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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Supreme Indecision

via National Review Online
Monday, July 21, 2008

The judicial decisions of Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy often lack decisiveness; his writings tend to produce more questions than they answer...

Analysis and Commentary

Samir Kuntar and the last laugh

by Daniel Pipesvia Jerusalem Post
Sunday, July 20, 2008

Israel has lived the past 60 years more intensively than any other country...

Analysis and Commentary

Laughing about Obama: Yes, we can . . . but can he?

via Orlando Sentinel
Sunday, July 20, 2008

For mature Americans, those who prefer their political meals come without cult of personality and megalomania seasoning, this campaign has been a difficult one...

Analysis and Commentary

Irony of government regulations: It hurts those being 'helped'

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, July 18, 2008

Government interference in our lives is most often defended on grounds that the weak, vulnerable and unprepared in society just cannot be expected to cope with the strong and clever...

In the News
In the News

Re-Thinking the Iranian nuclear threat

with George P. Shultzvia Cyprus Mail
Monday, July 21, 2008

WOULD IT be a great disaster if Iran had nuclear weapons?...

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Should US Taxes on Gasoline be Higher?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, July 21, 2008

Gasoline prices have increased rapidly during the past several years, pushed up mainly by the sharply rising price of oil...

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Rivers on polling

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 21, 2008

Doug Rivers of Stanford University and YouGov.com talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the world of political polling...

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Foreign policy questions for candidates

with Victor Davis Hanson, Abbas Milani, William Ratliff, David Sattervia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, July 20, 2008

Foreign policy and national security issues take center stage once more in the presidential race, as Sen. Barack Obama undertakes his first overseas trip as the presumptive Democratic nominee...

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Barack Obama fears the Blair effect: hero abroad, liability at home

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Times (UK)
Sunday, July 20, 2008

ON Barack Obama’s first visit to Britain to celebrate the wedding of his half-sister Auma in 1996, he went on a pub crawl with the bridegroom, but quietly left when a stripper dressed as a St Trinian’s schoolgirl appeared at the stag party...

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Philip Bobbitt: The presidents' brain

with Philip Bobbittvia Independent (UK)
Sunday, July 20, 2008

'Shall we break with convention," he says, "and have champagne?"...

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Books: Niall Ferguson

with Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Saturday, July 19, 2008

My Five Most Important Books...

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Obama’s Key Foreign Policy Advisers

with Michael McFaul, William J. Perryvia New York Times
Friday, July 18, 2008

Senator Barack Obama has a tight-knit group of foreign policy aides supported by a huge 300-person bureaucracy, organized like a mini State Department...

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In Defense of Liberty: The Relationship Between Security and Freedom

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Heritage Foundation
Friday, July 18, 2008

Good morning...

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A Cast of 300 Advises Obama on Foreign Policy

with Michael McFaulvia New York Times
Friday, July 18, 2008

Every day around 8 a.m., foreign policy aides at Senator Barack Obama’s Chicago campaign headquarters send him two e-mails: a briefing on major world developments over the previous 24 hours and a set of questions, accompanied by suggested answers, that the candidate is likely to be asked about international relations during the day...

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Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Jerusalem Post
Thursday, July 17, 2008

It must take nerve for Tony Judt, professor of European history at New York University, to check his e-mail...

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Reagan returns to radio, and not a moment too soon

with Annelise Anderson, Martin Andersonvia Scripps News
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ronald Reagan started on radio, and to radio he returns...

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Going Ballistic

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia LA City Beat (CA)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I once asked a journalist friend, who had been chained inside the courtroom every single day of the O.J. Simpson trial, the obvious question...