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"The Iran debate has really..." Matthew Yglesias Talking Points Memo August 30, 2006

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"The Iranian military's equipment is outdated and essentially incapable of mounting offensive operations. So Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them. Under the circumstances, wouldn't you? Don't you think a little deterrence capability would serve the country well under those circumstances?"

"The Iran debate has really..." by Matthew Yglesias (Talking Points Memo, August 30, 2006) (view)

$646,214 Per Government Job Alan Reynolds The Wall Street Journal January 28, 2009

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"In short, a growing body of evidence suggests that a dollar of extra spending is likely to lift nominal income by less than a dollar, arguably much less. Several studies suggest the multiplier may be less than zero after a couple of years, because private investment (including housing) eventually falls by more than government spending rises. Another $550 billion of deficit spending on top of a deficit already above $1 trillion is likely to prove more dangerous than helpful to an economy already overloaded with risky debt."

$646,214 Per Government Job by Alan Reynolds (The Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2009) (view)

$825B, keep the change New York Post editorial board New York Post January 28, 2009

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"At first glance, this seems like a pretty good deal. After all, the city's budget deficit, pre-bailout, is expected to hit $11.3 billion over the next 2½ years; Albany is looking at a $15.8 billion hole over the next 15 months. But then, where's the bailout money going to come from? New Yorkers themselves, ultimately: The city and state send far more money to Washington than they get back. Taken that way, the bailout doesn't seem like such a bargain. "

$825B, keep the change by New York Post editorial board (New York Post, January 28, 2009) (view)

'A bloody PR stunt' Jonathan Peled USA Today June 2, 2010

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"Israel is not at strife with the people of Gaza and goes to great lengths to organize the transfer of some 15,000 tons of humanitarian aid each week. If the organizers of this inciting flotilla were really interested in the Gazans' well-being, they would have accepted Israel's offers to transfer the humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza. Despite its soldiers sustaining gunshot and stab wounds and other injuries, Israel has already begun transferring the ships' humanitarian contents to Gaza as originally offered."

'A bloody PR stunt' by Jonathan Peled (USA Today, June 2, 2010) (view)

'A climate of terror' John Sweeney USA Today April 9, 2008

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"If workers in a country with a 55% poverty rate cannot be in a union without fear of death, how can they speak up for their economic freedom? How can they benefit from a free trade agreement? That's why the AFL-CIO is opposing President Bush's Colombia free trade agreement. If we are serious about protecting workers' rights, we cannot ignore targeted murders and a climate of terror for unionists. "

'A climate of terror' by John Sweeney (USA Today, April 9, 2008) (view)

'A Vietnam Moment' The Wall Street Journal editorial board The Wall Street Journal October 31, 2005

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"Far more impressive is the near-unanimous opposition to the McCain effort from commanders currently fighting the war on terror. They understand that the amendment will be interpreted as an unnecessary rebuke, and as a huge disincentive to push detainees hard when seeking information on "ticking bombs.""

'A Vietnam Moment' by The Wall Street Journal editorial board (The Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2005) (view)

'Any delay can be harmful' Chicago Tribune editorial board Chicago Tribune March 25, 2008

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"So let's not delay anymore. Pass a law, with immunity. In a time of crisis, these companies stepped up to cooperate. They did what their government asked. Don't open them to liability for that."

'Any delay can be harmful' by Chicago Tribune editorial board (Chicago Tribune, March 25, 2008) (view)

'Back Off, Israel,' Doesn't Cut It Jonathan Chait Los Angeles Times August 6, 2006

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"Israel is hoping to change the equation, to force Lebanon to take control of its border or accept an outside force that would do so. The tactic of striking Hezbollah has some chance of bringing that about. Stopping the attack and hoping for the best has no chance at all."

'Back Off, Israel,' Doesn't Cut It by Jonathan Chait (Los Angeles Times, August 6, 2006) (view)

'Buy American' provisions offer recipe for retaliation USA Today editorial board USA Today February 2, 2009

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"Protectionist measures — be they quotas, tariffs or restrictions on where governments can do their shopping — have emotional and patriotic appeal to workers fearing for their jobs. But they are overwhelmingly seen by economists as counterproductive, particularly at moments of great economic peril. The history books underscore their point: The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, passed in 1930, is widely credited with helping turn a stock market crash into a depression."

'Buy American' provisions offer recipe for retaliation by USA Today editorial board (USA Today, February 2, 2009) (view)

'Card check' red herring The Washington Times editorial board The Washington Times November 21, 2008

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"There is really no proof that nonunion workers would organize even with card check. If they did, most would probably still want the vote. The AFL-CIO and other unions have had no success organizing workers in the tech industry, and their traditional manufacturing base is dwindling. The unions should stop using card check as a wedge issue to disguise their failure to be forward thinking."

'Card check' red herring by The Washington Times editorial board (The Washington Times, November 21, 2008) (view)

'Cowboy up,' Alberto Gonzales David Iglesias Los Angeles Times May 23, 2007

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"He went to some of the best schools in America, including Harvard Law. Yet, somewhere along the line, he drank the loyalty Kool-Aid. Watching him testify before the Senate and House was painful for me. He had been a trailblazer for the Latino community, and then, in the space of a few hours of tortured testimony, he became just another morally rudderless political operative."

'Cowboy up,' Alberto Gonzales by David Iglesias (Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2007) (view)

'Death panels' exist already Robert Painter The Washington Times August 19, 2009

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"The end-of-life provisions of the Obama health care plan would upset the balance of power in health care decision-making in favor of doctors and hospitals and against individuals and families. The federal legislation provides an economic incentive for doctors and hospital administrators to use Medicare funds to start hastening certain patient deaths a bit sooner under existing state laws."

