Featured Articles — October 12, 2007

Interesting Takes From Home and Abroad:

McCain’s Medicine — Wall Street Journal Editorial
The Arizona Senator gets back in the reform business.

The Prosecutor and the Salesman — Collin Levy
Rudy and Romney rumble over tax-cutting credentials. 

Hillary: The Great Navigator — Charles Krauthammer
Bill Clinton’s greatest domestic achievement, aside from abolishing welfare, was free trade. The crown jewel was the North American Free Trade Agreement. He got that through Congress over sustained union opposition in 1993.

How to Cope with Global Jihad — Ariel Cohen
The conflicts in Iraq, Lebanon, and Afghanistan and the global Islamist insurgency have revealed that Western democracies and their political and military leaders do not fully comprehend the multifaceted threats represented by radical Muslim nonstate actors.

The genocide vote: Now is not the time — Congresswoman Jane Harman
A congresswoman explains her decision to oppose the Armenian genocide bill she co-sponsored.

Inside The Incredibly Shrinking Role Of the Supreme Court — David Von Drehle
Once a year, as another December gives way to a chill January, Chief Justice John Roberts rereads a poem published in 1749 by the great writer, moralist and late-night conversationalist Samuel Johnson.

The tall guy from Tennessee — The Economist
He is amiable and popular, but Fred Thompson has yet to demonstrate that he is a heavyweight

Profits, Not Unions, Save Jobs — Linda Chavez
Workers at Chrysler’s U.S. plants went back to work six hours after the United Auto Workers union struck the automaker this week. The once powerful UAW, which in its heyday had more than 1.5 million members, used to be able to bring Detroit to its knees. No more.

Hope Yet for Iraq? — Victor Davis Hanson
Iraq for most Americans is now a toxic subject – best either ignored or largely evoked to blame someone for something in the past.

Zionism’s Bleak Present — Daniel Pipes
“We are all Keynsians now,” Richard Nixon famously asserted just as the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes fell into disrepute. Likewise, one could have said with similar confidence in 1989, as Israel’s existence reached wide acceptance, “We are all Zionists now.” No longer.

Permission Slip for the Sea — Oliver North
In his 2004 State of the Union Address, President Bush said, “America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country.” Members of both parties and both houses of Congress applauded. But if the Senate votes to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea — known as the Law of the Sea Treaty — or its appropriate acronym — LOST — he and his successors are going to need lots of permission slips.

Why the Democrats are backing Hillary — Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
The question looms over the Democratic primary: Why are rank-and-file Democrats so determined to nominate Hillary Clinton for president?

George W. Bush, Globalist — Patrick Buchanan
Have the Bush Republicans ceased to be reliable custodians of American sovereignty? So it would seem.

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