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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Republican tortoise is gaining on the Democratic hares

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, September 22, 2006

Despite their dreams of recapturing one or both houses of Congress this November, the Democrats seem determined to reprise their poor showings in 2002 and 2004...

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Deal drafted for detainee interrogation

with George P. Shultzvia Miami Herald
Friday, September 22, 2006

The White House and dissident Republican senators reached an agreement Thursday that would allow the CIA's controversial terrorist interrogation program to continue and trials of suspected Islamic terrorists to begin but preserve the Geneva Conventions' prohibitions against mistreating wartime prisoners...

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N.Y. English Scores Drop Sharply in 6th Grade

with E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via New York Times
Friday, September 22, 2006

The share of students in New York State who are reading and writing at grade level drops sharply between the fifth and sixth grades and keeps declining through middle school, according to the first results of a new state testing system adopted to comply with the federal No Child Left Behind law’s requirements for tracking year-to-year progress...

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US-Iran Relations: Perils and Promises

with George P. Shultzvia Payvand's Iran News
Friday, September 22, 2006

For over a quarter of century, the US and Iran have been hostile towards each other. The problem began with the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and the subsequent taking of American hostages in Tehran...

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County's open vistas vanishing

with Thomas Sowellvia Daily Camera (CO)
Friday, September 22, 2006

The 300-millionth American will be born or immigrate to the United States in mid-October, roughly doubling the country's 1950 population, the U.S. Census Bureau says...

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The National Center for Policy Analysis: An Intellectual Journey

with Hoover Institutionvia Nat'l Center for PolicyAnalysis
Thursday, September 21, 2006

As a University of Texas undergraduate student in the 1960s, John Goodman was elected vice president of the student body, and served briefly as president...

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Why We Need a National School Test

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Post
Thursday, September 21, 2006

We need to find better and more efficient ways to produce an educated population and close the achievement gaps in our education system...

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No God Left Behind — Why Not?

with Diane Ravitchvia Inside Higher Education
Thursday, September 21, 2006

The secretary of education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education unequivocally advances the notion that the “business” of colleges and universities — defined primarily in the final report as “preparation for the work force” — is best advanced by the disclosure of data allowing institutions to be compared to one another, particularly in measurements of student learning...