'Death panels' exist already by Robert Painter (The Washington Times, August 19, 2009) (view)

'Disproportionate' in What Moral Universe? Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post July 28, 2006

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"On Wednesday CNN cameras showed destruction in Tyre. What does Israel have against Tyre and its inhabitants? Nothing. But the long-range Hezbollah rockets that have been raining terror on Haifa are based in Tyre. What is Israel to do? Leave untouched the launch sites that are deliberately placed in built-up areas?"

'Disproportionate' in What Moral Universe? by Charles Krauthammer (The Washington Post, July 28, 2006) (view)

'Expected to Sign' The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post August 17, 2007

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"it would represent a significant step toward a cleaner and more transparent system. Lawmakers would be prohibited from accepting meals, travel and entertainment from lobbyists and those who employ them. They would have to report the contributions that lobbyists "bundle" for their campaigns. And there would be far more disclosure of the earmarked pet projects that lawmakers tuck into bills."

'Expected to Sign' by The Washington Post editorial board (The Washington Post, August 17, 2007) (view)

'Fair Trade' Foolishness Robert J. Samuelson The Washington Post November 30, 2006

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"A remarkable statistic: Every three months, 7 million to 8 million U.S. jobs disappear and roughly an equal or greater number are created. Trade is a relatively minor factor in job loss. It is, however, an easy scapegoat."

'Fair Trade' Foolishness by Robert J. Samuelson (The Washington Post, November 30, 2006) (view)

'Go back to drawing board' Thomas J. Donohue USA Today July 16, 2009

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"One of the worst provisions in the bill is a new requirement on employers to provide "gold-plated" benefit plans or pay a large new payroll tax. If you wanted to write a prescription for killing jobs and cutting payrolls at a time when unemployment is already close to 10%, this is it!"

'Go back to drawing board' by Thomas J. Donohue (USA Today, July 16, 2009) (view)

'Historic' Stimulus Is Egregious Waste Investor's Business Daily editorial board Investor's Business Daily February 12, 2009

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"By releasing $800 billion in new welfare spending over the next decade and undermining current work requirements, it will largely undo the successful 1996 welfare reform. Once again, Washington will be paying bonuses to states that expand their welfare rolls. In what world is increasing dependency on government a stimulus for the private economy?"

'Historic' Stimulus Is Egregious Waste by Investor's Business Daily editorial board (Investor's Business Daily, February 12, 2009) (view)

'It's not working' Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial board Seattle Post-Intelligencer December 7, 2006

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"The military component contains a welcome 2008 target date for the beginning of troop withdrawals. But the prospect of mingling U.S. personnel within Iraqi units is chilling. To what extent have those units been infiltrated by insurgents, making embedded Americans ready targets for sabotage and suicide attacks?"

'It's not working' by Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial board (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 7, 2006) (view)

'No brainer' Keystone decision make Obama administration looks like it has no brains Tulsa World editorial board Tulsa World February 10, 2015

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To placate environmentalist campaign donors, the Obama administration has concocted one excuse after another to delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. If this process requires throwing logic out the window, then so be it.

'No brainer' Keystone decision make Obama administration looks like it has no brains by Tulsa World editorial board (Tulsa World, February 10, 2015) (view)

'No-fly zone' is a euphemism for war. We'd be mad to try it Simon Jenkins The Guardian March 9, 2011

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But unless we redefine words, [Gaddafi] is not committing genocide and his brutality is hardly exceptional. If the rebels win it should be their victory, emerging from a new balance of power inside Libya. If they fail, they must fight another day. There is no good reason for us to intervene.

'No-fly zone' is a euphemism for war. We'd be mad to try it by Simon Jenkins (The Guardian, March 9, 2011) (view)

'Reform' horrors: O's Total Disconnect Sally Pipes New York Post September 30, 2009

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"During the campaign, Obama pledged not to force everyone to buy insurance, and promised $2,500 per family in savings from reform. Now he offers generalized support for a bill that is set to include a global mandate, fines on the middle class of up to $1,900 and huge tax hikes."

'Reform' horrors: O's Total Disconnect by Sally Pipes (New York Post, September 30, 2009) (view)

'Reform' Will Cost Us More For Less Sally Pipes New York Post July 20, 2009

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"The only meaningful spending reductions in Democratic plans come from paper-based reductions in Medicare and Medicaid. Pure smoke and mirrors. The likelihood of these programs actually getting fewer dollars over the next decade is slim, as cuts to doctors and providers will translate into cuts in care to seniors who will howl. Deficits will grow larger."

'Reform' Will Cost Us More For Less by Sally Pipes (New York Post, July 20, 2009) (view)

'See No Progress' The Wall Street Journal editorial board The Wall Street Journal April 9, 2008

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"As Mr. Crocker put it, pulling out would lead to suffering "on a scale far beyond what we have already seen. Spiraling conflict could draw in neighbors with devastating consequences for the region and the world." Regrettably, none of this seemed to penetrate the minds of most Senate liberals. Democrats largely used the platform for reiterating the arguments they have made for 16 months, notwithstanding the changes on the ground."

