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Ed Rogers—Opinion Writer
The Washington Post
Ed Rogers - The Washington Post - "Post Partisan Opinion Writer"

Follow the latest entries by Ed Rogers at PostPartisan online:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan

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

The Insiders: Paul Ryan’s generous budget

In a world where futility is the enemy of productivity, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) deserves credit for hanging in there. His 2015 budget passed earlier today by a 219 to 205 vote in the House. Remember that rather than saying something judicious and tempered – i.e. presidential – about the Ryan budget, […]






Posted on 10 April 2014 | 3:44 pm Author: Ed Rogers

The Insiders: The Democrats’ Koch habit won’t help them in November

From the anti-Koch ads running in Senate campaigns to Senator Harry Reid’s (D-NV) rant claiming the latest Ryan budget is a gift tailor-made for the Kochs, the Koch brothers appear to be everywhere the Democrats look.  Or, the Democrats want to make it seem like the Kochs are everywhere. I’m not really sure. I think […]






Posted on 9 April 2014 | 1:57 pm Author: Ed Rogers

The Insiders: The executive order presidency suits Obama

After five years, President Obama has found a means of governing that suits him: signing executive orders. The executive order regimen is just to the president’s liking. He doesn’t have to meet with anybody, convince anybody or really do anything. His staff writes the orders; he signs them and gives a few speeches. This week’s […]






Posted on 8 April 2014 | 2:05 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.

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