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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Predicting random chaos from hindsight

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, April 23, 2007

Why do we insist on drawing causal chains to exceedingly rare calamities after the fact?

Analysis and Commentary

The Orange Grove: Mars needs you, Mr. Vice President

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, April 23, 2007

Yes, Virginia, the red planet is getting warmer...

Analysis and Commentary

Biologics: Lawmakers May Find That Science Is a Law Unto Itself

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, April 21, 2007

We should be skeptical of legislators' attempts "to fit a new problem into a framework for which it wasn't designed..."

Analysis and Commentary

Public broadcast outlets have bias for government

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, April 20, 2007

During the last year or so, some friends of mine have been involved in a crash course in bureaucratic corruption and bias at PBS-TV...

In the News
In the News

Gunfight at Alumni Corral

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Weekly Standard
Monday, April 30, 2007

Even in America's fractious conservative movement, you don't often see William F. Buckley Jr. and George Will facing off on opposite sides of an issue...

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Sorting out the truth on global warming

with Thomas Gale Moorevia St. Petersburg Times
Monday, April 23, 2007

A major international study recently concluded there was overwhelming evidence that humans were causing global warming...

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The Iron Archives

with Hoover Institution, Robert Conquestvia New York Times
Sunday, April 22, 2007

Since the end of the cold war, historians have mined the Russian archives for insights into the nature of the Soviet empire and its global reach...

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More Professors Are Lured Out of Ivory Tower to Street

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, April 21, 2007

Investors' soaring appetite for alternative investments and exchange-traded funds is giving college professors a chance to break out of their ivory tower and test their academic theories -- in your portfolio...

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The Undercover Economist: Cost of living

via Financial Times
Friday, April 20, 2007

”Your money or your life.” The choice traditionally presented by the highwayman is supposed to have only one sensible answer...

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X+Y = logical testing

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Friday, April 20, 2007

The rules of algebraic functions do not vary from nation to nation or from state to state...

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Md. asked to align school standards

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Baltimore Sun
Friday, April 20, 2007

More Maryland students will be better prepared for college and work if state officials follow through on their pledge to align high school graduation and college acceptance standards as part of the American Diploma Project...

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Crazy Campuses

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, April 20, 2007

Houston Baker, the Duke faculty member who wrote the appalling letter about the alleged rape, got rewarded with a job offer at Vanderbilt where he is now distinguished professor...

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Expert on adolescence to address conference

with William Damonvia Marin Independent Journal
Thursday, April 19, 2007

A daylong conference titled "What Kind of Person Do You Want to Be? - Ethics, Adolescents and Schools," will be on Saturday at the Branson School...

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U.S. Doesn’t Need Replacement Nuke, Opponents Say

with Sidney D. Drellvia DefenseNews.com
Thursday, April 19, 2007

With a vote approaching on whether to substantially increase funding for work on a new nuclear warhead, program opponents are urging the U.S. Congress to be leery of administration arguments that the warhead is needed...

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A Large Load to Sort in USPS Overhaul

with James C. Miller IIIvia Washington Post
Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Snail mail still draws a lively crowd...

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Study Finds Outside Managers Raised State Scores in Phila.

with Paul E. Petersonvia Education Week
Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A study of the Philadelphia school district’s experiment with privatization concludes that students in schools run by outside managers performed better on state assessments than did their peers in district-run schools...

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Plan FUBAR

with H. R. McMastervia Slate
Wednesday, April 18, 2007

In arguing for the current surge of combat forces to Iraq, senior administration officials say they're unwilling to consider a "Plan B" for Iraq—options in case the surge fails...

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It’s Not Just the Schools

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The latest test scores for reading and math from the National Assessment of Educational Progress are bound to inspire renewed doubts about the public school system. ("Students Taking More Demanding Courses," Feb. 28, 2007.)

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Famed Historian to Create "Smart Games" with Muzzy Lane

with Niall Fergusonvia Wired News
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Time magazine called historian and political commentator Niall Ferguson one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2004, and now he's teaming up with Muzzy Lane to create a new series of video games addressing global conflicts and issues...

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Sadr pulls loyalists from Iraqi Cabinet

with Larry Diamondvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Radical Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada Sadr reasserted his political power Monday by yanking his loyalists from the Iraqi Cabinet, a move aimed at showing supporters he retains his credentials as an opposition leader...

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McCain, Giuliani tout tax, trade stances as McCain slams Dems war bill

with Michael J. Boskinvia Business Journal of Phoenix
Monday, April 16, 2007

Arizona Sen. John McCain and Republican presidential rival Rudy Giuliani both touted their commitment to lower taxes and free trade on Monday, and McCain took another swipe at Democrats over their Iraq war spending bill...

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Inside Giuliani's Economic Thinking

with Michael J. Boskinvia US News and World Report
Monday, April 16, 2007

One frequent criticism of Rudy Giuliani and his 2008 presidential candidacy is that "America's Mayor"–a total policy wonk when running New York–seems to be winging it on the stump and is a little light on details...

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No More Teachers, No More Books?

with Niall Ferguson, Milton Friedmanvia PC World
Monday, April 16, 2007

Ready for today's economics lesson?

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Rudy's Big Apple Baggage

with Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 13, 2007

Here's a little nugget from the past, a tale that may offer some insights into the next stage of the GOP presidential race, and the fortunes of front-runner Rudy Giuliani...