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Andy Ostroy: True Grits

Posted by Andy Ostroy On March - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

What’s strange is that Mitt Romney thinks the way to win voters in the South is to turn them all into inarticulate, soul-food-eatin’ caricatures. read more
  

Religious Freedom Is Social Justice

Posted by George Weigel On March - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

In his March 12 column, Washington Post writer E. J. Dionne Jr. attempts some fraternal intimidation of the Catholic bishops of the United States prior to the meeting of the bishops’ conference administrative committee on Tuesday and Wednesday. T… read more
  

The Coming Upheaval in U.S. Afghanistan Strategy

Posted by Michael Hirsh, NJ On March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Michael Hirsh, NJRecent events in Afghanistan, including Sunday’s horrific shooting of Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier, are not just going to alter U.S. strategy there. They are very likely to upend it. Even before the latest tragedy, Pre… read more
  

Defense boss speaks to Karzai, condemns shooting of civilians

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday offered his condolences to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the shooting of Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier. “I condemn such violence and am shocked and saddened that a U.S. service me… read more
  

WATCH: Chris Matthews Condemns GOP Over Key Issue

Posted by Katherine Fung On March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Chris Matthews bashed the GOP for its take on women in the 2012 election with a claim against the party on his Sunday morning show…. read more
  

Gingrich: U.S. Mission in Afghanistan ‘Not Doable’

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Following last week’s jobs numbers that further cemented the belief that the U.S. economy is on the mend, Newt Gingrich shifted his criticism of the current Administration from economic issues to those of foreign policy, calling the U.S. mission in Afg… read more
  

Swatch eyes double-digit growth in 2012: paper

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

ZURICH (Reuters) – The chairwoman of watchmaker Swatch Group hopes to see double-digit sales growth this year, she told a newspaper on Sunday. “We have become used to recording double-digit growth rates so that eventually single-digit growth figures ar… read more
  

Last inmates pardoned by former Mississippi Governor released

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

STARKVILLE, Mississippi (Reuters) – The last three inmates still in prison who had been pardoned by former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour were released on Saturday, two days after the state’s highest court cleared the way for their freedom. The rel… read more
  

Iraq militia stone youths to death for "emo" style

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least 14 youths have been stoned to death in Baghdad in the past three weeks in what appears to be a campaign by Shi’ite militants against youths wearing Western-style “emo” clothes and haircuts, security and hospital sources say… read more
  

US officials: Syrian regime holding under fire

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Top U.S. officials all the way up to President Barack Obama are predicting the Syrian regime’s days are numbered, but recent U.S. intelligence reports suggest that the Syrian leader commands a formidable army that is unlikely to turn on him, an inner c… read more
  

Greece election on April 29 at earliest: government spokesman

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece will hold a parliamentary election on April 29 at the earliest and may not hold the vote until May, a government spokesman said late on Friday, giving Prime Minister Lucas Papademos time to complete a debt deal to avert defaul… read more
  

The American job market is still a long way from healthy, but its pulse feels a lot stronger now than it did six months ago. The improvement is a boon for President Obama as he tries to hold onto his own job in November, but both he and his Republican rivals say 8.3 percent unemployment is not low enough. read more
  

Greece secures biggest debt deal in history

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Greece’s private creditors agreed Friday to take cents on the euro in the biggest debt writedown in history, paving the way for an enormous second bailout for the country to keep Europe’s economy from being dragged further into chaos. read more
  

U.S. Air Force sees Afghan plane issue as "isolated"

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. Air Force weapons buyer said on Friday he believed the paperwork problem that prompted him to cancel a $355 million contract for 20 planes to be sold to Afghanistan was an “isolated situation.” David Van Buren, actin… read more
  

Team Obama’s Super Paranoia

Posted by Major Garrett, National Journal On March - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Major Garrett, National JournalIn Obamaland, the 3 a.m. phone call has become the 3 a.m. e-mail. In their own way, both speak to a crisis mentality and a groping for security. The contexts couldn’t be more different, but the anxiety&mdas… read more
  

Republicans Against Education

Posted by Paul Krugman, New York Times On March - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Paul Krugman, New York TimesOne way in which Americans have always been exceptional has been in our support for education. First we took the lead in universal primary education; then the “high school movement” made us the first nat… read more
  

Syrian rebels reject Annan’s call for dialogue

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

CAIRO/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, said he would urge President Bashar al-Assad and his foes to stop fighting and seek a political solution, drawing angry rebukes from dissidents. “The killing has to stop and we n… read more
  

Syrian rebels reject Annan’s call for dialogue

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

CAIRO/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, said he would urge President Bashar al-Assad and his foes to stop fighting and seek a political solution, drawing angry rebukes from dissidents. “The killing has to stop and we n… read more
  

House Republicans look to reshape birth control debate

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Republican leaders are looking for a way to reshape the debate over the administration’s new rule on birth-control insurance coverage before moving ahead with a bid to nullify the requirement. Representative Jeff Forte… read more
  

Kerry: Time is not right for US move against Syria

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry said Thursday the violent crackdown by Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria should not be tolerated, but the world must respond “in a responsible way.” read more
  

Kerry: Time isn’t right for US move against Syria

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry said Thursday the violent crackdown by Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria shouldn’t be tolerated, but the world must respond “in a responsible way.” read more
  

U.S. could bring more common drugs over the counter

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prescription drugs to treat some of the most common chronic diseases, such as high cholesterol and diabetes, may become available over the counter under a plan being considered by U.S. regulators. In what would be a major shift i… read more
  

GM CEO sees European losses continuing for 1-2 years

Posted by Politics News Headlines - Yahoo! News On March - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – General Motors Co chief executive Dan Akerson said it may be two years before its European division is back in profit as the continent sheds over-capacity the same way the U.S. industry had to over the past half decade. The wo… read more
  

The Obama administration has relaxed the visa waiver program, so when are they going to work with Customs and Border Protection to staff our airports in a proper way? read more
  
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