Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:
Justice Clinton? — Douglas Kmiec
President Taft went on to the Supreme Court. Maybe Mrs. Clinton will park her husband there.
McCain’s Last Stand — Fred Barnes
He still has a chance.
Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani are struggling to stay front-runners — Michael Goodwin
A year ago, it was in the bag. Six months ago, dead certain.
A Gates-Style Thaw — Jim Hoagland
“We are going to do something terrible to you,” one Kremlin insider frequently told Americans in the 1980s as the Soviet Union was crumbling before the unbelieving eyes of U.S. intelligence. “We are going to deprive you of an enemy.”
America’s Priorities in the War on Terror — Mike Huckabee
The United States, as the world’s only superpower, is less vulnerable to military defeat. But it is more vulnerable to the animosity of other countries.
A Realistic and Principled Foreign Policy — Bill Richardson
Sixty years ago, in the pages of this magazine, George Kennan presented a compelling case for U.S. global engagement and leadership to contain Soviet power. His strategic vision laid the foundation for a realistic and principled foreign policy that, despite mistakes and setbacks, united the United States and its allies for the duration of the Cold War.
Government Entitlement For Risk Takers — George Will
She who would be president excoriates, as Democratic presidential candidates must, the current president and almost all his works. But she and he largely agree regarding the subprime mortgage problem.
It’s Too Late for Later — Thomas L. Friedman
The negotiators at the United Nations climate conference here in Bali came from almost 200 countries and spoke almost as many languages, but driving them all to find a better way to address climate change was one widely shared, if unspoken, sentiment: that “later” is over for our generation.
A Time For Leadership — Rudy Giuliani
Thank you. Tested. Ready. Now. America needs a leader. I am running for President of the United States because I believe that I can lead America into a new era with bold leadership, optimism, determination, and distinctly American solutions.
Why are the wheels coming off the Clinton bandwagon? — Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
In Iowa and New Hampshire — the first two tests for the presidential nominating process — Hillary Clinton is faltering badly.
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