Featured Articles — November 1, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

Nancy’s ‘Committee of One’ — Robert Novak
A story told in cloakrooms of the House of Representatives shows how ironic life on Capitol Hill can be. Jim McCrery, the low-key, hard-working ranking Republican on the Ways and Means Committee, has spent all year trying to establish good relations with the tax-writing committee’s first Democratic chairman in 12 years, Charles Rangel.

The Longest Morning — Jeff Emanuel
THE DAY OF AUGUST 26, 2007, began like any other for the soldiers of Charlie Company, 2-505 Parachute Infantry Regiment (from the 82nd Airborne Division) — with a mission in the city

Please, Not Another Farm Bill — Victor Davis Hanson
The House this July passed another five-year, multi-billion-dollar farm support bill. The Senate now has its own version under discussion. And we can probably expect that the compromise bill that passes will be at least the $286 billion allotted by the House.

Drop War Talk, Cut Off Iran’s Gasoline, Mark Kirk Urges — Mort Kondracke
Surely there are better ways to stop Iran’s nuclear program than Republican war threats or most Democrats’ hat-in-hand diplomacy. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has several good ideas.

The Empty Chair at the Iraq Hearings — John B. Taylor
Effective foreign policy requires paying close attention to economics, not just security and politics. Policy often falters in practice because the economic or financial aspect is overlooked.

Liberal or Progressive, Same Old Nonsense — George Will
In today’s political taxonomy, “progressives” are rebranded liberals dodging the damage they did to their old label. Perhaps their most injurious idea — injurious to themselves and public schools — was the forced busing of (mostly other peoples’) children to engineer “racial balance” in public schools. Soon, liberals will need a third label if people notice what “progressives” are up to in Utah.

Despite the Gloom, More Bush Boom — Lawrence Kudlow
If things are so bad, why are they so good?

Garry Kasparov, Dissident — Daniel Henninger
Running for president in Russia is a dangerous enterprise.

Poison Served His Purpose — Nathan Ward
A murder in New York gives us a landmark case and one gripping story.

Life in Budget Limbo — David Ignatius
How do you innovate if you don’t know how much money you’ve got?

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