Sunday, April 1, 2007

2007 No. 2

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Good Advice on Iraq

by Edwin Meese IIIvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Contrary to what you may have heard, most of the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group are being put into effect—and achieving some success. By Edwin Meese III.

Dollars for Dinars

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

How shipping tons of U.S. currency to Iraq remade its economy—and was roundly criticized all the same. Good decision, bad press. By John B. Taylor.

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An Epic Letdown

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

The Iraq Study Group’s new way forward represented a victory of sorts—but only of publicity over substance. By Tod Lindberg.

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How to Turn Iran Upside Down

by Abbas Milani, Larry Diamond, Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Tehran’s hard-liners yearn for a U.S. attack, knowing it would make them stronger. Why oblige them? By Abbas Milani, Larry Diamond, and Michael McFaul.

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Superstar Salaries

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

So the winning coach is a millionaire. Would you rather have a losing coach on the cheap? By Russell Roberts.

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“Greed” Doesn’t Pay

via Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

It’s talent—or the expectation of talent—that leads to those huge corporate salaries. By Thomas Sowell.

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Paycheck Politics

by Gary S. Becker, Richard A. Posnervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Increasing the federal minimum wage sounds humane, but doing so would only make the poor poorer. By Gary S. Becker and Richard A. Posner.

Sticking up for Teachers’ Unions

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Teachers need protection from bureaucratic meddlers if they’re going to do right by our children. Diane Ravitch explains.

An Economist Looks at Global Warming

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

We don’t have to sabotage today’s thriving economy to insure ourselves against environmental upheaval. By Gary S. Becker.

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Disaster Insurance

by Richard A. Posnervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

No one knows how global warming will unfold, but we should prepare today as if catastrophe will strike tomorrow. By Richard A. Posner.

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More Inconvenient Truths

by Terry Anderson, Robert McCormickvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Al Gore’s film makes global warming seem simple. It isn’t. By Terry L. Anderson and Robert McCormick.

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“Compassionate Conservatism” Is Not a Lost Cause

by Jeffrey M. Jonesvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

President Bush’s signature domestic issue remains relevant to the hopes of both ordinary Americans and Republican candidates. By Jeffrey M. Jones.

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In Praise of Gridlock

by Tibor R. Machanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

A do-nothing Congress? How sweet the sound. By Tibor Machan.

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Discomfort in “Mexifornia”

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

A 2003 book warning against illegal immigration has now found acceptance. The author explains. By Victor Davis Hanson.

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Stop-and-Go Isolationism

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Outrage over “the next war”? Not if it’s about genocide. By Tod Lindberg.

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Crossing to Safety

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Crime is bleeding Latin America of talent, jobs, and the self-confidence to join the global economy. By Gary S. Becker.

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The Perils of Putinism

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Russia reverts to form—and to despots. By Arnold Beichman.

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Message in the Ashes

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

What really happened to the schoolchildren in Beslan. By David Satter.

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The Bishop Wore Red

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Poles are struggling with the news that even the church contained communist informers. By Timothy Garton Ash.

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A Country Yet Unborn

by Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

The world is trying to sort out the unhappy province’s future, but Kosovar Albanians can’t wait much longer. By Norman Naimark.

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Brave Hearts and Autonomy

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Pondering smaller nations in a bigger world. By Niall Ferguson

Lost in Space

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Worried about Beijing’s test of a “killer satellite”? You should be—but not for the reasons you might suppose. By Bruce Berkowitz.

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What the Farmer Knows

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

A wise man may spend as much time plowing fields as studying philosophy. By Victor Davis Hanson.

Dishonoring the Vows

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Marriage is alive and well—no thanks to distorted reporting on the ranks of the “never married.” By Thomas Sowell.

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Game-Theory Guru

by Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

From Nobel-winning economist Tom Schelling, thoughts about the unthinkable. By Michael Spence.

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El Presidente, Regular Guy

by Tyler Bridgesvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Formerly president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo is rediscovering everyday life at Stanford. By Tyler Bridges.

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The Conquering Hero

by Christopher Hitchensvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

A visit with Robert Conquest, gentle knight and wicked poet. By Christopher Hitchens.

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The Soviet Quagmire

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Secret documents show how the Kremlin persuaded itself to invade Afghanistan in 1979 against its own best advice. By Paul R. Gregory.