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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

No He Hasn't

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, July 10, 2009

Just under six months after becoming president, and just under two months before the deadline he set for the passage of health care legislation, Barack Obama is finished...

Analysis and Commentary

Michael Jackson's Drug Dealers

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Thursday, July 9, 2009

If there is any truth in the reports about the grab bag of potent drugs found in Michael Jackson's medicine cabinet, it's no wonder he experienced cardiac arrest, probably preceded by respiratory arrest...

In the News
In the News

Housing with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, July 10, 2009

Thomas Sowell scrutinizes the economic proposals of the Obama administration...

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Is Khamenei's son leading Iran crackdowns?

with Abbas Milanivia Christian Science Monitor
Friday, July 10, 2009

As protesters return to the streets in Iran to demonstrate against Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the results of the recent election, a new report says that Mr. Khamenei's son, Mojtaba Khamenei, is leading the government's anti-protest militias...

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Two Authorities on Fed Warn Against Expanding Role

with John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Friday, July 10, 2009

Two economists with longstanding ties to the Federal Reserve warned Congress on Thursday that it would be a mistake to make the Fed a super-regulator in charge of reining in “systemic risk” and financial institutions considered “too big to fail,” The New York Times’s Edmund L. Andrews reported...

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Reflation Rally Stalls: The Key Now Is Second Quarter Guidance

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Seeking Alpha
Friday, July 10, 2009

The twin engines of monetary and fiscal stimulus are stalling, and so is the reflation rally they created...

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Talking to Iran AND Supporting Democracy

with Larry Diamond, Abbas Milanivia Washington Post
Thursday, July 9, 2009

I've argued strongly for engagement with Iran as a game-changer...

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Ascent of Money chronicles currency's intriguing past

with Niall Fergusonvia Business Lexington (KY)
Thursday, July 9, 2009

The year 2009 will be remembered for the global financial crisis. Regardless of other events in the news — wars, nuclear threats and the inauguration of a new U.S. president — all things money have remained front and center in the public's attention...

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Congress Gives Fed’s Regulatory Restructuring Role A Once-Over

with John B. Taylorvia Securities Industry News (NY)
Thursday, July 9, 2009

Congress took on the Obama Administration’s regulatory restructuring proposals today, with a hearing called to examine the expanded role envisioned for the Federal Reserve Board in the Obama plan...

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Two Authorities on Fed Advise Congress Against Expanding Its Power

with John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Thursday, July 9, 2009

Two economists with longstanding ties to the Federal Reserve warned Congress on Thursday that it would be a mistake to make the Fed a super-regulator in charge of reining in “systemic risk” and financial institutions considered “too big to fail.”...

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Kohn: Monetary Policy Audits Would Hurt Fed Debate

with John B. Taylorvia Dow Jones Newswires
Thursday, July 9, 2009

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said Thursday that while the Fed doesn't object to government audits of its emergency facilities, extending those audits to monetary policy could "cast a chill" on the central bank's deliberations...

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U.S. to Israel: You Decide Nukes in Iran, We Decide Bedrooms in Jerusalem

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Am I the only one to note a smidgen of inconsistency in U.S. policy toward Israel?...

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The Savior of Nuclear Disarmament

with Annelise Anderson, Martin Andersonvia Roll Call (DC)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The financial crisis that has wreaked havoc across the country has given plenty of ammunition to detractors of Ronald Reagan’s economic plans, drawing a critical eye toward the former president’s policy decisions and potentially tarnishing the Gipper’s legacy...

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Rex supports national standards, Sanford blocks S.C.'s participation

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Item (SC)
Sunday, July 5, 2009

For the first time since a wave of high-stakes tests swept the country during the past two decades, there is a serious effort to get one national set of academic standards instead of a different set for every state...

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Salam Fayyad Says Yes to Jews Living in a Palestinian State

by Daniel Pipesvia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Sunday, July 5, 2009

I have long argued that the presence of Jews living on the West Bank does not present a problem to a resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict, for a true resolution would allow them to live peaceably in a Palestinian state...