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PostPartisan: April 12, 2009 - April 18, 2009

Obama, Catholics and Notre Dame

The objections of more conservative Catholics to the University of Notre Dame’s decision to invite President Obama to deliver this year’s commencement address and to receive an honorary degree have received a lot of attention. But the views of...

By E.J. Dionne  | April 17, 2009; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
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Investigate Bush? Obama Indicates 'No'

Elements of the American left are pretty peeved that President Obama hasn’t swept away -- or even fully revealed -- controversial Bush-era anti-terrorism policies. Just one of many complaints: Whereas civil libertarians wanted mountains of classified documents on torture,...

By Stephen Stromberg  | April 16, 2009; 7:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
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Wrong on Gays in the Military

Alright, I've had it! Had it with the antiquated arguments against gays serving openly in the military espoused today on The Post’s Op Ed page by James J. Lindsay, Jerome Johnson, E.G. "Buck" Shuler Jr., and Joseph Went. Gay...

By Jonathan Capehart  | April 15, 2009; 5:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (158)
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The Real Outrage This Tax Day

By Jo-Ann Armao Each time I signed my name to a tax return last night, I felt a bit of satisfaction. Some of it came from knowing that I'll (barely) meet the deadline and get a refund. But there was...

By Jo-Ann Armao  | April 15, 2009; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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The Bases Obama Didn't Cover

It's hard to think of many bases that President Obama didn't cover in his big speech today on the economy -- there were just a couple, actually, and I'll get to those in a minute. He spoke like a...

By Eugene Robinson  | April 14, 2009; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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The Maersk Alabama Captain vs. Sully Sullenberger

Who's the bigger hero: Maersk Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips or Chesley B. Sullenberger III, the pilot who landed US Air flight 1549 on the Hudson River in January? It's tempting to say, no brainer: It's Sully. He saved 155...

By Frank Ahrens  | April 13, 2009; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
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In Praise of Snipers

Just as the policy mavens were beginning to debate elaborate political-military strategies for dealing with the Somali pirates, we were reminded that the best solution is sometimes the simplest and most direct -- in this case, a sniper’s rifle....

By David Ignatius  | April 13, 2009; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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