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Quote of the Day: Axelrod on why GOP debate lacked real substance

09/13/11 01:19PM

David Axelrod, senior strategist for President Obama's re-election campaign: “I think if you are an independent voter watching that debate last night, you’d kind of scratch your head and say ‘How can we spend 10 minutes talking about whether we should have created Social Security and not one minute on education?’ ‘How can we spend all this time talking about the inoculation program in Texas and not talk about how we get research development and innovation going in this country?’ There was nothing there. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 13, 2011

09/13/11 12:14PM

IF IT FEELS RIGHT... BY DAVID BROOKSNEW YORK TIMESIn most times and in most places, the group was seen to be the essential moral unit. A shared religion defined rules and practices. Cultures structured people’s imaginations and imposed moral disciplines. But now more people are led to assume that the free-floating individual is the essential moral unit. read more

(left to right) Laura Bush, former president George W. Bush, Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama bow their heads during a moment of silence during ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in New York,...

Tavis Smiley, Joe, Jon Meacham on the notion that Bush lied to the US

09/12/11 01:09PM

If you tuned in around 7:15 a.m. EST this morning then you probably happened upon a particularly spirited debate among Tavis Smiley, Joe and Jon Meacham. The primary focus of the discussion centered around yesterday's 9/11 memorial services at ground zero -- particularly of the visual of former President Bush and Laura Bush and President Obama and the First Lady touring the Michael Arad-created 9/11 memorial.Joe discussed why it's important to respect both former President Bush and President Obama. read more