Featured Articles — December 7, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

Not According to Script — Brendan Miniter
Hollywood gets shown up by pro-war YouTube videos and a didactic antiwar cat.

Mormon in America — Peggy Noonan
How Mitt Romney came to give The Speech–and how he did.

Redefining Conservatism — Kimberley A. Strassel
Mike Huckabee is far from being Reagan’s heir.

Kennedy’s Turn Signals — Jan Crawford Greenburg
Throughout yesterday’s argument in the Guantanamo detainee cases, all eyes were focused, of course, on Justice Kennedy.

Kidding Ourselves About Immigration — Michael Kinsley
What you are supposed to say about immigration–what most of the presidential candidates say, what the radio talk jocks say–is that you are not against immigration.

W’s Disastrous Mortgage Fix — Nicole Gelinas
Part of the Bush administration’s “mortgage-bail out” plan would make it easier for cities and states to conduct their own mini-bailouts alongside the feds.

Huckabee Plays the Religion Card — Charles Krauthammer
When Mitt Romney’s father ran for the presidency 40 years ago, his Mormonism was not an issue. When Mo Udall was a major challenger for the Democratic nomination in 1976, his religion was so irrelevant that today most people don’t even remember that Udall was a Mormon.

Paulson’s bailout may boost GOP’s prospects — Nina Easton
Free-market Republicans may not like the fact that he’s meddling with the economy, but his efforts may serve them well come November ’08, says Nina Easton.

Islam’s Silent Moderates — Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, flog each of them with 100 stripes: Let no compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. (Koran 24:2)

Pearl Harbor lives in hearts of its vets — H.G. Reza
Jack Ray Hammett, a Pearl Harbor survivor and former Costa Mesa mayor, runs the Freedom Committee of Orange County, which sends Pearl Harbor veterans to speak at schools and social groups. The 87-year-old is intent on keeping the memory of Pearl Harbor alive for generations.

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