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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Pour cold water on 'global warming'

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Sunday, April 6, 2008

It has almost become something of a joke when some "global warming" conference has to be cancelled because of a snowstorm or bitterly cold weather...

Analysis and Commentary

Welfare corrupts society and leads to irresponsibility

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, April 4, 2008

Before anything else, it needs to be noted that most of the welfare recipients are not unwed mothers but people doing business as major corporations...

Analysis and Commentary

Nothing Succeeds Like Success

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Commentary
Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Americans have regularly changed their minds in the midst of their ongoing wars—and not just once, but often...

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Iraq and Germany

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, April 7, 2008

As the aftermath of the Iraq war continues to be chaotic, there is a tendency to hope that this is just a passing phase and that time and action, such as the surge, will lead to better outcomes in the future...

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The Vatican and Globalization: Tinkering With Sin

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Monday, April 7, 2008

It’s hard to erect rules to last forever...

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Top adviser on Iraq, formerly snubbed, now coaches Petraeus

with John Abizaid, Newt Gingrichvia St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Monday, April 7, 2008

As Gen. David Petraeus prepares his critical testimony to Congress this week, one key figure advising him is a retired Army colonel from O'Fallon, Ill., whose Iraq advice the administration once ignored...

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The Free-Market Case for Green: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 7, 2008

Can a dedicated, unabashed, free-market capitalist also be a “green” environmentalist?...

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Coyne on Exporting Democracy after War

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 7, 2008

Christopher Coyne of West Virginia University and George Mason University's Mercatus Center talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book, After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy...

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Favorite Education Blogs of 2008

with Diane Ravitchvia Washington Post
Monday, April 7, 2008

Early last year, as an experiment, I published a list of what I and commentator Walt Gardner considered our favorite education blogs...

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Subservience and Servility

with Niall Fergusonvia Island (Sri Lanka)
Sunday, April 6, 2008

I refer to I.P.C. Mendis’ gratuitously insulting comment (Island of April 2) on my article War of Words on the Ethnic Front (Island of March 19)...

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Buy low, sell high — and vote wisely

with Milton Friedmanvia Charleston Post Courier (SC)
Sunday, April 6, 2008

Hillary Clinton wants a five-year "freeze" on existing adjustable-rate mortgages' interest rates, a 90-day "timeout" on foreclosures and a $30 billion "emergency housing crisis fund."...

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Italy in the eyes of the world

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, April 6, 2008

As the electoral campaign in Italy reaches its climax, one wonders what the rest of the world feels about these elections...

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Aiming to Ease Tensions, Without U.S.-Russia Pact

with Michael McFaulvia Washington Post
Sunday, April 6, 2008

President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin brought their turbulent seven-year partnership to a close Sunday without a concrete deal on the issues dividing their wary nations but left behind a road map for their successors...

In the News

Keep your enemies closer

with George P. Shultzvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, April 6, 2008

Should the next president talk to the country's enemies?...

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Link between demand-side and supply-side sources of inflation

with Milton Friedmanvia Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)
Sunday, April 6, 2008

Is an increase in money printing good or bad?...

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Ambassador of Cool

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Sunday, April 6, 2008

Early in the spring of 1958, Dave Brubeck was driven past the final gate separating the Communist world from the West and dropped off on a street corner in East Berlin...

In the News

PRESIDENT CLINTON'S FORMER CABINET MEMBERS

with William J. Perryvia Dallas Morning News
Sunday, April 6, 2008

When Bill Richardson endorsed Barack Obama instead of Hillary Rodham Clinton, it prompted James Carville to compare Mr. Richardson – energy secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001 – to Judas...

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Candidates mark assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

with Shelby Steelevia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, April 5, 2008

Forty years after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the race-infused 2008 presidential election campaign came Friday to the motel where the civil rights icon was gunned down...

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When Lee Hamilton talks, serious politicos tend to listen

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Terre Haute Tribune Star (IN)
Saturday, April 5, 2008

For people who like their political contests clear-cut and their candidates one-dimensional, Lee Hamilton’s endorsement of Barack Obama for president barely registered this past week...

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Choosing home

with Gary S. Beckervia Vancouver Sun
Saturday, April 5, 2008

Economists like Steven Levitt, Thomas Schelling and Gary Becker have shown that economics thinking can be applied to the way we behave and all aspects of our lives...

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Unintended Lesson

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, April 4, 2008

Last night, Hillary Clinton was on the Tonight Show and she gave a phenomenal example of the power of economics...

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Overwarning, Undercuring

with Richard A. Epsteinvia City Journal
Friday, April 4, 2008

The Supreme Court punted one of the term’s most anticipated commercial cases last month, affirming a lower-court decision in Warner-Lambert v. Kent in a tied vote (Justice Roberts recused himself)...

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Michael McFaul

with Michael McFaulvia Russia Today
Thursday, April 3, 2008

As the NATO summit kicked off in Bucharest on Wednesday, Michael McFaul, Director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, joined RT to give his views on NATO's expansion plans...