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Fudging It

by Michael J. Boskinvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Politicians and scientists who don’t like what their data show have taken to simply changing the numbers.

A Smothering Burden

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, April 15, 2010

A few months back, President Obama proposed a three-year spending freeze on what amounts to one-sixth of the federal budget. Our biggest entitlement programs, Social Security and Medicare, would be excluded. These changes are an exercise in image rather than substance.

How to End America’s Addiction to Oil

by James Woolseyvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, April 15, 2010

At the end of March, oil posted its fifth consecutive quarterly price increase: It's now solidly above $80 per barrel.

The choice this election is three brands of implausible

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most implausible of them all? It's a close run thing. None of the parties are levelling with us about the flesh-eating politics of austerity that we'll face for the next few years.

Tenure Reform, not Choice, is the Holy Grail

by Michael J. Petrillivia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Many of us who support school choice do so because of our hope that competition will force recalcitrant districts and unions to reform. The theory of action goes something like this: Offer poor parents and their kids real options outside the (unionized) public schools.

Does the Obama nuclear strategy put the US at risk?

by George P. Shultzvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

George Shultz was US secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan. He spoke with Global Viewpoint Network editor Nathan Gardels on Tuesday at Stanford University.

Nuclear Review shows bipartisanship

by William J. Perryvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

By William J. Perry & James R. Schlesinger

From Reagan to Obama

by George P. Shultzvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

President Barack Obama shares President Ronald Reagan's desire to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

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