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Sorry For The Radio Silence…

..but there are hundreds of things to read on the homepage (almost literally). Karl Zinsmeister from Kuwait. Victor Davis Hanson!!! The Jonah Man. The Derb. Nordlinger. Asla Aydintasbas, just back from northern Iraq, on why we should encourage uprisings in Iraq against the regime. Jim Geraghty on Howard Dean’s war games. Byron York on the next big filibuster. David Frum interpretes the Richard Perle deal. Ramesh Ponnuru tells if oil dooms democracy in postwar Iraq. Joel Mowbray on more State screw-ups. Michael Novak writes to an Italian friend about the war. NEED I GO ON? Because there is MORE….! I can…

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