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Must Read Op-Eds for June 1, 2011

06/01/11 07:25AM

Here are today's major editorial and opinion columns.A RESCUE WORTH FUELING  BY TIMOTHY GEITHNERWASHINGTON POSTWhat happens next for Chrysler and GM is up to their executives, managers and workers — just as with any other company. We cannot guarantee their success, and at some point they may stumble. But we’ve given them a better shot. The choice to stop the American automobile industry from unraveling was the right one.OUR CURRENT TIME FOR CHOOSING  BY JON HUNTSMANWALL STREET JOURNALIn 2008 was named the best-managed state in the nation by the Pew Center on the States. read more

Berlusconi sex trial resumes

Berlusconi sex trial resumes

05/31/11 08:00PM

The criminal trial of Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has resumed despite the fact that Berlusconi did not attend the trial's second hearing. He is accused of... watch

These guys have a laugh -- at the expense of every state

05/31/11 03:44PM

Maybe call it the opposite of Palin's bus tour?This guy goes to every state in the country and gently, and good-naturedly pokes fun at their common stereotypes. As we begin to enter into the campaign season -- where we'll no doubt hear all about the country's virtues -- it's nice to remember that poking fun at ourselves is alright, too. As something of a New Jerseyan and a South Carolinian, I bristle at the slight dearth of creativity there. The best you could do was "Jersey Shore" and a quasi-trailer park, respectively? Hath Chunky Pam taught you nothing? read more

Is the Ryan plan the only plan?

05/31/11 01:26PM

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., voted for Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed budget. He joined the show to discuss why he voted for the plan and how seniors in his area feel about Ryan's proposal.Joe Scarborough: "The seniors aren’t really thrilled with Paul Ryan’s idea, are they?"Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.: "I think some seniors are concerned about it. But I do a lot of town halls, and when you lay out the overall spending – where we’re at as a country – Medicare is a part of that, and it’s growing. It’s going to double in the next ten years. So they're concerned about the viability of Medicare." read more

Must Read Op-Eds for May 31, 2011

05/31/11 08:26AM

Here are today's editorial and opinion columns.THE GOP'S SELF-DESTRUCTION DERBY  BY EUGENE ROBINSONWASHINGTON POSTRomney hasn’t been in the headlines recently, and this would normally be considered a bad sign for a candidate. read more