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Daniel Pipes’ recess appointment

Charles Krauthammer gives a good account of Daniel Pipes’ scholarship and why he deserves to be on the U.S. Institute of Peace (where he would join Kagan, Keegan, Berns, Mansfield, Ajami) and how Senators Dodd, Harkin, Jeffords and Kennedy have gone over the deep end over this and call Piepes "controversial," therefore, they will fight the nomination. Bush is thinking of making a recess appointment. Krauthammer thinks Bush should fight this in public; a great opportunity to take on this "quartet of craven Senators." He may be right. Either way, Pipes should be placed on it.

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