Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:
New President, Old Cycle — Washington Post Editorial
Can Argentina’s Cristina Fern¿ndez de Kirchner avoid another economic bust?
UK must stay on good terms with Saudi Arabia — UK Telegraph Editorial
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia chides this country for ignoring Riyadh’s warnings about the 2005 terrorist bombings in London.
Count Rangula — Cal Thomas
Just in time for Halloween comes House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel — henceforth known as Count Rangula — with a bill that would suck more blood from the American taxpayers.
Hail comrade Chavez! — Michael Petrou
The Venezuelan president is fast establishing a totalitarian regime. How can he be stopped?
Welcoming the tyrant — Peter Tatchell
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia should be arrested for human rights abuses, not feted at Buckingham Palace.
Amazonian Swindle — Bret Stephens
Daryl Hannah goes to Ecuador and gets in over her head.
The AMT Must Go — Charles Rangel
Stop the middle-class tax raid.
Inconvenient Tax Truths — Peter Du Pont
Charlie Rangel and other liberal leaders want to raise tax rates even if it means lower tax revenues.
Political “Solutions” — Thomas Sowell
It is remarkable how many political “solutions” today are dealing with problems created by previous political “solutions.” Three examples that come to mind immediately are the housing market crisis, the wildfires in southern California, and the water shortages in the west.
Pelosi-Rangel Really Is ‘Mother of all Tax Hikes’ — John Boehner
American families are feeling the crunch of spiking energy costs, runaway college tuition, ever-burdensome home mortgages and steadily rising prices for consumer goods.
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