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PostPartisan: May, 2011

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Obama and Bush on Bin Laden: Two moments in time

I’m grateful to two administrations that worked to keep this nation safe.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:42 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Stronger relations for U.S. and Japan?

Country seeks greater role in international community.

By Fred Hiatt  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Osama bin Laden is dead, ‘Justice has been done’

Nine years, seven months and 20 days later, a victory over evil.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:30 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/29/2011

William, Catherine and that Aston Martin

William and Catherine might have jump-started a renewed love affair with the Windsors.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Republican cheap shots on Obama and gas prices

Is the president responsible for higher gas prices? Of course not.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Syria’s turmoil shakes Iran and Hamas

Turmoil in Syria is eroding the positions of Iran, Hamas and Bashar al-Assad.

By David Ignatius  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/29/2011

A political revolution in Canada?

The New Democratic Party could become the country’s main opposition party.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/29/2011

The Battle over Khimki Forest goes global

Russian environmentalists take it global

By William J. Dobson  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Narcissus’ Edition

Whose foreign policy could be called the ‘Staples Doctrine’?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 04/29/2011

The royal wedding, in the moment

What can draw millions out of bed at 4:30 a.m.? The simple joy of two people starting a life together.

By Jo-Ann Armao  |  08:22 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Snubbed by the royals

The Syrian ambassador was ‘embarrassed’ to be disinvited.

By Anne Applebaum  |  05:25 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 04/28/2011

China wants to change the conversation. Let’s not.

Talks about human rights yield pretty much nothing.

By William J. Dobson  |  07:47 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Nevadans should have had a say in Senate vacancy

How to assume a Senate seat without a single vote being cast.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:40 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Strong-arming lawyers isn’t the way to fight DOMA

The case against DOMA ought to be won on the merits — not by scaring off lawyers on the other side.

By Ruth Marcus  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Trump insults ‘the blacks,’ again

You can work hard, play by the rules, achieve great things and still be viewed as less-than.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Palestinians launch their revolution

A unity deal will kill the peace process.

By Jackson Diehl  |  07:04 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Did race bump Barbour from the GOP race for president?

GQ.com piece raises that distinct possibility.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:13 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/27/2011

It’s no surprise how Belarus’s Lukashenko really feels about democracy

It’s no surprise how the leader of Belarus really feels about it.

By William J. Dobson  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Trump, Obama & birthers: An ugly spectacle

What a sad and ugly split-screen day for the country.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Birth of a stratagem

The president’s brilliant birth certificate strategy.

By Charles Lane  |  12:57 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Could Obama’s long-form birth certificate stoke as much birtherism as it solves?

Or could Obama’s announcement stoke as much birtherism as it solves?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  12:10 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Only GOP leaders can end the birther nonsense

Republican leaders at all levels need to condemn this nonsense for what it is.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Obama reveals birth certificate

Obama revealed what any right-thinking person knew all along.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:45 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/27/2011

What the Barbour buzz says about the GOP

The fact that Barbour’s candidacy was taken seriously is a sad commentary on the GOP.

By Richard Cohen  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/26/2011

King and Spalding shouldn’t have taken DOMA case

The law firm compounded a mistake by dumping a client.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 04/26/2011

President Obama says that gas prices reflect supply and demand

President Obama says that neither Washington nor Wall Street is pushing up prices.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:50 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Hate DOMA, respect Paul Clement

Would you want to be represented by someone who would throw you under the bus?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Chavez’s Easter gift — to himself

Billions more for the strongman’s coffers.

