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Romney: A 'John Kerry' good for a corporate boardroom?

03/09/12 12:42PM

All this talk about grits is making me hungry.But seriously. Yesterday in Mississippi, Mitt Romney received the endorsement from the state's governor Phil Bryant, and after Romney commented that Bryant's bodyguard was helping to turn him into an "unofficial Southerner" and a lover of grits.As a someone who spent a considerable portion of his youth growing up in South Carolina, I find any talk about grits to be appealing.Romney is working hard to pick up favor in the south. We saw what happened to him in South Carolina and Tennessee (although he did pick up Virginia). read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Friday, March 9, 2012

03/09/12 06:46AM

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTHBY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESYou can make the case that the self-interest of America’s elite is best served by making sure that this disconnect continues, which means keeping taxes on high incomes low at all costs, never mind the consequences in terms of poor infrastructure and an undertrained work force. And if underfunding public education leaves many children of the less affluent shut out from upward mobility, well, did you really believe that stuff about creating equality of opportunity? read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, March 9

03/09/12 05:51AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Is Mitt Romney the new Bob Dole?Romney calls in the cash cavalryHow did 'KONY 2012' video spread so fast?Obama steps up efforts on housing crisisSouth offers little hope for Romney, opportunity for Santorum, GingrichGreece secures swap deal with most creditors, paving way for bailoutSenate rejects expediting Keystone pipelineHouse passes bipartisan bill aimed at start-ups read more

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) receives the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the rector of Havana's University Gustavo Cobreiro, during a ceremony at the university in Havana, on January 11, 2012.

Talking about Iran from a few different points of view

03/08/12 11:37AM

How should the U.S. handle Iran? How should the U.S. deal with Israel's contemplating a strike on Iran?In a recent op-ed, Mitt Romney laid out his plan as president. It involves, in short, "...diplomacy with a military option that will persuade the ayatollahs to abandon their nuclear ambitions." The rest of the GOP presidential field has also shared their thoughts on what should be done.But the question of Iran has been a question the world seems to be asking, and it's certainly a question we've been asking our guests lately.And we've gotten a wide variety of suggestions.Today we had on Dr. read more