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* First visit by a U.S. president to former pariah state * Faces criticism from human rights groups for going too soon * Obama denies...

Iran Must Be Obama’s Top Priority

Posted by Henry Kissinger, Washington Post On November - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Henry Kissinger, Washington PostIn the aftermath of an exhausting reelection campaign, the most urgent decision facing the president is how to stop Iran from pursuing a military nuclear program. Presidents of both parties have long declared that &...

How Free Speech Died on Campus

Posted by Sohrab Ahmari, Wall Street Journal On November - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Sohrab Ahmari, Wall Street JournalAt Yale University, you can be prevented from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on your T-shirt. At Tufts, you can be censured for quoting certain passages from the Quran. Welcome to the most authoritarian institut...

U.S. Needs to Cut Spending, Not Raise Taxes

Posted by Veronique de Rugy, NRO On November - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
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This development raises an important question: Why would an educational institution want a military commander to lead it?

Domenick Scudera: Hey, Where’s My Gift?

Posted by Domenick Scudera On November - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
This election was a real win-win. Obama got my vote and won the election, and I will get a gift in return! Because, really, all I care about is instant gratification and myself. And, according to Romney, there are a lot of people just like me who do not really think about others.

Feminists for the Win in 2012

Posted by Jessica Valenti, The Nation On November - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jessica Valenti, The NationSomething strange is happening to feminists. We’re winning. The election gave us the re-election of a feminist-friendly president, a record number of women in Congress, the first openly gay US senator and wins for ...

Sometimes a Conspiracy Really Is a Conspiracy

Posted by Jennifer Rubin, Wash Post On November - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jennifer Rubin, Wash PostNov 16, 2012 05:06 PM EST This post has been updated. Sometimes a dastardly conspiracy is just a dastardly conspiracy. Indeed the Benghazi episode, at least the response to the attack, is beginning to look more and more like t...

Christie Sounds Off On Romney’s ‘Gifts’ Comment

Posted by The Huffington Post On November - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Friday that he agreed that former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's recent comment on a conference call with...

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam: The Real Winner: American Exceptionalism Defeats Extremism

Posted by Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam On November - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
One of the things that makes America exceptional is the genius, common sense and level-headedness of its people. They proved their mettle once again on...

The ObamaCare Debacle

Posted by Michael Tanner, National Review On November - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Michael Tanner, National ReviewIf one wanted to sum up the consequences of the entire 2012 election in a single issue, look no farther than Obamacare.The new health-care law is generally regarded as the signature achievement of the president&rsquo...

Curious Romney Remark Criticized By Ayotte, Jindal

Posted by The Huffington Post On November - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Mitt Romney is receiving criticism from both sides after he claimed Obama won the 2012 election because of "gifts" he gave to black, Hispanic and...

President Signals a Tough Line on Taxes

Posted by Nancy Cook, National Journal On November - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Nancy Cook, National JournalPresident Obama cast himself as an open-minded negotiator during his first, postelection press conference—even as his words amplified the administration’s increasingly tough stance on taxes.The president...

7 Obama-Hating CEOs Who’ve Thrived Under Obama

Posted by The Huffington Post On November - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
President Barack Obama is anti-business, according to some business leaders. But the facts may beg to differ. During Obama's first term, corporate profits have consistently...

Marco Trbovich: Transitional, Not Transformative

Posted by Marco Trbovich On November - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
By letting the interests of the financial sector override any sense of what the Preamble refers to as "the general welfare," the world's largest economy has morphed into a model that has little hope of equitably distributing wealth and may therefore be largely unsustainable politically.

GOP Legislator’s Unconventional Payment Plan

Posted by John Celock On November - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
A Republican state legislator in Montana who once supported U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) for president is asking to be paid in gold and silver...

Massachusetts Nominees Have Nasty Losing Streak

Posted by Jim O'Sullivan, NJ On November - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jim O'Sullivan, NJThere's been a short Greek and now a lean Mormon, and a guy whose ancestral tree was knotty enough to become a metaphor for his public image.For whatever reason, politicians from Massachusetts tend to run for president, tend to ...

Obama Should Aim High on Grand Bargain

Posted by Robert Reich, Huffington Post On November - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Robert Reich, Huffington PostI hope the president starts negotiations over a "grand bargain" for deficit reduction by aiming high. After all, he won the election. And if the past four years has proven anything it's that the White House ...
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's definitive reelection victory has invited Democrats to imagine a new era of liberalism, in which they are no longer are...
Assuming the goal in the Grand Bargain is $4 trillion of deficit reduction over the next decade (that's the consensus of the Simpson-Bowles commission, the Congressional Budget Office, and most independent analysts), here's what the President should propose.

The Demographic Excuse

Posted by Ross Douthat, New York Times On November - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ross Douthat, New York TimesTHE Republican Party has lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections. It just failed to unseat a president presiding over one of the longest stretches of mass unemployment since the Great Depression...

Congress Wants Answers on Petraeus Probe

Posted by Welch, Johnson, Leger, USAT On November - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Welch, Johnson, Leger, USATRobbing headlines from the selection of a president for the next four years would seem a tall order, but CIA Director David Petraeus has managed to do just that. Even as some of the votes from last week's national elect...

We Just Had A Class War .. And One Side Won

Posted by New York Magazine On November - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
When President Obama took the stage at McCormick Place in Chicago well after midnight, we were all too wiped out with joy or depression or...

Obama’s Lukewarm Victory

Posted by Michael Barone, DC Examiner On November - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Michael Barone, DC ExaminerLukewarm. That's the feeling I get from the election numbers.Turnout was apparently down, at least as a percentage of eligible voters. The president was re-elected by a reduced margin. The challenger didn't inspire...
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