What's Wrong with this Plan?

For conservatives, the performance of the Republican Congress is rapidly deteriorating from the depressing to the embarrassing. Each week we wonder, can things get worse? And the answer always seems to be, yes, they can. Now Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah has unveiled a plan to give the Government an …

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Written by David Frum on Wednesday April 2, 1997

Israeli Actions Always Blamed for Threatening Peace Process

Decision to build apartments may be irritating -- but a threat to peace? It's a curious thing, this Middle East peace process. We hear over and over again that it is in danger -- but never from Palestine Liberation Organization actions that violate the terms of the agreement signed on the White …

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Written by David Frum on Saturday March 15, 1997

Hitler Could Have Been Stopped

Henry Ashby Turner and Historical Responsibility Hitler's Thirty Days to Power, January 1933 By Henry Ashby Turner Addison-Wesley, 255 pp., $ 25 Yale historian Henry Ashby Turner has made a career out of debunking myths about German history. In his 1986 book German Big Business and …

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Written by David Frum on Monday February 17, 1997

Health Care: Beware the "Little Fix"

In President Clinton's first term, the Democrats had a vision: a sudden and dramatic takeover of the nation's health-care system that would upend the nation's economy and transform its politics. The plan was candidly megalomaniacal, grandiose, and preposterous. Unsurprisingly, the Democrats were …

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Written by David Frum on Monday January 13, 1997

Bookshelf: The Bankruptcy Around the Corner

Some 76 million Americans were born between 1946 and 1964. Starting in 2008, 12 years from now, they will begin to retire. In “Will America Grow Up Before It Grows Old?” ( Random House, 237 pages, $21), Peter Peterson argues that America is utterly unprepared for this immense and imminent …

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Written by David Frum on Wednesday October 16, 1996