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Friday, May 22, 2009

Intel and Competition (NYT)

low prices must be stopped

The slow investigation into Intel’s predatory business practices is evidence that Washington must pursue monopolies more vigorously and foster competition.

The Real Path to Security (NYT)

you can have neither

President Obama was exactly right when he said Americans do not have to choose between security and their democratic values.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Safer Credit Cards (NYT)

only bears will have guns

The House should reject an amendment to the much needed credit card reform bill that allows loaded firearms to be carried into national parks.

The Earth Wins One (NYT)

back on road will be phased out

New emissions standards will put America back on the road toward energy independence. But the biggest winner could be the atmosphere.

Monday, May 18, 2009

So Far So Good (NYT)

union in charge

It looks as if Chrysler will emerge from its restructuring a more sensible company. But still looming is the fate of General Motors.

36 Percent Is High Enough (NYT)

not about income tax rates

Congress should restore consumer protections by setting a reasonable federal ceiling on interest rates and allowing states to adopt stricter limits if they want to.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cheney, Master of Pain (NYT)

bush not moved past

The question of what Nancy Pelosi knew or didn’t, or when she did or didn’t know, is irrelevant to how W. and Dick Cheney broke the law and authorized torture.

Obama Can’t Turn the Page on Bush (NYT)

bush attacked

by Frank Rich
Until there is true transparency, revelations of the unresolved eight-year nightmare will keep raining down drip by drip.

Chemical Plant Safety (NYT)

don't forget to add congressional oversight

A major explosion last year provided more evidence that the nation needs Congress to pass a tougher chemical plant security law.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Building a Better Census Bureau (NYT)

strong overcounts needed

The confirmation of Robert Groves to head the Census Bureau is a good start, but Congress must do more to revitalize the weak agency.


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