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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Deferred Prosecution Deals Create Harmful Incentives

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, December 18, 2006

My Nov. 28 editorial-page commentary "The Deferred Prosecution Racket" brought forth a spirited but wholly unconvincing response by Patrick E. Hobbs, dean of the Seton Hall Law School ("Fighting the Infection of Unethical Behavior in Corporate Culture," Letters to the Editor, Dec. 8)...

Analysis and Commentary

War: A Reader’s Guide

by Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Times Book Review
Sunday, December 17, 2006

Theorists, novelists and partisans of all stripes have written on war...

Analysis and Commentary

There are two types of dictator: ours and theirs. Ours is better

by Niall Ferguson with Milton Friedmanvia Telegraph
Sunday, December 17, 2006

The death of the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet prompted ugly riots in the streets of Santiago — and unusually sanctimonious prose in the columns of The Economist...

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Pinochet's legacy

by William Ratliffvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Saturday, December 16, 2006

General Augusto Pinochet, whose death last week in Chile incited hundreds of thousands to public cheers and tears, was as polarizing a personality as Osama bin Laden...

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Jeane Kirkpatrick and the Great Democratic Defection

by Richard V. Allenvia New York Times
Saturday, December 16, 2006

In the days since Jeane Kirkpatrick’s death, much has been written about her tenure at the United Nations, her foreign policy outlook and her indelible personality...

Analysis and Commentary

The English in Us

by Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Friday, December 15, 2006

In this Christmas season, many of us will sing "Joy to the World" without knowing that it is a hymn written by the English preacher Isaac Watts, and several days later, we will follow it up with "Auld Lang Syne," an old Scottish song that was rewritten by the poet Robert Burns...

In the News
In the News

Re-issue of Hillary Rodham Clinton's 'It Takes A Village'

by Kenneth Andersonvia Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog
Monday, December 18, 2006

I see that Hillary Rodham Clinton's 1996 book, It Takes A Village, has been re-released on its 10th anniversary...

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Fraudulent compassion

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Times
Monday, December 18, 2006

When television and newspapers give us a portrait of a typical minimum-wage worker, they are almost always wrong...

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UA's Greene Named Among Most Influential

with Education Next, Hoover Institutionvia University of Arkansas Daily Headlines
Monday, December 18, 2006

Jay P. Greene's research on graduation rates in the United States was rated the 11th most influential study in educational policy in the past 10 years by Editorial Projects in Education, the publisher of Education Week...

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Yale University Press mines data from Soviet archives

with Hoover Institutionvia Associated Press
Sunday, December 17, 2006

Documenting the crimes of the Soviet Union has been a project that Jonathan Brent has been preparing for all his life...

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Comment: Stephen Price

with Milton Friedmanvia Times Online
Sunday, December 17, 2006

As the late economist Milton Friedman told us, competition and choice in a free market are the crucial elements of a thriving economy...

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EU Ban on Biotech Crops Illegal, Rules WTO

with Henry I. Millervia Hawaii Reporter
Sunday, December 17, 2006

The European Union (EU) had no scientific basis for imposing a moratorium on genetically modified crops, and therefore the ban is illegal, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled on September 29...

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Giuliani is wooing California's conservatives for possible '08 bid

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, December 17, 2006

Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a moderate Republican and possible presidential candidate, is working to strengthen his hand in California by scheduling a high-profile appearance and quietly gathering support from some of the state's staunchest conservatives...

In the News

On Talking Back To Madmen

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Sunday, December 17, 2006

Among the excellent commentary exploring the meaning of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's genocidal reflections over the past week are two column that should be noted in addition to the items we posted over the week...

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Santorum won't be out of work long

with Hoover Institutionvia McClatchy Newspapers
Sunday, December 17, 2006

Rick Santorum has fallen out of favor with Pennsylvania voters, but the job market seems to adore him...

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Washington, D.C.-suburb to recognize "Milton Friedman Day"

with Milton Friedmanvia Free Liberal
Saturday, December 16, 2006

The Loudoun County, Virginia Board of Supervisors will on Tuesday, December 19 honor the life and works of free-market economist Milton Friedman by naming his birthday, all subsequent anniversaries, as "Milton Friedman Day" in the county...

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Things Are Coming to a Head

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, December 15, 2006

If we add another 30,000 or so troops to Iraq, in a final effort to win the war, then we must change (widen) the rules of engagement...