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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Neither Moderate Nor Centrist

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Forbes
Friday, March 6, 2009

"To see what is in front of one's nose," George Orwell famously asserted, "needs a constant struggle."

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Radicalism Is Killing the Dow

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, March 6, 2009

A financial crisis is the worst time to change the foundations of American capitalism.

Analysis and Commentary

Ghana: Shining Black Star

by Mvemba Phezo Dizolelevia Forbes
Friday, March 6, 2009

On March 6, Ghana celebrates the 52nd anniversary of its independence from British rule...

In the News
In the News

Obama must act on the US credit crunch

with Niall Fergusonvia Australian
Saturday, March 7, 2009

US President Barack Obama summed up the core economic challenge facing his administration when he told Congress a week ago: "There will be no real recovery unless we clean up the credit crisis that has severely weakened our financial system ... if we do not restart lending in this country, our recovery will be choked off before it even begins ... the flow of credit is the lifeblood of our economy."...

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The Obama Economy, Cont.

with John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, March 6, 2009

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell another 281 points yesterday, or 4%, while President Obama began his political push for nationalizing health care and Barney Frank called upon state, local and federal officials to prosecute "those people whose irresponsible and, in some cases, criminal actions helped bring about this crisis."...

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The World According to John Bolton: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, March 6, 2009

John Bolton critiques the U.N., the State Department, and the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama...

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Obamafusion

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, March 6, 2009

Why is Wall Street Worried?—Let us count the ways...

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Professor Projects Likelihood of Economic Depression

with Robert J. Barrovia Harvard Crimson
Friday, March 6, 2009

The United States currently faces an approximately 20 percent probability of entering into an economic depression, according to a Wednesday Wall Street Journal opinion piece penned by Harvard Economics professor Robert J. Barro...

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Is Obama Hurting The Stock Market?

with Michael J. Boskinvia US News and World Report
Friday, March 6, 2009

A series of negative economic reports and a sharp sell-off on Wall Street dominated news coverage from national outlets last night and this morning, with some blaming the White House for the steep stocks decline...

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We've built these walls before, alas

with Robert J. Barrovia International Herald Tribune
Friday, March 6, 2009

Free trade is a child of economic confidence; protectionism is pessimism's progeny...

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The Ed Morrissey Show: Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar, Card Check; John Taylor, Getting Off Track

with John B. Taylorvia Hot Air
Thursday, March 5, 2009

Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we welcome John Taylor of the Hoover Institution and Stanford University to discuss his new book, Getting Off Track: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis...

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Can we get to national standards, considering the pitfalls?

by Chester E. Finn Jr. with Tom Lovelessvia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Thursday, March 5, 2009

My feet aren't frozen, but as the march toward national or "common" academic standards trudges through deepening snow, they're getting chilly...

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Economics for the Depression Bookie

with Robert J. Barrovia New York Times
Thursday, March 5, 2009

There’s a one-in-five chance of a minor depression (an economic contraction of 10-25 percent) and a 2 percent chance of a major depression (25 percent, like in the 1930’s), the economist Robert J. Barro figures...

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How Do I Tax Thee? Let Me Count Five More Ways

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, March 5, 2009

President Obama’s FY 2009 budget puts federal outlays at 27.7% of GDP, up sharply from the FY 2008 estimate of 21.0%...

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The Odds of a Depression? 40 Percent

with Robert J. Barrovia US News and World Report
Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Intrade betting market assigns a 38 pecent chance the U.S. economy will shrink 10 pecent or more from peak to trough...

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21st-C Skills & Effective Lesson Plans

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Thursday, March 5, 2009

My friend Patrick Riccards blogs as Eduflack and today (Mar. 5) summarizes and endeavors to advance the debate on 21st century skills...

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History Reveals Odds Of Recession Snowballing Into Depression

with Robert J. Barrovia CNBC
Thursday, March 5, 2009

With the market in a tailspin there’s been a lot of talk of history repeating itself...

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How to Handle Your Job and Finances If There's a (Yikes!) Depression

with Robert J. Barrovia US News and World Report
Thursday, March 5, 2009

Brace yourself, America...

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Checker Finn's Seven Worries about National Standards

by Williamson M. Evers with Chester E. Finn Jr., Tom Lovelessvia Ed Policy
Thursday, March 5, 2009

Checker Finn, one of the nation's leading proponents of national standards, writes in Gadfly today (Mar. 5) that he has accumulated seven worries...

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Tweed's Contracts

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Gazette
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

In this era of mayoral control of schools, the Department of Education is supposed to be like any other city agency — except when it’s not...

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FACTS ON POLICY: Trade Deficit

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Did you know? . . . The trade deficit has been shrinking...