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Ed Rogers—Opinion Writer
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The Insiders: The president’s cynical Keystone XL strategy

Correction: An earlier version of this post referred to “oil sands” in Louisiana. This version has been updated. On Friday, the State Department quietly released a notification that the Keystone XL pipeline decision is being delayed yet again.  The president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Terry O’Sullivan, called the delay “another gutless […]

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 6:28 pm Author: Ed Rogers

The Insiders: I wish the first lady had come to my high school graduation

I’m puzzled by all the complaints and fuss being made over first lady Michelle Obama’s acceptance of an invitation to speak at a high school graduation ceremony in Topeka, Kan. Instead of having absolutely no recollection of who their high school commencement speaker was, someday the kids in Topeka will not only remember who spoke but […]

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 11:43 am Author: Ed Rogers

The Insiders: Following the money as Democrats celebrate 1st-quarter fundraising advantage

Many of the first-quarter fundraising numbers have been released, and it looks like the Democrats are doing pretty well. Despite the general malaise that grips many Democrats across the country, their fundraising appears to be resilient. Their numbers were better than I thought they would be, especially when compared with the GOP’s. Is the Republican Party […]

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 12:55 pm Author: Ed Rogers

The Insiders: A new tax won’t change our weather

The lead sentence of an April 14 New York Times “news article,” headlined “Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws,” deserves some study. The first sentence reads, “The United States needs to enact a major climate change law, such as a tax on carbon pollution, by the end of this decade to stave off the most […]

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 1:23 pm Author: Ed Rogers

The Insiders: The president can’t bow out yet

The National Journal’s James Oliphant lays out a pretty good analysis of how the president’s speech last week at the LBJ Library sounded like the speech of a president who is starting to say goodbye.  And Oliphant concludes, “Better to begin the farewell tour now — and start leaving the markers for history to follow.” […]

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 6:04 pm Author: Ed Rogers

Ed Rogers
Opinion Writer

Ed Rogers is an opinion wrtier for the Washington Post PostPartisan, offering commentary from a conservative perspective. He is also chairman of the lobbying and communications firm BGR Group, which he founded with now-Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in 1991. Rogers has been involved with numerous Republican political campaigns, including the presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. In the first Bush White House, he reported to chief of staff John Sununu. In the Reagan White House, he worked in the office of political affairs. Read more about Rogers.