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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Straight talk express meets the great conversationalist

by David Davenportvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, August 18, 2008

When President Bill Clinton played his saxophone on the late-night "Arsenio Hall Show" in 1992, it was obvious that presidential campaigns had changed...

Analysis and Commentary

Re-examining propaganda years later

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Thursday, August 14, 2008

In 1953 I was smuggled out of Hungary by a professional “flesh peddler” (as Time magazine called these extremely helpful people) and landed, for three years, in Munich, Germany...

In the News
In the News

The critical pick: secretary of State

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Christian Science Monitor
Monday, August 18, 2008

As the party conventions draw near, there has been a flurry of media speculation about the McCain and Obama choices for vice president...

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John Taylor on Monetary Policy

by Russell Roberts with John B. Taylorvia EconTalk
Monday, August 18, 2008

John Taylor of Stanford University talks about the Taylor Rule, his description of what the Fed ought to do and what it sometimes actually does, to keep inflation in check and the economy on a steady path...

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Calls to toughen Regents exam

with Diane Ravitchvia Newsday
Sunday, August 17, 2008

As more students pass state Regents exams, a growing number of educators and state policymakers contend that the exams once considered an academic "gold standard" are becoming easier to pass...

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Candidates Look For Inroads At Evangelical Forum

with David Davenportvia NPR
Sunday, August 17, 2008

Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., spoke Saturday to Barack Obama and John McCain at the Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion...

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Editor's choice

with Milton Friedmanvia News and Observer (NC)
Sunday, August 17, 2008

This summer, on the 96th anniversary of his birth, organizations around the nation commemorated Nobel laureate Milton Friedman for his contributions to the field of economics and to the general public's understanding of markets...

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Looking Into Putin's Eye Fails as War Shows Friendship's Limits

with Michael McFaulvia Bloomberg
Sunday, August 17, 2008

President George W. Bush once told the world that he had looked Vladimir Putin in the eye, gotten ``a sense of his soul'' and found the Russian leader to be ``very straightforward and trustworthy.''...

In the News

Determinants of the Olympic Success of Different Countries

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hundreds of millions of men and women all over the world have been tuned to their television sets and clued to their computer screens as they followed the Olympic extravaganza in Beijing...

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Russia's Anti-Democratic Paradox

with Michael McFaulvia Foreign Policy In Focus
Saturday, August 16, 2008

With one hundred days in office and a war with Georgia under his belt, Dmitry Medvedev still has Western politicians confused...

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Look to the market

with Diane Ravitchvia Australian
Saturday, August 16, 2008

JULIA Gillard, as Education Minister, is making a good deal of sense...

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Trigger happy and oil mad

with Michael McFaulvia Sydney Morning Herald
Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dig deep enough and you come to oil and gas...

In the News

A Not Very Driven Interview

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, August 16, 2008

Obama, like Socrates, announced in Berlin that he was a citizen of the world...

In the News

Silence on Georgia

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Toledo Blade
Saturday, August 16, 2008

DID YOU see the huge crowd outside the Russian embassy protesting the war in Georgia?

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Will China Become the No. 1 Superpower?

with Alice L. Millervia LiveScience.com (NY)
Friday, August 15, 2008

As the world focuses on China during the Olympics and keeps a watchful eye on Russia's military moves in Georgia, there is an underlying expectation — and for some, fear — that China is poised to become the world's new No. 1 superpower...

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Blogger's 'Impersonation' of Columnist Leads to Creators-Google Tussle

with Thomas Sowellvia Editor and Publisher
Friday, August 15, 2008

Creators Syndicate President Richard S. Newcombe says a blog put Thomas Sowell's name on a piece the conservative columnist did not write, and that Creators has been frustrated in its attempts to get the "impersonation" deleted...

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Threat of Law: Strategy of 2008?

with Martin Andersonvia Washington Independent
Friday, August 15, 2008

Though only days old, a liberal non-profit group aiming to hinder Republican fund-raising this election cycle has already provoked a heated debate among legal scholars and political experts over its tactics...