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PostPartisan: September, 2013

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Invoking the 14th to avoid default on the 17th

As we get closer to that ‘X date’ for destroying the full faith and credit of the United States, divergent paths beckon.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:51 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, economy, Supreme Court

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Putting country over politics

Japan’s former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda should be an example for President Obama and his Republican opponents.

By Fred Hiatt  |  04:38 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, debt ceiling, Japan

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 09/30/2013

PostScript: Who deserves blame for any shutdown?

Readers respond to the Post’s editorial on the imminent government shutdown.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:48 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Reminder: Sane House Republicans can end this

If they refuse to support a Tea Party CR, there would be only one potential House majority -- one that supports a clean CR and a government that stays open.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The Insiders: The president’s detachment is scary

President Obama’s detachment from reality, in both domestic and international affairs, may be a big part of what is fueling the cluttered mess of American governance.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, government shutdown, Iran, The Insiders, United Nations

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/30/2013

A theme song for Washington’s current political dysfunction

A theme song for Washington’s current political dysfunction.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Koch, obama, Sheryl Crow

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Dancing on the debt ceiling: Brace for impact

Let me interrupt the fear over the government shutdown to warn you that if you’re not freaked out about the the debt ceiling, you should be.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/27/2013

PostScript: Gerson and non-great non-compromising

Readers respond to Michael Gerson on compromise in the Constitution.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Where are the sane House Republicans?

If they step up, the weird caucus will have nothing.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:55 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, obamacare, shutdown, Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/27/2013

The Larry Summers political trial balloon

The run-it-up-the-flagpole process that President Obama uses before nominating someone to a post is a mistake

By David Ignatius  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Boehner’s choice: his caucus or our country

Unlike in 2011, when we all knew there would be an 11th-hour solution to the debt-ceiling crisis, there are no certainties this time.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 09/27/2013

The Insiders: Obama’s weakness matters

A new poll shows that the number of people who think President Obama “cares a lot” about them is dropping. This could be a problem for Democrats on the ballot in 2014.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:08 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, debt ceiling, polls, The Insiders

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Nobody Cares About the Deficit

People care about the economy. Fix that, and they’ll be happier about “the deficit.“

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:53 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Deficit

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Edited transcript: An interview with Hassan Rouhani

The full one-on-one conversation with Iran’s new president.

By David Ignatius  |  04:57 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hassan Rouhani, Iran

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/25/2013

PostScript: Milbank and an ineffective Cruz-sade

Readers respond to the columnist about the filibuster that wasn’t.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:41 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 09/25/2013

The signature Obama-era GOP move

Obstruction for the sake of obstruction.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:13 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Speaker Boehner’s ‘X date’ with default

The Treasury will exhaust the extraordinary measures it has employed to keep from hitting the legal borrowing limit by Oct. 17.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:28 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, economy, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 09/25/2013

The Insiders: Cruz is growing stronger

Sen. Cruz’s marathon speech on the Senate floor is a net-plus for his political ambitions.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:51 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Iran, Republicans, Senate, Ted Cruz, The Insiders

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Green Eggs and a Senate Ham

Sen. Ted Cruz offers up a bedtime story for all of us.

By Ruth Marcus  |  09:21 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/24/2013

PostScript: Milbank and radicals’ rationality

Readers respond to Dana Milbank on the rationality of Congressional self-interest.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Obama’s odd turn from Syria to Israeli-Palestinian talks

As the Middle East undergoes dramatic upheavals, the president keeps returning his focus to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

By Hilary Krieger  |  03:08 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, Middle East

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 09/24/2013

The Deep South and AIG’s persecution complex

AIG’s chief compares the perceived persecution of highly paid workers on Wall Street to the actual persecution of African Americans in the Jim Crow South.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:54 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Wall Street

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/24/2013

FBI leak arrest exposes GOP bunk

A guilty plea disrupts a well-worn Republican narrative against the Obama administration.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national security, Republicans, White House

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/24/2013

In U.N. speech, Obama lays groundwork for diplomacy with Iran

Why the president’s U.N. speech was a refreshing contrast.

By David Ignatius  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, energy, Iran, United Nations

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Why we still probably won’t get a shutdown

Republicans are not negotiating ... but they’re probably just forcing everyone to take positions, not really readying for a budget disaster.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Please, Republicans, save the filibuster (again)

The coming showdown over judicial nominations.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:34 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Senate

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 09/23/2013

George W. Bush talks about ‘our president’

To those of us tired of the disrespect shown the sitting president by people perpetually offended that he holds the office, those two words are music to our ears.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:34 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 09/23/2013

The Insiders: Voters are numb to shutdown threats

With the repeated instances of budget brinkmanship and constant threat of government shutdowns, voters may be suffering from “shutdown fatigue.”

