Op-Eds

02.06.07

We need to take a new direction in Iraq

by Sheldon Whitehouse

TRAVELING IN THE OCEAN STATE over the past two years, I met thousands of Rhode Islanders who told me it was time for a change in Washington. Tired of a president who failed to listen and failed to learn, last November they and millions of Americans voted for a new direction. As a new member of the U.S. Senate, I feel a great responsibility to those Rhode Islanders to work to address the many serious challenges our nation faces. None of these, I believe, is more grave or more pressing … Continue Reading


01.30.07

A true change of course

by Sheldon Whitehouse

LAST NOVEMBER, the American people voted for a new direction in Washington. I met thousands of Rhode Islanders who told me we needed change, and in his sixth State of the Union address, President Bush had a real opportunity to show that he was listening. From what we all heard last Tuesday, however, I'm concerned this State of the Union address will end up like so many others from this president: promises that sound encouraging but prove to be empty. As a new senator attending my first State of… Continue Reading

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