'See No Progress' by The Wall Street Journal editorial board (The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2008) (view)

'Stimulus' Follies: Pelosi's Poison Kirsten Powers New York Post February 6, 2009

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"Pelosi and her pals were more than happy to make the new president look weak in order to get their long-held wish list. The president has ordered the removal of all programs that aren't likely to give the economy an immediate boost. But perhaps he should scrap the whole thing and start over. "

'Stimulus' Follies: Pelosi's Poison by Kirsten Powers (New York Post, February 6, 2009) (view)

'Temperamental' minimum wage? Walter Williams Pittsburgh Tribune-Review May 9, 2007

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"True compassion for our fellow man requires that we examine not the intentions behind public policy but the effects of that policy. There's no question that Congress can mandate the minimum wage at which a person is hired but Congress hasn't found a way to mandate that a person have a level of productivity commensurate with the wage."

'Temperamental' minimum wage? by Walter Williams (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 9, 2007) (view)

'The only sensible choice' Kathleen Sebelius USA Today March 16, 2010

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"If the president's plan passes, 31 million uninsured Americans will get access to affordable coverage. Employers will see their health costs drop by $3,000 a year over the next decade. Over the same period, the deficit will fall by $100 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. And, as more than 40 leading economists wrote in a letter last week, we will have "a serious, multi-faceted initiative to improve the quality and efficiency of American medical care.""

'The only sensible choice' by Kathleen Sebelius (USA Today, March 16, 2010) (view)

'Un-American' attacks can't derail health care debate Nancy Pelosi Steny Hoyer USA Today August 10, 2009

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"Reform will mean stability and peace of mind for the middle class. Never again will medical bills drive Americans into bankruptcy; never again will Americans be in danger of losing coverage if they lose their jobs or if they become sick; never again will insurance companies be allowed to deny patients coverage because of pre-existing conditions."

'Un-American' attacks can't derail health care debate by Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer (USA Today, August 10, 2009) (view)

'Values' We Have to Hide Abroad Eugene Robinson The Washington Post September 8, 2006

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"The Supreme Court had to order the president to do what he knows he should -- formally charge the detainees at Guantanamo and give them fair trials of some kind -- but even now he wants to stack the deck by refusing to let the detainees even see or hear some of the evidence against them."

'Values' We Have to Hide Abroad by Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post, September 8, 2006) (view)

'Victory' in Libya Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune August 25, 2011

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By some measures, Obama's war was less excusable. In going after Saddam, Bush at least could claim to be defusing an ongoing threat to our allies, in a vital region. But Gadhafi had stopped his sponsorship of terrorism, abandoned his nuclear quest and generally tried to become a respectable world citizen. That raises a point Obama may not want to stress. If you're a merciless despot, pondering the fate of your colleagues, there is only one conclusion to draw: Get nukes, and get them now.

'Victory' in Libya by Steve Chapman (Chicago Tribune, August 25, 2011) (view)

'We the people' Nat Hentoff The Washington Times November 20, 2006

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"The new law has significantly overruled two Supreme Court decisions -- in 2004 (Rasul v. Bush) and 2006 (Hamdan v. Rumsfeld) -- concerning due-process rights, and treatment of detainees, under our War Crimes Act and the Geneva Conventions. It also greatly expanded the definition of "unlawful enemy combatants," with serious potential consequences for many legal immigrants in the United States -- and American citizens presumed to be terrorist suspects until they can prove otherwise."

'We the people' by Nat Hentoff (The Washington Times, November 20, 2006) (view)

'We wrote the bill' Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial board Las Vegas Review-Journal January 25, 2009

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"House Republicans wisely are distancing themselves from this boondoggle. On Friday, they urged the president to stimulate the economy solely through tax cuts -- not frivolous spending. Their proposal includes slashing rates on those in the two lowest income tax brackets, making unemployment benefits off limits to the IRS, offering incentives to home buyers who make down payments of at least 5 percent and cutting taxes on small businesses. That makes more sense than spending too much, too late."

'We wrote the bill' by Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial board (Las Vegas Review-Journal, January 25, 2009) (view)

'Weiner's waiver': worse than ObamaCare Michelle Malkin New York Post March 25, 2011

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Weiner argues that the waiver process dispels "this notion that the government is shoving the bill down people's throats." But only the politically connected, deep-pocketed, lawyered-up and Beltway-savvy can apply. And the White House refuses to shed more light on its decision-making process. Obama's selective favor waivers simply underscore the notion that unaccountable regulatory bureaucrats are presiding over government by the cronies, for the cronies and of the cronies.

'Weiner's waiver': worse than ObamaCare by Michelle Malkin (New York Post, March 25, 2011) (view)

'Whatever it takes': Protecting America is a dirty job New Hampshire Union Leader editorial board New Hampshire Union Leader September 19, 2006

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"We agree with Sen. McCain that aggressive interrogation techniques tend to be unproductive and ought not be used. We also agree with him that in extraordinary circumstances, aggressive techniques should be an option. We disagree that Congress ought to outlaw these techniques for the primary goal of enhancing America's reputation."

'Whatever it takes': Protecting America is a dirty job by New Hampshire Union Leader editorial board (New Hampshire Union Leader, September 19, 2006) (view)

'Yellow ribbon coup' was a very high price to pay Suthichai Yoon The Nation (Thailand) September 21, 2006

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"Call it a "reluctant coup" or a "yellow ribbon revolt", Tuesday's assumption of power by military leaders was still a prohibitively high price for the country to pay to remove an entrenched political tyrant."

'Yellow ribbon coup' was a very high price to pay by Suthichai Yoon (The Nation (Thailand), September 21, 2006) (view)

(A few) Good measures The Washington Times editorial board The Washington Times October 2, 2006

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"It is, nevertheless, both an important step in securing the border and the most politically important piece of legislation for Republicans during this midterm election season. Not only will the law rally conservatives, but in fact 60 percent to 70 percent of the total electorate will approve of these measures."

