Iran’s Resurgent Revolution – by Ryan Mauro

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The death of dissident cleric Ayatollah Montazeri energizes the democratic opposition.

Russia’s Market Reform Architect Dies at 53 – Obituary Obit – NYTimes.com

MOSCOW — Yegor T. Gaidar, the economist who oversaw the largest transition from Communism to capitalism as the first finance minister of post-Soviet Russia, only to be vilified by his countrymen for the decade of poverty that followed, died on Wednesday. He was 53. via Russia’s Market Reform Architect Dies at 53 – Obituary Obit […]

Iranian Endgame – by P. David Hornik

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Is Israel America’s last resort?

ObamaCare Goes Off Track – by Jacob Laksin

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Can the Senate’s defectors derail the government takeover of health care?

Climategate distracts at Copenhagen – - POLITICO.com

COPENHAGEN — “Climategate” has muddied the good green message that was supposed to come out of the United Nations climate change talks here, forcing leaders to spend time justifying the science behind global warming when they want to focus on ending it. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin stirred the pot Wednesday with a […]

Accused Fort Hood shooter to face 32 counts of attempted murder – CNN.com

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged shooter in the Fort Hood massacre, will face an additional 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder, Army officials said Wednesday. Hasan, a U.S. Army psychiatrist, already has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder for the 13 people who were fatally shot at the Army post on November […]