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by Newt Gingrichvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 16, 2007

In 1799, doctors likely hastened the death of George Washington by draining a third of his blood to treat a bacterial infection...

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Students Lag

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Post
Friday, November 16, 2007

The city's eighth-grade students showed no improvement this year on national math and reading tests, and fourth-graders made gains only in math, according to scores released yesterday...

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Bush awards Hoover fellow Hanson humanities medal

with Victor Davis Hanson, Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia Stanford Daily
Friday, November 16, 2007

President George W. Bush awarded Hoover Institution Fellow Victor Davis Hanson with a National Humanities Medal yesterday at the White House...

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Politics of liberal and conservative Jews reverse

with Milton Friedmanvia Jewish Journal
Friday, November 16, 2007

Recently, I spoke to Reform rabbinical students in their class on "Jewish Political Tradition..."

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Jews and Wasps

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Sun
Friday, November 16, 2007

"I say there are two sides in the struggle:" wrote Osama bin Laden in one of the bombastic manifestoes that have so signally failed to unite the Islamic masses under his leadership...

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Honoring Hertog

with Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Sun
Friday, November 16, 2007

The list of Americans gathered at the White House yesterday should be enough to bury once and for all the falsehood, so popular on the left, that our president is some sort of philistine...

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Noel awarded medal for arts

with Victor Davis Hansonvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, November 16, 2007

Old Globe Theatre founding director Craig Noel was honored at the White House yesterday, receiving the National Medal of Arts from President Bush at a ceremony that brought together some of the top figures of American theater, literature and music...

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Joel Klein says student test scores 'good' overall

with Diane Ravitchvia Daily News
Friday, November 16, 2007

City kids' scores stayed flat on national reading and math tests, although fourth-graders improved their showing on the arithmetic exam...

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6 Academics Receive National Honors in Arts and Humanities

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Chronicle of Higher Education
Friday, November 16, 2007

President Bush presented the 2007 National Humanities Medals and National Medals of Arts on Thursday during a ceremony at the White House...

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Giuliani, Romney Spell Out Tax Cuts, Sidestep Spending Curbs

with Michael J. Boskinvia Bloomberg
Friday, November 16, 2007

The leading Republican presidential candidates are promising to shower Americans with tax cuts while returning to the balanced budgets of years past...

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National Test Shows Little Progress for City Schools

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Friday, November 16, 2007

New York City’s eighth graders have made no significant progress in reading and math since Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg took control of the city schools, in contrast with the largely steady gains that have been recorded on state tests, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress...

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Are Americans Exceptional?

with Richard A. Epsteinvia BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Thursday, November 15, 2007

The first panel discussion of the Federalist Society’s annual Lawyers Convention this morning centered on the topic, “American Exceptionalism..."

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California…The Veteran State

with Hoover Institutionvia Housley in the House
Thursday, November 15, 2007

This info comes a couple of days late, but still it is interesting and important to know...

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Lafayette, We Are Here

with Richard A. Epsteinvia BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Some conservatives may sneer at the French, but no such Euro-bashing took place this afternoon at a Federalist Society panel about whether the U.S. legal system is undermining American competitiveness...

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Henry Aaron on Health Care Costs

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Thursday, November 15, 2007

In this bonus middle-of-the-week podcast, Henry Aaron of the Brookings Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about health care costs...

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Bonus podcast on health care costs

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Here's a midweek bonus podcast on the issue of health care costs that came up recently at EconTalk and here at Cafe Hayek...

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UK economy may slow but it is still healthy

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Times
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Does the financial crisis of summer 2007 foreshadow big trouble for the British economy in 2008?

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Latin America's Peculiar New Strength

with Milton Friedmanvia Time Magazine
Thursday, November 15, 2007

It felt like the end of the world at the edge of the earth...

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Conference Announcement: Bernard Siegen Memorial Conference at the University of San Diego

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Legal Theory Blog
Thursday, November 15, 2007

You are invited to attend the 2007 Bernard Siegen Memorial Conference: Economic Liberties, Property Rights, and the Original Meaning of the Constitution on Friday and Saturday, November 16-17, 2007 in Warren Hall's Faculty Reading Room at the University of San Diego School of Law...

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Scientists for and Against Public Health

with Henry I. Millervia American Council on Science and Health
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Also at yesterday's Board meeting, ACSH announced a new award named after ACSH Trustee and Hoover Institution fellow Dr. Henry Miller, a scientist who in recent years has published hundreds of op-ed pieces on public health issues in newspapers across the country...