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Al-Qaeda Again on the Rise

Peter Brookes, Boston HeraldAfter Team Obama’s horrid handling of the terrible tragedy in Benghazi, Libya, does anyone out there really cling to the left’s quickly unraveling yarn that this administration has a strong record on for…

What Happens to Children of Unemployed?

Nancy Cook, National JournalSANFORD, Fla.—Seventeen-year-old Contessa Skelton learned that her mother had lost her job—for the second time in two years—as they stood in the parking lot outside her dentist’s offi…

Angst Grows Among Obama’s Supporters

Glenn Thrush, PoliticoSome progressives seem to be going into primal panic mode — to the profound annoyance of the Democratic professional political class and an Obama campaign predicting a rebound at next Tuesday’s debate in Long …

Romney Wins By Two Touchdowns

Charles Krauthammer, OC RegisterWASHINGTON "“ It was the biggest rout since Agincourt. If you insist, since the Carter-Reagan debate. With a remarkable display of confidence, knowledge and nerve, Mitt Romney won the first 2012 debat…

Mitt’s Win Was No Game Changer

Robert Shrum, The Daily BeastUnhappily I was right: Mitt Romney could—and did—win the first debate. But I’m not eloquently panicked, as Andrew Sullivan was during his live blog of Obama’s defeat in Denver. The p…

Mitt Romney’s Sick Joke

Paul Krugman, New York Times“No. 1,” declared Mitt Romney in Wednesday’s debate, “pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan.” No, they aren’t — as Mr. Romney’s own…

U.S. Dithers as World Feasts on Energy

Bob Beauprez, RealClearEnergyCountries around the world are celebrating new oil and natural gas discoveries that hold the promise of greater prosperity for their citizens.Argentina has just announced a find described by YPF CEO Miguel Galuccio as a &a…

The Arab Spring Still Blooms

Moncef Marzouki, New York TimesTHE violent demonstrations that have spread across the Muslim world in recent weeks have convinced many in the United States and Europe that the Arab revolutions that began in late 2010 are now over and that the democrat…

This Is Nothing "Like 1979 Tehran"

Heather Hurlburt, The GuardianRyan's callow attempt to claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan reveals the Republican presidential team's foreign policy naivetyThis week, GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan topped off a critique of President…

Mitt Romney: The Bubble Candidate

Jennifer Granholm, Politico“What happened to the governor bubble?” my 78-year-old mom asked me, a hint of sadness in her voice, on a trip through the airport security lines this year after I was term limited from office. &ldquo…

The Great Conservative "No!"

Tom Carson, American ProspectIn the ’80s and ’90s, the GOP basked in an atypical rep as “the party of ideas.” Thanks to the liberal project’s distinctly dilapidated charms once Jimmy Carter got done pl…

Just Say What You Stand For, Romney

Dana Milbank, Washington PostThe best political minds at Romney headquarters have come up with an antidote to the candidate’s floundering presidential bid: “More Mitt” — putting more of him in front of more vote…

Marian Wright Edelman: Undocumented and Unafraid

The courageous self-declared “Undocumented and Unafraid” students in the United We Dream Network risk deportation, organize and speak out tirelessly so that they — and others — can have the right to a college education and to live and work with dignity in the country that is their home.

How Libya Makes Obama Vulnerable

Jay Newton-Small, Time“Rally around the flag” time is over. For the most part, Republicans—with the exception of Mitt Romney–had held their fire in the wake of Sept. 11 attacks against U.S. embassies in Cairo an…

QE3 Is Just a Bailout for Government

Jeremy Warner, Daily TelegraphIn the land of the setting sun, QE is now such an everyday part of the economic landscape that it would barely have warranted a mention, let alone an entire column, but for the fact that the latest dollop of “un…

Mitt’s Snake-Bit Season

Gail Collins, New York TimesOur topic for today is: When Bad Things Happen to Mitt Romney.Really, it’s been the worst run of disasters this side of the Mayan calendar. The Republicans’ woes started last Friday, when Ann and Mitt fi…