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The Poverty of Populism

The Olive Tree Wins
The New York Times’ Tom Friedman says the abandonment of modernization initiatives is yet another Middle East tragedy.

The John Edwards Backlash Begins
Mickey Kaus says Edwards’ version of populism will make him the next President Gephardt. (Item titled “The pretty Shrumpuppet.”)

Reasons for the Fall
PBS’s Nova investigates the civil engineering behind the World Trade Center collapse.