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Entries by Robert L. Borosage from 05/2011

The Osama Fallout: Be Careful What You Wish For

| Posted 05.03.2011 | Politics

The White House will be tempted to use the Osama bin Laden moment to claim their laurels. The president has turned an economy in free fall around, kept his promise to draw down in Iraq and to refocus on the terrorists who attacked us on 9-11. He can run on a record of accomplishment and good judgment. But, however tempting, that would be a mistake. The best hope for Obama and the country is for the president to use this moment when his judgment and leadership are being praised to focus Americans on the challenges we face at home. To do so, he'll have to change course dramatically.

Boehner: Extortion Is My Game

| Posted 05.10.2011 | Politics

John Boehner is right when he says that Americans are sick of the arrogance in Washington. But it is hard to imagine a more arrogant politician than one threatening to blow up the economy if he doesn't get his way.

Calamity Newt Asks the Right Question

| Posted 05.17.2011 | Politics

Despite Newt Gingrich's gift for self-immolation he shouldn't be dismissed as a 2010 GOP presidential candidate. He has provided the clearest statement of how Republicans will run against Obama and Democrats.