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Must Read Op-Eds for June 29, 2011

06/29/11 03:26PM

Here are today's must read opinion and editorial columns.LEADERLESS IN EUROPE  EDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESAmericans are weary of war — and fear of weakening NATO no longer deters politicians, as the fight over the Libya campaign has made clear. ...Europe’s leaders need to find some broader vision of their own quickly, or Europeans — and their American allies — could pay a huge price.PETRAEUS'S UNFINISHED LEGACY IN AFGHANISTAN  DAVID IGNATIUSWASHINGTON POSTThe Petraeus legacy will be debated by military historians for years to come. read more

Sen. Durbin says August 2nd debt deadline could be a disaster

06/29/11 12:11PM

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. spoke to us from Capitol Hill this morning, and he said: "If we reached an agreement, in theory, tomorrow, it would take the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budgeting at least 10 days to put it on paper. We have a deadline of August 2. As of August 2, if the debt ceiling is not extended, we will see a dramatic negative impact on America and the global economy."  read more

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., dances with her husband Marcus Bachmann outside of Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

Top Talker: Michele Bachmann campaigns in NH and SC

06/29/11 10:30AM

During her first full day as an official presidential candidate, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachman traveled yesterday to New Hampshire and South Carolina.  In South Carolina, the crowd overwhelmingly responded to Bachmann’s attacks on President Obama.  She said, "We want to win South Carolina. We want to win New Hampshire. We want to win Iowa. We want to win Hawaii. And we think that there's a certain Hawaiian resident that maybe should go back to Hawaii. read more

Gulf Coast chefs cook in NYC

Gulf Coast chefs cook in NYC

06/28/11 08:00PM

On Tuesday, chefs representing the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce hosted a dinner at the James Beard House to reassure the public that seafood from the Gulf... watch