(A few) Good measures by The Washington Times editorial board (The Washington Times, October 2, 2006) (view)

...And Banning Politics New York Post editorial board New York Post May 6, 2007

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"Yet the real offense here is the provision's underlying assumption - that ads that seek to change voter behavior right before an election are somehow unclean. After all, aren't campaigns all about changing voter behavior? Sadly, a narrow majority of Supreme Court justices missed that point back in 2003, when they affirmed McCain-Feingold's constitutionality."

...And Banning Politics by New York Post editorial board (New York Post, May 6, 2007) (view)

...True to forms Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial board Pittsburgh Tribune-Review June 19, 2010

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"Tucked stealthily into the 2,400-page health-reform law is a punishing tax-filing mandate that has nothing to do with medical care but is sure to make business owners sick to their stomachs. The law vastly expands the requirements for businesses to report virtually all payments for goods and services. What's this doing in health-care legislation? Why, to raise revenues to offset its gargantuan cost, of course."

...True to forms by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial board (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 19, 2010) (view)

1 for president The Press-Enterprise editorial board The Press-Enterprise October 28, 2012

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Romney understands that the country’s most pressing issue is a stalled economy weighed down by huge annual deficits and accumulated debt, a mess that Barack Obama not only failed to clean up, but compounded. The resulting predicament is stark. Americans are struggling as the percentage of adults in the workforce approaches record lows. The past four years have been the worst for employment since the Great Depression.

1 for president by The Press-Enterprise editorial board (The Press-Enterprise, October 28, 2012) (view)

10 Things I Hate About Health-Care Reform Arthur Feldman The Washington Post September 6, 2009

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"If these cuts are approved, the American College of Cardiology estimates that 40 percent of the cardiology practices in Florida will go bankrupt. We need to pay for performance, not automatically reduce fees for procedures that patients have come to expect."

10 Things I Hate About Health-Care Reform by Arthur Feldman (The Washington Post, September 6, 2009) (view)

150,000 jobs created? Uh, no The San Diego Union-Tribune editorial board The San Diego Union-Tribune March 3, 2010

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"In the private sector, jobs are created based on market forces, supply and demand, the public’s appetite for particular products and services. Under the stimulus program, jobs are often created based on how well trade schools can figure out the rules that turn the U.S. Treasury into their personal piggy banks. And this costly scheme is entirely paid for with borrowed money."

150,000 jobs created? Uh, no by The San Diego Union-Tribune editorial board (The San Diego Union-Tribune, March 3, 2010) (view)

5 Points on the Critical State of the Economy Jeffrey Sachs The Huffington Post February 9, 2009

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"We need a buildup of serious high-return public investments, and we can and should start now. The added stimulus will be useful in future years, but even more useful will be the infrastructure! The most rapid spending will come from sizeable immediate transfers to state and local governments, to the poor, to those without health insurance, and the start-up of some infrastructure spending, and this initial boost will be enough to "buy time" for a sustained and meaningful growth in infrastructure in later years."

5 Points on the Critical State of the Economy by Jeffrey Sachs (The Huffington Post, February 9, 2009) (view)

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5 Things I Learned After Cheap Walletsing For A Year by A. Barton Hinkle (Boston Herald, ) ([ view])

5 wrong justices John Yoo USA Today June 29, 2006

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"What the justices did would have been unthinkable in prior military conflicts: Judicial intervention in the decisions of the president and Congress on how best to wage war. They replaced his wartime judgment and Congress' support with their own speculation that open trials would not run intelligence risks."

5 wrong justices by John Yoo (USA Today, June 29, 2006) (view)

50 Laboratories For Health Reform Investor's Business Daily editorial board Investor's Business Daily October 28, 2010

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"In all, there are 2,156 mandates at the state level, according to the Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI), 23 more than last year. Most of the mandates cover common benefits or providers, but as the foregoing list shows, some are highly suspect. Few of these are costly by themselves; most increase the price of premiums by less than 1%. But when added together in a plan, insurance coverage becomes considerably higher. CAHI believes the mandates increase the cost of basic health coverage nearly 20%."

50 Laboratories For Health Reform by Investor's Business Daily editorial board (Investor's Business Daily, October 28, 2010) (view)

50,000 more US troops can save Iraq John Keegan The Daily Telegraph January 3, 2007

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"The British contingent recently demonstrated that such overwhelming tactics have their effect. After their surprise move into Basra with massed columns of fighting vehicles and Challenger tanks, they succeeded in dominating the chosen area and evoking respect from the local militias. In any case, the sending of such force will be a necessary preliminary to any reduction in strength, since it would be necessary to cover the withdrawal."

50,000 more US troops can save Iraq by John Keegan (The Daily Telegraph, January 3, 2007) (view)

A 'small victory for civilization' Rick Santorum The Philadelphia Inquirer April 22, 2007

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"The most disturbing aspect of the angry comments of Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and company is they are railing against a bill that does nothing more than give rights to the unborn that we currently give to animals - to be treated somewhat humanely and with dignity."

A 'small victory for civilization' by Rick Santorum (The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 22, 2007) (view)

A 'Surge' in Iraq? The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post January 7, 2007

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"The logic of the surge assumes that while U.S. soldiers ensured security, Iraq's Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish factions could be pressured into political accord. Yet given their recent behavior, it's hard to believe that the political leadership of any of Iraq's main factions is ready for compromise -- or will be during the limited window created by the surge."

A 'Surge' in Iraq? by The Washington Post editorial board (The Washington Post, January 7, 2007) (view)

A 'Surge' in Wasted Sacrifice Eugene Robinson The Washington Post December 19, 2006

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"Since we would be providing 20,000 new targets for snipers and roadside bombs, how many do we calculate will die? It is unconscionable to think about dispatching more young men and women to Iraq without the realistic expectation that their presence will make a difference in a war that is no longer in our control."

