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PostPartisan: June 14, 2009 - June 20, 2009

Ensign: What Shattered Promise?

By Alexandra Petri In the wake of Senator Ensign’s admitted affair and resignation as chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, commentators have lamented this “added blow” to the crisis-ridden GOP. Really? Perhaps the young, affable senator showed some promise for...

By Alexandra Petri  | June 19, 2009; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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No Flies on PETA

I thought it awfully strange that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was weighing in on President Obama's fly-swat (the headline on website TMZ: "PETA Swats at Obama for Killing That Fly!"), so I emailed PETA spokesman...

By Kathleen Parker  | June 19, 2009; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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PBS's New Ban on Religious Programming

On Tuesday, the Public Broadcasting System’s board of directors decided that member stations could no longer add religious programming. The board was applying a 1985 rule that all PBS shows must be “noncommercial, nonpartisan and nonsectarian.” But the decision...

By Michael Gerson  | June 18, 2009; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
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Obama, the Less-Than-Great Defender

President Obama's response to Iran falls squarely in the category of "pretty good" and slow to the draw. He seems to be so worried about not being George W. Bush that he's forgetting to be the American president. His...

By Kathleen Parker  | June 16, 2009; 7:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
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Speak for America, President Obama

On September 2, 1939, in the wake of Hitler’s invasion of Poland, the British House of Commons met to rush through a military service bill. But the House was stunned when Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain said he wasn’t ready...

By William Kristol  | June 15, 2009; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (240)
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