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

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The Insiders: The Islamic State is entirely a creation of Obama’s policies

As reported by Robert Costa in The Washington Post, Republicans are blaming the president not only for allowing the Islamic State to develop as a terrorist organization in the first place, but also for failing to effectively combat the group as it has grown. Yet there appears to be some objection to Republicans calling President […]

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 10:51 am Author: Ed Rogers

The Insiders: Why Lindsey Graham, George Pataki and Bobby Jindal are important

It appears that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), outgoing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former New York governor George Pataki are on the brink of announcing their candidacies for president. While I’m no Nate Silver, my own proprietary computing aid (vodka) inspires me to calculate that these three men have no better than a .000117 percent […]

Posted on 20 May 2015 | 1:47 pm Author: Ed Rogers

The Insiders: Middle East turmoil will continue to roil the 2016 race

These days, there is a lot of media coverage about the fact that the 2016 presidential candidates are in agreement that if they knew then what they know now, they wouldn’t go into Iraq — as if that is some sort of meaningful milestone. Unfortunately, that consensus does not produce any sort of useful resolution. […]

Posted on 18 May 2015 | 11:03 am Author: Ed Rogers

The Insiders: The Clintons have mostly done good for Haiti

Far be it from me to defend the Clintons, but sometimes Republicans overreach in attacking them.  We make too many accusations about what the Clintons have been up to. Then, if one of those accusations strains credibility or is just plain incorrect, the Clintons can pivot and present themselves as victims.  One such example of where […]

Posted on 15 May 2015 | 11:00 am Author: Ed Rogers

The Insiders: President Obama is a terrible lobbyist

Considering how maligned the whole idea of lobbying has become and all the ill will directed at lobbyists, it is ironic that Washington would function much more effectively if President Obama were a better lobbyist. The recent debacle with the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill is one example of the president’s failure to successfully lobby […]

Posted on 13 May 2015 | 2:42 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.