By Ed Rogers  |  03:26 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, government shutdown, The Insiders

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 09/23/2013

PostScript: Dionne and (some) GOP for (some) Obamacare

Readers respond to Dionne on a little bipartisanship over Medicaid expansion.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:09 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 09/23/2013

‘Constitutional conservatives’ ignore the Constitution on Obamacare

They can’t accept that they have lost the argument and that elections have consequences

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:47 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamacare, Republicans, Supreme Court

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Rouhani could help U.S. national security interests

Rouhani’s visit to the United States could redefine Middle East politics -- and Obama’s second term.

By Katrina vanden Heuvel  |  05:34 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 09/20/2013

The Insiders: The president only adds confusion

After a bewilering statement about the debt ceiling during his Business Roundtable speech, does the president think our debt doesn’t matter?

By Ed Rogers  |  04:11 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, debt ceiling, Nancy Pelosi, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 09/20/2013

PostScript: Krauthammer and preventing mass shootings

Readers respond to Krauthammer’s mental illness proposal.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:11 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Exhibit D in GOP lunacy

Rep. Ted Yoho likens the courage of Rosa Parks, Lech Walesa and Martin Luther King to the conservatives willingness to shutdown the government over funding Obamacare.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:02 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, debt ceiling, Republicans

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Ted Cruz’s laughable “new paradigm”

Grass roots? Heh.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:47 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Exhibit C in GOP lunacy

Rep. John Fleming delivers the most dangerous exhibition of lunacy gripping the Republican Party when it comes to the debt ceiling.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Republicans

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 09/19/2013

In interview, Pope Francis sets a new direction for the church

Pope Francis is different, reformist and open.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  07:05 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abortion, catholic church, contraception, gay marriage, Pope Francis

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Ted Cruz’s latest spin (no, not that one) also undermines his crusade

He knows that Republicans can’t use the threat of a shutdown to force Democrats to abandon the Affordable Care Act.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:59 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/19/2013

PostScript: Milbank on the House GOP leading from behind

Readers respond to Milbank on forced House party unity.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Preach, Pope Francis!

The pontiff talked about gays and lesbians and their relationship with the church with breathtaking compassion, respect and openness.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pope Francis

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Exhibit B in GOP lunacy

A video from Speaker Boehner’s office speaks volumes about what’s wrong with the GOP and the nation’s current predicament.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:10 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Republicans

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/18/2013

PostScript: Gov. O’Malley on how Maryland beats Texas

Readers respond to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s praise of the Maryland way.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 09/18/2013

These people need a Pope

How else are conservatives to be cured of their crippling fealty to loyalty tests?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:27 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 09/18/2013

‘Disgruntled Democrats’ and Obama

Are there problems between Obama and Democrats on the Hill? Yes. I just wished folks focused on what they have actually achieved than on how they achieved it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, Democrats

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/18/2013

The Insiders: Confusion and gridlock greet business leaders in Washington

I doubt the Business Roundtable CEOs will hear anything from President Obama that will make them feel more confident about the future.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, economy, jobs, regulations, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Exhibit A in GOP lunacy

Gone are the days when a member of Congress accepted the notion that there are times when “what my district wants” must give way to what the nation needs.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:39 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Republicans

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 09/17/2013

PostScript: Robinson and security failure

Readers respond to Eugene Robinson on tough security choices.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Five biggest worries heading into the budget showdowns

Why we might back into a disaster even if almost no one wants it.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:58 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 09/17/2013

The Insiders: Stubborn facts and bothersome polls

On issues ranging from the economy to Obamacare to climate change, the president is struggling.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:44 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Congress, economy, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 09/16/2013

PostScript: Navy Yard shooting and too much information

Readers want more and less information about a developing story.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:54 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Obama’s perplexing rhetoric on Syria

The president’s contrast between Syria and Iran throws a question mark on words he uttered not even a week ago.

By Fred Hiatt  |  11:33 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Iran, Syria

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Summers and the proper use of trial balloons

The White House was far too slow to react on this one, but generating information and then shifting course should be encouraged, not criticized.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:15 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Obamacare, the debt ceiling and GOP insanity

That the electorate doesn’t understand the debt ceiling isn’t surprising. What’s scary is that some members of Congress don’t either.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 09/13/2013

What India has learned from the Delhi gang rape

Nine months later, has anything changed in India?

