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Must Read Op-Eds for August 22, 2011

08/22/11 08:25AM

LIBYA: A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH  EDITORIALTHE GUARDIANnlike many of his fellow Republican governors, from Mitch Daniels to Chris Christie to Scott Walker — or a Democratic governor like Andrew Cuomo, for that matter — Perry can’t claim to have battled entrenched interest groups, or stemmed a flood tide of red ink. But of course none of those reforming governors are currently in the race against him. Instead Perry faces an unloved Republican front-runner, with a weakened incumbent president waiting in the wings. Which bring us back to that 10-election winning streak. read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, August 22nd

08/22/11 05:52AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Libyan government forces launch fightback in TripoliCelebrations begin as fighting continues in TripoliSocial Security disability on verge of insolvencyObama sees 'tipping point' in LibyaAP source: NY DA likely to drop Strauss-Kahn caseU.N. council to hold special meeting on SyriaIrene becomes first hurricane of 2011Jon comes out swinging read more

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a campaign visit to Epoch Homes, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, in Concord, N.H.

Top Talker: Governor Perry Talks Evolution

08/19/11 09:30AM

 Texas Governor Rick Perry is creating new controversy on the campaign trail.  A day after Perry questioned global warming, the newly announced presidential candidate discussed evolution with a young boy in New Hampshire yesterday. He said "It is a theory that's out there. It's got some gaps in it. In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools." Fellow candidate, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman responded to Perry's comments via twitter.  He wrote, "To be clear, I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for August 19, 2011

08/19/11 09:12AM

BAD LUCK? BAD FAITH?  BY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMERWASHINGTON POSTObama accuses Republicans of acting for nothing but partisan advantage. This from a man who has cagily refused to propose a single structural reform to entitlements in his three years in office. A man who ordered that the Afghan surge be unwound by September 2012,... a date whose sole purpose is to give Obama political relief on the eve of the 2012 election. And Obama dares accuse others of placing politics above country? A plague of bad luck and bad faith... Our president wrestles with angels. Monsters of mythic proportions. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, August 19th

08/19/11 05:49AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Market plunge reawakens recession fearsTaliban launches deadly attack on Afghan independence dayNBC: Gadhafi making plans for Libya departureReport: BofA could cut up to 10,000 jobsThousands hail Indian activist's return from prisonObama, allies call on Syria’s Assad to quitRick Perry’s loose lips worry Hill Republicans...And he talks about evolutionRockets, airstrikes follow attack on IsraelDeadly twin blasts strike British Council in KabulAnother day, another haboob read more