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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The right to write, even if you’re wrong

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Saturday, August 9, 2008

No, the rich have no special rights, none at all...

Analysis and Commentary

Review: Haruki Murakami's memoir shows his life imitates his art too closely

via St. Petersburg Times
Friday, August 8, 2008

Haruki Murakami is a writer of Japanese descent, but he is not a Japanese writer...

In the News
In the News

The Founders and Us: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 11, 2008

Should we care what the Founders would say about modern-day America?...

In the News

Georgia Conflict Tests

with Michael McFaulvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 11, 2008

The violence between Russia and Georgia quickly thrust foreign policy into the U.S. presidential election, with John McCain standing to benefit and Barack Obama facing a more perilous situation...

In the News

U.S., allies keep up pressure on Russia to end attacks in Georgia

with Michael McFaulvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, August 11, 2008

The United States and its allies scrambled Sunday to respond to Russia's attack on Georgia, including asking Moscow whether it intended to overthrow democratically elected President Mikheil Saakashvili...

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Bueno de Mesquita on Iran and Threats to U.S. Security

by Russell Roberts with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia EconTalk
Monday, August 11, 2008

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita of Stanford University's Hoover Institution and New York University talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about threats to U.S. security, particularly Iran...

In the News

Oil and prestige fuel the 'New Cold War'

with David Sattervia Scotland on Sunday (UK)
Sunday, August 10, 2008

THE UN headquarters on New York's East River was supposed to have been in darkness on Friday night, the diplomats tucked up at home to watch the fireworks of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony...

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William Hague finally beats Tony Blair in poll - of MPs' summer reading

with Philip Bobbittvia Telegraph (UK)
Sunday, August 10, 2008

Seven years after a landslide defeat in the 2001 General Election, William Hague, the former Conservative leader, and his wife Ffion have trounced a Blair, in a poll of MPs' summer reading choices...

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Should Gay Marriages be Allowed?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, August 10, 2008

Many gay couples want to be allowed to call their union "marriage" mainly because they believe this will give their relation a degree of acceptance that is closer to that given to heterosexual unions...

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Seeing modern China clearly

with Henry S. Rowenvia Chicago Tribune
Sunday, August 10, 2008

If you look closely at a spot in a meadow, you will see some things you may not enjoy looking at—weeds, bugs, funguses, bare spots of dirt, bits of trash, animal bones and so on...

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Black politics? You mean liberal politics

with Shelby Steele, Thomas Sowellvia WND - World Net Daily
Saturday, August 9, 2008

A feature story in this week's Sunday New York Times Magazine asks, "Is Obama the End of Black Politics?"...

In the News

Full text of 2008 Nagasaki Peace Declaration

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Mainichi Daily News (Japan)
Saturday, August 9, 2008

We will not forget the atomic cloud that rose into the sky on that fateful day...

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China's strong march

with William J. Perryvia Sydney Morning Herald
Saturday, August 9, 2008

Marius Kloppers made a family gamble on China seven years ago, well before its industrial machine began to shake the world...

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Taunting the Bear

with Michael McFaulvia New York Times
Saturday, August 9, 2008

The hostilities between Russia and Georgia that erupted on Friday over the breakaway province of South Ossetia look, in retrospect, almost absurdly over-determined...

In the News

Candidates shaped by experience

with Shelby Steelevia Indianapolis Star
Saturday, August 9, 2008

Shelby Steele thinks that Barack Obama needs to figure out who he really is...

In the News

‘One Dream’ Meets ‘I Have a Dream’

with Larry Diamondvia Miller-McCune
Friday, August 8, 2008

Sanding away or genuinely forgetting his rough edges and inconveniences, America each Jan. 17 celebrates the birth of Martin Luther King Jr...

In the News

Must Read of the Week

with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Friday, August 8, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson hits another grand slam in today's column in the Washington Times on Barack Obama...

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China: Challenging America and the World in the 21st Century

with Niall Fergusonvia Family Security Matters
Friday, August 8, 2008

Olympic medals reflect individual achievement but you can ignore the meaningless blather about which nation wins the final medal count...

In the News

China's Olympics, the Anthrax Case, and a Coup in Mauritania

with Niall Fergusonvia Council on Foreign Relations
Friday, August 8, 2008

A selection of op-eds and editorials from the U.S. and around the world...

In the News

News Roundup

with Henry I. Millervia VOLPAC (Blog) (TN)
Friday, August 8, 2008

Henry I. Miller writes in Investor’s Business Daily that “Drug Innovation Has Fallen Victim To Risk-Averse, Anti-Industry Government.”...

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Summer of Reflection

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, August 8, 2008

Beneath all the doom and gloom, what strikes one this late summer is the sheer resurgence of the United States...

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Where Have All the Oil Speculators Gone?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, August 8, 2008

As posted oil prices soared from $85 a barrel on February 1, 2008, to peak at $142 a barrel in early July, several Congressional committees held hearings to investigate the role of speculators in pushing up prices...

In the News

Brushing off racial innuendo as 'just politics'

with Shelby Steelevia Indianapolis Star
Friday, August 8, 2008

For a while, it seemed that Barack Obama was a man who had met his times...

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Russian invasion

with David Sattervia CNN
Friday, August 8, 2008

David Satter, a leading authority on Russia, joins CNN's Kitty Pilgrim to discuss the latest on the Russian invasion...

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Gervase Phinn: Be careful what you write

with Diane Ravitchvia Yorkshire Post (UK)
Thursday, August 7, 2008

I was delighted to learn that one of my picture books, Our Cat Cuddles, was to be published across the Atlantic...