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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Larger forces in play in Iraq

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Orange County Register
Friday, October 19, 2007

The recent U.S. political headway in Iraq among the Sunni tribes around Baghdad is chalked up to their revulsion against al-Qaida in Mesopotamia's brutalities coupled with the surge of some 30,000 more American troops into the war-torn country since February and the fresh mastery of counterinsurgency techniques by American forces...

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Europe's Central Bank is on the verge of harming the euro-zone

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Project Syndicate
Friday, October 19, 2007

The more French president Nicolas Sarkozy attacks the European Central Bank for the strong euro, the more he is criticized in the European media by European finance ministers, European Union officials and the ECB itself...

In the News
In the News

Nanny State

with Milton Friedmanvia FrontPage Magazine
Friday, October 19, 2007

Frontpage Interview's guest today is David Harsanyi, an award-winning columnist at The Denver Post...

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Bush's War Rhetoric Reveals the Anxiety That Iran Commands

with John Abizaidvia Washington Post
Friday, October 19, 2007

When President Bush this week raised the specter of World War III if Iran manages to build nuclear weapons, he not only roiled the diplomatic world, he also underscored how much Iran has come to shadow the political dialogue both here in Washington and on the presidential campaign trail...

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The wit and wisdom of Ethics Man

with Milton Friedmanvia Times
Friday, October 19, 2007

For the past two-and-a-half years or so I’ve been writing a daily column in the front of times2 about the ethical dilemmas that vex Times readers...

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Pelosi's Armenian Gambit

with Thomas Sowellvia Washington Post
Friday, October 19, 2007

There are three relevant questions concerning the Armenian genocide...

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Leadership & Ideas At Washington Institute Gala

with George P. Shultzvia New York Sun
Friday, October 19, 2007

Tuxedos and ball gowns often accompany frivolity, but they were appropriate for the history-making inaugural Scholar-Statesman Award Dinner of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on Wednesday night at the Pierre...

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In Israel's strike on Syria, a message on Iran

with John Abizaidvia Newsday
Friday, October 19, 2007

It's almost axiomatic that the less high officials want to discuss a matter, the more important it is...

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CEOs need to learn from teachers

with Diane Ravitchvia Topeka Capital-Journal
Friday, October 19, 2007

Children across the country are now back in class...

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In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney at The Club for Growth

with Milton Friedmanvia Campaigns and Elections
Thursday, October 18, 2007

"Let me tell you what I'd do, as opposed to what Hillary Clinton would do with regard to our tax and spending policies...

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Stop Screening

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, October 18, 2007

The data are in...

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Curing health care

with David R. Hendersonvia Baptist Press (TN)
Thursday, October 18, 2007

I had my annual check-up recently...

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Scholar Rhodes unveils arms race

with George P. Shultzvia Half Moon Bay Review (CA)
Thursday, October 18, 2007

"I think of my books as notes in a bottle," said Richard Rhodes of El Granada...

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The Staggering Dollar

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, October 18, 2007

The U.S. dollar hit an all-time low against the euro on October 18, 2007...

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Heroes of the zeroes

with Milton Friedmanvia Economist
Thursday, October 18, 2007

John Maynard Keynes thought that economics should be a technical profession...

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U.S. Leadership Is Needed for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Santa Barbara Independent
Thursday, October 18, 2007

The surest and perhaps only way to eliminate the threat of nuclear annihilation is to eliminate nuclear weapons...

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Some wisdom from Will

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, October 18, 2007

From George Will's latest column...

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Recalling what 'realism' did to Iraq

with Niall Fergusonvia Daily Star
Thursday, October 18, 2007

For a long time and until 2003, the Iraqi writer Kanan Makiya was a critical filter through which supporters of war in Iraq channeled their most potent arguments in favor of an invasion...

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Nuclear Threats More Dangerous and Complex, With the Emergence of Illict Nuclear Technology Trade

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Media Newswire
Thursday, October 18, 2007

Nuclear threats had become more dangerous and complex, with the emergence of illicit trade in nuclear technology, the reported interest of extremist groups in acquiring nuclear weapons, greater difficulty in verifying nuclear production, and, to address energy security concerns, more countries interested in mastering the full nuclear fuel cycle - a step that brings them quite close to a potential nuclear weapon capabilit, the Disarmament Committee was told today...

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Nuclear-Armed Iran Risks World War, Bush Says

with John Abizaidvia New York Times
Thursday, October 18, 2007

President Bush issued a stark warning on Iran on Wednesday, suggesting that if the country obtained nuclear arms, it could lead to “World War III..."

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Russia and nuclear disarmament

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The vision of a nuclear-weapon-free world is as old as nuclear weapons themselves...