Archive: August 26, 2007 - September 01, 2007

Today's Hot Topic: The Larry Craig Saga

When a politician pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in an airport bathroom, it tends to get the punditocracy's attention.

By Nick Baumann | August 31, 2007; 8:50 AM ET | Comments (145)

Today's Columns: Poverty vs. Celebrity

A sampling of today's topics: celebrity obsessions, Iraqi refugees, Katrina survivors and your very own home urinal.

By Nick Baumann | August 31, 2007; 8:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Today's Editorials: Public Safety and Privacy Rights

A roundup of editorials on the Virginia Tech massacre, the Iraq war and 'South Park.'

By Nick Baumann | August 31, 2007; 8:46 AM ET | Comments (5)

Today's Hot Topics: Early Primaries and Public Restrooms

A roundup of opinions on the ever-earlier primary season and Sen. Larry Craig's recent revelations.

By Nick Baumann | August 30, 2007; 8:40 AM ET | Comments (20)

Today's Columns: Do You Care Enough to Read This?

Columns on Gonzales, Iraq, Pakistan and ... whether anyone still reads the major media anymore.

By Nick Baumann | August 30, 2007; 8:39 AM ET | Comments (9)

Today's Editorials: In the Air, on the Ground

Editorials on air pollution, property taxes in New Orleans and sundry other subjects.

By Nick Baumann | August 30, 2007; 8:37 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topic: What's Next for the Big Easy?

What New Orleans still needs (and doesn't) on the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

By Nick Baumann | August 29, 2007; 6:11 AM ET | Comments (37)

Today's Columns: Bush's Crisis -- and Mother Teresa's

Ron Brownstein has some advice for the president, plus the meaning of a saint's crisis of faith.

By Nick Baumann | August 29, 2007; 6:09 AM ET | Comments (6)

Today's Editorials: The Economic Punch Bowl

Editorial advice for Pervez Musharraf, Nicholas Sarkozy and Hillary Clinton.

By Nick Baumann | August 29, 2007; 6:08 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topics: Bring Me The Head of Alberto Gonzales

Alberto Gonzales Resigns: The NYT praises the impending departure of the Bush administration's embattled attorney general. "But his departure alone cannot remove the dark cloud that hangs over the justice department," the editors write, urging the President to nominate "a new attorney general of unquestioned integrity".... The LAT seconds that...

By Nick Baumann | August 28, 2007; 8:07 AM ET | Comments (5)

Today's Columns: Insidious New Rules

WSJ: Bret Stephens confesses that he believes in man-made global warming.... Arch Puddington remembers New York City teachers union chief Albert Shankar. WaPo: Alex de Waal and Julie Flint warn that "In Darfur today, knowing who is on which side is not straightforward".... Danielle Pletka calls several Iran divestment measures...

By Nick Baumann | August 28, 2007; 8:05 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: A Chance of Being Saved

WaPo ... Praises John Edwards' support for public financing, saying that "the system has a chance of being saved" now that "two of the three leading Democrats have agreed to the deal." NYT ... Warns that "even if the Fed succeeds in managing" the credit squeeze crisis, "its actions stir...

By Nick Baumann | August 28, 2007; 8:03 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Hot Topics: Katrina's Aftermath and Insuring Poor Children

Katrina's Aftermath: "Katrina hit two years ago this week." In the LAT, "A newspaper editor, resident of the Lower 9th Ward, engineering professor and others give their thoughts".... In the USA Today, the editors celebrate the "brain gain" that's bringing talented individuals to New Orleans to help rebuild. But they...

By Nick Baumann | August 27, 2007; 8:11 AM ET | Comments (4)

Today's Columns: A Long-Overdue Purge

WaPo: Nina Shea argues that "It is in America's national and moral interests to help Iraq's Christians and other non-Muslims".... Robert Novak says Democrats deserve the credit for Columbia's "long-overdue purge of corruption in the military," but wonders if Democrats will now approve the free-trade agreement with that country.... Jane...

By Nick Baumann | August 27, 2007; 8:10 AM ET | Email a Comment

Today's Editorials: Bad Ideas That Won't Die

USA Today ... Wonders, late, if Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki should be replaced. NYT ... Warns that the Bush administration is again trying to "legalize mountaintop mining — a cheap, ruthlessly efficient, environmentally destructive means of mining coal from the mountains of Appalachia." They "just won't let a bad...

By Nick Baumann | August 27, 2007; 7:32 AM ET | Email a Comment

 

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