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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Taxes - a cautionary tale

by David Davenportvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, February 2, 2009

The byword of the political campaign season, "change," has given way to "new."...

Analysis and Commentary

Stop The Presses: Michael Phelps Smoked Cannabis

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Forbes
Monday, February 2, 2009

In the hierarchy of life forms on this, our earth, the British tabloid journalist lies somewhere between the hagfish and the dung beetle...

Analysis and Commentary

Bush Hatred and Obama Euphoria Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, January 31, 2009

Now that George W. Bush has left the harsh glare of the White House and Barack Obama has settled into the highest office in the land, it might be reasonable to suppose that Bush hatred and Obama euphoria will begin to subside.

Analysis and Commentary

Latin America's Quiet Revolution

by Stephen Habervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 30, 2009

The Mexican government is locked in a vicious war against powerful drug cartels which assassinate public officials seemingly at will...

Analysis and Commentary

Video Commentary with Hoover senior fellow Paul Peterson

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Institution
Thursday, January 29, 2009

In Hoover’s newest web offering, Video Commentary, Paul Peterson, Hoover Institution senior fellow and member of Hoover’s Task Force on K–12 Education, comments on the education stimulus bill now pending in Congress...

In the News
In the News

Whatever happened to the revolution?

with Diane Ravitchvia Sydney Morning Herald
Monday, February 2, 2009

The quip has been doing the rounds since the Big Apple's education chief was invited to Australia...

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Immigration with Mark Krikorian: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, February 2, 2009

Mark Krikorian explains why “mass immigration is fundamentally incompatible with a modern society.”...

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Titans of capitalism shaken and stirred

with Niall Fergusonvia Irish Times
Monday, February 2, 2009

This year the soul-searching was blunt and the debates were reassuringly honest...

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Cochrane on the Financial Crisis

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 2, 2009

John Cochrane, of the University of Chicago, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the financial crisis...

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Obama Should Engage Russia at Highest Level

with Michael McFaulvia Moscow Times
Monday, February 2, 2009

The odds are increasing that U.S.-Russia relations could be rebooted as both sides send positive signals to each other...

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Buy American Once Again

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 1, 2009

Every recession, including those milder than the current recession, leads to pressure to reduce spending on foreign goods by raising tariffs and other import restrictions...

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Leaders: Don't add to debt

with Robert J. Barrovia Aberdeen News (SD)
Sunday, February 1, 2009

Washington leaders are set to perpetuate the bad fiscal policies of recent years...

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Hebrew charter school to open in NYC

with Diane Ravitchvia ABC 7 News (NY)
Sunday, February 1, 2009

The south Brooklyn neighborhod of Mill Basin is a racially diverse mix, with immigrants from Asia, a number of Spanish-speaking countries and the former Soviet Union...

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To Close a School: A Decision Rooted in Data, but Colored by Nuance

with Eric Hanushekvia New York Times
Sunday, February 1, 2009

On a recent December morning, a trio of education higher-ups arrived unannounced in the principal’s office at Public School 90 in the Bronx...

In the News

Obama, Pentagon pull in different directions on no nukes goal

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Agence France-Presse
Sunday, February 1, 2009

President Barack Obama has set a goal of a "world without nuclear weapons" but the Pentagon is leaning in a seemingly contradictory direction: a modernized nuclear arsenal...

In the News

30 Years Of Tragedies And Triumphs

with Niall Fergusonvia CBS News
Sunday, February 1, 2009

It has been 30 years of transformation, of good times and troubled times...

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White House distances itself from discreet talks with Iran, Syria

with William J. Perryvia Agence France-Presse
Sunday, February 1, 2009

The White House on Sunday sought to distance itself from advisers to Barack Obama who reportedly met with Syrian and Iranian officials during Obama's transition to power...

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Let My Free Market Go: Alternate Recession Strategy

with David R. Hendersonvia ABC News
Saturday, January 31, 2009

The debate on Capitol Hill this week is all about the size of the stimulus: Should it be big?...

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Thoughts on the Therapeutic Style

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, January 31, 2009

How does one explain how California is broke, tens of billions of dollars in aggregate debt, despite having among the highest sales and income taxes in the nation?...

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Unofficial US-Iran Talks Lay Groundwork For Possible Direct Contacts

with William J. Perryvia Voice of America
Friday, January 30, 2009

President Barack Obama has made clear his intention to open some kind of dialogue with Iran if the circumstances are right...