Today's Columns: Republicans for Hillary?

LAT: Bruce Bartlett explains that Sen. Hillary Clinton is "rapidly becoming not merely acceptable to many right-wingers but possibly even their candidate of choice." Conservative commentators, he writes, "are coming to terms with the growing likelihood that she will be our next president and concluding that maybe it is something they can live with."

Plus: Rosa Brooks says shrinking foreign coverage in newspapers will "leave the world worse off".... And Joel Stein explains why he hates dog owners.

NYT: David Brooks notes that instead of letting Mitt Romney be himself, the Republican's campaign is using a "market-tested, generic approach" to win the nomination. "I suspect the Romney campaign would do even better if it let the real Mitt Romney out to play," he says.

WaPo: Michael Gerson outlines two benchmarks that will help the West know if its attempt to stop the Darfur genocide is working: The United Nations must have a headquarters in Darfur and 5,000 new African peacekeepers. "If the United Nations has met these realistic goals by New Year's Eve, it will be a good beginning, a sign of seriousness".... E.J. Dionne explains why the Democrats caved and approved the president's FISA bill before their summer recess. While most Dems opposed the bill, even "some very liberal Democrats worried about the political costs of blocking action before the summer recess."

Plus: Charles Krauthammer calls Scott Thomas Beauchamp the New Republic's "Baghdad Fabulist."

USA Today: Marisa Trevino explains why opposition to building a fence along the Mexico-U.S. border is surging in Texas. "What's difficult for people along the Texas border to swallow is that the decisions about the fence are being made in Washington, where local residents are not being heard."

By Rob Anderson |  August 10, 2007; 9:12 AM ET
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Who is Marisa Trevino Speaking of, Everybody I know here in Texas feels the opposite of her?

Posted by: Fred J. | August 13, 2007 04:16 PM

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