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Analysis and Commentary

War Stories

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, December 1, 2006

Five years after September 11, and three-and-a-half years after toppling Saddam Hussein, the U.S. is almost as angry at itself as it is at the enemy...

Analysis and Commentary

War-Making and the Machines of War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Commentary
Friday, December 1, 2006

In recent years, the term “revolution in military affairs” (RMA) has come to be applied to the vast change that computerized intelligence and globalization have brought to the conduct of war...

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My Kind of GOP

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review Online
Thursday, November 30, 2006

To be a heartfelt Republican has gotten hard in recent years, but while we were in charge in Washington and most state capitols it was easy, though perhaps unwise, to keep still about this...

In the News
In the News

Observers Debate Iran's Influence in Iraq

with Abbas Milanivia NPR
Friday, December 29, 2006

Iran's influence in Iraq has led some American observers to criticize the Iranian government as meddling in Iraqi affairs...

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Poisoned relations

with John B. Dunlopvia World Magazine
Saturday, December 9, 2006

The diagnosis was so unlikely, it came too late for Alexander Litvinenko: radiation poisoning by polonium-210, a highly rare and lethal element discovered by Marie Curie...

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Give Them Something to Talk About

with Larry Diamond, Michael McFaul, Abbas Milanivia Scripps Howard News Service
Friday, December 1, 2006

The controversy over whether the U.S. should talk with Iran and Syria begs the question: What would we say?

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Sheriff tops LAPD in new hires

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Los Angeles Times
Friday, December 1, 2006

For the first time in several years, both the LAPD and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have ample war chests to hire more officers — but Sheriff Lee Baca is leaving Chief William J. Bratton in the dust...

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Russia's huge oil and gas fields test relations with foreign investors

with Michael McFaulvia IEEE Spectrum
Friday, December 1, 2006

When it comes to oil and gas, things in Russia are large—very large...

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Moral health tip to America: Stay out of draft

with Milton Friedmanvia Chicago Sun-Times
Friday, December 1, 2006

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) celebrated the Democratic election victory by proposing to renew the military draft...

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No time to waste in fixing DCPS

with Hoover Institutionvia Examiner
Friday, December 1, 2006

Mayor-elect Adrian Fenty promised major changes in the District of Columbia’s Public Schools system...

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Do Corporations Have an Inherent Social Responsbility?

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 1, 2006

In response to Henry G. Manne's Nov. 24 editorial-page essay "Milton Friedman Was Right.."

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Smash the WTO; the 19th century version

with Milton Friedman, Niall Fergusonvia Salon
Friday, December 1, 2006

A cartoon from the Sept. 12, 1888 issue of Puck magazine kicks off "A Tale of Two Tariff Commissions and One Dubious 'Globalization Backlash,'" a 2002 exercise in economic history by Stephen Meardon, an economics professor at Williams College...

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EU Ban on Biotech Crops Illegal, Rules WTO

with Henry I. Millervia Heartland Institute
Friday, December 1, 2006

The European Union (EU) had no scientific basis for imposing a moratorium on genetically modified crops, and therefore the ban is illegal, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled on September 29...

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Misjudging education

with Eric Hanushekvia Arizona Republic
Friday, December 1, 2006

Within recent weeks, the Arizona Court of Appeals has determined that a court can decide whether the Board of Regents charges too much in university tuition, but not whether the state Legislature appropriates too little for the primary and secondary education of low-income students...

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A Tribute to Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedmanvia Stanford Review
Friday, December 1, 2006

On Thursday November 16, 2006, the world lost Dr. Milton Friedman, one of its greatest minds...

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Can Office 2007 Prevail In A Web 2.0 World?

with Milton Friedmanvia CRN
Friday, December 1, 2006

Microsoft partners are ready to roll on Office 2007-based apps and integrations...

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Iraq panel to urge gradual troop pullout

with Larry Diamondvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, December 1, 2006

A blue ribbon panel's call for a gradual U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq exerted new pressure Thursday on President Bush to overhaul his war strategy...

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Medicare benefit boon

with John F. Coganvia Washington Times
Thursday, November 30, 2006

When Congress passed the Medicare drug benefit program in 2003, it was fiercely attacked by conservative critics for its colossal cost estimates and by Democrats for not exerting price controls...

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We Refuse to Understand the Enemy, and Seal Our Fate

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Rush Limbaugh Show
Thursday, November 30, 2006

How about this letter that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sent to the American people?

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Final paper topics for my NCS students in Just and Unjust Wars class

by Kenneth Andersonvia Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog
Thursday, November 30, 2006

I volunteer to teach a class at my daughter's school, the National Cathedral School for Girls, in Washington DC (wikipedia article), on ethics and war, Just and Unjust Wars...

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Milton Friedman, economist and Nobel laureate, dead at 94

with Milton Friedman, John Raisianvia Stanford Report
Thursday, November 16, 2006

Milton Friedman, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution since 1977, died Nov. 16...