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PostPartisan: November 22, 2009 - November 28, 2009

The risk posed by Obama's uninvited guests

By Jo-Ann Armao I can recall a Thanksgiving when this country was mourning the loss of its youthful, handsome president. And because of the memory of those horrible days following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, I am having a...

By Jo-Ann Armao  | November 27, 2009; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Peace negotiations with the Taliban?

Memo to the Taliban: We’re not saying “no” to peace negotiations, assuming you are willing to dump Osama bin Laden and stop shooting U.S. soldiers. But we’re not saying “yes,” either. Yours sincerely, Hillary Clinton, secretary of state. That’s...

By David Ignatius  | November 24, 2009; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Holder's decision is embarrassing and offensive

Two weeks ago, in the Friday news black hole with President Obama safely on the way to Asia, Attorney General Eric Holder announced his decision to award five Sept. 11 conspirators, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the full rights of...

By Michael Gerson  | November 24, 2009; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
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The truth about the public option

I am in trouble with the left -- again -- over the public option for health care. My offense? On MSNBC Monday, Andrea Mitchell asked, "how do they water down the public option to make it acceptable to some...

By Ruth Marcus  | November 24, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
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Where is Sanford's shame?

By Jo-Ann Armao I don’t know what reaction I expected from South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford to findings that he violated state ethics laws. Maybe some chagrin? Perhaps some thought to the idea maybe he should resign to spare himself,...

By Jo-Ann Armao  | November 23, 2009; 7:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Oh, the travails of being a Justice

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy recently found himself in the middle of a mini-scandal. The reason: His office demanded that he be allowed to pre-screen an article in the Dalton School’s student newspaper about the justice’s recent visit...

By Eva Rodriguez  | November 23, 2009; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama's Asian misstep

There's been a lot of misguided criticism of President Obama's trip to Asia. You're upset that he bowed to the emperor of Japan? Get over it. Obama was being respectful -- which was in keeping with the tone of...

By Fred Hiatt  | November 23, 2009; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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Can't we celebrate a little on health care?

Something truly momentous happened in the United States Senate last night, and almost all of the accounts today involve carping. Typical is the Politico headline: “How health care reform could fall apart.” Okay, it’s entirely true that Senate Majority...

By E.J. Dionne  | November 22, 2009; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
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