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Analysis and Commentary

The Cast of Characters

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Perhaps nothing so captures the superficial, frivolous and irresponsible spirit of our times like the sudden boomlet for Barack Obama as a candidate for President of the United States...

In the News

What would Democrats do about Iraq?

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

In poll after poll, prospective voters name Iraq as the No. 1 issue in the upcoming midterm elections....

Analysis and Commentary

Not-so-great political expectations

by Tod Lindbergvia Washington Times
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Here's an observation for one week before the midterm: Throughout the Bush administration, Democrats have generally believed that they are poised on the brink of victory...

In the News

Abortion, gay marriage among ballot issues

with Bill Whalenvia Reuters
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Apart from deciding whether Republicans keep control of the U.S. Congress, Americans will vote next week on more than 200 state measures many politicians consider too hot to handle...

In the News

Hoover Poll: Garamendi, Bowen, Chiang -- plus Feinstein and Lockyer -- With Solid Leads

with David Brady, Morris P. Fiorinavia California Majority Report
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Here's the best poll I've seen for down-ticket Democrats...

In the News

Schwarzenegger Bucks Democratic Trend

with Morris P. Fiorina, David Brady, Hoover Institutionvia Business Wire
Tuesday, October 31, 2006

In the midst of a Democratic trend, one of the few bright spots for Republicans is California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who appears headed for a solid victory in his quest for reelection...

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Sending a Message

by John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

With a new law on military commissions, Congress sent the Supreme Court a message, loud and clear: Get out of the war on terror. By John Yoo.

Analysis and Commentary

1958 and today's GOP

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, October 30, 2006

In the aftermath of George W. Bush's reelection as president two years ago, Karl Rove amused himself and his boss with a battery-powered "Redneck Horn." At the touch of a button, the device would yell insults in a raucous Southern accent, providing automated road rage for red-state Republicans...

In the News

ELECTION 2006: Eight Days to Go

with Morris P. Fiorinavia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, October 30, 2006

With polls showing the Iraq war driving many voters' decisions in the Nov. 7 congressional elections, candidates are thrusting veterans -- or their own military service -- prominently into the campaign....


by James C. Miller IIIvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

The congressional addiction to pork—and how the president can force the Hill to kick the habit. A primer by James C. Miller III.


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