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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

In Black and White

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Friday, April 11, 2008

If Senator John McCain needed to prove that he is a real Republican, he did it when he continued an old Republican tradition of utterly inept attempts to appeal to black voters...

Analysis and Commentary

The Way Out of Iraq

by Larry Diamondvia Huffington Post
Thursday, April 10, 2008

After the exhausting and dispiriting testimony of General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker to Congress this week, it is now even more starkly apparent that we are stuck in Iraq with no exit strategy...

Analysis and Commentary

What a Long, Strange Race It's Been

by James W. Ceaservia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

If Americans selected their president by the party they preferred, no one doubts that a Democrat would be moving into the White House next January...

In the News
In the News

The Free-Market Case for Green: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, April 11, 2008

T. J. Rodgers discusses the promise and pitfalls of the most popular alternative-energy sources (other than solar)...

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Inflation's Fall From Economic Grace

with Milton Friedmanvia American Spectator
Friday, April 11, 2008

As the Federal Reserve weighs the benefits of monetary easing against the dangers of monetary inflation, it is easy to lose sight of the bigger resolution that has occurred over the last quarter century...

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Lacking Credits, Some Students Learn a Shortcut

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Friday, April 11, 2008

Dennis Bunyan showed up for his first-semester senior English class at Wadleigh Secondary School in Harlem so rarely that, as he put it, “I basically didn’t attend.”...

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The lessons of Iraq

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Week Daily
Friday, April 11, 2008

Vice President Dick Cheney hailed what he called "phenomenal changes" in Iraq since last year's U.S. troop surge as he made an unannounced trip to Baghdad on Monday ahead of the fifth anniversary of the invasion...

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Trade expert makes the case for globalization

with John B. Taylorvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, April 11, 2008

A trade expert who once advised Bill Clinton painted a sweeping portrait of how globalization affects everything from shoe prices to job hunting, arguing that while America benefits from trade, government should also help those who are hurt...

In the News

Greenspan critics: One voice stands out

with Milton Friedmanvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Friday, April 11, 2008

Anna Schwartz, remarkable woman and revered economist, turns 93 on Monday...

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Is There a Pattern Here?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, April 10, 2008

By now no one is surprised by what is said by a Rev. Wright (“KKK of A”, Israel is a “dirty word”, etc.) or a Rev. Meeks (“white people” as “slave-masters”), or that they have figured prominently among Obama supporters.

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McCain: The Longstanding Brand That's Now Hip

with David Bradyvia NPR
Thursday, April 10, 2008

The campaign of Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain has followed a trajectory rare in both business and politics...

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The Strange World of Harold Meyerson

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Harold Meyerson in the Washington Post wants America's trade policy to help Americans...

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Cy Pres Settlements

with Richard A. Epsteinvia American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, April 10, 2008

The idea of cy pres (pronounced "see pray" or "sigh pray," from the French cy pres comme possible--"as near as possible") originated in the trust context, where courts would reinterpret the terms of a charitable trust when literal application of those terms resulted in the dissolution of the trust because of impossibility or illegality.

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Conservatism prevails when the hatchets are buried.

with Milton Friedmanvia Weekly Standard
Saturday, April 5, 2008

Does the conservative movement still exist in any meaningful sense? It is now nearly two decades since Ronald Reagan left office, and during that time conservatives have been in constant tumult...