Archive: July 22, 2007 - July 28, 2007

Today's Hot Topics: Hillary and Barack

Clinton and Obama: In the NYT, David Brooks declares that "biggest story" of the 2008 presidential campaign is the success of Hillary Clinton. "Six months ago many people thought she was too brittle and calculating and that voters would never really bond with her. But now she seems to offer...

By Rob Anderson | July 27, 2007; 9:17 AM ET | Comments (9)

Today's Columns: Stock Market Dip

NYT: Paul Krugman writes that yesterday's stock-market dip was caused by three fears of U.S. investors: bad credit, the housing slump and high oil prices. He adds that "the economic expansion that began in 2001, while it has been great for corporate profits, has yet to produce any significant gains...

By Rob Anderson | July 27, 2007; 9:04 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Defending Warrantless Wiretapping

WSJ ... argues that one of the reasons the United States hasn't been struck by terrorists since 9/11 is the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program, and condemns Democrats for attempting to shut down one of America's "best intelligence tools".... Notes that it has been "a bloody week so far for...

By Rob Anderson | July 27, 2007; 9:02 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topics: U.S. Attorneys, Torture and Walter Reed

Miers and Bolten: The NYT applauds the House Judiciary Committee for voting yesterday to hold Harriet Miers, the former White House counsel, and Joshua Bolten, the White House chief of staff, in contempt concerning the fired U.S. attorneys scandal. "The committee really had no choice," the editors argue. "The Bush...

By Rob Anderson | July 26, 2007; 9:14 AM ET | Comments (3)

Today's Columns: Vladimir Putin and "The Godfather"

WSJ: Under the headline, "Don Putin," Garry Kasparov writes that if you want to understand Russia under Vladimir Putin, you need to read Mario Puzo's "The Godfather." "The web of betrayals, the secrecy, the blurred lines between what is business, what is government, and what is criminal -- it's all...

By Rob Anderson | July 26, 2007; 9:06 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: FEMA Fails Again

WaPo ... slams the Federal Emergency Management Agency for ignoring complaints about toxic levels of formaldehyde gas in trailers occupied by survivors of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.... Worries that without public support from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an amendment to increase the corporate average fuel economy standard that has already...

By Rob Anderson | July 26, 2007; 9:02 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Hot Topic: The YouTube Debate

Monday's debate was a success for the public, if not for all the candidates.

By Rob Anderson | July 25, 2007; 9:17 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Columns: Rudy the Federalist

LAT: Ronald Brownstein argues that Rudy Giuliani's support for federalism on such issues as abortion and gay rights "casts him as a peacemaker on the social issues that have divided the nation since the 1960s." He writes that "federalism serves Giuliani's political interests because it allows him to reconcile his...

By Rob Anderson | July 25, 2007; 9:06 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Editorials: The Return of Torture?

This morning's editorials from the Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Los Angeles and New York Times.

By Rob Anderson | July 25, 2007; 9:03 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topics: The Pentagon's Failures, Turkey and Farm Subsidies

The Pentagon's failures, Turkey's achievement and the troubles down on the farm.

By Rob Anderson | July 24, 2007; 9:16 AM ET | Comments (2)

Today's Columns: Why Thompson and Edwards Lie

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen on why both Fred Thompson and John Edwards have lied on the campaign trail, plus commentary from the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

By Rob Anderson | July 24, 2007; 9:13 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Editorials: Testing Out Universal Health Care

The Wall Street Journal encourages supporters of government-run health care to watch Wisconsin, where the legislature has passed a bill insuring every resident under the age of 65.

By Rob Anderson | July 24, 2007; 9:06 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topic: Climate Change

The New York Times argues that the Bush administration has squandered six years that should have been used to find compelling solutions to climate change, while the Los Angeles Times cautions the U.S. against using nuclear power to solve its energy woes.

By Rob Anderson | July 23, 2007; 9:18 AM ET | Comments (8)

Today's Columns: How Not to Fix Afghanistan

In the New York Times, Rory Stewart argues that pouring more U.S. troops into Afghanistan would result in disaster and suggests a "lighter, smarter approach." Plus, a Washington Post columnist visits Guantanamo Bay.

By Rob Anderson | July 23, 2007; 9:15 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Condi's Failure

The New York Times argues that Condoleezza Rice hasn't improved the Bush administration's Mideast policy. Plus, the Wall Street Journal on Harry Potter and USA Today on rich people.

By Rob Anderson | July 23, 2007; 9:12 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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