By William J. Dobson  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 04/26/2011

What Barbour’s decision means for the GOP

I think it’s harder and harder for Republican presidential candidates to run as they might have to govern.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  10:50 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Nothing 'Grand’ about anti-gay bigotry

Customers should neither be subjected to nor have to pay for disrespectful service.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:27 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Haley Barbour ducks (the presidential) race

What if he were unable to write and/or give an honest speech on race?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Palin’s baby bump in the NYT-CBS News poll

Her approval in the NYT-CBS poll jumped 7 points.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Bachmann is no Palin, Trump is

They are a sideshow rather than the main event.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:59 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Boehner’s DOMA defense changes firms

Firm dumps case. Lead lawyer bolts to another firm. Case continues.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Charlie Sheen’s police escort

What does this say about the metropolitan police department?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:27 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Obama, GOP’s empty war on gas prices

Nothing brings out the shamelessness of Washington politicians like rising gas prices.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/22/2011

24-hour dictator TV

They still don’t entirely understand the media they hope to imitate.

By William J. Dobson  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Why Huckabee and Palin aren’t running

The more conservatives make 2012 like 2010, the more they will rally progressive voters to the polls.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  01:50 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Trump is no Sharpton, Bachmann is

Trump isn’t the Sharpton of the GOP. Bachmann is.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:27 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Birther of Trump’ edition

Who said the GOP was the captive of its right wing?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:35 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Ensign resigns. What took him so long?

What took him so long to come to the conclusion that he needed to go?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:00 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Is Mubarak headed to The Hague? And what would it mean for the United States?

Egypt intends to join the International Criminal Court. What does that mean for Hosni Mubarak?

By William J. Dobson  |  06:05 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Drone attacks in Libya: A mistake

It brings a weapon that has become for many Muslims a symbol of the arrogance of U.S. power into a theater next door to the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions.

By David Ignatius  |  04:52 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 04/21/2011

A graphic reminder of U.S. deficits

A reminder of the makeup of the nation’s deep financial hole.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:12 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/21/2011

On debt, both parties are still losing the future

Can Washington do more than just retire the Boomers?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Guess who’s run out of Time

A certain someone didn’t make the Time 100 list.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:27 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Raising the debt ceiling: prognosis ‘negative’

My outlook on avoiding financial calamity is the same as that of Standard & Poor’s.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:27 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/21/2011

The contradictions of the Arab Spring

It has brought splits between Syria and its allies in Hamas, and between the traditional Kurdish leadership in Iraq and a growing Kurdish dissident movement.

By David Ignatius  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Democrats fall into the campaign financing game they once decried

Democrats fall into the campaign financing game they once decried.

By Ruth Marcus  |  02:46 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Obama’s crafty open-mic moments

The president wants you to know he won’t be played.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:23 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 04/20/2011

If at first you don’t succeed . . .

For democracies, sometimes the second try is the charm.

By William J. Dobson  |  01:11 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Donald Trump gets the Palin treatment: heightened scrutiny

It’s all fun and games until people take your faux run seriously.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 04/19/2011

By what Standard is the U.S. Poor?

Hostage-taking is not the democratic way to make political decisions.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  07:45 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Syria’s Assad, caught between reform and repression

He’s caught between reform and repression.

By David Ignatius  |  07:31 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/19/2011

No, Republicans, you can't cut gas prices, either

High fuel costs are hurting Obama. Republicans try to cash in.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Jan Brewer shows limits of birthers’ power

Birther bill was a ‘bridge too far.’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:31 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Going ape over racist depiction of Obama

Marilyn Davenport illustrates why Obama needs $1 billion for reelection.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Syria: Another day, another massacre

As peaceful protesters are gunned down, the democratic world stands by.

By Jackson Diehl  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Do nothing on the debt before 2012 elections?

Would it be better if Congress did nothing serious about deficits this year or next?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Is China’s real estate bubble about to burst?

When will the price bubble pop?

By Charles Lane  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/18/2011

The ‘negative’ impact of Trump on the GOP

Donald Trump and his faux run for the Republican nomination are appalling.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/16/2011

The opposition dictators deserve

Will the opposition defeat itself when a strong but weakened Hugo Chavez seeks to renew his mandate at the polls?

