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Must Read Op-Eds for September 7, 2011

09/07/11 10:01AM

THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT  BY THOMAS FRIEDMANNEW YORK TIMESMy fervent hope is that on Thursday Mr. Obama will set an example and tell the cold, hard truth — to parents and kids. I know. Honesty, we are told, is suicidal in politics. But as long as every solution that is hard is off the table, then our slow national decline will remain on the table. The public is ready for more than Michele Bachmann’s fairy-dust promise that she can restore $2 a gallon gasoline. For once, Mr. President, let’s start a debate with the truth. read more

President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington as he returns from a trip to Detroit where he addressed a Labor Day rally, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011.

Top Talker: New Details on President Obama's Jobs Plan

09/07/11 09:41AM

 This morning we are getting a few more details as to what President Obama is expected to propose in his jobs speech tomorrow evening before Congress. Reports say the President will ask to inject more than $300 billion into the economy in federal spending and tax cuts, including a one-year extension of a payroll tax cut for workers, plus an extension of expiring unemployment benefits. Other spending proposals by the President will likely be for infrastructure projects and direct aid to state and local governments. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, Sept. 7th

09/07/11 05:51AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Briefcase bomb kills 9 near India's High CourtPresident Obama is said to be looking at $300B package'Gentle, kind man' kills 4 at restaurantTeens sought over Texas wildfireGadhafi heading to south border, official saysFor GOP, debate is where expectations meet realityWhy the debate presents crucial GOP testYahoo's CEO was fired...over the phone read more