Featured Articles — October 31, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

Obama, Edwards attack; Clinton bombs debate — Roger Simon
We now know something that we did not know before: When Hillary Clinton has a bad night, she really has a bad night.

What If the Iowa Polls Don’t Change? — Dick Morris
What if the current polls in Iowa are the final result? What if Romney wins in Iowa and then comes in first again in New Hampshire? What if Giuliani stumbles badly in Iowa and finishes fourth? What if Huckabee surges and finishes second in Iowa? What if Fred Thompson makes an unimpressive third-place finish there?

The Global Poverty Gap — Robert Samuelson
It’s nature versus nurture. One of the big debates of our times involves the causes of economic growth. Why is North America richer than South America? Why is Africa poor and Europe wealthy?

Surveillance Sanity — Benjamin Civiletti, Dick Thornburgh, and William Webster
Companies that help protect the U.S. against attack deserve immunity from frivolous lawsuits.

The Kingdom — Wall Street Journal Editorial
Saudi Arabia’s monarch complains Britain isn’t taking terrorism seriously. He’s one to talk.

Speaking Ruth to Power — Orin Kerr
What business does Justice Ginsburg have trying “to propel legislative change”?

The Region: Rules of the game, Palestinian-style — Barry Rubin
No speeches, no foreign aid, and no international plans or meetings have altered these basic tenets

Are the Poor Getting Poorer? — Walter E. Williams
People who want more government income redistribution programs often sell their agenda with the lament, “The poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer,” but how about some evidence and you decide? I think the rich are getting richer, and so are the poor.

Fundamentally Freund: No sweeter revenge — Michael Freund
Poland now has the basic infrastructure necessary in order to sustain Jewish life.

Guess who Europe’s subsidizing? — Manfred Gerstenfeld
European governments continue to support NGOs out to undermine Israeli policies.

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