Three pieces on whether politics' abhorrence of a vacuum in the absence of the strongest leader Israel has had since Ben Gurion will harm Israel.
Caroline Glick is no Sharon fan, but she has more than a few concerns about the immediate future.
Daniel Pipes views this as an opportunity for Israel to stop screwing itself in the "peace process" -- a view The Monk has sympathy for.
John Podhoretz says Sharon cut a new trail through the forest of Middle East and Israeli politics -- one that can be followed by his successors. Colin Coughlin agrees.