Featured Articles — November 19, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

How to Beat Hillary (Next) November — Karl Rove
Republicans who think she’ll be easy to defeat are wrong. What they should do.

Mi Casa, Sue Casa — John Fund
Nancy Pelosi tries to force the Salvation Army to hire people who can’t speak English.

U.S. Says Attacks in Iraq Fell to Feb. 2006 Level — Cara Buckley and Michael R. Gordon
The American military said Sunday that the weekly number of attacks in Iraq had fallen to the lowest level since just before the February 2006 bombing of the Shiite shrine in Samarra, an event commonly used as a benchmark for the country’s worst spasm of bloodletting after the American invasion nearly five years ago.

The Man Who Wants to Fix Washington — Fred Barnes
Mitt Romney thinks the skills he acquired in the cutthroat world of corporate turnarounds will make him a good president.

Chávez and the King — Jackson Diehl
For the past week, the press of the Spanish-speaking world has been abuzz about a verbal slapdown of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez by King Juan Carlos of Spain

A Disciplined Defense — Richard Betts
If Rip Van Winkle had fallen asleep in the Pentagon’s budgeting office 20 years ago and awoke today, his first reaction would be that nothing had changed.

Keeping Americans in Their Homes — New York Times Editorial
The nation’s housing market is in a deep recession, and further declines in new construction, sales and prices are imminent. By the end of next year, falling home values, combined with rising payments on adjustable mortgages, tighter lending conditions and, in all probability, a faltering job market, will have unleashed mass foreclosures — estimated at several hundred thousand to two million — unless something is done to help keep Americans in their homes.

Oklahoma’s Most Wanted — Wall Street Journal Editorial
The latest thing in political felonies: a petition drive.

A Trial Lawyer’s Campaign to Clean Up Washington — George Will
John Edwards launched his slight public career — one Senate term, two presidential candidacies — with the money and reputation he made as a trial lawyer. Today he is the candidate of a small fraction of the electorate but a sizable portion of America’s trial lawyers. Edwards says Washington is “corrupt.”

Looking at Iraq in Macro-time — Michael Barone
When my father returned from service as an Army doctor in Korea in 1953, he brought back slides of the photos he’d shot, showing a war-torn country of incredible poverty.


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