Featured Articles — October 24, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

Bold Script, Weak Actors — Henry Kissinger
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has clearly spelled out how the Bush administration expects the Palestinian peace process now under way to unfold.

Media myths about the Jena 6 — Craig Franklin
A local journalist tells the story you haven’t heard.

Remember Iraq — Thomas L. Friedman
Boy, am I glad we finally got out of Iraq. It was so painful waking up every morning and reading the news from there. It’s just such a relief to have it out of mind and behind us.

End of a Movement — Eli Lake
The People. United. Can in fact be defeated. Well not exactly, but this must be what America’s anti-war movement is thinking as Congress and the president iron out the funding for the war with no danger of the Democrats attaching a withdrawal date to the bill. The Dems don’t have the votes.

The Global-Warming Debate Isn’t Over — John Stossel
First he won the Oscar — then the Nobel Peace Prize. He’s being called a “prophet.”
Impressive, considering that one of former Vice President Al Gore’s chief contributions has been to call the debate over global warming “over” and to marginalize anyone who disagrees. Although he favors major government intervention to stop global warming, he says, “the climate crisis is not a political issue. It is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity”.

The Future of Conservatism — Terence Jeffrey
Conservatives have been searching through the records and statements of the leading presidential candidates desperately hoping to find evidence that will allow them to persuade themselves — at least through next November — that one of these candidates is a credible and reliable member of their movement who can be trusted with the leadership of their party.

Mukasey’s confirmation: a vote about torture — Jonathan Turley
The attorney general nominee’s evasive remarks on ‘water-boarding’ should disqualify him from the job.

The Surveillance Law That Matters — Robert F. Turner
The president is bound by the Constitution, not the whims of Congress.

Jobs That Aren’t Migrating — Robert J. Samuelson
We need to be smarter about globalization — and not simply parrot popular stereotypes.

Eugenics Meets Egalitarianism — Michael Gerson
What happens when certain scientific views lead to an erosion of the ideal of equality?

Anti-Terrorism on Trial: Why the Government Loses Funding Cases — David Cole
Nearly six years ago, the U.S. government shut down the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, froze its assets and made it a crime for anyone to engage in transactions with it. The administration claimed that the foundation, the largest Muslim charity in the United States, was financing terrorism.


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