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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Questions of Security

by Philip Bobbittvia New York Times
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

JOHN McCAIN and Barack Obama are two of the most remarkable Americans to enter public life...

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Should We Worry About the Flight of the Kiwi?

with Richard A. Epsteinvia New Zealand Business Roundtable
Friday, September 12, 2008

In the year to July 2008, net emigration of New Zealanders to Australia (permanent and long-term) was 32,000...

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The Word According to Andrew Klavan: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, September 12, 2008

Andrew Klavan defends his idea that George W. Bush and Batman (as portrayed in The Dark Knight) are very much alike in that they “sacrificed their popularity to do the right thing,” while the Left, with its lack of substantive argument, can only stoop to ridicule as a way of turning the populace against the president...

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Confronting and Responding to Terrorism Today

with Philip Bobbittvia Columbia University Spectator
Thursday, September 11, 2008

On the eve of the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, students and professors alike piled in to Jerome Greene Hall to hear Philip Bobbitt, Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence, offer his uniquely interdisciplinary approach to considering the current war on terror...

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Georgia Conflict Reveals Contrasts Between Candidates on Russia

with Michael McFaulvia NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Among the foreign policy challenges facing the next president, U.S.-Russian relations loom large, and differences between how Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama might handle matters related to Moscow came to light during the recent Georgia conflict...

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Will the U.N. unseat the Junta?

with Hoover Institutionvia Mizzima (India)
Thursday, September 11, 2008

With the palpable frustration of Burma's democratic opposition to United Nations efforts in Burma following the Special Envoy's most recent visit, but scarce mechanisms through the international body appear left to opposition politicians and activists to alter the balance of power in the crisis stricken country...

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More Journalistic Malpractice

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, September 11, 2008

I don’t think at any time in our history I have seen anything more depressing than the record of our media this year—a Chris Matthews offering us “tingling” in his leg in lieu of analysis, the media gush over Obama, the hysterical hatred of Palin, all following the relative silence about the success of the surge in Iraq, after four years of IEDs, Abu Ghraib, and Guantanamo as our only Iraqi front page news...

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FROM THE RIGHT: Biden vs. Palin

with Thomas Sowellvia Santa Ynez Valley Journal (CA)
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Vice presidential candidates usually are selected based on how much they can help their respective tickets: deliver votes from a particular state; offset weaknesses in the résumés of their running mates; bring strong campaigning skills to the contest; appeal to certain types of voters, such as “soccer moms” or environmental types...

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Woodside fundraiser for Palin sells out, but Democratic women in Silicon Valley skeptical about the Palin effect

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Thursday, September 11, 2008

To some women, Sarah Palin is the savior of the Republican party, a bona fide outsider who can multi-task with a BlackBerry and a breast pump...

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A worrying new world order

with Niall Fergusonvia Economist
Thursday, September 11, 2008

NEVER has the European Union enjoyed such diplomatic prominence as this week, when Nicolas Sarkozy of France led an EU delegation to Moscow to secure yet another promise of Russian troop withdrawals from Georgia...

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2009: A White House Odyssey

with John F. Coganvia American
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Forget all the campaign boilerplate...

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What's behind Palin’s appeal to women

with Diane Ravitchvia Politico
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

That Sarah Palin has struck a chord among women is no longer a surprise...