A 'Surge' in Wasted Sacrifice by Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post, December 19, 2006) (view)

A 'surge' to save Iraq? Sheer madness Dan Simpson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette December 20, 2006

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"The obvious solution is to draw down our forces in Iraq. To ask for more troops to meet a need in Iraq that America should not meet -- according to the American people in the Nov. 7 elections as well as in the polls -- is the moral equivalent of a bad kid deliberately breaking his electric train then telling his parents he has to have a newer, better one for Christmas."

A 'surge' to save Iraq? Sheer madness by Dan Simpson (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 20, 2006) (view)

A 40-Year Wish List The Wall Street Journal editorial board The Wall Street Journal January 28, 2009

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"Add the roughly $20 billion for business tax cuts, and by our estimate only $90 billion out of $825 billion, or about 12 cents of every $1, is for something that can plausibly be considered a growth stimulus. And even many of these projects aren't likely to help the economy immediately. As Peter Orszag, the President's new budget director, told Congress a year ago, "even those [public works] that are 'on the shelf' generally cannot be undertaken quickly enough to provide timely stimulus to the economy.""

A 40-Year Wish List by The Wall Street Journal editorial board (The Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2009) (view)

A Bad Bargain The New York Times editorial board The New York Times September 22, 2006

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"About the only thing that Senators John Warner, John McCain and Lindsey Graham had to show for their defiance was Mr. Bush’s agreement to drop his insistence on allowing prosecutors of suspected terrorists to introduce classified evidence kept secret from the defendant."

A Bad Bargain by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, September 22, 2006) (view)

A bad case of Obamascare Chicago Tribune editorial board Chicago Tribune May 4, 2013

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Insurance premiums are jumping across the country, as insurers prepare to cover millions more people, many of whom have complicated health problems. That oft-repeated promise that you'll be able to keep your existing coverage? Sure, as long as your employer doesn't decide to dump that coverage and pay the federal penalties. Many businesses seem to be leaning toward doing just that. Some are holding down work hours so they won't have to provide health coverage. Others simply aren't hiring.

A bad case of Obamascare by Chicago Tribune editorial board (Chicago Tribune, May 4, 2013) (view)

A Bad, Necessary Bill Michael Gerson The Washington Post February 18, 2009

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"But while the legislation was deeply flawed, there was little alternative to action. The usual recession remedy -- the lowering of interest rates by the Federal Reserve to loosen up credit and spending -- is of little use when the credit system itself is broken and rates are already near zero. The president and Congress were left with one option: attempting a fiscal jolt to counter the economic cycle."

A Bad, Necessary Bill by Michael Gerson (The Washington Post, February 18, 2009) (view)

A Bailout for All Our Bad Decisions? Mark Sanford The Washington Post September 26, 2008

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"I am not writing to criticize Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. I respect his business judgment greatly, and his unenviable task is to find a short-term solution to problems grown by government over the long term. Whether his proposals are right or wrong is less the issue than the question of where we are, as a society, in terms of having government in the business of protecting people from their own financial decisions."

A Bailout for All Our Bad Decisions? by Mark Sanford (The Washington Post, September 26, 2008) (view)

A Bailout Is Just a Start Lawrence Summers The Washington Post September 29, 2008

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"The Chrysler bailout, President Bill Clinton's emergency loans to Mexico and the Depression-era support programs for the housing and financial sectors all ultimately made profits for taxpayers. While the savings and loan bailout through the Resolution Trust Corp. was costly, this reflected enormous losses exceeding the capacity of federal deposit insurance. The head of the FDIC has offered assurances that nothing similar will be necessary this time."

A Bailout Is Just a Start by Lawrence Summers (The Washington Post, September 29, 2008) (view)

A Balance for Labor The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post March 12, 2007

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"The ability of employees to organize -- indeed, even the prospect that they could do so -- is a critical component of achieving fairness in the workplace, and it is a core democratic right. Labor and its legislative allies would do better to concentrate on finding practical ways to protect it, rather than seeking a politically unachievable, and substantively unwise, result."

A Balance for Labor by The Washington Post editorial board (The Washington Post, March 12, 2007) (view)

A Ban on Carry-On Luggage The New York Times editorial board The New York Times September 10, 2006

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"The ban on liquids surely makes sense given the lack of a reliable, efficient way to detect liquid explosives on the passenger screening line. But the other fine distinctions in this directive make us think the best approach would be a ban on virtually all carry-on items, or at least a limit of one small personal bag per passenger to tote travel documents, keys, vital medications, reading materials and any other minimal items that are allowed."

A Ban on Carry-On Luggage by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, September 10, 2006) (view)

A Bankrupt Bailout Investor's Business Daily editorial board Investor's Business Daily December 19, 2008

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"But the fact is, the industry will now get money for doing nothing. No restructuring and no rewritten labor contracts, which are what the industry needs. This deal only buys time for the industry until March, when the loans come due."

A Bankrupt Bailout by Investor's Business Daily editorial board (Investor's Business Daily, December 19, 2008) (view)

A battle won, but a victory? George F. Will The Washington Post March 23, 2010

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"On Sunday, as will happen every day for two decades, another 10,000 baby boomers became eligible for Social Security and Medicare. And Congress moved closer to piling a huge new middle-class entitlement onto the rickety structure of America's Ponzi welfare state. Congress has a one-word response to the demographic deluge and the scores of trillions of dollars of unfunded liabilities: "More.""

