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Analysis and Commentary

Investors Want Clarity Before They Take Risks

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 23, 2009

Obama could calm markets with some swift policy moves and reassuring words.

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Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama's pick for regulatory czar, has liberals nervous

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Chicago Tribune
Friday, January 23, 2009

They were friends and colleagues for years at the University of Chicago, and if you ask Cass Sunstein, he will tell you that conservatives have nothing to fear from President Barack Obama...

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NW Arkansas today

with Eric Hanushekvia Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Friday, January 23, 2009

Lunchtime Movie at the Massey: Who Gets to Call It Art?, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Crystal Bridges at the Massey, Bentonville Eric Hanushek: "Harming the Best: How Schools Affect the Black-White Achievement Gap," noon, Graduate Education Building Room 343, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Rogers Lions Club Basketball Game and Show, 7 p.m., 1610 S. 13th St., Rogers 11th annual Robert Burns Weekend Ceilidh, 7 p.m., Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs...

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James Woolsey 5: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with James Woolseyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 23, 2009

James Woolsey describes, and defends, his professional journey...

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Dog bites man

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Shocking...

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But what was the cost?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 22, 2009

The AP reports: Cleaner air over the past two decades has added nearly five months to average life expectancy in the United States, according to a federally funded study...

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Post-racial America?

with Shelby Steelevia Macleans (Blog) (Canada)
Thursday, January 22, 2009

It could have been mistaken for a religious pilgrimage...

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Digging and filling in holes or keeping bridges from collapsing?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Casey Mulligan argues that what government spends the money on does matter...

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Text of the stimulus bill

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's here where you'll also find it in PDF form if you'd like...

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Dutch Lawmaker, Charged With Insulting Islam, Fears Prison Sentence

with Daniel Pipesvia Fox News
Thursday, January 22, 2009

A member of parliament in the Netherlands who has been charged with "insulting" Muslims says he fears he will be found guilty and sent to prison in only a few months...

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Oaths, Bibles and Presidents

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Washington Post
Thursday, January 22, 2009

President Obama may be a historic figure, but his awkward swearing-in ceremony and subsequent do-over of the oath of office don't make him unique in the American historical record...

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Book review: "Inside the Stalin Archives'

with Hoover Institutionvia International Herald Tribune
Thursday, January 22, 2009

In January 1992, Jonathan Brent, the editorial director of Yale University Press, flew to the newly re-established nation of Russia in a bid to secure the rights to publish selected material from Soviet archives for the Annals of Communism project of his press...

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Comment of the week

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 22, 2009

This post discusses a study that claims that of the three year increase in life expectancy from 1978-2001, five months of the increase came from cleaner air, vindicating the investments made in making the air cleaner...

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I Knew The Shah

with Abbas Milanivia AlJazeera English
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's biographer, Abbas Milani, shares his memories of a conflicted and controversial figure...

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Heard In Iran: Bulldozer Destroys Graves of Political Prisoners

with Abbas Milanivia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Noted Iran expert Abbas Milani of Stanford University tells Radio Farda that it would be a huge mistake for Iran's rulers to use Obama's call for engagement as an excuse to buy time for its nuclear program...

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Is Washington for Sale?

with David Bradyvia American Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Earmarks" and "pork" have become rallying cries against the failures of our government...