Featured Articles — October 14, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

Getting Iraq To Work — Jim Golby
I’m sick of hearing about all the horrible things that happen in Iraq without ever hearing about any of the good ones.

The biggest threat to the West lies within itself, not with Islam — Simon Jenkins
I remember as a small boy going from door to door in our village collecting money for a missionary ship, the John Williams. It was taking God to the heathen of the East Indies, a distant realm to which the Good Lord, despite His all-seeing wisdom, had carelessly (and I thought excitingly) denied His presence.

Indoctrination in the Ivory Tower — George Will
In 1943, the Supreme Court, affirming the right of Jehovah’s Witnesses children to refuse to pledge allegiance to the U.S. flag in schools, declared: “No official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.” Today that principle is routinely traduced, coast to coast, by officials who are petty in several senses.
Cheer Up! — William Kristol
Republicans are too gloomy.

Clinton’s Iran Vote: The Fallout — Helene Cooper
SENATORS Joe Biden and Chris Dodd voted against it. Senator Barack Obama said he would have voted against it if he had voted. Former Senator John Edwards implied he would have voted against it if he could vote.

Is It Time to Revive the GI Bill? — Steve Chapman
When American soldiers returned from World War II, the nation thanked them with the GI bill, which allowed millions of people to go to college at government expense. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., thinks if it was good enough for the Greatest Generation, it’s good enough for this one.

Party Mix: A Joint Debate? — Michael Barone
WHAT if they held a debate and everybody came? So far this presidential primary season, we’ve been able to watch seven Democratic and seven Republican candidate debates.

The Mitt and Rudy smackdown — Jeff Jacoby
Politics sometimes involves “symbolic” gestures with no meaningful impact; and politicians’ deeds don’t always match their rhetoric. Why can’t candidates drop the pose and acknowledge that more often?

Preemption, Israeli style — Joshua Muravchik
The muted reaction to a recent attack on Syria may give new life to the Bush doctrine.

Brown thinks he can fool us with Euro-spin — David Cameron
We’re living in a new world of freedom, where people have more power and control over their own lives; where people’s horizons are broader, their ambitions are greater and where they expect to make more and more decisions for themselves.

Playing Politics with Genocide — Ralph Peters
How the Democrats are using the Armenians to get their way in Iraq.

The Capital of Capital No More? — Daniel Gross
Every day in Lower Manhattan, tourists stroll along the Capitalism Trail. They might start in the yard of Trinity Church, where Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury secretary and architect of the early United States financial system, is buried.

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