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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

More crop for the drop

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Monday, April 27, 2009

America's politicians and government officials have been slow to grasp the importance of societal resilience -- the ability to recover from or adapt to adversity...

Analysis and Commentary

Grading Obama's first 100 days: Kori Schake

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Friday, April 24, 2009

I would give him a C-...

Analysis and Commentary

Democracy in free society not about majority

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, April 24, 2009

If you object to having your liberty and property taken by the majority, be prepared for some political theorists to reject your opposition...

In the News
In the News

The Mayor's High Stakes Test

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Gazette
Monday, April 27, 2009

For the next few days, New York City public school parents can vote in what the city's Department of Education bills as "the first public election in the U.S. to be held entirely online."...

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Reis on Keynes, Macroeconomics, and Monetary Policy

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 27, 2009

Ricardo Reis of Columbia University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Keynesian economics in the classroom and in research...

In the News

For New Teachers, Early Support Can Sustain Careers

with Eric Hanushekvia Washington Post
Monday, April 27, 2009

In previous generations, the induction ceremony for a new teacher in a low-income part of the Washington region might have consisted of a handshake from the principal and a handoff of classroom keys...

In the News

Poor Neighborhoods, Untested Teachers

with Eric Hanushekvia Washington Post
Monday, April 27, 2009

Students in the region's poorest neighborhoods are nearly twice as likely to have a new or second-year teacher as those in the wealthiest, a Washington Post analysis has found...

In the News

Kafka meets Orwell

with Shelby Steelevia Washington Times
Monday, April 27, 2009

I am writing on the long flight back to Los Angeles from Geneva, where I have just attended the so-called Durban Review Conference of the United Nations, aka Durban II...

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Former Aussie PM John Howard: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 27, 2009

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard discusses why Australia’s participation in the Iraq War was in his nation’s best interest...

In the News

Historian Niall Ferguson sits down with Fareed to discuss the severity of the economic crisis and expectations for Obama.

with Niall Fergusonvia CNN
Sunday, April 26, 2009

Historian Niall Ferguson sits down with Fareed to discuss the severity of the economic crisis and expectations for Obama...

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Central Banks Cannot Easily Maintain their Independence

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, April 26, 2009

Most richer nations nowadays, and many developing nations, have "independent" central banks, such as the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank...

In the News

Emmanuel Saez's Medal

by David R. Henderson with Gary S. Beckervia EconLog
Saturday, April 25, 2009

Berkeley economist Emmanual Saez has won the 2009 John Bates Clark Medal, awarded bi-annually by the American Economic Association since 1947 to "that American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge."...

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Granite High: Model school or unaffordable luxury?

with Diane Ravitchvia Salt Lake Tribune
Saturday, April 25, 2009

When a student at Granite High skips class, he'll likely get a personal phone call that day from Principal Carol Harris...

In the News

Stream of horrific crimes takes toll on town cops

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Associated Press
Saturday, April 25, 2009

Detective Nate Cogburn's last few months have been filled with the stuff of nightmares...

In the News

Porn: The 'New Tobacco'?

with Edwin Meese III, Policy Review, Mary Eberstadtvia townhall.com
Friday, April 24, 2009

While looking for a good teen magazine ("good" being the ones without hook-up tips) for her daughter, one reader stumbled onto an outdated link on National Review Online...

In the News

Gorbachev on PBS

with George P. Shultzvia News Busters, Media Research Center
Friday, April 24, 2009

Tuesday’s Charlie Rose show on PBS was an hour with former Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev and George Shultz, Reagan’s Secretary of State during the Gorbachev era...

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Bridging The Cultural Divide To Fight Terrorists

with John Abizaidvia Talk Radio News Service
Friday, April 24, 2009

According to General David Petraeus, an educated American soldier that can bridge the cultural divide with the Muslim world can more effectively fight the War on Terror...