By William J. Dobson  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 04/15/2011

‘The blacks’ are not amused by Trump

He doesn’t have a relationship with me.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:12 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Deficit’ edition

Who thinks he has a great relationship with ‘the blacks’?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 04/14/2011

What I meant about NATO, Libya and planning

It was military, not political, in Libya’s case, and many alliance members have deep reservations about the political value of the operation.

By Anne Applebaum  |  08:20 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Some Republicans defect on the Boehner-Obama budget deal

The budget cuts don’t even have the symbolic value they were supposed to.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  04:48 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Obama in campaign mode

The president’s budget speech

By Ruth Marcus  |  03:43 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Did Medvedev just declare his candidacy for 2012?

He scored his first major scalp from Vladi­mir Putin’s crew, but don’t expect this will be the beginning of de-Putinization.

By William J. Dobson  |  01:35 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Obama’s free lunches

His plan relies an awful lot on cutting waste and abuse.

By Charles Lane  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Obama’s nod to the looming debt-ceiling crisis

One last thing about Obama’s speech on debt. Okay, it’s more like two things.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:13 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/14/2011

FAA official deserves a statue for stepping down

An FAA offical did something unheard of in Washington — he took responsibility for underlings’ errors and quit.

By Richard Cohen  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Obama’s debt speech delivers on principle

Obama's speech gives me hope consensus can be reached.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:26 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Boehner plays an expensive, ‘crazy’ game of chicken with debt ceiling

Playing chicken with the full faith and credit of the U.S. is a dangerous game.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:11 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Tunisia. Egypt. Yemen. Swaziland?

The pressure has been building in sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarchy.

By William J. Dobson  |  04:22 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/13/2011

After Obama’s speech, a test of Republican seriousness on debt

President Obama's 'death panel' is back. Will Republicans pounce?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011

First thoughts on Obama’s debt speech

He is at his best and most inspiring when he talks about who we are as a nation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Harnessing conservative anger over the budget deal

Boehner may not have cut the best budget deal, but in the debt-limit battle, the GOP has all the leverage.

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Obama’s debt speech: What should he say?

Time for some executive leadership — and muscle — on the debt.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Is tax deferral dead? Readers react

Readers share their thoughts on why they do or don’t defer taxes.

By Matt Miller  |  10:08 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Breaking the education deadlock

Washington is acting as if the budget deficit is our only problem.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  09:28 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 04/12/2011

John Boehner uses bizarro logic to attack President Obama on taxes and the national debt

The speaker proves, once again, that neither party is really brave on the debt.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  06:53 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Bachmann dumbstruck in Iowa by ‘absurd’ question on gays

Homosexuality is more dangerous than second-hand smoke? Seriously?!

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:36 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 04/12/2011

How Obama can outflank Republicans on their right

Move to their right and make a faster call for a balanced budget.

By Matt Miller  |  11:55 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Forcing Donald Trump’s hand

Can a man who won’t shake hands become president?

By Richard Cohen  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 04/12/2011

In 2012 presidential race, America is the Donald Trump of democracies

The 2012 presidential election is gonna be huge.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  08:18 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Alan Simpson for Republican presidential nominee!

The man whose countenance screams ‘Get off my lawn!’ lets ’er rip.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 04/11/2011

What’s at stake in U.S.-Pakistan spy talks [UPDATED]

The rules have to change.

By David Ignatius  |  07:20 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Mitt Romney is no Tim Pawlenty

He made an exciting announcement in one of the most boring videos I’ve ever seen.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 04/11/2011

‘Don’t tread on D.C.’? This budget deal walks all over us.

A blow to local self-determination.

By Colbert I. King  |  04:57 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Palin joins Trump’s birther madness

Nearly two months ago, I praised Sarah Palin. I’ll never do that again.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 04/11/2011

NAACP report highlights ‘misplaced priorities’ of jails over schools

The insanity has got to stop. It’s high time to make a change.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:38 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Obama allows everyone else to go first on debt reduction

The president allows everyone else to go first.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:40 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 04/10/2011

Brinksmanship over the debt ceiling: ‘The stakes are too high’

The damage from defaulting is so much greater than the damage from a shutdown.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:58 AM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 AM ET, 04/09/2011

Shutdown threat isn't gone

We aren’t necessarily through with shutdown scares this year; Friday's deal makes them more likely.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:44 AM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Who does Medvedev think he is?

