Featured Articles — October 6, 2007

Interesting Takes of Home and Abroad:

Don’t Blame China for Burmese Junta — Kerry Howley
Neither China nor any other nation has much sway over the ruling junta.

Pakistan’s Tainted Election — Washington Post Editorial
Gen. Pervez Musharraf is likely to be reelected as president today; whether he can maintain power is another question.

A Class-Action Scheme — Wall Street Journal Editorial
The Supreme Court’s business case of the year.

Hillary’s Baby Boon — Larry Elder
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., wants to reward you for having a baby.

Rudy Giuliani’s Attacks on Hillary Clinton Hit Home — Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
Rudy Giuliani has found his groove in attacking Hillary Clinton. Whether his barbs will help him beat her in the general election, we don’t know yet. But they will help him to win the Republican primary.

Persian Gulf — Michael Ledeen
Insights into Iran can be gleaned from these masterly works.

Editor’s Notes: Either treat them as equals, or… — David Horovitz
We prayed for Jerusalem. We fought for Jerusalem. And now we’ve closed off Jerusalem.

Will Costa Rica join Latin America’s leftward tide? — Sara Miller Llana
Costa Ricans vote Sunday whether to approve a free-trade pact with the US.

California effort to alter ’08 race stalls — Daniel B. Wood
The initiative promised to end the winner-take-all system. Now there’s no money to solicit voter signatures.

Anatomy of a Fabulous Fed Flip-Flop — Lawrence Kudlow
In politics and on the campaign trail, flip-flops can be very damaging. But Ben Bernanke’s whopper of a policy flip-flop two months ago turned out to be a big positive for financial markets and the economy, and may even help reverse the sinking fortunes of the GOP.

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