Featured Articles — October 10, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

Lessons From the 1987 Crash — Robert Samuelson
The stock-market crash of 1987 was horrifying even to Americans who weren’t shareholders. On Oct. 19, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 508 points, which was 22.6 percent and nearly twice the largest one-day decline during the 1929 crash.

Che Guevara was a murderous thug — Jay Ambrose
Ernesto “Che” Guevara was executed 40 years ago this week, and the impulse to honor him is bursting out all over.

Stop the Terror in Burma — Laura Bush
President Bush is preparing further U.S. sanctions against the dictatorship.

Team Fred Celebrates — Byron York
Thompson does well on his first night out.

America’s stark choice — Sandy Berger and Bruce Riedel
With the staged re-election on Saturday of President Pervez Musharraf, America faces a stark choice: Do we support democracy and the rule of law in Pakistan, or do we back up a failing military dictator.

President Spock — Eugene Volokh
What if Barack Obama told his wife he wouldn’t say “I love you” anymore?

Ingredients of a Family Fortune — Mark Robichaux
The hot story of Tabasco sauce.

Unilateral Naval Disarmament — Seth Cropsey
We can’t ignore our enduring strategic interests as a maritime power.

Fear of Flying? — Reuben Johnson
No. It’s a fear of airports.

The Problems of Victory — J.R. Dunn
We’re closing in on victory in Iraq. The Jihadis are nearing collapse across the country. With the exception of a few Ba’athist holdouts, the Sunni population is coming over in ever-greater numbers.


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