Tag Archives: obama

Bill Clinton’s New Best Friends

Debra Saunders, SF ChronicleIt doesn't matter who wins in November; Bill Clinton will end this year on top.The former president will introduce Barack Obama on the penultimate night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. That&apo…

How Paul Ryan Captured the G.O.P.

Ryan Lizza, The New YorkerOne day in March, 2009, two months after the Inauguration of President Obama, Representative Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, sat behind a small table in a cramped meeting space in his Capitol Hill office. Hunched forward in his chai…

How Does Romney Not Win Nevada?

Sherman Frederick, Las Vegas R-JMitt Romney should be winning Nevada in Secretariat fashion. But he's not. He's popular in the conservative rural counties, for sure. And he has an edge in the Reno area.But, if the election were held today, h…

With 100 Days to Go, Election Up for Grabs

Cameron Joseph, The HillWith 100 days until the 2012 election, President Obama has a tenuous lead, but the struggling economy hurts his bid for a second term.Obama leads Mitt Romney by a narrow margin in most national polls, and has a slightly wider l…

Romney Not Out to Make the World Swoon

Fouad Ajami, Washington PostThe itinerary for the overseas trip that Mitt Romney is taking — Britain, Poland and Israel — is brilliantly chosen. These countries contrast greatly with candidate Barack Obama’s 2008 foreign …

How Can Obama Win With This Economy?

Keith Koffler, WH DossierThere’s just no longer any way to spin this. There is no reason why the economy should not be picking up after three and a half years of the Obama presidency. Unless the problem is the Obama presidency.The Commerce D…

Mitt Stumbles on Every Front in London

Nicholas Watt, The GuardianIf Barack Obama were dreaming up the ideal start to Mitt Romney's first overseas visit as the presumptive Republican nominee, the president might wonder whether his rival could offend the US's historic transatlanti…

Early Voting May Hold Key to Race

Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPoliticsNews flash: The country's next president may be elected in October, not November.Confused?Campaign strategists working for President Obama and Mitt Romney say they're organized for an October election. An…

Romney’s Itinerary a Rebuke of Obama

Charles Krauthammer, Wash PostA generation ago, it was the three I's. A presidential challenger's obligatory foreign trip meant Ireland, Italy and Israel. Mitt Romney's itinerary is slightly different: Britain, Poland and Israel.Not qui…

Why You Should Be a Keynesian, Too

Paul Krugman, New York TimesFor years, allegedly serious people have been issuing dire warnings about the consequences of large budget deficits — deficits that are overwhelmingly the result of our ongoing economic crisis. In May 2009, Niall …

How Does Romney’s Plan Differ From Bush?

Jonathan Chait, NY MagazinePresident Obama’s effort to discredit Mitt Romney as a credible economic repairman has several elements: using his business career to cast doubts on his desire to help the middle class, tying him to the radical pro…

Europeanizing America

Michael Lind, SalonIt's an election year, so once again the American right is warning the citizenry against the Europhile conspiracy. Progressives, you see, are unpatriotic Europe-lovers, a fifth column in our midst, who want to destroy American …

Romney Plays Hide-and-Seek With Voters

Maureen Dowd, NY TimesIf I closed my eyes, and added a creepy monotone, I could have been listening to Dick Cheney.The Republican speaker at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nev., was slashing the president with jingoistic jingles: Oba…

Too Big Too Fail Ghost Haunting Obama

Michael Hirsh, National JournalNeil Barofsky is not the sort of guy you want popping up in a tight election race, not if you’re Barack Obama.That's first because Barofsky is an all-too-credible critic of the Obama administration&rsq…