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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Voting the War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, January 3, 2008

The question for Americans at the start of 2008 is not — after over four years and a great deal of American blood and treasure — whether we should leave Iraq (all agree that we should), but when and under what conditions...

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Old Warhorse

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., early on was thought to be the frontrunner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination...

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An Ottoman warning for America

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Future historians will look back on the current decade as a turning point comparable with that of the Seventies...

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Ho Ho Hill

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton's Christmas commercial, showing various government programs as presents under a Christmas tree, was a classic example of calculated confusion in politics...

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So much entertainment can be found in the world of politics

by John H. Bunzelvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Ever since Washington replaced Hollywood as our entertainment center, I've learned that - like life itself - politics is too important to be taken seriously...

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Asinine activism

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Sunday, December 30, 2007

Activism can be a good thing...

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The Right Way to Engage Iran

by Michael McFaul, Abbas Milanivia Washington Post
Friday, December 28, 2007

As the year draws to a close, it's important to note that the U.S. debate on Iran is stalled, trapped between "regime changers" vs. "arms controllers," "hawks" vs. "doves," and "idealists" vs. "realists..."

In the News
In the News

Chávez, China cooperate on oil, but for different reasons

with William Ratliffvia Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, January 3, 2008

One country's motivation is political, the other's pragmatic...

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The Fraser Institute: Tax Returns Could Be Done in Five Minutes on a Postcard-Size Form If Canada Adopts 15 Per Cent Flat Tax

with Alvin Rabushkavia MarketWire
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Most Canadian taxpayers could complete their personal tax returns in about five minutes using a postcard-size form if Canada adopted a 15 per cent flat tax proposed in a new report released today by independent research organization The Fraser Institute...

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Tsar struck

with Michael McFaulvia Economist
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Choosing a “Man of the Year” is a risky business and writing about him even more so...

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Uncommon Knowledge - Michael Barone on American Politics: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Hillary Clinton has high unfavorable ratings in internal Democratic polls and Rudy Giuliani isn't a social conservative — yet they both lead in national polls...

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Latin America 2008 Q&A: Political Outlook

with William Ratliffvia Latin Business Chronicle
Wednesday, January 2, 2008

What is the political outlook for Latin America in 2008?

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Coalition Gone?

with Peter Schweizervia National Review Online
Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The state of the Reagan coalition...

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The Campaign

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, January 1, 2008

We are nearing forty confirmed travelers for our May trip to the battlefields of Europe...

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The Myth of the Authoritarian Model

by Michael McFaulvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The conventional explanation for Vladimir Putin's popularity is straightforward...

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Uncommon Knowledge - Michael Barone on American Politics: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Barone argues that American voters aren't anti-Iraq; rather, they're anti-stalemate...

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A Happy New Year Abroad

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Watching the debate over whether Huckabee’s withdrawn “attack” ad is over the top, and other assorted Iowa psychodramas makes interesting contrast with the rest of the world’s electioneering outside the Great Satan...

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Uncommon Knowledge - Michael Barone on American Politics: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia National Review Online
Monday, December 31, 2007

Author and pundit Michael Barone fields questions on paradoxes in American politics, such as an electoral ratio that skews Democratic, and yet Republican's still see victories in staunch Democratic enclaves...

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Misreading Obama's Identity

with Shelby Steelevia Washington Post Writers Group
Sunday, December 30, 2007

America's foremost black intellectual has published a slender book about the most interesting presidential candidacy since 1980...