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Tony Blair's Wise Advice For The GOP

It's easy to recognize across the aisle the danger of the tendency of political parties to recoil upon their bases after a defeat. Much harder is to recognize the tendency in oneself. In an interview today with Britain's Sun newspaper, Tony Blair rebuked current Labour leader Ed Milliband, and …

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Written by David Frum on Wednesday June 15, 2011

Are Obama's Billions Backfiring?

Sustained productivity growth comes only as a result of capital investment that meets market needs. Simply throwing money at building roads, bridges, manufacturing plants or whatever doesn’t do the trick. The question worth asking now is pretty simple: will America’s current capital investment …

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Written by Eli Lehrer on Monday June 13, 2011

Washington Moves Slowly After Debt Warning

S&P's debt outlook announcement shocked Washington. But with Congress out of session and members focused on jobs and gas prices, we're still no closer to a long-term debt deal. Standard and Poor’s unexpected announcement yesterday that it had put United States sovereign debt on watch with …

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Written by Steve Bell on Tuesday April 19, 2011

On the Frontline With Ivory Coast's Rebels

Ivory Coast's civil war hit the headlines this week. The conflict actually began over a decade ago as a military pay mutiny. I know because I was there. The West African state of Cote d’Ivoire was in the news cycle this past week, where a six month power struggle culminated with French and UN …

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Written by Sean Linnane on Sunday April 17, 2011

Come Back Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson, editor of the Little Green Footballs site, has written a post declaring his personal breach with the American right. He offers 10 reasons, but they all boil down to the same one: His outrage at the bad characters found in right-wing media and in the blogosphere. Charles Johnson, …

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Written by David Frum on Tuesday December 1, 2009

The Headlines Review

Napoleon Linardatos presents a humorous take on today's headlines. Napoleon Linardatos presents a humorous take on today’s headlines. “As Internet Booms, the Postal Service Fights Back” - New York Times , 08.28.09 The U.S. Postal Service plans to start its own email …

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Written by Napoleon Linardatos on Sunday August 30, 2009

Megrahi's Release: Another Shoe Drops

A news report today suggests that while the Obama administration was opposed to the release of al-Megrahi, it made clear that it was open to compromise - such as house arrest in Scotland - rather than implacably opposed, period. The yielding attitude of the Obama administration seems to have …

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Written by David Frum on Sunday August 30, 2009

The Shifting Balance of Power

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has just announced a new ambassador to Washington: a member of Canada's left-most party, someone who can speak the language of Pelosi and Obama. Another example of how the implosion of the GOP has implications around the world. Canadian Prime Minister …

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Written by David Frum on Friday August 28, 2009