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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Putin's Soul

by David Sattervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, June 29, 2007

When President George W. Bush meets Vladimir Putin this weekend at his father's home in Kennebunkport, he will be trying to improve relations with a Russia that is becoming increasingly dangerous to the security interests of the West....

Analysis and Commentary

Scalia's Judicial Activism

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, June 29, 2007

This past week, a sharply divided Supreme Court in Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation held that President Bush's faith-based initiatives could not be challenged in federal court as a prohibited state establishment of religion...

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Cry Over rBST Milk

by Henry I. Millervia New York Times
Friday, June 29, 2007

Milk occupies a special place in our lives and language. It has been dubbed “nature’s most perfect food,” and we speak sentimentally of the “land of milk and honey” and the “milk of human kindness.” ...

Analysis and Commentary

On the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Race in Schools

via San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, June 29, 2007

In 1983, a federal court ordered San Francisco to integrate its schools....

Analysis and Commentary

Time to focus on academic integration

via Orlando Sentinel
Friday, June 29, 2007

Seminole and Orange can now go about their business educating students, happy with the knowledge that despite the Supreme Court's ruling, they were both integrated -- or almost so -- before it no longer mattered....

Analysis and Commentary

How to Get More Crop for the Drop

by Henry I. Millervia American Magazine (American Enterprise Institute)
Friday, June 29, 2007

Water shortages in California are nothing new; the last major drought occurred during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s...

Analysis and Commentary

Give Annan the boot

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Friday, June 29, 2007

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will head a new group intended to achieve a "green revolution" in African agriculture...

Analysis and Commentary

Eradicating White Guilt

by Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Thursday, June 28, 2007

Today’s Supreme Court decision striking down Louisville’s and Seattle’s race-based student assignment plans will surely lead to much gnashing of teeth, recriminations, and accusations of America slipping back to the era of Jim Crow...

In the News
In the News

Listening To The Generals

with John Abizaidvia CBS News
Friday, June 29, 2007

The president delivered a speech yesterday at the Naval War College, rehashing most of what you'd expect him to say about the war in Iraq...

In the News

A World in Flux

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, June 29, 2007

The President never understood why so many Americans were furious about the bill—witness the administration’s condescension toward, and abuse of, its critics....

In the News

Should New Frontier owner share riches with workers?

with Milton Friedmanvia Scripps Howard News Service
Friday, June 29, 2007

Kansas industrialist Phil Ruffin bought the New Frontier nine years ago for $165 million, a tidy sum at the time for a fading, low-rent casino in the midst of a bitter labor dispute....

In the News

Paying for Grades Insults Poor

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Friday, June 29, 2007

Before the bureaucrats and the federal government entered the picture, New York City offered good public schools and what essentially amounted to free health care...

In the News

Letters to the Editor: Do Something for Other People by Getting Very, Very Rich

with Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Friday, June 29, 2007

Robert Barro's commentary on Bill Gates illustrates again why the late economist Joseph Schumpeter was so gloomy in his assessment of the question: Would capitalism survive?...

In the News

Frontpage’s Summer Reading

with Newt Gingrichvia FrontPage Mag.com
Friday, June 29, 2007

Frontpage’s contributors and friends share what they’re reading this summer – and what they recommend for our readers...

In the News

From bench to bedside

with Milton Friedmanvia Economist
Thursday, June 28, 2007

The notorious red tape at a government agency like America's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is, in the words of Milton Friedman, “a consequence of its constitution in precisely the same way that a meow is related to the constitution of a cat.” ...

In the News

Good Bad News from Iran

with Peter Schweizervia Commentary
Thursday, June 28, 2007

Good news from Iran...

In the News

Equity Campaign Says: Ruling on Public School Racial Balance Efforts Is a Setback, but Leaves Some Options

with Eric Hanushekvia Columbia University Teachers College
Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Campaign for Educational Equity, based at Teachers College, Columbia University, has denounced today’s decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court in the school diversity cases, Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education (Louisville, KY.) and Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District...