Carter Says Sorry to Jews, Apology Not Linked to Grandson’s Political Ambitions – FOXNews.com

Jimmy Carter’s recent apology to Jews for actions he acknowledged have stigmatized Israel is not timed to a decision by his grandson on whether to enter Georgia politics, the former president told an online Jewish news agency this week.Atlanta attorney Jason Carter, 34, is debating whether to run for Georgia’s state Senate from the district […]

Ross Douthat: Did The Republicans Blunder On Health Care? – NYTimes.com

Yes, say Jonathan Chait and David Frum, in pre-mortems for the G.O.P.’s efforts to derail the Democratic bill. Chait argues that the Republicans could have sold moderate Democrats on a “vastly more limited” piece of legislation, if they’d been willing to compromise early in the process. Instead, by uniting in lockstep opposition and gambling that […]