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Must Read Op-Eds for September 19, 2011

09/19/11 09:56AM

FOR JOBS, IT'S WAR  BY CHARLES BLOWNEW YORK TIMESThe American political discussion has finally turned to the right target: jobs. Even so, the president’s jobs bill is already being nickeled and dimed from the right — and the left — even though it is only throwing nickels and dimes at the problem to begin with. But at least it’s a start, even if a long-overdue one. To understand just how overdue it is, one need look no further than the absolutely dreadful data issued this week by the Census Bureau... No matter how you slice it, it’s bloody. There are now 46.2 million poor Americans. read more

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks on his American Jobs Act legislation, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.

Top Talker: Taxing the Rich...

09/19/11 08:53AM

 This morning, President Obama will speak in the White House Rose Garden, where he’s expected to unveil his plan to cut the national debt, while proposing a change to the tax system that would force millionaires to pay more. The President is expected to introduce roughly $3 trillion in savings this morning, in addition to the approximately $1 trillion in cuts already called for under the debt ceiling deal enacted in August. read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, Sept. 19th

09/19/11 05:52AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The president will announce a new debt-reduction plan today......and the GOP calls it 'class warfare''Don't ask, don't tell' fades awayIt was a 'Family' kind of night at the EmmysNetflix is splitting in twoPlane in Reno crash had 'radical' changes to competeStudy: Child abuse increased as economy crashedAsian stocks down as Europe debt crisis drags onStrauss-Kahn acknowledges 'moral failing'Rescuers race to reach Himalayan quake villagesFighting erupts for second straight day in Yemeni capital read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 16, 2011

09/16/11 09:45AM

FREE TO DIE  BY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESWhat this means is that modern conservatism is actually a deeply radical movement, one that is hostile to the kind of society we've had for the past three generations - that is, a society that, acting through the government, tries to mitigate some of the "common hazards of life" through such programs as Social Security, unemployment insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. Are voters ready to embrace such a radical rejection of the kind of America we've all grown up in? read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, Sept. 16th

09/16/11 05:54AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Boehner gave his speech yesterdayOn foreign policy, Perry is inconsistent, unclear...but he likes to slam Romney as being Obama-likeSupreme Court halts killer's execution in TexasSocial Security cuts off the table, says the presidentNASA discovers 'Star Wars'-like planet with two sunsU.N. showdown over Palestinian statehood tests limits of U.S. read more