Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:
McCain Couldn’t Compete With Obama’s Money By Karl Rove
America affirms Chicago’s Golden Rule.
Will voters elect a Bush again? By Amie Parnes & Charles Mahtesian
Gov. Jeb Bush’s prospective Senate candidacy is nevertheless getting a hero’s welcome from Florida Republicans. His big brother helped drag the GOP to two consecutive thrashings at the polls, but former Gov. Jeb Bush’s prospective Senate candidacy is nevertheless getting a hero’s welcome from Florida Republicans.
China’s economic success may soon bring trouble. It would be ours too by Timothy Garton Ash
The country’s reformers seek incremental political changes to complement its gobsmacking growth. If they fail, it could be war.
Back to the Old 9/11 Days By Victor Davis Hanson
For three days, Islamist gunmen nearly shut down Mumbai, the financial center of India. The terrorists — Pakistani militants, according to Indian authorities — murdered almost 200 innocents and left hundreds of others wounded, giving reprieve only to hostages they thought were Muslims.
Bread, Bombs, and the Big Stimulus By Katrina Vanden Heuvel
In 2007, over 37 million Americans, or 12.5 percent of the US population, lived below the federal poverty line–$21,200 for a family of four (well below the income truly required to make ends meet in our economy.) And now, as we head into this deepening recession, we’re looking at a jump in the number of people living in poverty.
Calling all Pakistanis By Thomas L. Friedman
On Feb. 6, 2006, three Pakistanis died in Peshawar and Lahore during violent street protests against Danish cartoons that had satirized the Prophet Muhammad. More such mass protests followed weeks later. When Pakistanis and other Muslims are willing to take to the streets, even suffer death, to protest an insulting cartoon published in Denmark, is it fair to ask: Who in the Muslim world, who in Pakistan, is ready to take to the streets to protest the mass murders of real people, not cartoon characters, right next door in Mumbai?
America Needs Its Frontier Spirit By Daniel Henninger
‘Traits of the frontier’ still shape America, even if the left doesn’t like it.