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The Insiders: December, 2012

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/31/2012

It's not about taxing and spending

We are evolving into an economically flatter society of people who will work to support the government.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/31/2012

The country could use a Lincoln right now

The debt issue, while serious, is not our main economic problem.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:23 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/28/2012

People to watch as the cliff approaches

We're at a point where only a very few in Washington can make something happen.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/27/2012

A prescription for doing nothing

President Obama has no momentum in Washington, where a deal must be crafted if we are going to avoid a major economic setback.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 12/26/2012

We will be only as great as our politicians’ dreams

Where is the leader who will summon us to reach for something more?

By Carter Eskew  |  01:39 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 12/26/2012

Republicans need to attack Democrats on spending

The party has resorted to gimmicks instead of sustained revelations about the harm of overspending.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:29 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 12/24/2012

The president’s Obama-centric view of the world

His revealing comments in recent press conferences are going unreported.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:53 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 12/21/2012

The GOP’s fiscal cliff failure

A small band of extremists is making the party, and now the country, suffer.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 12/21/2012

The Plan B defeat is not a disaster

It’s a lesson for President Obama.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:53 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 12/20/2012

My Christmas wish

How about a reappearance by the Reasonable Speaker to get a “cliff” deal?

By Carter Eskew  |  01:36 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/19/2012

The vice president should be serious about guns, our culture and protecting vulnerable locations

The vice president should be serious about guns, our culture and protecting vulnerable locations.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Obama has the advantage of ambivalence

The president appears ready to accept trillion-dollar deficits indefinitely.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:22 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Smart approach to gun reform

Think tank argues for some very practical ways to prevent gun use in crime.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Obama could make a powerful statement with his Cabinet selections

Could Obama’s second-term Cabinet see Kerry, Hagel and Dimon?

By Ed Rogers  |  03:23 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Obama in Newtown, offering comfort and hope

Obama’s sermon was equal to the impossible task he faced: It offered us comfort and hope.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:28 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Susan Rice made a classy move

Forgoing a chance at the secretary of state job was a noble example of putting the president's interests ahead of one's own.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:33 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Who will be the GOP’s RGIII?

And will the party be ready to receive him or her?

By Ed Rogers  |  07:56 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 12/13/2012

The Republicans are in a bad place

Stuck between a dying brand and a band of fanatics.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:35 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 12/12/2012

A country where millions feel stuck, or worse

The overriding political story is the lack of upward mobility in our society.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:44 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 12/11/2012

America, take heart: Fiscal reasonableness is out there

Experienced hands in Washington recognize that each side must contribute if the negotiations are going to succeed.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:46 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Can Boehner mentor Obama?

The president still has much to learn about the economy.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Stories that caught my eye over the weekend

Fighting poverty, the “fiscal cliff” and RGIII’s dangerous valor.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:21 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Debt limit votes are constitutionally protected

President Obama’s power grab endangers a central pillar of our country’s foundation.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:04 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/05/2012

What would Gen. Lee do in the fight over the ‘fiscal cliff’?

He probably would caution the GOP against taking to the hills and waging a guerilla war.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 12/05/2012

The polls are clear, but they don't govern the GOP

Republicans must stick to core beliefs in ‘fiscal cliff’ fight.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:24 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Are Republicans ready to govern?

The GOP’s counteroffer to President Obama suggests otherwise.

By Carter Eskew  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 12/04/2012

The emerging truth about the 'cliff' is discouraging but useful

Will Obama finally reject class warfare?

By Ed Rogers  |  07:53 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/03/2012

The ‘fiscal cliff’ and playing chicken

Each party must decide: Do we crash, or do we deal?

By Carter Eskew  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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