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Analysis and Commentary

Sarah Palin and Her Discontents

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, September 5, 2008

There is something ignoble about these elite, affluent, and well-connected observers in smug fashion savaging Palin, when — especially in the case of the sneering power-women — we should all at least grant that Palin is intrinsically bright, energetic, savvy, and independent to have come this far at all, given the slanted and insider rules of the game she’s in...

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Local Republicans praise McCain's speech

with Bill Whalenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Friday, September 5, 2008

A lot rested on Senator John McCain's shoulders Thursday night...

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Don't Know Much About History

with Diane Ravitchvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 5, 2008
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ANALYSIS: Palin just the ticket to re-energize GOP base

with David Davenportvia Washington Times
Friday, September 5, 2008

John McCain, with his no-substitute-for-victory commitment, emerged from the Republican National Convention on Thursday at the helm of a party surprisingly united behind a throaty, aggressive foreign policy and a domestic policy rooted in the common-sense values of Sarah Palin...

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Target Palin

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, September 4, 2008

If the post-Speech reaction of the talking heads at CNN, PBS and MSBNC, or the op-ed ravings of Gloria Steinem, Maureen Dowd, Eleanor Clift or Sally Quinn are any indication, the Secret Service better enlist the Alaskan National Guard for help ensuring the Alaskan Governor’s safety...

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Black Conservatives Split on Obama, McCain

with Shelby Steelevia NPR
Thursday, September 4, 2008

There are only a handful of African-American delegates at this week's Republican Nation Convention...

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The Politics of Experience, Zardari on Pakistan, and Wall Street's Challenge

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Council on Foreign Relations
Thursday, September 4, 2008

A selection of op-eds and editorials from the U.S. and around the world...

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Ideology win in school reporting

with Diane Ravitchvia Canberra Times (Australia)
Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Rudd Government's ''education revolution'' is looking more and more like an extension of the Howard government's school policies...

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Pro-Kuchma revisionism raises its ugly head

with Michael McFaulvia Kyiv Post (Ukraine)
Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Swedish economist Anders Aslund’s praise of former President Leonid Kuchma [Moscow Times, Aug. 28, “Leonid Kuchma Built a Prosperous Ukraine”] came as a shock to most observers of Ukraine...

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Facts on Policy: Consumer Price Index

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Did you know? . . . During the early summer of 2008, energy prices accounted for at least 50 percent of the overall increase in the Consumer Price Index...