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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Place for Huck?

by Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Monday, February 11, 2008

Now that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has suspended his campaign, Senator John McCain’s nomination as the GOP’s presidential candidate is all but certain...

Analysis and Commentary

Apollo’s mission to innovate

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Financial Times
Saturday, February 9, 2008

At what point on the continuum from marginality to assimilation to celebrity does an ethnic or racial icon become an American icon?

Analysis and Commentary

Don't fall for old scam of shared prosperity for all

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, February 8, 2008

When I was about 12, I was taking a class in my Hungarian elementary school on Marxist economics...

In the News
In the News

The War We Forgot

with Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Monday, February 18, 2008

Of the 2 million American soldiers sent to the trenches during World War I, only Frank Woodruff Buckles is still alive...

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The Realist

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, February 11, 2008

The latest EconTalk is here—William Easterly talking about the ideas in his two books, The Elusive Quest for Growth and The White Man's Burden...

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American Power After the Berlin Wall

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia C-Span2 Book TV
Monday, February 11, 2008

Thomas Henriksen talks about U.S. foreign policy following the fall of communism, including U.S involvement in Panama, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq...

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Easterly on Growth, Poverty, and Aid

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 11, 2008

William Easterly of NYU talks about why some nations escape poverty while others do not, why aid almost always fails to create growth, and what can realistically be done to help the poorest people in the world...

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The Economy According to Taylor and Judd: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Kenneth L. Judd, John B. Taylorvia National Review Online
Monday, February 11, 2008

Are we, in fact, in a recession?

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Voter, Know Thyself: A Stereotype Can Cripple a Candidate

with Shelby Steelevia Townhall
Monday, February 11, 2008

They're the best of stereotypes; they're the worst of stereotypes...

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How Bad Is It Really?

by Peter M. Robinson with John B. Taylor, Kenneth L. Juddvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, February 11, 2008

Today on Uncommon Knowledge, the first part of my interview with two brilliant economists, John Taylor and Kenneth Judd...

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Red-blue divide? Hardly

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Chicago Tribune
Sunday, February 10, 2008

In his speech at the 2004 Democratic convention, Barack Obama rejected the notion that Americans were entrenched in hostile camps of red states and blue states, insisting that we are "the United States of America..."

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‘A Bound Man’

by Shelby Steelevia New York Times Book Review
Sunday, February 10, 2008

The first thing I ever heard about Barack Obama was that he had a white mother and a black father...

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The Vanishing Establishment

with Morris P. Fiorinavia New York Times
Sunday, February 10, 2008

A little more than 40 years ago, the journalist Richard H. Rovere set off in search of that indistinct tangle of power and influence known as the American Establishment...

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Spotting the Reagan in Obama

with Annelise Andersonvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, February 10, 2008

Martin Anderson has been watching a certain politician this primary season who reminds him a lot of his former boss...

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Surge in spending on nukes a grave error

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Capital Times (WI)
Saturday, February 9, 2008

For many Americans, nuclear weapons bring up old memories and forgotten associations -- the duck and cover drills of the 1950s, President Reagan's exhortations against the "evil empire," and the plot lines of countless straight-to-video political thrillers...

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White Privilege, White Progressives and the Audacity of Obama's Definition of Hope

with Shelby Steelevia OpEdNews.com
Friday, February 8, 2008

It appears that when the stakes are high and the psychic shades are opened, many so-called white feminists and white female liberals run to the familiar confines of latent racism and white privilege...

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Spare Us the Elite Populism

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

I was watching on television last week both Barack Obama and his wife Michelle speak about the supposedly depression-like conditions in the US, and a people strapped by students loans, near hungry, and without hope of betterment...

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Toledo Visits Campus, Speaks on Latin American Democracy

with Alejandro Toledo, Michael McFaul, Larry Diamondvia Stanford Review
Friday, February 8, 2008

“Alejandro Toledo does not fit the image of a Latin American president. His skin is too dark, his nose is too prominent; his hair is too long..."