A battle won, but a victory? by George F. Will (The Washington Post, March 23, 2010) (view)

A battlefield in the courtroom Eugene Robinson The Washington Post November 20, 2009

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"In this context, putting KSM and the others on trial in a civilian proceeding on U.S. soil is not just a duty but also an opportunity. It's a way to show that we do not have one system of justice for ourselves and another for Muslims, that we give defendants their day in court, that we insist they be vigorously defended by competent counsel -- that we really do practice what we preach."

A battlefield in the courtroom by Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post, November 20, 2009) (view)

A better focus The San Diego Union-Tribune editorial board The San Diego Union-Tribune October 18, 2007

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"More than half the nation's uninsured children are already eligible for either SCHIP or Medicaid, but their parents have not enrolled them. The better focus, then, is to get those kids enrolled. Bush suggests that focus as the basis for compromise. He suggests in vain."

A better focus by The San Diego Union-Tribune editorial board (The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 18, 2007) (view)

A better-than-expected nuclear deal with Iran David Ignatius The Washington Post April 2, 2015

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Perhaps the most important part of the framework involves inspection and verification plans. Here, too, the United States seems to have obtained most of what it wanted. The IAEA could permanently monitor all of Iran’s nuclear facilities, using an intrusive measure known as the “additional protocol.” Inspection of Iran’s mines, mills and other elements of its nuclear supply chain would continue for 25 years. It’s a tougher package, in terms of preventing Iranian breakout, than many critics feared.

A better-than-expected nuclear deal with Iran by David Ignatius (The Washington Post, April 2, 2015) (view)

A big deal on immigration The Boston Globe editorial board The Boston Globe May 19, 2007

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"Now is probably the last window for action on comprehensive reform before presidential politics thwart any rational debate. Millions of desperate people enter the United States every year, risking their lives and often eking out mean livings in squalor and fear. They deserve a chance to work, train, and pay their way toward becoming legal residents, and the canny old negotiator Ted Kennedy has likely found the clearest path to get them there."

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A big step against climate change The Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board The Philadelphia Inquirer June 26, 2009

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"If the United States is going to be the world leader in fighting global warming, it needs to walk the walk. This nation generates a disproportionate amount of the polluting greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. China, India, and other major polluting countries will never come to the table over carbon emissions unless the United States leads by example."

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A bill too bad even for the Beltway Debra Saunders San Francisco Chronicle July 1, 2007

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"If you are going to tell people you want to grant citizenship to otherwise-law-abiding illegal immigrants, you need to be consistent. An amendment by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, to make illegal immigrants who ignored deportation orders or used fraudulent documents ineligible for legal status failed last month by a 51-46 vote. "

A bill too bad even for the Beltway by Debra Saunders (San Francisco Chronicle, July 1, 2007) (view)

A Blast at the Lamont Doctrine Rich Lowry National Review October 10, 2006

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"We need to junk the six-party talks and pressure Pyongyang on all fronts, toward the long-term goal of the collapse of its government. All of the North’s sources of income are illegal — counterfeiting, WMD trade, and narcotics trafficking — and we can crack down on them further."

A Blast at the Lamont Doctrine by Rich Lowry (National Review, October 10, 2006) (view)

A Blow to Brown The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post June 29, 2007

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"The court has recognized diversity as a compelling interest in the context of higher education, as recently as in its 2003 ruling upholding an affirmative action program at the University of Michigan Law School. If anything, the argument for diversity is even more compelling for younger children, whose attitudes about race are being formed and future educational opportunities determined."

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A Boost for Diplomacy The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post October 26, 2007

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"If the sanctions are as successful as the financial crackdown on North Korea, they could have the same result: forcing Iran to end its defiance of the Security Council and begin serious negotiations to stop its bomb program."

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A border solution that's chock-full of holes Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune October 8, 2006

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"Instead of making their way through urban areas, undocumented foreigners have eluded capture by trekking across remote deserts and mountains, paying human smugglers to shepherd them into the United States. Instead of snaring more illegal entrants, we're now arresting fewer."

A border solution that's chock-full of holes by Steve Chapman (Chicago Tribune, October 8, 2006) (view)

A Bridge Detroit Needs Carlos Gutierrez The Washington Post December 11, 2008

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"The effects of a shutdown would multiply beyond the auto industry and would significantly postpone our nation's economic recovery. If Congress fails to act now, U.S. real gross domestic product could decline by more than 1 percent and the country would be likely to lose more than a million jobs. We all agree that the auto industry is important -- but we also agree that real changes and tough decisions must be made to ensure that the firms become financially viable. Any funding must come with significant strings attached."

A Bridge Detroit Needs by Carlos Gutierrez (The Washington Post, December 11, 2008) (view)

A Bumper-Sticker Menace Ryan Sager New York Post January 3, 2007

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"It seems that, so long as trouble-makers are ready to write up the complaints, the FEC is happy to take any nutball theory for a few spins around the track - no matter how ludicrous the repercussions for free speech in our democracy."

A Bumper-Sticker Menace by Ryan Sager (New York Post, January 3, 2007) (view)

A Bush Retreat? The Wall Street Journal editorial board The Wall Street Journal November 9, 2006

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"Mr. Gates is a capable public servant with broad security experience. But much of that experience is with the CIA, which has misjudged the nature of the enemy throughout this conflict. Mr. Gates is also on the Baker-Hamilton study group that Congress established to examine policy options for Iraq, and we hope his nomination doesn't mean Mr. Bush has already signed onto its soon-to-be-released recommendations."

