READ OF THE DAY
UAW Is Driving Detroit Off A Cliff by Henry Payne
The coddled union won't make concessions on its industry-killing contract.
Rezko Emerges With Central Role In Case
Mr. Rezko appears to be playing a key role in the case against Mr. Blagojevich, which, coupled with an unrelated, recently filed lawsuit in that state, could give Obama critics grist for their attempts to tie him to corrupt Chicago politics.
Blagojevich Thrived by Capitalizing on Connections
Prosecutors say Governor saw open Senate seat as escape hatch from mounting debt as new law was set to cut funding source.
Rescue Bid for Detroit Collapses in Senate
Common sense prevails.
Corporate Leadership And The Crisis by Carly Fiorina
As we watch the CEOs of the Big Three auto companies plead at congressional hearings for taxpayer money to avert "catastrophe," the great debate about the proper role of government continues with new urgency.
It Will Get Better
An interview with Charles Schwab.
Obama's Carbon Busters
A team of Al Gore's protégés takes over energy policy.
Wasting Paul Volcker
Obama needs him for more than 'car czar.'
Greece Is Burning
Lost principles have led to lost control.
Who Will Govern Illinois?
So who is Pat Quinn? By all accounts, he is a populist reformer, fiscally conservative for a Democrat and, refreshingly, an honest man. That's important in a state that has seen four of its governors indicted on corruption charges in the last 35 years.
Rectitude Chic by Peggy Noonan
The first Christmas in the age of restraint.
The Big Ten needs a Valiant bowl season
Obama Damage Control
He was elected president on a promise of "transparency" but barely five weeks later, Barack Obama is scrambling to meet his first big test on openness.
Obama Bungles Blago Response
"The rule of thumb is whatever you did, say it and get it over with and make it a one-day story as opposed to a three-day story. Politicians are always misjudging the intelligence of the American people."
U.S. Says It Will Bail Out Christmas
Easter and even Valentine's Day might be next.
Shelby, South Lead Resistance to Rescue
Foreign auto makers have favored the South in part because of its nonunion, low-wage tradition, and these senators argue that if the Big Three's labor relations more closely resembled those of the Southern plants, they wouldn't be in such trouble.
Carbon Caps 'Disastrous' For Texas
Gov. Rick Perry said federal regulation of carbon-dioxide emissions would be "absolutely economically disastrous" for energy-rich Texas, one of the few parts of the country still adding jobs.
On the Lawless Seas, It's Not Easy Putting Somali Pirates in the Dock
Though piracy is a globally recognized crime, few governments are willing to navigate the legal and logistical barriers that impede convicting seaborn bandits.
Top Broker Accused of $50 Billion Fraud
Sons Turned In Madoff After He Allegedly Told Them His Investment-Advisory Business for the Wealthy Was 'Giant Ponzi Scheme.'
Browner And Greener
Needless to say, the nation’s energy crisis is no longer Barack Obama’s top priority.
Down On Browner by Michelle Malkin
Regression We Can't Afford
Obama The Centrist? by Charles Krauthammer
The president-elect can boast of a moderate cabinet, but radical transformation remains his goal.
Another Modest Proposal
Forget Detroit. It's long past time we restructured America.
The Heart Of Blago by Rich Lowry
It's useful to remember that mkost politicians have an inner Blagojevich.
A Little Blago For Everyone by Jonah Goldberg
A cornucopia of corrupt crapulence.
Muslims Vs. Iran
It is widely assumed that the biggest victim of a nuclear Iran would be Israel. In fact, freedom-loving Muslims in neighboring countries know they have at least as much to fear.
For President Obama, too, the first international crisis could be something that not one of us foresees (although, as always, events will seem obvious in hindsight). But there are also a number of potential crises hiding in broad daylight - and ignored.
Getting Warmer by NRO Editors
Obama promised to submit to the global consensus on climate change, but that consensus no longer exists as an operational political fact.