Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday's Daily Brief

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Santorum Campaign: Maybe It's Time For One-On-One Debate With Romney
Best Buddies: Obama And Cameron's State Dinner Lovefest
A Year Of Bloodshed In Syria
Majority Of Americans Think Rush Limbaugh Should Be Fired
WATCH: 'Kony 2012' Prompts Outrage In Uganda
Marlo Thomas: St. Patrick's Day: Why I Love A Parade
We live on the park in New York where there seems to be a parade at least a few times a month for every possible nationality there is. One of the biggest is St. Patrick's Day, which of course thrills my husband. There's nobody named Donahue who doesn't love a St. Patrick's Day parade.
Jeffrey Goldberg: Barack Obama Is Such a Traditional Jew Sometimes
George W. Bush was, in his own way, a philo-Semite, but he never would have made such a member-of-the-tribe kind of joke as Barack Obama did when I recently handed him a copy of the New American Haggadah.
Evelyn Robert de Rothschild: Monetary Express
I owe my life to the remarkable generosity of America's political system, which under legislation from Franklin D. Roosevelt welcomed thousands of children from England during World War II. It is out of this respect, and out of a fear for how money is corroding America's political system, that I call for a rethink of how we approach campaign finance.
Jared Bernstein: Stress Tests You Haven't Read About
Given the success of the Fed's stress tests on assessing the health of the nation's largest banks, various other institutions decided to embrace the model. Here are some early results.
Conrad Black: James Q. Wilson: The Impact on Crime He Never Had
I liked and admired the late James Q. Wilson; he was a fine man and a rigorous intellect who made a positive difference, but where was he while American criminal justice was becoming the terrible conveyor-belt of corruption, hypocrisy, and abuse that it now is?

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