By Swati Sharma  |  04:44 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, rape

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Deadlines

A short primer on the government shutdown and debt limit deadlines

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:17 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 09/13/2013

The Insiders: Humankind’s enduring potential

Two hopefuls things in a time ennui.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:21 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 09/12/2013

PostScript: Milbank on 9/11 divisiveness

Readers respond to Dana Milbank on politicizing 9/11 remembrance.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:58 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/12/2013

The odd Democratic budget priorities

Why aren’t they pressing mainly for more spending on the programs they care about?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Money didn’t buy votes in NYC mayoral primaries

Money can’t buy you everything.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:38 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York City

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Putin steals the ball in the diplomatic game

Putin radiates naglost, the Russian word for chutzpah. He lectures us about democracy, and has a sophist’s ability to probe our growing doubts about our role in the world.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:12 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Assad, cuban missile crisis, New York Times, obama, op-ed, putin, Reggie Miller, Syria

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/12/2013

The Insiders: Heritage Foundation takes Times Square

The Heritage Foundation’s new Times Square billboard is a powerful show of force against Obamacare.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:04 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  heritage foundation, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Vladimir Putin: Say what now?!

The Russian president lectures the United States.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Obama is again neglecting judicial vacancies

Republicans are obstructing, and Barack Obama isn’t fighting to fill the federal bench.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:54 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 09/11/2013

This is how the Pope rolls

Every week, it seems, the leader of the estimated 1.2 billion Catholics around the world does something heavenly to bolster his down-to-earth street cred.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:49 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pope Francis

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 09/11/2013

PostScript: Editorial on Obama’s Syria muddle

Readers respond to a cautiously hopeful Post editorial.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:24 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Blacks bring it home for Bill de Blasio

In the race for the Democratic nomination for Big Apple mayor, the black vote was hugely important.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:09 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York City

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/11/2013

House Republicans turn on Senate Republicans in Obamacare fight

Further proof of a party in disarray.

By James Downie  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Govenrment shutdown, Hal Rogers, House Republicans, obamacare, Senate Republicans, Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/11/2013

The Insiders: The speech to nowhere

President Obama needs to pivot away from foreign policy to the pressing domestic issues we face, including Obamacare and the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, John Kerry, putin, Russia, Secretary of State, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/11/2013

On Syria, Obama speaks into a whirlwind

What so many thought a few days ago would be a decisive moment in the Obama presidency turned out to be a way station.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 12:54 AM ET, 09/11/2013

A clearer sense on the mission in Syria is still missing

President Obama gave us a moral cause for the war, but we still don’t know his end goal.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  12:54 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria

Posted at 11:23 PM ET, 09/10/2013

The Syria speech Obama should have made

Americans have learned in the past decade is that there are no “modest” wars.

By Eugene Robinson  |  11:23 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Finally, Obama gives a reason to take action in Syria

It is our values, the fact that we would not, could not, stand by and watch little children gassed to death.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:13 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria

Posted at 08:51 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Live analysis of the president’s Syria speech

Twitter commentary from The Washington Post’s Opinions writers.

By WP Opinions  |  08:51 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Liveblog, Syria

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Obama must keep military threat over Syria

The president’s threat of military action yielded incredible results over the last day or so. Still, that threat must remain to ensure that Assad is held responsible.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:28 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013

The Insiders: Situation in Syria remains fluid

By Carter Eskew  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Assad, Barack Obama, John Kerry, Syria, United Nations, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Mark O’Mara fires George Zimmerman

He must be thrilled to be done with his problematic former client.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:28 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Don’t be fooled on budget negotiations

What matters here is the final deal that Obama and Boehner can live with, not getting the GOP position through the House.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 09/10/2013

PostScript: Cruz is a no for Syrian strike

Readers respond to Senator Cruz explaining his expected “no” vote.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:49 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 09/10/2013

D.C. officials’ outrage to tax lien problems is mighty convenient

Officials were told a year ago of problems. So why only now are they getting their dander up?

By Colbert I. King  |  01:25 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tax lien

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 09/10/2013

On the road to default

If the debt ceiling isn’t raised, the United States will be a deadbeat nation. And that simply must not come to pass.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:12 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/10/2013

The Insiders: Does Putin call the shots?

Of course a diplomatic solution in Syria is a good idea, but we need to be sure that this is a serious and viable proposal and not just a delaying tactic.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Assad, Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, russia putin, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 09/10/2013

The Insiders: Elizabeth Warren and a leftward push in 2016

Does 2016 offer the kind of extenuating circumstances that could propel an anti-establishment candidate beyond a disruptive force into a victorious one?

