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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Diversity's Oppressions

by Thomas Sowellvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 30, 2006

Iraq is not the first war with ugly surprises and bloody setbacks. Even World War II, idealized in retrospect as it never was at the time -- the war of "the greatest generation" -- had a long series of disasters for Americans before victory was finally achieved...

Analysis and Commentary

1958 and today's GOP

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, October 30, 2006

In the aftermath of George W. Bush's reelection as president two years ago, Karl Rove amused himself and his boss with a battery-powered "Redneck Horn." At the touch of a button, the device would yell insults in a raucous Southern accent, providing automated road rage for red-state Republicans...

Analysis and Commentary

Democrats seek blank check from voters

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Media pundits have just about given this year's election to the Democrats - at least in the House of Representatives and perhaps in the Senate as well. They might even be right, for a change...

Analysis and Commentary

No backbone in Rollback

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Saturday, October 28, 2006

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian uprising in the fall of 1956, one event, or rather one nonevent, is ignored: the dishonorable role of the United States during the bloody insurrection by Hungarian patriots against Soviet occupation of their war-torn country...

In the News
In the News

ELECTION 2006: Eight Days to Go

with Morris P. Fiorinavia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, October 30, 2006

With polls showing the Iraq war driving many voters' decisions in the Nov. 7 congressional elections, candidates are thrusting veterans -- or their own military service -- prominently into the campaign....

In the News

Schwarzenegger: Reinvented leader shows new humility

with Milton Friedmanvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Early this spring, after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had unveiled his proposal for a $68 billion state spending spree on roads, schools and prisons, Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez visited Schwarzenegger in the governor's Capitol office with a counter-proposal....

In the News

Schwarzenegger: Reinvented leader shows new humility

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Early this spring, after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had unveiled his proposal for a $68 billion state spending spree on roads, schools and prisons, Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez visited Schwarzenegger in the governor's Capitol office with a counter-proposal....

In the News

Bush needs an Iraq czar; I nominate George Shultz

with George P. Shultzvia Houston Chronicle
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Political rhetoric serves in an election season to deny the obvious and get voters to suspend belief in their own judgments. Thus George W. Bush in recent days, urging the American public not to "allow our dissatisfaction to turn into disillusionment about our purpose" in Iraq....

In the News

Hungary's 50-year grudge

via Los Angeles Times
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Fifty years ago this Saturday, Soviet tanks rumbled into Budapest and crushed a Hungarian rebellion against Stalinist rule. The occupying army and its domestic quislings killed as many as 3,000 Hungarians, sent more than 200,000 fleeing into exile and extinguished a movement that, for two exhilarating weeks, had seemed poised to tip the balance of the Cold War decisively against Moscow....

In the News

Angelides struggling to capture momentum

with Bill Whalenvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Saturday, October 28, 2006

The political tidal wave is bearing down on California – or so Phil Angelides desperately hopes....

In the News

The Mitt still fits

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Saturday, October 28, 2006

Mitt Romney recently met with the senior fellows of the Hoover Institute, including Victor Davis Hanson. Here's Hanson's report....

In the News

Rice’s Counselor Gives Advice Others May Not Want to Hear

with Michael McFaulvia New York Times
Saturday, October 28, 2006

For the last 18 months, Philip D. Zelikow has churned out confidential memorandums and proposals for his boss and close friend, Condoleezza Rice, that often depart sharply from the Bush administration’s current line...

In the News

Intervening militarily in Darfur compared with Iraq

by Kenneth Andersonvia Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog
Friday, October 27, 2006

A few days ago former Clinton senior national security staffer Susan Rice (likely headed for an even higher post in a future Democratic administration) was on some NPR talk show discussing the question of intervention in Darfur - military intervention of some kind....

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Anxious Talk, Perpetual Threats

with George P. Shultzvia Stanford Review
Friday, October 27, 2006

Stanford trotted out the big guns—Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Former Secretary of State George Shultz, and President Hennessy, amongst others—for its alumni last weekend....