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A Bustling Hate-Crime Industry George F. Will The Washington Post May 13, 2007

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"This draws government steadily deeper into stigmatizing certain thoughts and attitudes, which incites more and more groups to clamor for inclusion in the ranks of the especially protected. And Timothy Lynch of the Cato Institute notes that prosecutors of supposed hate crimes must pry into defendants' lives -- books and magazines read, Internet sites visited, the nature of his or her friends -- to uncover evidence of unsavory thinking."

A Bustling Hate-Crime Industry by George F. Will (The Washington Post, May 13, 2007) (view)

A Car Wreck Made in Washington Holman Jenkins The Wall Street Journal November 26, 2008

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"Here's an alternative plan: Buy out the UAW with taxpayer dollars and free the Big Three to staff their factories with nonunion workers the way Toyota and Honda and BMW do. Last week's Hill circus notwithstanding, the negotiation that really needs to take place now is between Democrats and their union allies. The Big Three executives are just in the way."

A Car Wreck Made in Washington by Holman Jenkins (The Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2008) (view)

A case for additional troops The Washington Times editorial board The Washington Times December 15, 2006

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"For the past three years, U.S. commanders have repeatedly tried to reduce American troop levels in Iraq and turn responsibilities over to the Iraqis. Each time, however, reality has intervened and forced U.S. generals to go in the [[opposite]] direction: maintaining or increasing force levels."

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A Case for Appeal The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post September 26, 2006

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"The compromise bill strips the courts of any jurisdiction to hear cases -- including those cases already pending -- concerning detainee treatment. Unless this provision is changed, the administration will be free to ignore Mr. McCain's interpretation."

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A case for divesting in Sudan Nat Hentoff The Washington Times October 23, 2006

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"Do the National Foreign Trade Council lobbyists, so pleased with their "purifying" the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act, ever give a thought to the blood on the profits their clients reap from their business ventures in Sudan? Are they wholly oblivious to the mass murders and rapes -- and the slaughter of the very, very young? When I was a kid, I couldn't imagine American companies doing business with Hitler. Growing up, I found that some did. So I'm not shocked now, just disgusted. "

A case for divesting in Sudan by Nat Hentoff (The Washington Times, October 23, 2006) (view)

A Catastrophe Like No Other Peggy Noonan The Wall Street Journal April 4, 2014

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What the bill declared it would do—insure tens of millions of uninsured Americans—it has not done. There are still tens of millions uninsured Americans. On the other hand, it has terrorized millions who did have insurance and lost it, or who still have insurance and may lose it.

A Catastrophe Like No Other by Peggy Noonan (The Wall Street Journal, April 4, 2014) (view)

A Cease-Fire Reality: Dealing With Syria Dennis Ross The Washington Post July 28, 2006

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"History is littered with well-intentioned efforts to transform Lebanon. If the current effort is to be different, we will need a credible international force shaped by real, not symbolic, missions and a new approach to Syria -- one that gives the Syrians a reason to calculate their interests differently."

A Cease-Fire Reality: Dealing With Syria by Dennis Ross (The Washington Post, 7/28/2006) (view)

A chance for Bush to salvage his foreign policy Jeremi Suri The Boston Globe July 24, 2007

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"The present Iranian regime is as dangerous and violent as Communist China at its worst. To call for an opening to this regime does not deny this fact. Isolation and recrimination, however, do not make for effective policy. The history of improved relations between Washington and Beijing since 1971 provides reason to believe that discussions are possible between the United States and Iran."

A chance for Bush to salvage his foreign policy by Jeremi Suri (The Boston Globe, July 24, 2007) (view)

A chance to end artificial alliance Hugh Reilly The Scotsman September 16, 2014

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Disastrous British foreign policy has led to the deaths of hundreds of UK soldiers and the maiming of thousands of others. And for what? Afghanistan is still a mediaeval basket case and IS rules large swathes of Iraq, a country we “liberated”. At home, a new Scotland would build on the sense of social justice that sets it apart from its southern neighbour. Despite the off-stage grumblings of arch-unionist Johann Lamont, the notions of free university education, free prescriptions and free personal care resonate with the majority of Scots who agree with a collectivist approach to helping those in need.

A chance to end artificial alliance by Hugh Reilly (The Scotsman, September 16, 2014) (view)

A cloudy future in Libya for U.S. The Denver Post editorial board The Denver Post March 19, 2011

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Obama said the fight for freedom was the Libyan people's fight. He's right. But if our mission is not to overthrow Khadafy, what is the mission? What constitutes victory? We've learned, again, in Afghanistan and Iraq how much easier it is to get into a war than it is to get out of one.

A cloudy future in Libya for U.S. by The Denver Post editorial board (The Denver Post, March 19, 2011) (view)

A college education for illegal aliens Kris Kobach The Washington Times June 22, 2007

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"It's no secret that the Senate immigration bill rewards 12-20 million illegal aliens with immediate amnesty. What is less well known is that the bill also allows illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition rates at public universities, discriminating against U.S. citizens from out of state and law-abiding foreign students."

A college education for illegal aliens by Kris Kobach (The Washington Times, June 22, 2007) (view)

A Conflict Hamas Caused Richard Cohen The Washington Post January 6, 2009

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"On some days, dozens of rockets fell on Sderot. A blimp hovered over the town, and when it electronically spied an incoming rocket, the sirens went off. In Sderot, the sirens were virtually a single, long wail on some days. Everyone took shelter because shelters are everywhere -- a constant reminder of the nearness of death or, at the very least, destruction"

A Conflict Hamas Caused by Richard Cohen (The Washington Post, January 6, 2009) (view)

A coup for the better Greg Sheridan The Australian September 21, 2006

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"No democrat can support a military coup but Thai coups are the gentlest in the world, and this one may conceivably provide a path to something better."

