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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Putting Congress to the test

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Friday, July 11, 2008

Gallup's annual poll on confidence in institutions, released June 20, finds "just 12 percent of Americans expressing confidence in Congress, the lowest of the 16 institutions tested this year, and the worst rating Gallup has measured for any institution in the 35-year history of this question."...

Analysis and Commentary

It's naive to think race won't be a factor for Obama

by John H. Bunzelvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, July 11, 2008

By becoming the first African American set to win the nomination of a major political party, Barack Obama showed that we have come a long way in overcoming our long history of racism...

Analysis and Commentary

McCain's bad G-8 judgment call

by William J. Perryvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

This week's Group of 8 meeting in Japan raises some important questions about Sen. John McCain's approach to the art of diplomacy...

In the News
In the News

15 things you should know about “The Race”

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Creators Syndicate
Friday, July 11, 2008

Only in America could critics of a group called “The Race” be labeled racists...

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Declaration responds to torture-policy shift

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Associated Baptist Press
Thursday, July 10, 2008

For years in foreign-policy circles, the United States was regarded as the world’s premier protector of individual liberty, promoter of democracy and champion of human rights...

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Hagee's "Christians for Israel" Meet in DC, Seeking Conflict with Iran

with Daniel Pipesvia Huffington Post
Thursday, July 10, 2008

You have probably heard of Pastor John Hagee...

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Morning Update: The Intelligence Vote

with William J. Perryvia Council on Foreign Relations
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) on Wednesday voted in favor of a new FISA bill (WashPost) which lifted restrictions on domestic spying and granted legal immunity to telecommunications companies that cooperated in the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program...

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Why Jesse Jackson attacked Barack Obama

with Shelby Steelevia Times (UK)
Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Shocking"...

In the News

Education Department Employs Squadron in Search for 'Truth'

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via New York Sun
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Education's press office have a new assignment: They are to scour a group of 24 education Web logs, e-mail Listservs, and Web sites in a hunt for factual errors and misinformation...

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Oil Speculation

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, July 10, 2008

This email arrived in my inbox this morning from United Airlines:...

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S. Florida falls short of federal standards for students

with Michael J. Petrillivia Miami Herald
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Only about a third of schools in South Florida and a quarter statewide met federal government standards for student performance, the state Department of Education said Tuesday...

In the News

Good study, bad spin

by Michael J. Petrilli with Diane Ravitch, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

That’s my take on the new Marcus Winters/Jay Greene/Julie Trivitt study on the impact of high-stakes testing on low-stakes subjects in Florida...

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Salon or mosh pit? Grano opts for more elbow room

with Niall Fergusonvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

This week, the always-thinking minds behind the Grano Speakers Series are sending out their coveted invitations for next year, along with the program of speakers they've lined up...

In the News

BAE Bribery Scandal Shows Saudi Oil Won't Hurt Shareholders

with Daniel Pipesvia Bloomberg
Sunday, July 11, 2004

Saudi Arabian oil and sales of armored vehicles to the U.S. military may protect BAE Systems Plc, Europe's biggest defense contractor, from bribery allegations linked to a 43 billion-pound ($85 billion) weapons deal...