Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday's Daily Brief

Monday, March 19, 2012
Mitt Romney Wins Puerto Rico
Foxconn Speaks Out After 'Apple Factory' Story Retraction
Portrait Of Afghan Killing Suspect Emerges
New Jersey Tops Anti-Corruption List, Study Says
Sweet 16 Filled With Powerhouse Programs
Simon Johnson: Fiscal Affairs: A Colossal Mistake of Historic Proportions: The "JOBS" Bill
With the so-called JOBS bill, Congress is about to abandon much of the 1930s-era securities legislation that both served investors well and helped make the U.S. one of the best places in the world to raise capital. We find ourselves again on a bipartisan route to disaster.
Diane Ravitch: In Defense of Facing Reality
We will have to learn to hold two ideas at the same time: We must both reduce poverty and improve our schools. We cannot fix our schools without strengthening the teaching profession and addressing the social conditions that shape their outcomes.
Bruce Ackerman: Nixon In Iran?
Where is Richard Nixon when we really need him? The time is ripe for rearranging the diplomatic chess board -- but this time, Western leaders must entice Tehran, not Beijing, into a new relationship.
Michael Smerconish: Boycott Won't Rush Him Out
Though the advertising boycott of Rush Limbaugh is significant for its size and scope, it will ultimately prove ineffectual in dislodging him from his commanding perch above the talk-radio world.
Tom Andrews: I Was George Clooney's Cellmate
There were no cheering crowds and jostling photographers when we stepped out of the DC Police van into the precinct lock-up. A couple of officers checked us in, emptied our pockets, and led us into a cell to join my fellow law-breakers.

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