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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Time to save Islam from jihadists

by Boaz Ganorvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, December 5, 2008

The terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which have been dubbed India's 9/11, illustrate the severity of the jihad terrorist threat, the cruelty of terrorists who believe they are fulfilling a divine commandment, and the determination of the jihadists to fight to the bitter end against those they consider infidels - whether Buddhists, Christians, Jews or even Muslims who oppose their extreme, violent version of Islam...

Analysis and Commentary

Run, Jeb, Run

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, December 5, 2008

The GOP needs that Bush in the Senate...

Analysis and Commentary

Parallel Lives

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, December 5, 2008

The Roman moralist Plutarch wrote a number of parallel lives of illustrious Greek and Roman notables to offer his Greek-reading audience ethical lessons about character, virtue, and culture...

Analysis and Commentary

Vilification of Bovine Growth Hormone Udderly Unwarranted

by Henry I. Millervia Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (NY)
Monday, December 1, 2008

Milk occupies a special place in our lives and language...

In the News
In the News

Quick Read

with Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Monday, December 15, 2008

With previous books about great empires and wars, Harvard historian and Financial Times columnist Ferguson has marked himself as a man in love with big subjects...

In the News

Experts look to U.S. and Russia to take lead on arms control

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia International Herald Tribune
Friday, December 5, 2008

With nuclear weaponry proliferating and Iran moving closer to a nuclear capability, the United States and Russia should, in the view of many prominent security experts, swiftly start negotiations to reopen new arms control talks that will include the new nuclear powers...

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Consolidation is Just a First Step

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, December 5, 2008

Some politicians are calling for a consolidation of the Big-3 U.S. auto companies...

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The U.S. Economy with Peter Thiel: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, December 5, 2008

Peter Thiel says the U.S. may be facing several years of slow growth or stagnation...

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Analysts: China-US economic dialogue set to continue

with Niall Fergusonvia China Daily
Friday, December 5, 2008

China and the US will continue their bilateral economic dialogue even after president-elect Barack Obama is sworn in, although the mechanism may take a different form, analysts have said...

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Answers and questions

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, December 4, 2008

This paper by Baily, Litan, and Johnson is the best overview I've read so far of what went wrong in the housing and financial markets (HT: Arnold)...

In the News

The Times Christmas Books 2008: Money

with Niall Fergusonvia Times (UK)
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Books about money have been rapidly overtaken by events...

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Some of my favorite movies

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Austin, in a comment, asks for a list of my favorite movies...

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For Obama: A Five-Point Foreign Policy Agenda

with George P. Shultzvia Huffington Post
Thursday, December 4, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama was elected to bring change...

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We Are All Philip Bobbitts

with Philip Bobbittvia Atlantic
Thursday, December 4, 2008

The other big news of the day is the release of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism's report on the most pressing problem facing the next American president...

In the News

But how would they work the pedals in those big shoes?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, December 4, 2008

The auto bailout has gone from tragedy to farce...

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Diane Ravitch to Lou Gerstner: Stop lecturing and start listening

by Michael J. Petrilli with Diane Ravitchvia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, December 4, 2008

The former IBM CEO gets no support for his proposal to eliminate the nation’s 15,000 school boards from Fordham trustee Diane Ravitch in this Forbes.com piece...

In the News

Searching for the promised land

with Shelby Steelevia Economist
Thursday, December 4, 2008

As he sat in a television studio in Alabama on election night, Artur Davis saw a white cameraman with tears in his eyes...

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Hudson Institute and the Pew Charitable Trusts to Host Conference on the Future of Democracy in U.S. Diplomacy

with Larry Diamond, Michael McFaulvia PR Newswire
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Given recent setbacks for democracy in almost every region of the world -- in countries as disparate as Russia, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe -- serious questions have arisen about whether meaningful democratic reform is a realistic possibility in many places and whether democracy promotion is an appropriate anchor for American foreign policy...

In the News

A thoroughly modern recession

with Robert E. Hallvia Economist
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Business expansions, it used to be said, did not die of old age; they were murdered by the Federal Reserve...

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Quotables: On Change, Warming, U.S. Cars, Pre-emption, Palin, More

with George P. Shultzvia townhall.com
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Quotations on a variety of topics currently in the news...

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Economists foresee tougher times

with John Shovenvia Los Altos Town Crier (CA)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Four hundred members of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors gathered at the Palo Alto Hills Country Club in late November to hear local economists’ analyses of recent economic changes and their impact on the housing market...

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Obama’s Plan to Close Guantanamo Forces Decision About Inmates

with Matthew Waxmanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Barack Obama’s promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for suspected terrorists will force the new president to decide what to do with inmates who can’t be tried for war crimes yet are deemed too dangerous to be released...

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Of stimulus plans and other false cures

with John B. Taylorvia Star Tribune (MN)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Nearly everyone, left or right, wants to do something, but frankly it won't help and we'll regret it when we get the bill...

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FACTS ON POLICY: Research and Development (R&D)

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Did you know?...The United States leads the world in R&D spending...