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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

No Child Gets Ahead

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Thursday, June 19, 2008

In his seminal 1961 book, Excellence, John W. Gardner posed the question, “can we be equal and excellent too?”...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama Change

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, June 19, 2008

By this point in the presidential campaign, the public knows that a charismatic Barack Obama wants sweeping “change.”...

Analysis and Commentary

Instead of bullying the Irish, Europe should be working on plan D - and E

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, June 19, 2008

After the Irish "no" vote, the question Europe faces is: does Germany really want to remain in this European Union?...

In the News
In the News

War Policy with Douglas Feith: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, June 19, 2008

Feith describes how WMD in Iraq — or the lack thereof — changed everything...

In the News

Obama Acts to Show Strength

with William J. Perryvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 19, 2008

Barack Obama is confronting a challenge that has long tripped up Democrats: How to convince voters that he is prepared to be commander in chief...

In the News

The US should devise a new relationship with Iraq

with John Abizaidvia Daily Star (Lebanon)
Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Don't be afraid of Iraqi sovereignty," General John Abizaid used to say when he was commander of US Central Command...

In the News

Producer of 'Demographic Winter' Delighted by Colson Commentary

with Gary S. Beckervia Christian Newswire
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Barry McLerran of SRB Productions -- producer of "Demographic Winter: the decline of the human family" -- said he was delighted that the documentary received favorable mention from Chuck Colson...

In the News

Warring on terrorists and staying within the rule of law

with Philip Bobbittvia International Herald Tribune
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

'We wish to disorient those who would make us fearful; instead it is we who are disoriented."...

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The Early Word: Talking National Security

with William J. Perryvia New York Times
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

After a day when the McCain and Obama campaigns exchanged sharp barbs over the issues of terrorism, war and United States policy governing detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Senator Barack Obama plans to spend part of Wednesday discussing national security with a working group of former senior government officials...

In the News

Summit to identify what works in Ohio classrooms

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Plain Dealer (OH)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

School's out for the summer, but more than 300 educators, business chiefs, community leaders and parents will begin comparing notes Thursday in a first-of-its-kind statewide summit on improving public education...

In the News

OBAMA MEETS WITH SECURITY ADVISERS

with William J. Perryvia MSNBC
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This afternoon, Obama sat down with members of his newly created Senior Working Group on National Security...

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Author continues debate on Guantanamo detainees

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Scripps Howard News Service
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

As court hearings resume at Guantanamo Bay this week, the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold the trial rights of detainees held there continues to generate debate...

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Obama Seeks out the Wise Old Men (and Women) of Foreign Policy

with William J. Perryvia Washington Post
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Interviewed in April about his role advising Barack Obama on foreign policy, former national security adviser Anthony Lake said, "I'm one of the few bald heads."...

In the News

Today on the presidential campaign trail

with William J. Perryvia Associated Press
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Obama meets with foreign policy group; team includes potential Cabinet members ... Fundraiser says Clinton donors asked to meet with Obama, former first lady to smooth tensions ... Obama: Republicans need to learn the lessons of 9/11, not me...

In the News

Europe in Turmoil After Irish Vote

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, June 14, 2008

In a blow to the ambitions of the world's largest economic and political union, voters in Ireland derailed plans aimed at making the European Union a stronger global player, poll results showed Friday...