Featured Articles – October 21, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

Giuliani Advances — Fred Barnes
The mayor makes inroads with social conservatives.

High Noon for the Line-Item Veto — George Will
Mitt Romney is an intelligent man who sometimes seems eager to find bushel baskets under which to hide his light. Romney faults Rudy Giuliani for opposing the presidential line-item veto.

Save the Planet: Vote Smart — Thomas Friedman
People often ask: I want to get greener, what should I do? New light bulbs? A hybrid? A solar roof? Well, all of those things are helpful. But actually, the greenest thing you can do is this: Choose the right leaders. It is so much more important to change your leaders than change your light bulbs.

Global Warming Delusions — Daniel B. Botkin
The popular imagination has been captured by beliefs that have little scientific basis.

Mark Steyn: The real war on children — Mark Steyn
On Thursday, Congress attempted to override President Bush’s veto of the SCHIP expansion. SCHIP? Isn’t that something to do with health care for children?

The Best of Frenemies — Amir Taheri
Don’t be fooled by last week’s summit: Russia and Iran are wary allies.

Mukasey’s Constitution — Wall Street Journal Editorial
The attorney general designate refuses to be Congress’s yes-man.

Benazir Bhutto, a kleptocrat in a Hermes scarf — Jenima Khan
She’s back. Hurrah! She’s a woman. She’s brave. She’s a moderate. She speaks good English. She’s Oxford-educated, no less. And she’s not bad looking either.

Lessons of history: pt 1 — Sunday Times Editorial
Tony Blair has warned us that Iran is a hotbed of Islamic extremism and the world would do well to remember it

Leveling the Online Playing Field — Robert Bluey
The Republican money machine seemed unstoppable just two years ago. The GOP consistently outperformed the Democratic Party, extending years of dominance in fundraising. But two years is an eternity in politics, and the situation today, particularly among presidential candidates, illustrates just how far Republicans have fallen.


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