To: Jonathan Klein
Subject: Coverage of Iran
Congratulations on the approach of your fifth anniversary at the helm of CNN/US. What a great moment during which to exercise leadership with one of the world’s most important media platforms. Read More
In an interview with Newsmax.com, President Bill Clinton offered good advice to Republicans. He said they need to shake off the “party of no” image and get positive. Clinton raised the Republican’s 1994 “Contract with America” as an example of the kind of thing that needs to be done.
Boy, did Republicans and conservatives blow it in the Van Jones affair.
A brief recap might be in order. Until early September, Jones held the job of special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation in President Barack Obama’s administration. Jones also served on the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Read More
The war in Afghanistan may be a situation with no good outcomes. This means Barack Obama faces the kind of decision every president dreads: choosing the lesser evil.
Public opinion is mostly divided into two camps -- one that holds that we must do whatever necessary and another that insists that victory as Obama has defined it -- the creation of a stable, Western-style nation -- is impossible. Read More
A bridesmaid in 2008, he's laying the groundwork for a successful bid by raising money for GOP candidates, courting party activists, writing a book and getting plenty of face time on TV
In early August, the Justice Department closed its investigation into former Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Fla. This development wasn't just newsworthy because Feeney lost re-election -- partly due to the cloud of investigation. It also came just weeks after a Washington, D.C., appellate court held that Feeney's statements to the House Ethics Committee were protected by the "Speech or Debate" privilege. Read More
Senate Finance Committee chair Max Baucus, D-Mont., has taken center stage in Washington with the release of his highly anticipated health care reform plan. His proposal will likely serve as the foundation of whatever legislation emerges from Congress.
Sen. Baucus had promised to be bipartisan. This summer, he convened the “Gang of Six” — three Republican and three Democratic senators from the Finance Committee — to negotiate the details of his plan. Read More
Today, as you read this column in your favorite newspaper, I hope that you can appreciate the irony of where I am choosing to voice my opposition to President Obama’s expressed “happiness” to look at proposals to provide federal funding to help “rescue” the struggling print segment of the Fourth Estate.
There’s at least one good thing about our governor being a former film star: He apparently reads his reviews. And the news clippings for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan to close 100 state parks as a way of saving California money were decidedly hostile.
So guess who’s calling in a rewrite? Read More
Irresponsible insured drive up costs
Not all uninsured Americans are the same. At one end of the spectrum are those who, despite holding a full-time job, cannot afford coverage to protect their families from illness and bankruptcy. These Americans will benefit from subsidies that will finally make health insurance affordable for all.