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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...

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....

In the News

Schwarzenegger: Reinvented leader shows new humility

with Milton Friedmanvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Early this spring, after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had unveiled his proposal for a $68 billion state spending spree on roads, schools and prisons, Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez visited Schwarzenegger in the governor's Capitol office with a counter-proposal....

In the News

Schwarzenegger: Reinvented leader shows new humility

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Early this spring, after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had unveiled his proposal for a $68 billion state spending spree on roads, schools and prisons, Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez visited Schwarzenegger in the governor's Capitol office with a counter-proposal....

John Yoo

The Constitution and the War

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Where should we draw the line between civil liberties and national security in the “war on terror”? Are we even at war, and if so, what are the constitutional limits to presidential war powers? Has the Bush administration gone too far in the electronic surveillance of citizens and the coercive interrogation of suspected terrorists and enemy combatants? Richard Epstein and John Yoo, both widely regarded as strict constitutional constructionists, take decidedly different positions on these questions. (41:26) Video transcript

Analysis and Commentary

Democrats seek blank check from voters

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Sunday, October 29, 2006

Media pundits have just about given this year's election to the Democrats - at least in the House of Representatives and perhaps in the Senate as well. They might even be right, for a change...

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