A coup for the better by Greg Sheridan (The Australian, 9/21/2006) (view)

A Crucial Choice The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post September 14, 2006

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"To authorize trials that needlessly depart from international norms will only invite skepticism about the convictions they deliver, further degrade the United States in the eyes of the world, and make martyrs of those condemned to prison or death. Cooperation with allies, vital to stopping future terrorist attacks, will be seriously impeded."

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A dangerous gamble in Gaza Financial Times editorial board Financial Times January 4, 2009

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"What is urgently needed now is: an internationally monitored ceasefire, of sufficient duration to resume and conclude negotiations on that basis; for Israel then to lift the blockade; and for new elections to decide who speaks for the Palestinians – Fatah, whose position is fast being eroded by this crisis, Hamas, or a combination of them both."

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A Dangerous New Order The New York Times editorial board The New York Times October 19, 2006

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"While the Republicans pretend that this bill will make America safer, let’s be clear about its real dangers. It sets up a separate system of justice for any foreigner whom Mr. Bush chooses to designate as an “illegal enemy combatant.” It raises insurmountable obstacles for prisoners to challenge their detentions. It does not require the government to release prisoners who are not being charged, or a prisoner who is exonerated by the tribunals."

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A deadline for Darfur David L. Phillips The Boston Globe September 21, 2006

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"The Bush administration should point out to China, a major customer of Sudanese oil, and Russia, the primary supplier of arms to Sudan, that they can show their commitment to human life above economic interests by pressuring Sudan to accept UN peacekeepers."

A deadline for Darfur by David L. Phillips (The Boston Globe, September 21, 2006) (view)

A deal to regret Boston Herald editorial board Boston Herald November 26, 2013

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The dreadful fact of life is that any deal that is causing jubilation in the streets of Tehran, but trepidation in the streets of Jerusalem and Riyadh cannot be a good thing. The Saudis have been remarkably quiet thus far, but they know well that allowing Iran to continue any uranium enrichment — and this agreement does that — undercuts previous United Nations efforts to halt enrichment entirely.

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A Death Sentence Affirmed The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post December 29, 2006

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"Still, there is something unreal about the cries of foul from human rights groups demanding perfect procedural justice from a country struggling with civil war, daily bombings and death-squad killings. The reality is that by the trial's end, there was no significant factual dispute between prosecution and defense: Saddam Hussein acknowledged on national television that he had signed the death warrants after only the most cursory look at the evidence against his victims."

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A defeat for Bolton could undercut US policy Thomas M. Boyd The Boston Globe August 1, 2006

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"Indeed, most of the criticism aimed at Bolton has nothing to do with him. More than anything else, it represents an effort to set the political stage for the upcoming midterm congressional elections in November."

A defeat for Bolton could undercut US policy by Thomas M. Boyd (The Boston Globe, August 1, 2006) (view)

A Defeat for the Democracies Newt Gingrich Human Events August 21, 2006

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"This ceasefire is not a precursor to peace. But don't just take my word for it. Within 24 hours of the cease-fire, in a series of carefully orchestrated statements, the dictators of Iran and Syria both claimed credit for defeating not just Israel, but America as well."

A Defeat for the Democracies by Newt Gingrich (Human Events, August 21, 2006) (view)

A Defining Moment for America The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post September 15, 2006

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"Three Republican senators -- John W. Warner of Virginia, chairman of the Armed Services Committee; Lindsey O. Graham of South Carolina; and Mr. McCain -- are bravely promoting an alternative measure that would allow terrorists to be questioned and tried without breaking faith with traditional U.S. values."

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A Dictator Brought to Account Hassan Mneimneh New York Post November 7, 2006

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"Against the background of the inability of both Iraqi and American authorities to stop the bloodletting, the five-judge Special Tribunal has affirmed the principle that officials in government are accountable for every life."

A Dictator Brought to Account by Hassan Mneimneh (New York Post, November 7, 2006) (view)

A difficult first year Las Vegas Sun editorial board Las Vegas Sun March 22, 2011

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Conservatives are fighting government involvement in a system that is badly in need of reform. Instead of arguing the merits of the issue, they raise the specter of a government “takeover” of health care and say care will be “rationed” out. But the government isn’t taking over health care. It would help people access private health insurance. And rationing? Insurance companies already do that.

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A Diplomatic Avenue The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post March 1, 2007

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"Iran seems to be interested in heading off a regional conflict between Sunni and Shiite movements. Syria, desperate to end its own isolation, has been advertising its willingness to help calm Iraq and to open peace talks with Israel."

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A Disgraceful Farm Bill The New York Times editorial board The New York Times May 16, 2008

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"The legislation preserves an indefensible program of direct payments amounting to about $5 billion a year that flow in good times and bad. It raises support levels for wheat and soybeans, while adding several new crops to the list in a way that will make it easier for farmers to raid the federal Treasury even when prices go up."

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A dose of reality for Obamacare The Orange County Register editorial board The Orange County Register November 1, 2013

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The middle class is realizing this bill isn't about affordable care for them; instead it's just a ‘redistribution of health.'

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A Dubious Electoral Idea David S. Broder The Washington Post April 5, 2007

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"The two-party system that is the underpinning of our form of representative government is supported by the electoral college, which gives each party a reliable base of support and forces them to compete fiercely for swing voters in places where they are of roughly equal strength. That mix of stability and uncertainty is the formula for healthy politics, and changing the formula should not be done casually."

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