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Analysis and Commentary

Negative Advertising

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Monday, October 13, 2008

One of the oldest phenomena of American elections— criticism of one's opponent— has in recent times been stigmatized by much of the media as "negative advertising." ...

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The Fog

with Michael McFaulvia Weekly Standard
Monday, October 20, 2008

Discerning Barack Obama's foreign policy in any detail is far from easy...

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The Liberal Media's Conservatives

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Atlantic Monthly
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Various folks have already gone round on this subject, but I think it's worth saying something further about the way figures like Mark Levin, Mark Steyn, Victor Davis Hanson and others have responded to those right-of-center pundits who have harshly criticized the McCain-Palin ticket and/or the GOP in general lately...

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Conservatives Mourn White House's `Abandoning' Reagan Legacy

with Alvin Rabushkavia Bloomberg
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The heirs to the Reagan revolution say the free-market principles that have held sway for almost three decades in the U.S. are being undermined...

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What you need to know that the Candidates aren’t telling you

with Peter Berkowitzvia Talk Radio News Service
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In what may be the longest running presidential campaign in U.S. history, the focus has changed from the economy to foreign affairs and back again...

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The debate and the crises to come

with Peter Berkowitzvia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The word "terrorism" came up only once during a 2000 presidential debate...

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U.S-China and India relations revisited

with George P. Shultzvia United Press International - Asia
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The world’s geopolitical map changed during U.S. President Richard Nixon’s visit to China in 1972.

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Professor Bobbitt

with Philip Bobbittvia New York Observer
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

On a recent Tuesday morning, Philip Bobbitt was sitting in his grand but sparsely furnished Park Avenue apartment, smoking a cigar and drinking a caffeine-free Diet Coke...

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Hope and Despair

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The problem with bringing up Ayers and Wright and the other assorted nuts of Obama’s weird Scipionic Circle—I think the most reprehensible of the discarded associates was the rather murderous Kenyan, Raila Odinga—is that it may now be too little too late...

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Should We Risk a Free Market in Education?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Over the time that we have been blogging, we have found many issues on which we disagree—mostly having to do with externally set curriculum, standards, and tests—and many on which we agree—mostly having to do with autocratic school leadership and efforts to force a business model on the schools...

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History Makers huddle taps Ferguson

with Niall Fergusonvia Variety
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Brit historian Niall Ferguson will be the keynote speaker at History Makers 2009, the international summit of history and current affairs producers, the event's exec producer Bill Nemtin announced Monday at Mipcom...

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Political Wisdom: Should Palin be ‘Pleased’ Over Troopergate?

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin has put on a “happy face” about the Alaska state report on her firing of the state’s public safety commissioner, but she shouldn’t be so pleased, writes Conor Clarke of The Atlantic...

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Last Call

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

There are 21 days to go before the presidential election, and only one more McCain-Obama debate...