Featured Articles — November 17, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

Diplomacy in the Post-9/11 Era — David B. Rivkin, Jr.
“European governments are not able any more to ask their people for great sacrifices.”

World should give thanks for America — Mark Steyn
Speaking as a misfit unassimilated foreigner, I think of Thanksgiving as the most American of holidays.

History will judge Hastert as career ends with whimper — Burt Constable
As the disputed 2000 presidential election worked its way through the court system for weeks after the voting, some legal experts eyed the Presidential Succession Act of 1947. If the U.S. Supreme Court hadn’t plucked George W. Bush and Dick Cheney from the muck before Bill Clinton’s term as president ended at noon Jan. 20, 2001, the president’s office would have been vacant. Hastert, the old Yorkville High School wrestling coach, might have been declared leader of the free world.

Sarkozy and the unions — William Pfaff
The predictable (and predicted) decline of the second wave of anti-Nicolas Sarkozy strikes and left-wing demonstrations that started on Wednesday has confirmed the success of the new French president in dividing his critics and opponents, reinforcing a new climate of French public opinion in support of “reform.”

CNN Caves, But Clinton Will Still Struggle in Iowa — Dick Morris
Under Wolf Blitzer’s gentle questioning, Hillary was able to avert another debate meltdown in the Nevada Democratic debate held last night, November 15. Asked about driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, a compliant, even subservient, Blitzer accepted Hillary’s one word answer, “No,” with no follow up.

Divided They Cut — Wall Street Journal Editorial
The virtues of a Bush-Congress spending fight.

Balance of Power Returning to United States — Charles Krauthammer
When the Democratic presidential candidates pause from beating Hillary with a stick, they join in unison to pronounce the Democratic pieties, chief among which is that George Bush has left our alliances in ruins.

Legacy — Oliver North
It was a quiet ceremony on Veterans Day at the Reagan Ranch Center of Young America’s Foundation. There, the family and friends of William J. Casey gathered for the presentation of an award on his behalf from The Honourable Company of Freedom Fighters.

Rudy Giuliani: The Prosecutor — Randy Mastro
On the Presidential campaign trail, Rudy Giuliani’s extraordinary accomplishments as New York City’s Mayor – fighting crime, cutting taxes, reducing welfare rolls, and bringing jobs back to our city – have become well known.

Top of the First — John Feinstein
Barry Bonds’s indictment marks a new day for baseball.

Pakistan’s One-Man Calamity — Nawaz Sharif
My country is in flames. There is no constitution. Judges have been sacked on a whim and arrested, political leaders locked up, television stations taken off the air.

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