Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:
Building Back By Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
How investment in infrastructure will boost the economy.
Campaign Rhetoric and Presidential Reality — A Brief History By Victor Davis Hanson
American presidential election rhetoric always paints the incumbent as incompetent in foreign policy, the challenger insightful and skillful. A look at recent history, however, shows that once the opposition gains office, the world suddenly becomes not so black and white.
Obama Should Forget About Energy Independence By Art Laffer
The only way to get there is job-killing taxes.
Between Obama and the Press By Mark Leibowitch
ROBERT GIBBS’S HEADY WASHINGTON RISE was certified on a humid day in June when a procession of media and political fancies gathered in tribute to Tim Russert, the “Meet the Press” host who died of a heart attack several days earlier. The memorial service was a sweet, solemn and star-struck occasion that, as these events often do, yielded a neat snapshot of the Celebrity Washington food chain — who was up, who was down, who was winning the week.
Organizing the White House Is Obama’s First Test By Karl Rove
All presidents come to realize how much structure matters.
Gay leaders furious with Obama By Ben Smith & Nia-Malika Henderson
Barack Obama’s choice of a prominent evangelical minister to deliver the invocation at his inauguration is a conciliatory gesture toward social conservatives who opposed him in November, but it is drawing fierce challenges from a gay rights movement that — in the wake of a gay marriage ban in California — is looking for a fight.
A High-Stakes Gamble By George F. Will
Why Ford CEO Alan Mulally is a cut above his Big 3 counterparts.