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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Sixties Won’t Go Away

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Those who protested some 40 years ago often still congratulate themselves that their loud zeal alone brought needed “change” to America in civil rights, the environment, women’s liberation, and world peace...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Experience Doesn't Match Up

by Richard V. Allenvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Heading off on his week-long, high-profile tour of seven countries, Barack Obama defined the first part of the trip's purpose by telling reporters, "I want to, obviously, talk to the commanders and get a sense, both in Afghanistan and in Baghdad of . . . what . . . their biggest concerns are."...

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Short-Term Relationship

by Josef Joffevia New Republic
Thursday, July 24, 2008

This author, a so-called expert on Europe and trans-Atlantic relations, has had more hits from big-time U.S. media in the last five days than in the last five years: Newsweek, CNN, NPR, Lehrer, Reuters, even Al-Jazeera English...

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In the News

Feeling Sderot’s Pain

with Daniel Pipesvia New York Jewish Week
Thursday, July 24, 2008

In a visit intended to create emotional connections to a terror-weary Israel — and ease concerns among some pro-Israel voters here that he may break with current U.S. policy in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — Sen. Barack Obama visited the besieged town of Sderot on Wednesday...

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In conversation with the "Iran expert"

with Abbas Milani, Larry Diamond, Michael McFaulvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, July 24, 2008

President Bush recently authorized William Burns, the under secretary of state for political affairs, to attend a meeting in Geneva on Iran’s nuclear program...

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Abizaid: "Iran Is Not a Suicide State; Deterrence Will Work"

with John Abizaidvia Huffington Post
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Monday evening at a meeting of the Pacific Council, retired General John Abizaid, the former commander of the US Central Command for Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003-2007, offered lots of wisdom and an impressive analysis of the Middle East...

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We've Been Keeping the Tablets For You

with Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

This big (469 pages), beautiful 1988 hardcover collection – edited by Bill Buckley and Charles Kesler – is as important now as when it was first published...

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'Superstar' Obama in Berlin, Paris and London

with Josef Joffevia France 24
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

In this kind of trip, it's the photo that counts...

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What people in Germany are saying about Obama’s visit

with Josef Joffevia Reuters
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Obamamania has hit Germany hard, but many here are wary of the big show the Democratic presidential candidate will put on in Berlin on Thursday, when his speech at the “Victory Column“ could attract hundreds of thousands...

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CHI to Host Conversation with George Shultz and Biomedical Industry to Address Healthcare Reform and Income Security

with George P. Shultz, John Shovenvia Business Wire
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

George Shultz, Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, and John Shoven, Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, co-authors of Putting Our House in Order: A Guide to Social Security & Health Care Reform, and Hank Nordhoff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gen-Probe Incorporated, as moderator...

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Former US Information Agency Director Charles Wick Dies

with George P. Shultzvia Voice of America
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Charles Wick, who directed U.S. public diplomacy under President Ronald Reagan, has died at his home in Los Angeles...

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Cynthia McKinney, from Racial Scapegoat to Political Spoiler?

with Shelby Steelevia Chronicle of Higher Education
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

After spending about a decade as a Democratic Congresswoman in the 1990s and early 2000s (one of the U.S. Representatives who spearheaded the defeated bid to impeach President Bush), Cynthia McKinney recently announced that she has decided to accept the Green Party nomination for President of the United States...

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Eliminate the Middleman

with Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Once again villainous speculators have emerged as a scapegoat...

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Foreign Press: All Obama, All The Time

with Josef Joffevia Politico
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Christoph von Marschall, the Washington bureau chief of the Berlin-based newspaper, Der Tagesspiegel, wrote in Sunday’s Washington Post about the “dirty little secret” of the Barack Obama campaign: snubbing the foreign press...

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Questions for Deborah

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I am still somewhat unsure about the difference between your small schools and the small schools created by various school districts, or your small schools and the charter schools that are popping up in many districts...