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PostPartisan: September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Is Zuckerberg spending his $100 million wisely?

Here's my dumb (and perhaps uncharitable) question about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation to Newark schools, announced with great fanfare on Oprah on Friday. Newark famously spends more money per pupil than just about any district in...

By Matt Miller  | September 24, 2010; 8:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Obama and the cause of democracy

For a long time now, I have worried that liberals and progressives would so react against President Bush's use of rhetoric about democracy that they -- we -- would retreat into pure realism. That's why I was heartened by...

By E.J. Dionne  | September 24, 2010; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Take the Post Opinions Facebook quiz

That Facebook movie premiers Friday, and the social networking company is already doing damage control. But what's myth and what's fact when it comes to the ubiquitous online social tool? See how much you really know about Facebook by taking...

By Quiz  | September 24, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How to not fix America's debt problem

I don't favor privatizing veterans' health care. Neither does prime-time MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, as she spent several minutes of her program Thursday night making clear. So I was hoping Maddow would defend the VA with some reasoned argument...

By Stephen Stromberg  | September 24, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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'Waiting for Superman' ignores the real problem with schools

I began my life in journalism as an education reporter, which is how I came to be in a particular Washington high school years ago, learning from some young teachers that on a given day only 25 percent of...

By Richard Cohen  | September 24, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Sarah Palin's meaningless hints about running in 2012

Sarah Palin has reignited speculation about whether she'll run for president in 2012. Perhaps reignited is the wrong word, since commentators have continually fueled this conflagration of conjecture ever since she and John McCain lost in 2008. But Palin...

By Stephen Stromberg  | September 23, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Tips from last year's pundit contest winner

With our second season of America's Next Great Pundit underway, we thought it was a good time to check in with last year's contest winner. Kevin Huffman still works at Teach for America, but he's also carved out more...

By America's Next Great Pundit  | September 23, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The GOP's post-election hit list: Obama, ACORN, scientists [updated]

Until recently, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) was perhaps best known for making millions as the voice of the Viper car alarm system and then funding a campaign to recall former California Gov. Gray Davis (D). He eventually decided not...

By Stephen Stromberg  | September 23, 2010; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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On terrorism, Barack Obama is no George W. Bush

Ruth Marcus scores me, John Bolton, and other conservatives who criticized President Obama's declaration to Bob Woodward that "we can absorb another terrorist attack." She writes, "Put the same words in George W. Bush's mouth -- that the country...

By Marc Thiessen  | September 23, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Obama is the most poignant figure in Woodward's story

The poignant figure in Bob Woodward's story about Afghanistan is Barack Obama, the president who boasted during the campaign that he was going to fix Afghanistan and then discovered, month by month, just how hard that would be. By...

By David Ignatius  | September 22, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Absorbing unfair criticism of Obama on national security

The right's atwitter -- literally, in some cases -- about President Obama’s comment to Bob Woodward that "America can absorb a terrorist attack." This unobjectionable remark -- maybe it would have been better if the president had said the...

By Ruth Marcus  | September 22, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Obama's national security comments: feel safer yet?

Well, the front-page of The Post was brimming with news today. Before even turning the page in The Post's revealing preview of Bob Woodward's new book, "Obama's Wars," we learn that President Obama believes that "we can absorb a...

By Marc Thiessen  | September 22, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
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Stymied by mean Harry Reid

First, it was Olympia Snowe who, back in July, said she’d support the bill but for the restriction on amendments. The bill in question was the small business tax credit expansion that the administration was pushing, and which eventually...

By Harold Meyerson  | September 21, 2010; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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Please, Dinesh, analyze me!

By Joel Dreyfuss Ever since I read his piece in Forbes, I keep thinking: I can't wait for Dinesh D'Souza to turn his eagle eye on me. After concluding that President Obama's Kenyan father magically transmitted his African socialist ideals...

By Joel Dreyfuss  | September 21, 2010; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Why conservatives should repeal 'don't ask don't tell'

It's a great sadness that Senate Republicans blocked efforts to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' Tuesday. Ending discrimination against gays in the military got 56 votes -- which would have been an astonishing result a couple of decades ago...

By E.J. Dionne  | September 21, 2010; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Did the government overpay in the auto bailout?

I play a bit part in "Overhaul," the fascinating new book about the bankruptcy-cum-bailout of GM and Chrysler by former Obama administration auto task force chief Steven Rattner. Rattner recounts visiting the Post editorial board in 2009 to pitch...

By Charles Lane  | September 21, 2010; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Can we really blame Lady Gaga for being politically incoherent?

I love a good policy metaphor. This isn't one. "Equality is the prime rib of America, but because I'm gay, I don't get to enjoy the greatest cut of meat my country has to offer." Lady Gaga continued: ......

By Stephen Stromberg  | September 21, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Record casualties in Afghanistan: Can we bear them?

A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan Tuesday killed nine NATO troops, and brought the total coalition deaths to 529 for 2010 -- exceeding last year's record total of 521, according to icasualties.org. That news is certainly sobering -- and...

By Jackson Diehl  | September 21, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Jimmy Carter's superiority

Back near the dawn of history -- in Dec., 1978, when I was practicing politics as an activist, not as a columnist -- I convened a small meeting in Los Angeles that was, I believe, the first gathering in...

By Harold Meyerson  | September 20, 2010; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
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Dems playing politics with immigration -- and it's good policy

By Edward Schumacher-Matos Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans are angrily accusing Majority Leader Harry Reid of being political in his surprise announcement to attach a Dream Act amendment to the military appropriations bill that is scheduled for...

By Edward Schumacher-Matos  | September 20, 2010; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Why isn't Christine O'Donnell's witchcraft story a forgivable sin? [Updated]

In this age of overexposure, under what conditions do politicians benefit from sketchy anecdotes, and when do they stumble over them? My generation is quickly growing accustomed to the notion that some of our lowest moments will be among...

By Stephen Stromberg  | September 20, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
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