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Analysis and Commentary

A Thug’s Primer

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, July 6, 2009

How strange that our rather nondescript, sober friends abroad do not garner attention from the current administration, yet overt enemies in Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Venezuela, and the West Bank most certainly do...

Analysis and Commentary

Missing the "freedom agenda" on the Fourth of July

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Friday, July 3, 2009

This weekend we celebrate our country's independence and the courage of those brave men who met in congress in Philadelphia to chart a path to greater liberty...

Analysis and Commentary

Anatomy Of A Coup

by Stephen Habervia Forbes
Friday, July 3, 2009

Tiny Honduras has managed to grab the world's attention for the past five days...

Analysis and Commentary

Insights From Thomas Sowell

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Forbes
Friday, July 3, 2009

Before the end of the summer, the deadline President Obama has set for enacting legislation, words in the untold millions will compete for your attention on the subject of health care...

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In the News

Economists Out to Lunch

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Post
Monday, July 6, 2009

Niall Ferguson is one of those rare characters: a respected scholar who's also a successful popularizer...

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Economics of health care advise against government solution

with Thomas Sowellvia Evansville Courier and Press (IN)
Monday, July 6, 2009

A friend was invited to what he describes as a "quite important" academic seminar at an impressive Indianapolis address where some of the smartest minds in the nation were to gather to discuss health-care reform...

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Obama to Russia: Let's Cool the Planet and the Nukes

with Michael McFaulvia Environment News
Monday, July 6, 2009

One day ahead of his first visit to Russia as President, Barack Obama said Sunday he wants to "press the reset button" on American-Russian relations...

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Collier on Democracy and Violence

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 6, 2009

Paul Collier of Oxford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his new book, Wars, Guns, and Votes, a study of democracy and violence...

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Housing with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Monday, July 6, 2009

Thomas Sowell, author of The Housing Boom and Bust, discusses the economics of the housing boom...

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InnerTube: Ch. 13 site gets 1st 'Money' shot

with Niall Fergusonvia Daily News (NY)
Monday, July 6, 2009

WNET/Ch. 13 this week boosts its online video offerings with episodes of the new series "Ascent of Money..."

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The Senate Filibuster -Becker

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 5, 2009

The United States, as the name indicates, was formed as a confederation of independent states-initially only 13, but since expanded to 50.

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Budget cuts mean more students stacked in Bay Area classrooms

with Edward Paul Lazearvia San Jose Mercury News
Saturday, July 4, 2009

A teacher since 1968, Barbara McHuron has seen a thing or two in the classroom...

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U.S. must restore faith in monetary system

with Niall Ferguson, John B. Taylorvia Lawrence Journal-World
Saturday, July 4, 2009

Money is the root of all evil...

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Palin stepping down as Alaska governor

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, July 4, 2009

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's shocking announcement Friday that she will resign is just the latest in a series of temblors to shake the GOP's 2012 presidential lineup, a move that may boost former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to the head of the Republican presidential-hopeful pack...

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Writing Sarah Off

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Saturday, July 4, 2009

Conventional wisdom suggests that short-term the Palin decision was unwise — e.g., "quitter," unpredictable, sulking, etc. But what else are her critics really going to say?

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Our Chrysalis Stage

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Pajamas Media
Saturday, July 4, 2009

I got a lot of flak the last year for writing two or three columns suggesting the Europeans and other Leftists abroad might be careful about what they wish for in Obama: he might well leap-frog over them, leaving them all with the world they used to fantasize about, while in reality they profited from the world they demonized.

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Clerical Leaders Defy Ayatollah on Iran Election

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Saturday, July 4, 2009

An important group of religious leaders in Iran called the disputed presidential election and the new government illegitimate on Saturday, an act of defiance against the country’s supreme leader and the most public sign of a major split in the country’s clerical establishment...

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The Challenges of National Standards

with Michael J. Petrillivia US News and World Report
Friday, July 3, 2009

One of the most-talked-about education reform initiatives currently making waves through schools nationwide and in Washington is national standards...

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The un-American way of life

with George P. Shultzvia Salon
Friday, July 3, 2009

Most adults now living were born during the Cold War, a 45-year standoff between competing political and economic systems that threatened civilization with nuclear annihilation and asked virtually every human being on earth to pick a side...

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Obama to Press Kremlin on Energy

with Michael McFaulvia Moscow Times
Friday, July 3, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama will press Russia to drop its “zero-sum” attitude on alternative energy supplies out of the former Soviet Union and offer cooperation in preventing climate change through better energy technology during a visit to Moscow next week, U.S. officials said...

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Chinese Fireworks Display

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Thursday, July 2, 2009

On July Fourth, we think about our country and its future...

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New Education Next Forum: Is There a Connection Between School Spending and Student Achievement? Should Courts Decide?

with Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Institution
Thursday, July 2, 2009

With the U.S. Supreme Court expressing skepticism that dollars alone can remedy student achievement gaps in Horne vs. Flores late last week, the debate over the appropriate role of the courts in determining state school funding levels has heated up...

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Fmr. White House Economic Chair on Jobs

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Council of Economic Advisors Formar Chairman Edward Lazear on whether the unemployment rate will rise again...

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Chimerica

with Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Niall Ferguson and James Fallows discuss the influence of China on the U.S. economy with moderator Scott Stossel...

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IOUpalooza: California's Fiscal Crisis

with David Davenportvia Pajamas Media
Wednesday, July 1, 2009