Interesting Takes From Home And Abroad:
Obamacare in Retreat By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post
Yesterday, Barack Obama was God. Today, he’s fallen from grace, the magic gone, his health care reform dead. If you believed the first idiocy — and half the mainstream media did — you’ll believe the second. Don’t believe either.
The Waxman-Pelosi Follies By Kimberley Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
If anyone might have the right to revel in a bit of health-care schadenfreude, it’s John Dingell. Nancy Pelosi and Henry Waxman ought to feel lucky he’s foregone the pleasure.
Obama’s Amateurism and Incompetence By Thomas Sowell, RealClearPolitics
After many a disappointment with someone, and especially after a disaster, we may be able to look back at numerous clues that should have warned us that the person we trusted did not deserve our trust.
Sotomayor, Gates And Race By Stuart Taylor, National Journal
Sotomayor and Gates share a habit of drawing dubious lessons about race from their own experiences.
The Weight of China By Christopher Badeaux, The New Ledger
Antonin Scalia has this great observation which is far too often ignored because he rubs 60% of lawyers and 18% of the population at large the wrong way. Paraphrased, it goes something like this: We are very close to unique among nations for how we view our Constitution.
Tribal leaders hold the key to a peaceful solution in Helmand By Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph
In the end, the war in Afghanistan will not be won by force of arms, but by the willingness of the warring factions to negotiate a political settlement. This essential truth might come as little comfort to the British soldiers who have spent the past month engaged in yet another desperate battle with the Taliban as part of "Operation Panther’s Claw".