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Analysis and Commentary

American Hero

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, October 10, 2008

This is a story about using American politics to promote the highest of ideals and to realize the worthiest of accomplishments...

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Anything Goes with Chris Buckley: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 10, 2008

Christopher Buckley talks about politics, Republicans, the war, spending, McCain, Obama, and American life...

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William J. Perry to receive Thayer Award

with William J. Perryvia Mid Hudson News (NY)
Friday, October 10, 2008

William J. Perry, will receive the prestigious Thayer Award in a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Military Academy’s Association of Graduates Thursday, October 16...

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10 Questions for Charles Kim Fletcher, Jr., President of Investors Leasing Corporation

with Hoover Digestvia Del Mar Times (CA)
Thursday, October 9, 2008

Charles Kim Fletcher, Jr. was born in 1927 in Hollywood...

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Veiled racism seen in new attacks on Obama

via San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, October 9, 2008

As CNN's pundits wondered whether instant post-debate polls favoring Sen. Barack Obama meant he would win on election day, analyst David Gergen - who has been an adviser to Republican and Democratic presidents - stopped them...

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The Best Book on Terrorism?

with Philip Bobbitt, Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Thursday, October 9, 2008

This past April, the Book Review ran a front-page review by the historian Niall Ferguson of Philip Bobbitt’s rich and difficult work “Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century.” ...

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Victor Davis Hanson on Obama, McCain and the Election of 2008

via Hugh Hewitt Blog
Thursday, October 9, 2008

I spent two hours with historian and classicist Victor Davis Hanson yesterday discussing the election and the candidates, the war and the world...

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Saving vs. Consumption: The Age-Old Dilemma

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, October 9, 2008

Economists have long pointed to the lack of savings in the United States, which has contributed to the current financial crisis...

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Victory Within Grasp, Obama Faces A New Choice

with David Bradyvia Huffington Post
Thursday, October 9, 2008

As two major developments become increasingly likely - a Democratic presidential victory on November 4 and a sustained economic crisis - Barack Obama faces a difficult choice: does he begin now to prepare the electorate for tough times, or does he continue to maintain a politically contrived optimism on the assumption that he can shift gears after election day...

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A financial history of the world

with Niall Fergusonvia Economist
Thursday, October 9, 2008

The typical career of a Wall Street banker lasts about a quarter of a century, enough to span just one big financial crisis...

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Book symposium focuses on war on terror

with Philip Bobbittvia Princeton University
Thursday, October 9, 2008

Constitutional scholar Philip Bobbitt's book "Terror and Consent: The Wars for the 21st Century" is the focus of an author-meets-critic symposium scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall...

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Biotech Makes Eggplants Resistant to Devastating Insects

with Henry I. Millervia Heartland Institute
Thursday, October 9, 2008

Researchers in India have begun field testing on eggplants genetically improved to resist devastating attacks by the fruit and shoot borer...

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State and Dystopia

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Reason
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

In his latest Forbes column, Richard Epstein tears into the bailout with some help from Robert Nozick...

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10 Great Places to Retire for Democrats and Republicans

with Morris P. Fiorinavia US News and World Report
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

If you find yourself wanting to steal that McCain-Palin or Obama-Biden sign on your neighbor's lawn, you might want to factor that feeling in when you think about where you want to retire...

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Presidential race: The “real issue” is character

with Thomas Sowellvia World Magazine
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

In an interesting column over at Townhall.com, Thomas Sowell points out that when journalists and pundits brush past seemingly minor issues to focus on “real” ones, they are often missing the real “real” issue: character...

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The Price of Everything

with Russell Robertsvia New York Times
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I just finished reading The Price of Everything, a novel by the economist Russ Roberts, and it is an unusual and wildly enjoyable book...

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FACTS ON POLICY: Mortgage Foreclosure Rates

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Did you know? . . . Foreclosure filings have more than doubled during the past year...