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Must Read Op-Eds for June 24, 2011

06/24/11 09:33AM

Here are today's must read opinion and editorial columns.THE ENIGMA OF JON HUNTSMAN  BY PEGGY NOONANWALL STREET JOURNALHis support for gay civil unions is supposedly controversial, but is it? It is a compromise position, and the tea party won't be made unhappy by it: Social issues are not their focus. Mitch Daniels was knocked for calling for a social issues truce some months ago, but only because he put a name on what is happening anyway. read more

Morning headlines: Friday, June 24

06/24/11 05:56AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Say it ain't so, JoeThe president stopped short of backing gay marriage last night in N.Y.New Jersey approves benefits rollback for public workersCell phone offers clues to bin Laden's Pakistan tiesMullen, Petraeus support the president's Afghanistan planAccording to a new Bloomberg poll, Paul Ryan is the 3rd most disliked GOPerEarthquake triggers tsunami alert in Alaskan islandsEuropean shares bounce back on Greek deal read more

Must Read Op-Eds for June 23, 2011

06/23/11 10:05AM

Here are today's must read opinion and editorial columns.THE WAY OUT?  EDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESMr. Obama acknowledged Americans’ deep anxiety about this war. But one speech isn’t going to calm their fears. At his best, the president can be hugely persuasive. But we are constantly dismayed by his unwillingness to engage debates early and press them hard. The country needs to hear more from him, and a lot more frequently, about this war and his plans for getting out.UNPLUGGING THE AFGHAN SURGE  EDITORIALWALL STREET JOURNALMr. read more

President Barack Obama delivers a televised address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 on his plan to drawdown U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Top Talker: Obama outlines Afghanistan withdrawal plan

06/23/11 09:29AM

After nearly ten years of military involvement and war, President Obama is outlining his plan to draw down American troops in Afghanistan. In a nationally televised White House address last night, The President announced he will bring home the 33,000 "surge" troops he sent to Afghanistan early last year. Under the plan, 10,000 troops will withdraw by the end of the year.  The other 23,000 troops will leave by September of next year. Calling the "surge" one of the most difficult decisions he has made, the President insisted that there is progress in Afghanistan. read more

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