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Retired Gen. Abizaid speaks in Dallas of war, family, GIs, diplomacy

with John Abizaidvia Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Friday, May 16, 2008

John Abizaid is of Lebanese descent, speaks Arabic and took over one of the nation's most important military positions at a critical time just after the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003...

Analysis and Commentary

Poland is overtaking Britain on the road to Europe - and to the euro

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, May 15, 2008

In Krakow, Poland's Oxford, the Brits don't have a good reputation...

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with George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Defense Secretary Robert Gates yesterday suggested that in the years ahead, U.S. generals really should be trying to fight the last war, because Iraq represents both the future and the present for armed conflict...

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Rising prices and job losses are the two most direct ways an economy inflicts pain on the average citizen.

with Robert J. Barrovia
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Rising prices and job losses are the two most direct ways an economy inflicts pain on the average citizen...

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The Challenge From China

with Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Even as our hearts go out to the Chinese who have perished in the earthquake, we cannot lose sight of the fact that every day China is growing stronger...

Analysis and Commentary

So Emotional

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Some people think that the reason the public misunderstands so many issues is that these issues are too “complex” for most voters...

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India's disarmament drive

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Australian
Monday, May 12, 2008

TEN years ago yesterday, India jolted the world with nuclear bomb tests and public outpourings of national pride, prompting Pakistan to do the same...

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Advice for the Nuclear Abolitionists

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Weekly Standard
Monday, May 12, 2008

As for the argument that these measures might allow the United States to come to global nonproliferation issues from the moral high ground--having shown it is serious about reducing its own stock of nuclear weapons--the reality is that neither Russia nor China (let alone India, Pakistan, or Israel) is ever likely to give up its nuclear arsenal entirely...

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The Rise in the Price of Oil

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 11, 2008

The run-up in the world price of oil during the past several years, and especially the rapid climb during the last few weeks to over $120 per barrel, has fueled predictions that the price will reach $200 a barrel in the rather near future...

Analysis and Commentary

The New New World

by Josef Joffevia New York Times
Sunday, May 11, 2008

Every 20 years or so, the end of America is nigh - ever since the 18th century when, in France, the Comte de Buffon fingered the country as a den of degeneracy while Abbé Raynal slammed its cultural poverty: America had not yet produced "one good poet, one able mathematician, one man of genius."...