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McCain, Meet Macomb

July 30, 2009

NATIONAL REVIEW September 29, 2008 MCCAIN, MEET MACOMB A bellwether Michigan county shows what he must do JOHN J. MILLER On September 5, the day after John McCain accepted the Republican presidential nomination, he and Sarah Palin headed to a rally in Sterling Heights, Mich. “A little straight talk here,” said McCain. “I need Michigan […]

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Special Rules for Special Needs

July 30, 2009

NATIONAL REVIEW October 20, 2008 SPECIAL RULES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS Could learning-disabled kids lead the way to market-based education reform? JOHN J. MILLER Although Sarah Palin’s GOP- convention address was full of partisan zingers, one of its most memorable passages was anything but pit-bullish. It touched gently on her infant boy’s Down syndrome: “To the […]

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Giving Liberally

July 30, 2009

NATIONAL REVIEW November 17, 2008 GIVING LIBERALLY A husband and wife get into left-wing giving, in a big way JOHN J. MILLER When Wachovia bought Golden West Financial two years ago, the man who was the big bank’s CEO at the time couldn’t contain his enthusiasm. Kennedy Thompson hailed the $25 billion acquisition as a […]

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Washington, P.C.

July 30, 2009

NATIONAL REVIEW December 15, 2008 WASHINGTON, P.C. The new Capitol Visitor Center has a shaky grasp of history JOHN J. MILLER Carpenters follow a simple rule: Measure twice, cut once. The builders of the brand-new Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) might have benefited from a similar adage about checking facts before etching them into stone. Just […]

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The Man Who Saved AEI

July 30, 2009

NATIONAL REVIEW January 26, 2009 THE MAN WHO SAVED AEI Christopher DeMuth — thinker, strategist, administrator BY JOHN J. MILLER The leaders of Washington’s two most important conservative think tanks meet for lunch about once a year. They aren’t close friends, but Chris DeMuth of the American Enterprise Institute and Ed Feulner of the Heritage […]

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The Redhunters

July 30, 2009

NATIONAL REVIEW July 6, 2009 THE REDHUNTERS A remarkable duo’s pursuit of former spies and historical truth JOHN J. MILLER The chase began on Google. Harvey Klehr typed “Russell McNutt” into the search box. Thousands of results flooded his computer. Klehr scoured them. “On about the 895th reference,” he recalls, “we found the clue that […]

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