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Must Read Op-Eds for August 25, 2011

08/25/11 09:32AM

OBAMA'S STUBBORN CRITICS  BY E.J. DIONNEWASHINGTON POSTYou have to ask: If unemployment were at 6 percent, would President Obama be getting pummeled for not having us back to full employment already? The question comes to mind in the wake of the Libyan rebels’ successes against Moammar Gaddafi. It’s remarkable how reluctant Obama’s opponents are to acknowledge that despite all the predictions that his policy of limited engagement could never work, it actually did... What should Obama take from this? read more

How will Apple fare after Steve Jobs?

How will Apple fare after Steve Jobs?

08/24/11 08:00PM

The Financial Times' Gillian Tett joins Morning Joe to discuss news that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is stepping down from his post, a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that estimates the 2011 deficit will hit $1.3T and $3.47T in new... watch

Time: Libya the anti-Iraq US intervention

Time: Libya the anti-Iraq US intervention

08/24/11 08:00PM

Time's Rick Stengel joins Morning Joe to reveal this week's cover, which focuses on the situation in Libya, and because the U.S. worked with allies and the country's rebels and the human and financial cost is far less, this was the anti-Iraq U.S.... watch

Cheney says heads will explode over memoir

Cheney says heads will explode over memoir

08/24/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel – including the New York Daily News' S.E. Cupp, the Huffington Post's Sam Stein and Alex Wagner, and msnbc's Rev. Al Sharpton – discusses former Vice President Dick Cheney's new memoir and his exclusive interview with... watch

Will Obama's critics ever give him credit?

Will Obama's critics ever give him credit?

08/24/11 08:00PM

Must Read Op-Eds: Rolling Stone's Eric Bates joins the discussion on E.J. Dionne's Washington Post column on President Obama. Dionne writes: "It's remarkable how reluctant Obama's opponents are to acknowledge that despite all the predictions that his... watch

Jeremy Scahill on the future of Libyan stability

08/24/11 02:08PM

The always-insightful Jeremy Scahill joined us this morning, and he brought with him a barrel of insight into what's happening in Libya.And since at least Monday, we've heard from people who've pontificated on what the fate of the collection of the Libyan rebels and the Transitional National Council will be once they reached their goal of ousting Gadhafi. Once the glue of the common objective has been realized, what happens? read more

Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday (August 21, 2011) rejected views that American power is waning and said Washington would never default, wrapping up a China visit that has played down tensions between the worlds two biggest economies. We are still...

Top Talker: Romney attacks VP Biden on China's one-child policy

08/24/11 10:11AM

 Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continues his push to criticize the Obama administration.  Yesterday, he slammed Vice President Biden for comments he made during his recent trip to China.  Speaking to a group of students, the Vice President seemed to condone China's controversial one-child policy.  He said, "Your policy has been one which I fully understand, I'm not second guessing, of one child per family.  The result being that you're in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. read more

Must Read Op-eds for August 24, 2011

08/24/11 08:50AM

OBAMA, TIGER, GOLF AND POLITICS  BY THOMAS FRIEDMANNEW YORK TIMESIt’s all nonsense. Obama is smart, decent and tough, with exactly the right instincts about where the country needs to go. He has accomplished a lot more than he’s gotten credit for — with an opposition dedicated to making him fail. But lately he is seriously off his game. He’s not Jimmy Carter. He’s Tiger Woods — a natural who’s lost his swing. read more

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