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PostPartisan: August 9, 2009 - August 15, 2009

John Edwards a Lot Short of 99%

As my kids would say -- and they are my kids -- du-uh! Did anyone think that Rielle Hunter's baby -- or "it," as Elizabeth Edwards refers to the child -- was not fathered by John Edwards? The National...

By Ruth Marcus  | August 14, 2009; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Right-Handed and Proud

By Alexandra Petri I'm right-handed, and I am proud. Today, August 13th, marks yet another victory in one of the most sensationally successful PR campaigns of all time: the campaign for left-handers. Many minorities still struggle against negative stereotypes. There...

By Alexandra Petri  | August 13, 2009; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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The Meaning of Justice Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor's ascension is that only-in-America story that should fortify everyone's believe in this nation's willingness to grant the American Dream (however defined) to anyone willing to work hard for it. But as we celebrate the...

By Jonathan Capehart  | August 13, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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You Go, Hillary!

I know I'm a tad late to the party on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Congo outburst, so I'll keep this short and to the point: You go, Hillary! Listening to a translation of a question from a student,...

By Jonathan Capehart  | August 12, 2009; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson

On Wednesday, President Obama will drape the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the neck of former Irish president Mary Robinson. The White House says Robinson deserves it because she was the first female president of Ireland and is a...

By Charles Lane  | August 11, 2009; 6:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
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Smokey Turns 65

By Alexandra Petri He’s sixty-five years old and still a noteworthy public figure. He recently joined Twitter. He appeared shirtless on the Today Show and Al Roker didn’t bat an eye. Instead, he handed him a jar of honey. That’s...

By Alexandra Petri  | August 11, 2009; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Sarah Palin Calls for...Restraint?

Sarah Palin -- after calling President Obama's health-reform plans "downright evil" and needlessly sensationalizing the debate by positing that the fate of her Down Syndrome son would be put in the hands of "Obama's 'death panel" -- is now...

By Stephen Stromberg  | August 10, 2009; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (209)
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Cough This Way

The Obama administration, in particular the Centers for Disease Control, wants the American people to be ready for the second wave of swine flu that will come with the fall flu season. They've got all sorts of guidelines for...

By Jonathan Capehart  | August 10, 2009; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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