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Gerald Posner

Entries by Gerald Posner

The Questions for Perot about McCain and Gambling

(167) Comments | Posted September 29, 2008 | 2:00 PM

Yesterday's New York Times front-page investigative story about John McCain's long time ties to the nation's gambling industry ("For McCain and Team, a Host of Ties to Gambling"), jogged my memory about an unsettling bit of information I was given by Ross Perot in 1995.

In November 1995,...

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Reverend Wright and Barack

(413) Comments | Posted March 15, 2008 | 2:30 PM

I am a Barack Obama supporter. I liked Senator John Edwards, think Hilary Clinton would make a super president, but have been persuaded ever since the start of the campaign that Barack offers the greatest chance for substantive, and greatly over needed, change.

I'm still in the Barack camp. But,...

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The CIA's Destroyed Interrogation Tapes and the Saudi-Pakistani 9/11 Connection

(126) Comments | Posted December 7, 2007 | 2:25 PM

On December 5, the CIA's director, General Michael V. Hayden, issued a statement disclosing that in 2005 at least two videotapes of interrogations with al Qaeda prisoners were destroyed. The tapes, which the CIA did not provide to either the 9/11 Commission, nor to a federal court in the...

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Can a Journalist Have a Different Opinion than Her Publisher?

(52) Comments | Posted September 5, 2007 | 9:22 PM

Can a journalist have an opinion different from her publisher and keep her job? Not in Miami these days, if the case of Trisha Posner, Ocean Drive's monthly "Health Watch" columnist is any barometer. Trisha, a journalist -- and my wife -- committed the fireable offense by appearing for 45...

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An Open Letter to the President

(61) Comments | Posted October 3, 2006 | 3:32 PM

In the aftermath of the 9.11 attack on America, I wrote a September 25 editorial for The Wall Street Journal, titled "I Was Wrong About Bush." There, I broke the unwritten rule that journalists should only be neutral political observers by announcing that I had voted twice for Bill Clinton,...

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