Education beat writers demonstrate the same excellence as other journalists. The problem is Op Ed columnists and other writers who seem to know no more about schools than what they hear at cocktail parties.
Reagan and Clarke debate whether 44 won a Pyrrhic victory at Boca -- crushing content as Romney passed a 'commander-in-chief' test? And they talk taboos: does the Gingrich-Sununu crowd race-bait? Kosher to discuss Mitt's Mormonism? Who lies more?
If you were going to draw up a list of five things that President Obama could do that would be likely to draw a primary challenge in 2012, throwing the Afghanistan drawdown in the trash would surely be on that list.
No reporter has asked Mr. Petraeus during his current media tour about the contradiction between his current advocacy for delaying the withdrawal and his "Yes, sir" under explicit questioning that he would not ask for more time.
I am sure that Jonathan Alter's recent column in Newsweek, is as funny to the lobbyists of teacher unions as it is to me. The column is in fact not about Congress, but rather about Rep. David Obey (D-WI).
There's a new conventional wisdom forming in Washington, DC: the American dream of financial independence and security is gone. The ideal of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is dead. Deal with it.
This White House has made it clear it will only take on controversial issues if it is forced to through vocal protest against the White House. Its time for labor to turn up the heat on the White House.
Pelosi is in a unique position to weigh in, since the House could put the Afghanistan drawdown in writing when it considers the war supplemental, by approving an amendment introduced by Reps. McGovern and Obey.
If getting American troops out of Afghanistan in the shortest feasible time is still the president's aim, I don't think he can expect much support from the new man he's put in charge there, Gen. David Petraeus.