Mitch Daniels on the State of the Nation

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The GOP’s newest rising star is a little-known, motorcycle-riding governor from Indiana.

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 […]

Ross Douthat: Obama’s Nobel Speech, NYTimes.com

Since I gave him so much grief for accepting the prize in the first place, I have to give the president credit for the speech itself. He faced the impossible task of having to give multiple addresses at once: A speech his European hosts expected to hear from a Nobel Prize winner; a speech that […]