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White House blames Panetta, not its own faults [CNN Opinion]

10 10 14

(CNN) — The publication this week of memoirs by Leon Panetta has stirred up a sharp controversy in the press, but as so often happens these days in Washington, the focus seems to be on the sensational rather than the important. Continue reading

With ISIS fight, Obama regains confidence [Boston Globe]

09 25 14

PRESIDENT JOHN KENNEDY was fond of quoting two characters from Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 1.” The first, Glendower, says, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep.” To which Hotspur replies, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” Continue reading

ISIS war rollout resembles launch of Obamacare site [CNN Opinion]

09 22 14

Someone in the Obama White House clearly has a good book to write one day: “How Not to Do Rollouts.” Continue reading

Young candidates can fix a broken system [Boston Globe]

09 07 14

RETURNING FROM military combat in World War II, a 29-year-old John F. Kennedy hung up his uniform and embraced a new form of service back home: running for Congress from the 11th district of Massachusetts. He was one of many young veterans who ran and won in 1946 by appealing to voters’ eagerness for change. Continue reading