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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

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