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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Gun Shy

by Benjamin Wittesvia New Republic
Friday, January 25, 2008

Shortly after taking office, the Bush administration dropped a love bomb on gun rights enthusiasts nationwide...

Analysis and Commentary

McCain’s Age

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Friday, January 25, 2008

Among the painful signs of our time are the shocked reactions to Chuck Norris’s raising the question of whether Senator John McCain is too old to be president...

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In the News

Fighter of Commies exonerated

with Kiron K. Skinnervia WND - World Net Daily
Friday, January 25, 2008

Ronald Reagan was dismissed by the intelligentsia as just an actor who read speeches written by others until Kiron K. Skinner discovered a box of Reagan's original radio scripts written in his own hand on ruled yellow paper from 1975 to 1979...

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McCain’s Age

with Thomas Sowellvia Power Line
Friday, January 25, 2008

I wrote about John McCain's memoir Faith of My Fathers in "Reading John McCain" and "Reading John McCain, part 2..."

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Unintended Consequences

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, January 25, 2008

Alex at Marginal Revolution has some interesting things to say on unintended consequences...

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Critiques of Spending Plan Retrace Old Debate

with David R. Hendersonvia New York Times
Friday, January 25, 2008

Useful, but flawed and probably not enough: that, in general terms, was the verdict pronounced on the $150 billion emergency spending plan agreed to by the White House and Congressional leaders on Thursday in a bid to stimulate the suddenly sputtering economy...

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Taxes Made Simple

with Alvin Rabushka, Robert E. Hallvia New York Sun
Friday, January 25, 2008

Tax reform: it's a burgeoning topic on the presidential hopeful campaign trails, and on the minds of more and more taxpayers lured into the net of the Alternative Minimum Tax...

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Thompson campaign over before Super Tuesday

with Thomas Sowellvia Knoxville News Sentinel
Friday, January 25, 2008

We had hoped Fred Thompson's presidential campaign would have lasted at least through Super Tuesday on Feb. 5...

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Faulty powers

with Milton Friedmanvia Economist
Thursday, January 24, 2008

Writing in Slate magazine in 1997, Paul Krugman, an American economist, neatly captured the widespread belief in the omnipotence of the then-chairman of the Federal Reserve...

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Capitalism Doesn’t Work, Mr. Gates?

with Milton Friedmanvia National Review Online
Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bill Gates, bloviating at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is issuing a clarion call for a “kinder capitalism” to aid the world’s poor...

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From Hoover Press: Free Markets under Siege: Cartels, Politics, and Social Welfare, by Richard A. Epstein

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Business Wire
Thursday, January 24, 2008

In Free Markets under Siege: Cartels, Politics, and Social Welfare (Hoover Press, 2008), Richard A. Epstein, the Hoover Institution’s Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, exposes the danger and folly of deviation from the sound classical liberal principles—limited government, strong property rights, and free exchange...

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Dancing with the oil sets stage for trouble

with Niall Fergusonvia San Antonio Express-News
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

At West Point, we called January the Gloom Period because everything in sight was just another shade of gray — mountains, buildings even cadet uniforms...

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U.S. candidates promise a different sort of global engagement

with Kori Schakevia International Herald Tribune
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

As world leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland, to debate new multilateral initiatives, a fresh signal seems to emerge daily from one or another U.S. presidential front-runner that America will re-engage with the world, on the world's terms, after the election...