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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Secrecy and Safety

by Jack Goldsmithvia New Republic
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

In May 1940, defying a congressional ban, President Franklin D. Roosevelt secretly authorized warrantless wiretapping inside the United States...

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In the News

Hillary Clinton's name to be placed in nomination at convention

with Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 15, 2008

A Democratic National Convention that is supposed to showcase Barack Obama will devote a considerable amount of time to Hillary Rodham Clinton and her family, with the two campaigns announcing an agreement Thursday to formally enter her name into nomination...

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Obama Details Raising Taxes on Gains, Dividends

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, August 15, 2008

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama sought to quiet critics by offering specifics about his tax plan, but his proposal to raise tax rates on investment income and expand payroll taxes is continuing to draw fire from some who say it will harm workers and the economy...

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The Founders and Us: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, August 15, 2008

Brookhiser says the Founders would have approved of today’s political culture of “attack ads, spinning, and mindless partisanship.”...

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McCain displays credentials as Obama relaxes

with William J. Perryvia International Herald Tribune
Friday, August 15, 2008

For the last several days, Senator Barack Obama has seemed to fade from the scene while on his secluded vacation here, as his opponent, Senator John McCain, has seized nearly every opportunity to display his foreign policy credentials on the dominant issue of the week: the conflict between Russia and Georgia...

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Georgia crisis helps McCain for now

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Christian Science Monitor
Friday, August 15, 2008

The crisis in the former Soviet republic of Georgia seems made to order for John McCain...

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McCain's hints at Ridge inspire theories

with David Davenportvia Washington Times
Friday, August 15, 2008

Explanations were abounding Thursday on why Sen. John McCain mentioned Tom Ridge as a possible running mate - including a serious pick, a trial balloon for the right and an ecumenical gesture for the left...

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Poll shows unrest about education system

with Hoover Institutionvia Grand Rapids Press (MI)
Thursday, August 14, 2008

Grand Rapids Public Schools are embarking on an all-out blitz to boost the district's image, and a national poll shows the city schools -- and their suburban friends, too -- might have some work to do...

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POLITICS: U.S. Debates Putin’s Ambitions

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Inter Press Service (Italy)
Thursday, August 14, 2008

Just days after the outbreak of war between Russia and Georgia, the debate in Washington over how to view the crisis historically has become nearly as contentious as the debate over how to respond politically...

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Russia, Georgia battle over oil

with Michael McFaulvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Thursday, August 14, 2008

There is a strong case to be made that Russia's interest in Georgia is tied to oil and natural gas...

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Foreign Policy Watch on Georgia

with Michael McFaulvia New York Times
Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fortunately, the Obama and McCain campaigns have decided that a Russian border war is too important to turn into a political punching bag...