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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Waste a Crisis

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, January 15, 2009

Euphemism comes from the Greek word euphemia, which means “using the good word”—usually in place of the accurate bad one...

Analysis and Commentary

If Obama and Khamenei want to get along, they should start watching TV

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, January 15, 2009

At five minutes to five yesterday afternoon, Tehran time, Iranian television viewers finally got the channel they have been asking for...

Analysis and Commentary

A call to revise the Geneva Conventions

by Boaz Ganorvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, January 15, 2009

As the Israeli operation in Gaza moves toward the end of its third week, voices of criticism are echoing among the international media...

In the News
In the News

Nitin Desai: China, America or Chimerica?

with Niall Fergusonvia Business Standard (India)
Thursday, January 15, 2009

There is the old story about an American and a Chinese being chased by a tiger, where the punch line is the Chinese telling the American: “I do not have to run faster than the tiger— I only have to run faster than you!”...

In the News

Economic fix calls for a delicate cocktail

with John B. Taylorvia Age (Australia)
Thursday, January 15, 2009

DON'T believe for one second that we spent up big in the lead-up to Christmas...

In the News

White refuses to certify Burris Senate appointment

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Murphysboro American (IL)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Secretary of State Jesse White on Wednesday formally refused to sign paperwork appointing Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate, setting in motion what could be a lengthy fight over filling the seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama...

In the News

Homeowner Bailout Rewards Irresponsibility

with Russell Robertsvia CNET News
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Perhaps the best argument against a government bailout of underwater homeowners can be found in the character of Casey Serin, a 26-year-old would-be mogul in Sacramento, Calif...

In the News

Obama's King

with Thomas Sowellvia Times Literary Supplement (UK)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

When John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the first Irish Catholic President of the United States in 1960, his brother Robert remarked that in thirty years an African American could win the office too...

In the News

Torture’s Blowback

with Matthew Waxmanvia New York Times
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Susan Crawford, the senior Pentagon official who dismissed charges against Mohammed al-Qahtani, a Guantánamo detainee, said in a published report on Wednesday that she had concluded that he had been tortured by interrogators...

In the News

URBAN JOURNAL: The hope for Obama

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Rochester City Newspaper (NY)
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It is, at last, less than a week until the end of the Bush era...

In the News

Obama must step up fight against secret nuclear trade, experts say

with William J. Perryvia Agence France-Presse
Monday, January 12, 2009

Incoming President Barack Obama must step up ways to stop secret nuclear trade involving Pakistan, Iran and North Korea that goes far beyond an AQ Khan network that may still be active, experts say...