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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Conversation With Shelby Steele

by Peter M. Robinson with Shelby Steelevia Forbes
Friday, November 21, 2008

The author Shelby Steele has a lot in common with Barack Obama...

Analysis and Commentary

“Peaceful Enjoyment of Your Property” Except in Montana

by Terry Andersonvia New West
Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Montana Supreme Court finally handed down its long awaited ruling on the so-called “Mitchell Slough case."...

In the News
In the News

From Russia With Loathing

with Michael McFaulvia New York Times
Friday, November 21, 2008

Shortly before the presidential election, at a discussion about Russian-American relations I attended in Cambridge, Mass., speakers from both countries voiced the hope that the election of Barack Obama would signal the renewal of a beautiful friendship...

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Shelby Steele on President-Elect Obama: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Shelby Steelevia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, November 21, 2008

Shelby Steele says racism – in the aftermath of the 2008 presidential election — is now located by default in the Republican party...

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Shelby Steele, Singing The Praises of Michael Steele

with Shelby Steelevia National Review Online
Thursday, November 20, 2008

As mentioned earlier, I'm spending the week as a visiting Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution...

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A novel idea

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, in a post-mortem on the election, (HT: Zev) concedes that McCain's biggest mistake was supporting the bailout...

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'The Ascent of Money'

by Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: call it what you like, money matters...

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Rehnquist papers offer peek inside Supreme Court

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Report
Thursday, November 20, 2008

In the days before the U.S. Supreme Court issued its rulings on two landmark abortion rights cases in early 1973, Chief Justice Harry Blackmun braced for a flood of media response—and possible misinterpretation...

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The meaning of "quickly"

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Senate and the Washington Post use "quickly" differently than I do...

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The Road to Meltdown

with Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, November 20, 2008

The past year has been a trying time for both the titans of Wall Street and the brainiacs in Wall Street's computer-filled backrooms who, in recent years, have devised complex instruments for raising money, lending money and dispersing risk...

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Location and myopia

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, November 20, 2008

In two recent posts, I talked about the enormous variation across locations in the proportion of houses in a location with negative equity along with how myopic many of us were about the fragility of the housing market and the potential for meltdown...

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Shultz to Obama: Follow Ronald Reagan's Approach

with George P. Shultzvia Townhall
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Former Secretary of State George Shultz has a few words of advice for Barack Obama about how to deal with Russian provocations: Negotiate without appearing weak...

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The State of the Economy and Principles for Fiscal Stimulus

featuring John B. Taylorvia Committee on the Budget, United States Senate
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Testimony before the Committee on the Budget 
United States Senate 
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Key ally to auto makers may be replaced

with John B. Taylorvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A shake-up in Washington made Wednesday a very bad day for the U.S. auto industry...

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Facts on Policy: The State of the Economy—an Update

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Did you know?...Oil prices are down 60 percent from their peak...