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Winning in Iraq, losing in Washington.

War is serious business. Losing a war has serious consequences. The president doesn’t want to lose and he replaced the team that was heading in that direction with a team that is getting the job done. You’d think everyone would be happy. Think again. First, the media reports progress in Iraq only cursorily and only grudgingly. Second, the Congress seems to just wish the whole thing would go away, consequences be damned. But if we...

She’s gonna get what she wants.

Hillary Clinton’s first attempt at nationalizing health care was a fiasco. But she’s not giving up. If elected president, Hillary Clinton intends to shove state-run health care down our throats and the cost to business, the lost jobs, the rationing of services and the erosion of our freedom all be damned. Read Ralph Reiland’s piece in The American Spectator.

A real world look at “universal” health care.

And it’s not just theory. Today’s Wall Street Journal takes a look at Wisconsin’s flirtation with universal health care. Read the article and try to imagine what would happen if we took this program national.

Invested in failure, facing success.

So convinced is the Democratic leadership that the war in Iraq is already lost that they have fully invested their political capital in ultimate failure. Hey, it looked like a sure bet in November 2006. But reality on the ground is starting to make that investment look a little shaky. David Limbaugh reports.

The Democrats and Executive Privilege

John Yoo writes in The Wall Street Journal on the coming Supreme Court showdown on executive privilege as it relates to the Bush administration’s firing of eight justice department lawyers.

The best political strategy is still victory.

Some Republicans, facing tough races in 2008, are seeking to put a little distance between themselves and the president as it pertains to the Iraq war. That may not be the smartest politics, says Kimberly Strassel in this article from The Wall Street Journal. (opens in a new window)

What happens when we retreat from Iraq?

The “get out now” left imagines that everything will work itself out just fine once we pull the troops out of Iraq. Closer analysis by Victor Davis Hanson paints a much more sobering picture. Read his article of July 20, 2007 here. (opens in a separate window)

Lincoln could never win the Civil War today.

“I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered, or my term expires, or Congress or the country forsakes me…” — Abraham Lincoln letter to William H. Seward June 28, 1862 Great enterprises come at great cost. Lincoln considered saving the Union a great enterprise. George W. Bush considers stopping al-Qaeda in Iraq equally as great. Many disagreed with Lincoln. Many disagree with Bush. If Abraham Lincoln were prosecuting...

CBS Evening News still a distant third.

TV ratings for the week of July 9, 2007 show ABC World News Tonight with Charles Gibson and the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams nearly neck-and-neck with the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric trailing significantly. Here are the numbers: Average Nightly Viewers ABC: 7,670,000 NBC: 7,340,000 CBS: 5,850,000 Within the critical demographic of Adults age 25 to 54 where much of the advertising revenue lies, the gap is not quite as stark: Average...

Why Rush Limbaugh wins.

Frustrated by talk radio’s domination by conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, several Democrats in Congress have floated the idea of reviving the long-discarded Fairness Doctrine. The Fairness Doctrine mandated that equal time be given to opposing points of view whenever a controversial subject was covered. The Reagan FCC ditched the Fairness Doctrine in 1987 and, in so doing, gave birth to talk radio as it is practiced today. National Review’s Byron York offers...