By Carter Eskew  |  09:58 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 09/09/2013

An attempt to escape perpetual failure on climate change at the G20

At the G20, a different approach to actually addressing the problem.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  07:07 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 09/09/2013

George Zimmerman ‘gets away’ with gunplay

If you have followed the Zimmerman case as closely, the five-minute call and the aftermath will give a sickening sense of deja vu.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:17 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trayvon Martin

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/09/2013

How Obama can benefit from his prime-time speech

He isn't likely to change public opinion, but the moment can help his cause and, along the way, prove instructive.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:01 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 09/09/2013

The Insiders: Obama needs to admit mistakes

Owning up to his incorrect assumptions and predictions might earn the president a fresh start.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:46 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/09/2013

PostScript: Dionne and preserving the President’s power

Readers respond to Dionne on consequences of anti-Obamaism re Syria.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Bloomberg’s ‘racist’ jab at Bill de Blasio

A baseless charge that was made worse by his attempt to explain it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York City

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Why the focus on chemical weapons?

Is a cluster bomb any less indiscriminate or any less inhumane than chemical weapons?

By Colbert I. King  |  05:28 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, chemical weapons, Syria

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Anthony Weiner’s bid for New York Mayor will soon end

I'll miss him when his bid for New York City mayor comes to an end.

By Carter Eskew  |  04:40 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/05/2013

PostScript: Milbank and secret Syria evidence

Readers respond to Milbank on Obama keeping Syria evidence classified.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Obama rises above Putin on LGBT rights

Just as the United States is expanding the reach of the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law, Russia is hell bent on denying protection to its LGBT people.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:43 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Good news for Obamacare

Warnings of excessive costs aren't bearing out, an initial report finds.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  01:56 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Your turn to talk back to Pat Robertson

The Pat Robertsons of the world will continue to control the conversation until they are drowned out by those who embody the true meaning of God’s love.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:25 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Religion

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 09/04/2013

The Insiders: Secretary Kerry is Obama’s most valuable player

Secretary Kerry has become President Obama's most valuauble player as he tries to sell the administration's flawed Syria plan to Congress.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:49 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, John Kerry, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/04/2013

A Swedish import Obama won’t get

President Obama’s persistent longing for a reality-based opposition interested in the lost art of governing was on full display.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:41 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Republicans

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Time is a luxury the House does have

Don't let them pretend only 'nine legislative days' is set in stone.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:05 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/04/2013

PostScript: Milbank and Syria rhetoric all over the map

Readers respond to Milbank on the GOP arguing both sides on Syria.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 09/04/2013

The Insiders: Americans want an answer on Syria that no one will give them

What does success in civil-war-torn Syria look like?

By Carter Eskew  |  01:59 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bashar al-Assad, John Kerry, Syria, The Insiders, war powers

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Ariel Castro is dead

Given what he did to Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, I can’t say that I’m torn up about his going to hell early.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crime

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Kerry reveals: Obama backtracking on Russia snub

By Marc A. Thiessen  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, John Kerry, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Obama’s pathetic Syria strategy

His decision to seek congressional authorization for military action against Syria was a good one. The way he went about it was not.

By Colbert I. King  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Bill de Blasio jumps past 40 percent

Last week's poll vault by Bill de Blasio in his quest to win the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York City has turned into a catapult.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:11 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York City

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Don’t ignore the polls, but

Today's Syria polls aren't meaningless, but they probably don't predict much about future public opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:31 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 09/03/2013

PostScript: Karasik on yuckiness

Readers respond to Karasik on the prosecution of student-teacher sexual relationships.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  03:29 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PostScript

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Obama’s ‘liberal’ August

August 2013, particularly Aug. 29, was a phenomenal month for liberals who worry the president couldn’t care less about the issues they care about.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:06 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Guns, LGBT

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/03/2013

The Insiders: Opposing the president on Syria doesn’t make you an isolationist

The reason action in Syria is being contemplated in the first place is so flawed that opposing the Obama Resolution is still the proper course.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Foreign Policy, Syria, The Insiders

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/02/2013

Blame Congress on war powers

Congress doesn't need a president's permission to get involved in foreign policy.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/01/2013

On Syria, Obama had to go to Congress

Congressional approval is key for several reasons.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Syria

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 09/01/2013

A vote of no confidence is in order

The president is doing harm by not properly wielding the power he holds.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:43 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

 

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