Who does Medvedev think he is?

By William J. Dobson  |  02:50 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Friday’s p-Op Quiz: “Path” edition

Who relies on the grapevine rather than Google?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:05 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 04/07/2011

What Egyptian revolution?

The revolution has so far managed to get rid of the dictator but not the dictatorship.

By William J. Dobson  |  07:28 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Obama stands ground on stop-gap funding

A friend asks, ‘Is Obama going to stand his ground?’

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:38 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Rep. Paul Ryan has it wrong on the safety net

Rep. Paul Ryan’s fundamentally unbalanced budget.

By Ruth Marcus  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Obama can’t control gas prices...until he can?

Neither party has policies that can stabilize the price of oil, but each pretends that it does.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Trump’s disgusting, dangerous dance with birthers

He continues his disgusting and dangerous dabbling in birther nonsense.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Obama’s shutdown mistake

The president squandered what was a strategic move.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:42 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Why do even popular dictators steal elections?

Why do genuinely popular dictators engage in election fraud?

By William J. Dobson  |  04:45 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/06/2011

How much would Rep. Paul Ryan’s cuts save?

He says his budget cuts $6.2 trillion, but other accounts show the cuts amount to $4.3 trillion.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 04/06/2011

President Obama does Al Sharpton a solid

Even Sharpton must be pinching himself at how far he’s come.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:22 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Could Paul Ryan’s ‘Path’ help raise the debt limit?

Ryan’s plan gives Republicans cover to raise the debt limit.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:38 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 04/06/2011

The White House defends environmental policy...by talking about the environment

Imagine that — upholding environmental policy for the sake of the environment.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  08:08 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Where is Ai Weiwei?

Don’t expect Beijing to explain how an artist’s detention should be interpreted.

By William J. Dobson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Paul Ryan introduces his ‘Path’ with an undeniable truth

He pretty effectively made the case for why action must happen now.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:14 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Tim Kaine, the man to beat in the 2012 Virginia Senate race

Va. Republicans are whistling in the dark.

By Lee Hockstader  |  04:56 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Holder makes right decision on trial for Sept. 11 terrorists

The clearest example yet of how a campaign promise can be obliterated by governing reality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Should Obama have engaged earlier on the shutdown?

Did he wait too long to engage in the shutdown debate?

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 04/04/2011

What’s Paul Ryan’s magic number?

There’s one number you should watch: At what percent of GDP does Ryan believe the federal government should operate?

By Matt Miller  |  06:08 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Snooki takes Rutgers for $32,000

Some train wrecks just shouldn’t be looked at or watched.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:03 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Last refuge of the dictators: Conspiracy theories

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad is the latest in a string of Arab rulers to turn to the same rhetorical device: Conspiracy theories.

By William J. Dobson  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Get people to eat less unhealthy food, and they won't be as fat

This overcomplicates the obvious: Get people to eat less unhealthy food, and they won't be as fat.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Donald Trump (Birther-N.Y.) needs to get serious

Releasing his tax returns would prove he has nothing to hide.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:50 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Boehner’s ‘marching orders’ to freshman Republicans

The speaker wants more ‘rhetoric’ from his troops. But what happens when he needs to compromise?

By Stephen Stromberg  |  07:50 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 04/01/2011

The most important freedom

Russia’s Strategy 31 protesters risk arrest for a freedom from which other freedoms spring.

By William J. Dobson  |  10:45 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Friday’s p-Op quiz: ‘Moussa Koussa’ Edition

Who has too much glitz and glamor for Iowa?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Learning passports: A useful Canadian initiative

Politicians put forth a college savings plan that’s worth emulating.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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