Features Articles — October 27, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

Energy In The Executive — Hugh Hewitt
This famous demand for a presidency capable of decisive action echoes through the week of fire in California. As the flames began to spread on Sunday, local and then state government mobilized in a decisive and effective response.

Taking Reagan Out of the Race — Charles Krauthammer
Major grumbling among conservatives about the Republican field. So many candidates, so many flaws. Rudy Giuliani, abortion apostate. Mitt Romney, flip-flopper. John McCain, Mr. Amnesty. Fred Thompson, lazy boy. Where is the paragon? Where is Ronald Reagan?

Why Bush Should Sign SCHIP — Dick Morris
If Hillary is elected president, one of the first things she will do is reintroduce a cosmetically approved version of her 1993 health care reform proposal. Under the guise of providing coverage for the 45 to 50 million people living here without health insurance, she will destroy our current health care system.

The Two-Man Race — Fred Barnes
Only Rudy and Mitt have credible scenarios.

After smart weapons, smart soldiers — Economist Editorial
Irregular warfare may keep Western armies busy for decades. They will have to adapt if they are to overcome the odds that history suggests they are up against

The Road to War, Part II — Michael Hirsh
With new unilateral U.S. sanctions announced Thursday, America and Iran may now be headed for unavoidable hostilities.

The Art Of Drudge — William Powers
So it’s official: The media kingpin of the 2008 presidential election is Matt Drudge. The New York Times ran a front-page story several days ago that was effectively a coronation. The headline said it all: “As Drudge Stays on Top of Game, Clinton Finds Way to Play Along.”

Women will get abortions, legal or not, so keep it safe — Katha Pollitt
For years feminists and abortion rights supporters have pointed out that women have abortions whether or not the procedure is legal.

Malthus’ Minions — Investor’s Business Daily Editorial
Not content with its dubious fight over global warming, the United Nations now says humanity itself is causing irreversible environmental damage. Haven’t we heard this kind of thing before?

Sad Facts About 44 Lives Cut Short — Colbert I. King
What’s known about those D.C. youths who are shot and killed, mourned, and then dropped from the news?

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