Barack Obama enters the White House with more constitutional and legal power than any president in US history. One of his biggest problems will be figuring out what to do with it.-- JACK BALKINAmerica threw long, and America is praying for a dazzling reception. People want him to catch the ball-- PEGGY NOONANIf he is to prove worthy of the near-universal exaltation with which his election has been greeted, he has to prepare America and the world for the possibility of further American military interventions overseas.
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Barack Obama has been president-elect for barely 10 days but already there are signs of tension among U.S. spy agencies over his intelligence briefings.
There is going to be a huge temptation on the part of the left and Obama to use the race card over and over again to stifle dissent.-- RICK MORANThe best reason for Obama to be looking for a place in his cabinet for Clinton is simple: to get her out of the Senate.
I don't see any good reason why the United States' courts can't take care of adjudicating Cheney's crimes.-- BOOMANTreasury Secretary Hank Paulson finally confirmed what lonely bailout opponents tried to tell the American public all along: The man doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing.
Almost half the $700 billion bailout money has been shoveled out the door, but nobody is keeping track of it.-- ROBERT STEINFuck accountability; that is for the plebes.-- FESTEROne of the confusing things about the drive to provide some kind of bailout to GM and other car companies is that discussion often seems motivated by the notion that if a firm can’t pay it’s bills then everything just somehow vanishes. But . . . the bankruptcy code provides an established process for what amounts to bailing out an insolvent firm."Is the UAW [United Auto Workers] sacrificing enough so the taxpayers don’t have to?" Funny, I don’t remember this type of question being asked about Wall Streeters and their massive bonuses paid out of taxpayer bailout funds.-- MATT
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