Today on the Main Site:
Obama in Crisis by Andrew Cline: When words won’t do.
Of Goldwater and of Black Gold in the Water by Quin Hillyer: A Liberator then, and still so today.
Overreactions to Disaster by Ben Stein: Some additional perspective on the Oil Spill.
Pundit Class, Not McChrystal, Exercised ‘Bad Judgment’ by John R. Guardiano: Civilian control of the military was never the issue.
Running on His Record by Jay D. Homnick: Blago is the talk of Chicago.
How Much Longer? by Doug Bandow: What is the U.S. still doing in Korea?
The Problem With Cap and Trade by C. Boyden Gray: The bankers and traders of Wall Street and London should not be its main beneficiaries.
Summer Fun by Christopher Orlet: There’s nothing for stirring murderous thoughts like a nice, brisk hike.
Presidents and Generals by Reader Mail: MacArthur and McChrystal. Clark and Ridgeway. Algerian and French birthrates. Sean Penn and Hugo Chavez. Ben Stein and BP, and more!
What to Watch for:
Obama heads to Canada for G8, G20 summits (Chicago Sun-Times)
Overnight House-Senate conference committee agrees on new financial regulation bill (Politico)
Senate shelfs jobs bill after third failed attempt at passage; 1.3 million unemployed lose jobless assistance at end of week (WSJ)
China’s currency reaches new high ahead of international summit (NY Times)
Hundreds of thousands of French workers strike amid scandals, World Cup disaster, raising of retirement age by 2 years (Washington Post)
Wizards select John Wall with #1 pick in NBA Draft (ESPN)
Clip of the Day:
Obama believes Russia should join the WTO: