Should We Fight for South Ossetia?

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In echo of Warren Harding’s “A Return to Normalcy” speech of 1920, George Bush last week declared, “Normalcy is returning back to Iraq.” The term seemed a mite ironic. For, as Bush spoke, Iraqis were dying in the hundreds in the bloodiest fighting in months in Basra, the Shia militias …

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Uprooting the New Racism

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In his Philadelphia address on race, Sen. Obama identified as a root cause of white resentment affirmative action — the punishing of white working- and middle-class folks for sins they did not commit: “Most working- and middle-class white Americans don’t feel that they have been particularly privileged by their race,” …

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Playing by Obama’s Rules

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To observe Democrats this week, savaging one of their heroines, is to understand why the party is unready to rule. Consider: At the 1984 Democratic convention in San Francisco, an unknown member of Congress was vaulted into history by being chosen the first woman ever to run on a national …

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To Die For NAFTA

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“The commonest error in politics,” said Lord Salisbury, “is sticking to the carcass of dead policies.” Lord Salisbury’s rule comes to mind on reading of John McCain’s delight at the $40 billion contract awarded the French-led parent of Airbus — to build the next generation of U.S. Air Force tankers. …

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