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White House Watch Archive: Opinion Watch

Link Bait

In his very first opinion column for the New York Times, young, Internet-bred conservative Ross Douthat brings the concept of "link bait" to the Times's online opinion section -- by making the most absurd statement imaginable just to get attention....

By Dan Froomkin  |  April 28, 2009; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Opinion Watch  
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Opinion Watch

Richard Cohen, writing in his Washington Post opinion column, concludes that Obama's foreign policy "realism" means that "the American century" is over. And, after misattributing them to a recent blurb for a book, he uses Obama's comments about theologian and...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 10, 2009; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama as the Anti-Bush

In a column headlined "George W. Obama," Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Jackson Diehl writes on Sunday that Obama is behaving like George W. Bush in trying to take advantage of a crisis to ram through his ideological agenda....

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 9, 2009; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Looking Backward , Opinion Watch  
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Opinion Watch

The New York Times editorial board, which yesterday successfully called for Tom Daschle to step down as health-czar nominee, writes: "At last, the new administration is waking up to the need for top officials to live up to the high...

By Dan Froomkin  |  February 4, 2009; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Critique From the Left

Robert Scheer writes in his syndicated opinion column: "My concern is with the nation's two most serious flashpoints (the economic bailout and the war in Afghanistan) and on both the early actions of the Obama team have been far from...

By Dan Froomkin  |  January 23, 2009; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Critique From the Right

So this is what Obama gets in return for breaking bread with Washington Post opinion columnist Charles Krauthammer, among other right-wing pundits....

By Dan Froomkin  |  January 23, 2009; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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