Featured Articles — October 13, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

The Speech He Needs to Give — Fred Barnes
Giuliani and social conservatives.

Sanctimonious Joe? — William F. Buckley
A while back, watching television, I winced when a Democratic stalwart referred to “sanctimonious Joe.” He was talking about Sen. Joe Lieberman, I quickly discovered.

The Bombing Bookends to 9/11 — Robert Baer 
Seven years ago, on October 12, 2000, the U.S.S. Cole was attacked in the Yemeni port of Aden, killing 17 American sailors. Two years later, to the day, a pair of suicide bombers killed 202 tourists and Indonesians in Bali. Neither attack would have the fateful consequences of September 11. But, in their own way, the Cole and the Bali attacks were important turning points in radical Islam’s war on the West.

‘Failure Risks Devastating Consequences’ — Zbigniew Brzezinski, Lee Hamilton, Carla Hills, Nancy Kassebaum-Baker, Thomas R. Pickering, Brent Scowcroft et al.
The Israeli-Palestinian peace conference announced by President Bush and scheduled for November presents a genuine opportunity for progress toward a two-state solution.

Inflaming the Turks — Boston Globe Editorial
THE HISTORICAL evidence shows that the 1915-1917 massacres of Armenians in eastern Turkey constituted what the world now knows as genocide, and Turkey ought to acknowledge this reality. 

Schip Howlers — Wall Street Journal Editorial
When children become political props.

Rand and the Right — Brian Doherty (Subscription Required)
Because of her opposition to New Deal government controls, novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand started off thinking of herself as a conservative. By the time her blockbuster novel, “Atlas Shrugged,” was published 50 years ago this week, she’d changed her mind. She decided she was a radical — a “radical for capitalism,” that is.

Force and diplomacy — Jerusalem Post Editorial
The New York Times reported yesterday that the still mysterious Israeli strike in Syria last month has sparked a raging debate in Washington’s corridors of power. At the center is reported Israeli intelligence that North Korea was helping Syria develop nuclear weapons. 

The President’s Papers — Washington Post Editorial
They belong to the people of the United States.

Cherry Garcia and the End of Socialized Medicine — Peter Huber
The new pharmacopoeia offers people too much knowledge and control for one-size-fits-all health care to cope with.

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