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Due to Cancellations . . .

We now have three “Superior Suites” available on the National Review 2008 Post-Election Caribbean Cruise. You can check out the stateroom here. And if you want to grab one of them now, do it at or call Cathy at The Cruise Authority at 1-800-707-1634.

Also, I am pleased to announce yet two more great speakers joining our entourage: military expert and bestselling author Bing West, and Hudson Institute fellow Anne Bayefsky – an expert on the U.N. and human rights. Both Bing and Anne (who writes for us today) are also frequent NR and NRO contributors.

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