Featured Articles — November 15, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

Media Silence: Islamic Terrorism Case Ignored — Joel Mowbray
In the terrorism case of two young Egyptian nationals and University of South Florida students arrested August 4 in South Carolina, fascinating twists and turns abound.

Kosovo Wants Independence — Agim Ceku
Toward next month’s date with Balkan destiny

Justice for Sale — Sandra Day O’Connor
How special-interest money threatens the integrity of our courts.

Wonder Land — Daniel Henninger
Can America rise above the divisions of the 1960s? Not yet.

Front-Runners Who Can Still Be Tackled — George Will
Americans say they are weary of political polarization and pugnacity. If so, the current situation in presidential politics is unstable: The leading Democratic and Republican candidates, Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, are the most polarizing and pugnacious candidates, respectively. Hence Barack Obama and Mitt Romney might be stronger than national polls suggest.

Rudy Giuliani’s Kerik Problem — Michael Duffy
Bernard Kerik, a mid-level New York City corrections official, was at home late one night in January 1995 when the telephone rang. It was his boss, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who wanted to talk.

Actions speak loudest to terrorists, Mr Brown — Michael Burleigh
In Egypt, security is highly visible. Hotel entrances have metal detectors and soldiers perch behind armour-plated screens outside. At Cairo’s Egyptian Museum and the Giza pyramids, there are scores of antiquities police as well as tough men in dark suits, from which pistol grips protrude.

When Good News is No News — Victor Davis Hanson
There’s an old expression about war: “Victory has many fathers, while defeat is an orphan.” But in the case of Iraq, it seems the other way around. We’ve blamed many for the ordeal of the last four years, but it is the American victory in Anbar province that now seems without parents.

Is Inequality a Useful Measure of Prosperity? — John Hendrickson
Debates about income inequality continue to come to the forefront. Dani Rodrik recently claimed on his blog that market fundamentalists view “recent trends in wealth and income inequality through pink eye glasses.”

Bush Must Threaten Aid Cutoff to Ensure Elections in Pakistan — Mort Kondracke
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf obviously does not take President Bush seriously when Bush calls for free and fair elections.

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