Monthly Archives: February 2008

The Poll Diplomacy: Hillary Clinton’s Changing Position On Iraq.

"You are either with America … or you are not." Sen. Hillary Clinton on the U.S. Senator floor, September 12, 2001 "Failure is not an option.  We are going to stay the course." Sen. Hillary Clinton to MSNBC’s Tim Russert, … Continue reading

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The Foot Soldier: Is McCain Really A Conservative?

The talk that Sen. McCain gave to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 7 was aimed at achieving not a trivial goal: to transform a "foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution" into the Commander-in-Chief of the Republican Army … Continue reading

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On Putin, Autocracy, Economic Growth, And Flawed Logic

Alex has kindly provided the following comment to my February 3 post, "What Does Autocracy Have To Do With Russia’s Economic Growth?": "Unfortunately Eugene your logic is as flawed as Putin’s political system. Clearly "sovereign democracy" was not the driver … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Putin In The Reagan Library

Russian observers frequently complain that the American presidential candidates never mention Russia in their public discourses.  Now, these unhappy folks must feel better: during the GOP debates in the Reagan Library on January 30, a "Russian" question popped up. Janet … Continue reading

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What Does Autocracy Have To Do With Russia’s Economic Growth?

Michael McFaul has kindly provided the following comment to my December 31 post, "Mission Impossible, McFaul Style”: “I appreciate the interest in our article. But you missed the main point of the piece.  We never claimed that Russians were better … Continue reading

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