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The Battle of Trenton

IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF AMERICAN CONSERVATISM, young Reaganites imagined there would one day be a sort of apostolic succession from Ronald Reagan to Jack Kemp.Read more on WeeklyStandard.comOriginal Article

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The Phony Defense Budget War

LAST WEDNESDAY, in testimony before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee, Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld fired the latest salvo in his campaign to recast American defense strategy and to rescue the fading hopes for this year’s Pentagon budget.Read more on WeeklyStandard.comOriginal Article

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Candy Kirn

THIRTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD WALTER KIRN is an uncommon writer—the only American novelist of his generation who has also done serious work as a book critic.Read more on WeeklyStandard.comOriginal Article

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The Last Boomer

THE NOVELIST JAMES ELLROY once described Joe Queenan as "half-Calvinist, half-nihilist." But, for most of the 1990s, the nihilist seemed predominantRead more on WeeklyStandard.comOriginal Article

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