Magazine July 5, 2010, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• We con’t care what they say about him, Al Gore is still boring.

• Mitch Daniels, the Republican governor of Indiana, says that the next president — some conservatives hope it will be Daniels himself — will have to call a “truce” on social issues in order to address the national debt and the economy. If by that he means that social issues will be a lower priority than economic ones, as they were for Reagan and both Bushes, he is almost certainly correct. If, on the other hand, he means that the next president should make no moves to

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