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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Academic Anarchy

via Tampa Tribune
Friday, March 28, 2008

The evolution debate in Florida grows tiresome, and not only because Ben Stein - he of unfailing monotone-is now involved, but because it keeps rehashing the same, tired points albeit in different ways....

Analysis and Commentary

Picking up the red phone

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Washington Times
Friday, March 28, 2008

Now that the Democratic Party's primary contest has reinjected national security issues into the presidential race, it's a good time to pose tough questions to all the candidates about the red phone ringing in the White House at 3 a.m., signaling a crisis somewhere in the world....

Analysis and Commentary

Blame Federal Gov't, Not The Fed, For Subprime Mortgage Problems

by David R. Hendersonvia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Why do people judge the Federal Reserve, whether under Alan Greenspan or Ben Bernanke, to be a major cause of the subprime bust? ...

Analysis and Commentary

A historic compromise with France is exactly what Britain needs

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, March 27, 2008

France and Britain can plausibly claim to have the longest-running national rivalry in the history of the world....

In the News
In the News

Hope We Can Hope In

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Global Politician
Friday, March 28, 2008

Like a modern-day Demosthenes, it’s becoming increasingly evident that Senator Obama has embraced the prose of the classic pied-piper, the role of abstract orator....

In the News

Historic documents unveiled

with Richard Sousavia Shanghai Daily
Friday, March 28, 2008

Three books of historic documents relating to T.V. Soong, one of the highest-ranking Kuomingtang officials in the early 20th century, have been published in the city. Click the following link for information about the T. V. Soong Papers at Hoover.

In the News

7,500 emission-free autos are mandated by 2014

with George P. Shultzvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, March 28, 2008

Air quality regulators dramatically reduced the goal for emission-free vehicles in California yesterday, but for the first time they required automakers to sell a new generation of plug-in hybrid cars....

In the News

Experts discuss consolidation of democracy after Ma's win

with Larry Diamondvia Taiwan Journal
Friday, March 28, 2008

Taiwan completed its most important national exercise in democracy March 22, seeing the second rotation of power since 2000....

In the News

Shultz on Nukes — Then & Now: Chapter 5 of 5

with George P. Shultzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, March 28, 2008

How can a U.S. administration sustain political support for anti-terrorist activities about which the public must be kept in the dark? ...

In the News

Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report

with Henry I. Millervia Kaisernetwork.org
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Prescription drugs that receive FDA approval shortly before the deadline for deciding on new drug applications are more likely to have safety issues than those that are given additional time and scrutiny, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Wall Street Journal reports....

In the News

Shultz on Nukes — Then & Now: Chapter 4 of 5

with George P. Shultzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Can the world live with a nuclear Iran, or must that nation be stopped from attaining nuclear weapons at all costs....

In the News

FM says August virtual deadline on N.K. nukes

with William J. Perryvia Yonhap News (South Korea)
Thursday, March 27, 2008

South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan, pressing North Korea on Thursday to move quickly on its denuclearization, said the six-party process may be jeopardized unless there is progress by August....

In the News

More VIPs join Israel celebrations

with George P. Shultzvia townhall.com
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ten former U.S. government leaders have joined the committee overseeing celebrations for Israel's 60th birthday....

In the News

What the papers say

with Timothy Garton Ashvia BBC News
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Journalist Fionola Meredith takes a look at what is making the headlines in Thursday's morning papers....

In the News

Calif. regulators may relax rules on zero-emission vehicles, again, but require more hybrids

with George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Thursday, March 27, 2008

California regulators are considering a 90 percent cut in the number of battery-powered and hydrogen vehicles that automakers must produce by 2014, a move that would weaken tough auto emissions rules that 12 other states have adopted....

In the News

Calif. Grapples With Auto Emissions Rule

with George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Thursday, March 27, 2008

California regulators on Thursday were considering a 90 percent cut in the number of battery-powered and hydrogen vehicles that automakers must produce by 2014, a move that would weaken tough auto emissions rules that 12 other states have adopted....

In the News

Tata, Zimbabwe, and the Dalai Lama

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Council on Foreign Relations
Thursday, March 27, 2008

A selection of op-eds and editorials from the U.S. and around the world....

In the News

Board may do about-face on zero-emission vehicles

with George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Vehicles that run on batteries or hydrogen could take even longer to show up in America's showrooms under changes being considered by the state Air Resources Board....

In the News

Anglo-Saxon attitudes

with Hoover Institutionvia Economist
Thursday, March 27, 2008

To turn over the supposed Anglo-American common ground carefully, The Economist commissioned pollsters at YouGov in Britain and Polimetrix in America—supported by additional funds from the Hoover Institution, a California think-tank—to find out what people in both places thought about a number of social, political and economic matters....

In the News

Tata Group buying Jaguar, Land Rover

with John Shovenvia San Jose Mercury News
Thursday, March 27, 2008

The world got a little flatter Wednesday as India's Tata Motors said it was buying two storied automotive brands, Jaguar and Land Rover, from Ford Motor....

In the News

Reza Aslan and Gen. John Abizaid on U.S. Foreign Policy

with John Abizaidvia Orbis
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wednesday night's IMPACT Symposium featured speeches by retired General John Abizaid and prominent scholar Reza Aslan....