Archive: July 15, 2007 - July 21, 2007

Today's Hot Topic: Is Bush Confident or Crazy?

Both Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman are unnerved by President Bush's persistant optimism, and wonder whether the president is supremely optimistic or losing touch with reality.

By Rob Anderson | July 20, 2007; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (213)

Today's Columns: The U.N. in Iraq

In the New York Times, Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, explains why the U.N. needs to intervene in Iraq: "The United Nations possesses certain comparative advantages for undertaking complex internal and regional mediation efforts; it can also help internationalize the effort to stabilize the country," he writes.

By Rob Anderson | July 20, 2007; 9:46 AM ET | Comments (9)

Today's Editorials: Farm-Worker Shortage

The Wall Street Journal argues that thanks to the Senate's failure to pass an immigration reform bill, "farmers nationwide are facing their most serious labor shortage in years."

By Rob Anderson | July 20, 2007; 9:38 AM ET | Comments (11)

Today's Hot Topic: Rebooting the War on Terror

After the release of the new National Intelligence Estimate on terror threats this week, the Washington Post presses the Bush administration to eliminate al-Qaeda sanctuaries in Pakistan, and the Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal hope that the debate over the war on terrorism will be reinvigorated here at home.

By Rob Anderson | July 19, 2007; 9:46 AM ET | Comments (42)

Today's Columns: McCain's Failing Campaign

In the New York Times, Gail Collins documents John McCain's imploding campaign, and argues that voters are cooling to McCain's presidential bid for the same reason they are warming to Hillary Clinton's.

By Rob Anderson | July 19, 2007; 9:42 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Editorials: The Filibuster and Iraq

The New York Times slams Senate Republicans for threatening to filibuster a bill that would set a timetable for American withdrawal from Iraq next spring.

By Rob Anderson | July 19, 2007; 9:34 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Hot Topics: The Shifting GOP

Ronald Brownstein writes in the Los Angeles Times that Republicans are greatly underestimating the challenge President Bush's low approval ratings will present them next year, while Michael Gerson explains in the Washington Post the possible ideological and electoral consequences for the GOP if Rudy Giuliani becomes the party's presidential nominee.

By Rob Anderson | July 18, 2007; 9:47 AM ET | Comments (31)

Today's Columns: "Spineless" Iraq War Moderates

In the Washington Post, Harold Meyerson blames our ongoing presence in Iraq on Republican moderates like Dick Lugar, John Warner, Pete Domenici and George Voinovich.

By Rob Anderson | July 18, 2007; 9:40 AM ET | Comments (4)

Today's Editorials: Terrorist Threat Cynicism

The New York Times notes that the Bush administration has begun to trumpet the terrorist threat against the United States in an attempt to bolster support for the war in Iraq.

By Rob Anderson | July 18, 2007; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (22)

Today's Hot Topics: Church Abuse Settlement, North Korea and Schip

The New York Times, USA Today and Los Angeles Times react to the $660 billion settlement agreement reached between the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and victims of sexual abuse by clergy members; the New York Times and the Washington Post applaud North Korea's decision to shut down its plutonium-producing reactor, but argue that Kim Jong Il must do more to end his country's nuclear program.

By Rob Anderson | July 17, 2007; 9:28 AM ET | Comments (52)

Today's Columns: The Limits of Ron Paul

In the Wall Street Journal, Randy Barnett explains why Ron Paul doesn't speak for all libertarians, especially when it comes to American foreign policy.

By Rob Anderson | July 17, 2007; 9:18 AM ET | Comments (5)

Today's Editorials: Iraq War Incompetence

USA Today slams the Pentagon over a recent report showing that even though officials knew that the use of vehicles called MRAPs could have prevented hundreds of American deaths in Iraq, they did little to deploy the vehicles into combat zones.

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

Today's Hot Topics: Chinese Imports

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal columnist Jeremy Haft outline what lessons the Chinese and Americans should take away from the latest round of flawed Chinese imports.

By Rob Anderson | July 16, 2007; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (16)

Today's Columns: Hillary's Real Iraq Strategy

Washington Post columnist Fred Hiatt explains how Hillary Clinton is finessing her Iraq war position to appease the Democratic base, even though the base still doesn't like her position.

By Rob Anderson | July 16, 2007; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (16)

Today's Editorials: Saving the Census

The New York Times slams the House Appropriations committee for cutting the Census Budget last week by $30 million.

By Rob Anderson | July 16, 2007; 9:38 AM ET | Comments (2)

 

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