From Reason, here's the libertarian case for Obama and McCain. From The Nation, McCain and the POW cover-up: The war hero has long sought to bury information about POWs left behind in Vietnam; and the McCain-Keating Connection: The current banking crisis and McCain's political history should be creating a serious case of deja vu. From New York, a look at why “Wal-Mart moms” may be the key to this election. The man who was Texas: An excerpt from The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes by Bryan Burrough. From World Affairs, Andrew Bacevich reviews David A. Bell's The First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe and the Birth of Modern Warfare and James J. Sheehan's Where Have All the Soldiers Gone? The Transformation of Modern Europe. Craig Seligman reviews What Can I Do When Everything’s on Fire? by Antonio Lobo Antunes. From First Things, is Mormonism Christian? Bruce D. Porter and Gerald R. McDermott investigate. Christina Hoff Sommers reconsiders Betty Friedan's The Feminine MystiqueFormula for happiness: Artists design a formula for the 21st century. A review of Shakespeare and Laughter: A Cultural History by Indira Ghose. Here are 3 American border disputes you probably never studied. An economics mystery — why houses cost more in summer — has finally been solved.

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