hot Topics: Iraq; The Surgeon General

The opinions pages wrestle today over whether the U.S. should begin planning a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq.

By Rob Anderson | July 12, 2007; 9:59 AM ET | Comments (25)

Today's Columns: Is McCain's Campaign Finished?

In the Washington Post, Robert Novak writes that John McCain's floundering campaign isn't necessarily finished, but notes that McCain allies admit that if their candidate is still "running fourth [in the polls] at year's end," the "dream is over."

By Rob Anderson | July 12, 2007; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Editorials: Remembering Lady Bird

The Washington Post notes that while Lady Bird Johnson dedicated her life to her "difficult, driven" husband and his career, she herself "would have made a good leader at the national level, perhaps a great one."

By Rob Anderson | July 12, 2007; 9:38 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Hot Topic: War on Terror

In the Wall Street Journal, Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig outlines the three key mistakes we are making in the war on terror, while Melanie Phillips criticizes Britain's anti-terrorism strategy in USA Today.

By Rob Anderson | July 10, 2007; 9:48 AM ET | Comments (9)

Today's Columns: U.S. Abuses in Iraq

New York Times columnist Bob Herbert previews an article in the upcoming issue of The Nation magazine that "goes into great and disturbing detail about the brutal treatment of Iraqi civilians by some U.S. soldiers and marines."

By Rob Anderson | July 10, 2007; 9:38 AM ET | Comments (6)

Today's Editorials: Dingell's Carbon Tax Stint

The Wall Street Journal applauds Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) for his plan to introduce a new tax on carbon emissions in the House. While Dingell opposes the idea, the editors note, his "point is to force his colleagues -- and the voters -- to be more honest about the cost of their global-warming posturing."

By Rob Anderson | July 10, 2007; 9:25 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Hot Topics: Debating the "Surge"; Cutting Ties with Musharraf

The Los Angeles Times encourages the Bush administration to start forming a plan to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq; the Wall Street Journal urges Republican lawmakers to stand behind the president's war strategy; and Journal columnist Pete Hegseth urges Democrats to give the surge more time to work.

By Rob Anderson | July 9, 2007; 9:54 AM ET | Comments (22)

Today's Columns: The Case For Guantanamo

In the Wall Street Journal, David Rivkin and Lee Casey explain why shutting down Guantanamo would be a disastrous policy decision for the United States.

By Rob Anderson | July 9, 2007; 9:46 AM ET | Comments (3)

Today's Editorials: Congress v. Iran

The Los Angeles Times generally supports proposals in Congress that would increase sanctions against Iran for its refusal to stop enriching uraniun, but notes that the bills "contain a number of ill-considered provisions that could have the unintended consequence of thwarting a denuclearization deal" with the Islamic Republic.

By Rob Anderson | July 9, 2007; 9:24 AM ET | Comments (1)

 

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