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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Harry Jaffa's Affair With The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, July 17, 2009

One day in 1946, Harry Jaffa wandered into a used bookstore in Manhattan and picked up a copy of the Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Analysis and Commentary

Two, Three, Many Charlotte Simmonses

by Mary Eberstadtvia Catholic Thing
Thursday, July 16, 2009

In a few weeks, millions of idealistic and enthusiastic teenagers will embark on or continue a time-honored and familiar American ritual: losing their religion...

Analysis and Commentary

Firefighter case pivotal for Sotomayor

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

During Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on her nomination to the Supreme Court – confirmation she is certain to win – one of the most controversial issues discussed was the judge's signing on to a very brief appellate-court ruling affirming a lower court's decision to support a city government's invalidation of a promotion test for firefighters, which the majority – all of them white, though one was of Puerto Rican background – had passed...

In the News
In the News

Charter schools see performance gains amid push for quality

with Michael J. Petrillivia Examiner (DC)
Friday, July 17, 2009

Student improvement on standardized tests has heartened officials at D.C.'s charter schools, but expansion efforts are more focused on bolstering quality than increasing enrollment...

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Video: Ferguson's The Ascent of Money

with Niall Fergusonvia Seeking Alpha
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Niall Ferguson’s book, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, is now available in a full-length four-part documentary...

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He who pays for the pipelines calls the tune

with Michael McFaulvia Economist
Thursday, July 16, 2009

TRAGEDY and farce have too often been the hallmarks of European efforts to improve energy security...

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“Reset” has uncertain future

with Michael McFaulvia RIA Novosti (Russia)
Thursday, July 16, 2009

The results of the Medvedev-Obama summit, which took place last week in Moscow, are at the same time encouraging and alarming...

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When to Let a Bank Fail

by Russell Robertsvia New York Times
Thursday, July 16, 2009

The CIT Group, one of the nation’s largest commercial lenders serving a million small and midsized companies, is on the verge of collapse...

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Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins: unified U.S.-EU policy towards EU's eastern neighbours is important

with Michael McFaulvia Republic of Latvia
Thursday, July 16, 2009

On 15 July, in the conclusion of his working visit to the USA, Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins met with James Jones, National Security Advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama, and Michael McFaul, special assistant to the President for national security affairs and senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs at the National Security Council...

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Iranian Election Seen Undermining U.S. Attempts at Outreach

with Abbas Milanivia Global Security Newswire
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Independent analysts believe the aftermath of Iran's disputed June presidential election has dealt significant damage to Obama administration attempts to engage the Middle Eastern state in talks aimed at ending its disputed nuclear work, Bloomberg reported today (see GSN, July 15)...

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Holding Paulson Accountable For This Mess

with John B. Taylorvia CBS
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

As much as conservatives criticize President Obama, legitimately in my view, for federal meddling in business and dictating who should serve on the auto industry boards, we must never forget that it was Bush administration Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson who made the federal government go where it had never gone before in its dealings with private corporations...