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Must Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, September 27, 2011

09/27/11 12:49PM

THE LOST DECADE? BY DAVID BROOKSNEW YORK TIMESThe prognosis for the next few years is bad with a chance of worse. And the economic conditions are not even the scary part. The scary part is the political class’s inability to think about the economy in a realistic way. This crisis has many currents, which merge and feed off each other... No single one of these currents prolongs the crisis. It is the product of the complex interplay between them... Yet the ideologues who dominate the political conversation are unable to think in holistic, emergent ways. read more

Quote of the Day: Hunstman says 'You want to be a rising star, not a shooting star'

09/27/11 12:13PM

According to a new Suffolk University poll, Jon Huntsman received a 10 percent of the GOP vote in New Hampshire. We asked him what he thinks about the numbers.GOP '12 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman: “You don’t want to flame out. You want to be a rising star; you don’t want to be a shooting star. Everybody’s looking for who’s on the cover of Time Magazine, who’s up here in the polls. There’s got to be a gradual, steady rise based on substance, based upon those early building blocks in New Hampshire.” read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, Sept. 27th

09/27/11 05:50AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Senators pass bill to avert government shutdownPerry still leads the GOP pack, says a new CNN/ORC pollWorld stocks jump on hopes of Europe debt plan100,000 flee 400-mile wide typhoonNew quake footage shows tourists fleeing Washington MonumentPakistanis tied to 2007 border ambush on AmericansTony Romo delivers another gutsy performanceObama was heckled at a Los Angeles fundraiserDSK asks New York court to dismiss hotel maid's lawsuitPitchfork reviews the 20th anniversary reissue of "Nevermind." read more

Quote of the Day: Perry comes off stiff in Florida

09/26/11 02:53PM

On Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume said of Rick Perry’s performance at the Florida GOP debate: “Perry really did throw up all over himself in the debate at a time when he needed to raise his game.” Michael Steele, msnbc analyst: “I think Brit hit it about right. When you look at that debate, Perry came off very stiff, very wooden, a little bit defensive in many spots, and it did not translate well. And of course the immigration issue was huge for a lot of the conservatives who were attending the CPAC event that weekend.” read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 26, 2011

09/26/11 09:46AM

HELPING WOMEN REACH THEIR ECONOMIC POTENTIAL  BY VALERIE JARRETT & TINA TCHENWASHINGTON POSTWe understand that these policies are no substitute for congressional action on the economy. But we also know that government can make a difference — through direct action and by working with outside organizations. A broad coalition of groups has joined the Obama administration in addressing workplace flexibility for those in STEM fields. ... read more