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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Good Speech, But Will It Do Any Good?

by David Davenportvia PBS
Thursday, December 6, 2007

A minister friend used to say: "It's hard enough to give a good sermon, harder still to give a sermon that will do any good..."

Analysis and Commentary

U.S. Blows It Again on Cuba

by William Ratliffvia Providence Journal
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Not long ago, for the 16th year in a row, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly condemned the U.S. embargo on Cuba...

Analysis and Commentary

The best answer for Kosovo is EU membership - and for Serbia too

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Some time in the next decade, two European countries will become members of the European Union...

In the News
In the News

The Old and New Shapes of Nuclear Danger

with Hoover Institution, William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Nation
Monday, December 24, 2007

"After I became an American citizen, the thing that stands out so clearly in my mind is the Reagan/Gorbachev summit at Reykjavik," California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said recently...

In the News

Bailout Blues

with Milton Friedmanvia American Spectator
Friday, December 7, 2007

"Wall Street Falls on Mortgage Unease" read the headline of an Associated Press story posted on Yahoo Finance just after the markets closed on Monday of this week...

In the News

A determined voice lost in the wilderness of U.S. mass media

with Milton Friedmanvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, December 7, 2007

Greg Palast may be the only journalist with a New York office who works, as he says, "in journalistic exile..."

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Romney says his White House bid not defined by Mormon faith

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, December 7, 2007

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a passionate speech Thursday in defense of his Mormon and religious values, but the much-heralded address may not be the miracle cure for the real challenges in his campaign: voters' concerns about his scripted style and shifting political positions...

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Senator Domenici's legacy will be felt across New Mexico years after he leaves office

with William J. Perryvia Albuquerque Tribune (NM)
Friday, December 7, 2007

First, the math...

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Society's Role in Student Motivation

with Diane Ravitch, Hoover Digestvia Education Week
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Yesterday, I read an essay published in the Hoover Digest, written by Diane Ravitch...

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Pigs Still Don't Fly

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, December 6, 2007

In this recent essay, I discuss how politicians are driven by incentives rather than ideology or party...

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What Does A Presidential Candidate’s Economic Adviser Actually Do? A Freakonomics Quorum

with John F. Coganvia New York Times
Thursday, December 6, 2007

The 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign is heating up, and as always a lot of the questions revolve around economic issues...

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Tort reform in the third branch

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Point of Law
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Normally, persuading the legislature and the executive to pass a law reforming problems is sufficient, but when it comes to tort reform, the trial bar has a well-funded arm that takes the battle to the third branch of government, the judiciary, which, dozens of times, has asserted its own legislative authority to strike down laws...

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The Rise Of Paramilitary Crime-Fighting

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Black Voice News (CA)
Thursday, December 6, 2007

There's a "Bear" on the loose prowling the mean streets of 80 percent of America's top 100 urban cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Indianapolis...

In the News

Cheap no more

with Gary S. Beckervia Economist
Thursday, December 6, 2007

One of the odder features of last weekend's vote in Venezuela was that staple foods were in short supply...

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Republicans’ Secret Weapon: Taxes

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Hillary Clinton leads the presidential polls, but there's one issue that could change things by next November...

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The change in our standard of living

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, December 6, 2007

My next book, The Price of Everything, is about the transformation of our standard of living and wealth creation...

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Persis S. Drell named fourth director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

with Sidney D. Drellvia Stanford Report
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Persis S. Drell has been named director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), effective immediately, Stanford University President John Hennessy announced Thursday...

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Questioning the Need for the Federal Reserve

with Milton Friedmanvia Reason
Thursday, December 6, 2007

At the New Republic's web site, Alvaro Vargas Llosa uses the federal raid on the Liberty Dollar as a hook to ask: do we really need a Federal Reserve?

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Iraniana

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I have written too much about why it is a bad idea to bomb Iran now, but there remain nagging questions about the latest intelligence disclosures about Iran as the airways remain full of all sorts of crazy opinions...

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What Chavez means to Venezuela, Latin America, and the United States

via Hoover Institution
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

On December 2, the people of oil-rich Venezuela rejected a referendum for sweeping constitutional reforms proposed by that nation’s president, Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias...

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The Rise of Sovereign Business

with Milton Friedmanvia American Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Thank you, Chris [DeMuth] for your generous introduction...

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Is U.S. Education Better Than Ever?

by Diane Ravitchvia Huffington Post
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

In a recent item on Huffington Post, Gerald Bracey claimed that I should atone for having "suppressed" the Sandia report in 1991...

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Parshat Mikeitz

with George P. Shultzvia Jewish Press
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

November 19, 1985 would prove to be a very significant day in U.S.-Soviet relations...

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Crude Oil Production

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The United States is the third-highest crude oil–producing nation in the world...

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Overdose

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Journal of Clinical Investigation
Saturday, December 1, 2007

In Overdose: how excessive government regulation stifles pharmaceutical innovation, Richard Epstein confronts the many problems besieging pharmaceutical companies — accusations of unethical and illegal marketing practices, plummeting credibility with health care providers and patients, and calls for more rigorous government regulation — and declares the industry the victim of creeping government paternalism...