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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Letter to the Editor: Off-Label Use of Drugs Can Save Lives and Provide Data

by Henry I. Miller with Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 8, 2009

One can argue that the situation regarding off-label prescribing of drugs is even worse than described by Richard A. Epstein ("Cancer Patients Deserve Faster Access to Life-Saving Drugs," May 2)...

Analysis and Commentary

The flu leaves us with a wake-up call

by Henry I. Millervia Chicago Tribune
Friday, May 8, 2009

Just when concerns about H5N1 avian flu seemed to give way to other worries -- especially the flagging economy -- a new strain of H1N1 swine flu swept into our consciousness...

Analysis and Commentary

R.I.P., Jack Kemp

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, May 8, 2009

Jack Kemp, who died Saturday at age 73, did something exceptional...

Analysis and Commentary

The Worst Emerging Disease of All

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Thursday, May 7, 2009

The emergence of new viral diseases serves as a reminder of the high stakes and huge ripple effect of public health decision-making...

In the News
In the News

U.S. urged to increase Japan nuclear talks

with William J. Perryvia Japan Times
Friday, May 8, 2009

The United States should launch a full dialogue on nuclear issues with Japan, parallel to Washington's efforts to hammer out a new atomic arms limitation deal with Moscow, according to a congressional report released Wednesday...

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Who should fill top court vacancy?

with Thomas Sowellvia USA Today
Friday, May 8, 2009

Thomas Sowell, senior fellow, Hoover Institution, RealClearPolitics.com: "Justice David Souter's retirement from the Supreme Court presents President Obama with his first opportunity to appoint someone to the high court...

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China raises the stakes in Latin America

with William Ratliffvia US-China Today
Friday, May 8, 2009

Until last November, China's relationship with Latin America was undefined...

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Strategic Posture Panel Reveals Split Over Nuclear Test Pact Ratification

with William J. Perryvia Global Security Newswire
Thursday, May 7, 2009

A congressionally mandated expert panel yesterday reported that its members were divided over whether the U.S. Senate should ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, but it unanimously advised the White House to clarify specific activities banned by the accord (see GSN, April 22)...

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More New York Students Meet State Standards in English

with Michael J. Petrillivia New York Times
Thursday, May 7, 2009

The number of elementary and middle school students meeting standards in English rose sharply in New York City and across the state, according to test results released on Thursday by the State Education Department...

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Ouster of leader signals Republicans prepared to dig in against taxes

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Thursday, May 7, 2009

In stepping down as leader of Assembly Republicans on Thursday, Fresno lawmaker Mike Villines asserted that the GOP is prepared to dig in against any pressures for new taxes during upcoming budget negotiations...

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Recapping the Hoxby Lecture

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Show-Me Institute (MO)
Thursday, May 7, 2009

On Tuesday night, the Show-Me Institute and Saint Louis University were thrilled to host Dr. Caroline Hoxby for a lecture detailing recent research about the promise of charter schools...

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Dog bites man

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Washington Post headline: Obama's Budget Knife Yields Modest Trims...

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Budget Outlines Funding for Teacher Merit Pay Programs

with Michael J. Petrillivia Washington Post
Thursday, May 7, 2009

President Obama is seeking to add hundreds of millions for teacher merit pay programs, an investment in a reform that has often drawn criticism from teachers unions...

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Linked Up: Sri Lanka, Nuclear Graybeards, Swine Flu Vaccine, and All Those Other Diseases

with William J. Perryvia UN Dispatch
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Steve Crawshaw of Human Rights Watch sounds an alarm with which we wholeheartedly agree: the UN's got to step up to the plate on Sri Lanka, and soon...

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FACTS ON POLICY: Retirement Accounts

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Did you know . . . ? Retirement savings account for 35 percent of all household financial assets...