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Analysis and Commentary

Faith and science work best apart

via St. Petersburg Times
Monday, February 25, 2008

Months of often nasty disagreement peaked last week when the state Board of Education decided by a 4-3 vote to accept the newly revised science standards that introduce "the scientific theory of evolution" into Florida's K-12 curriculum...

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Author's backing of Hillary Clinton provides insight

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, February 22, 2008

Of the very few John Grisham legal thrillers I have read, the only one I liked was "The Firm..."

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Capitalism 2.0

with Milton Friedmanvia Forbes
Monday, March 10, 2008

Do corporations exist solely to maximize their bottom lines?

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Getting North Korea to change its tune

with William J. Perryvia Asia Times
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The history of the Korean Peninsula may be at a momentous turning point with Monday's inauguration of conservative former business leader Lee Myung-bak as president of South Korea, to be followed on Tuesday night by an epic performance by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang...

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Florida People, Officials Differ On Immigration

with Hoover Institutionvia Ledger (FL)
Monday, February 25, 2008

Two-thirds of Florida voters say they want tougher government action against illegal immigration...

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A Fighting Chance

via Monitor (TX)
Monday, February 25, 2008

Donna High School senior Sergio Barrientos knew almost no English when he moved here from Reynosa two years ago...

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Study shows impact of illegal immigration

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Yuma Sun
Monday, February 25, 2008

Recently, some San Luis Rio Colorado, Son. officials complained about the impact on their community of Arizona's sanctions against illegal aliens...

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Sowell on Economic Facts and Fallacies

by Russell Roberts with Thomas Sowellvia EconTalk
Monday, February 25, 2008

Thomas Sowell of Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his new book, Economic Facts and Fallacies...

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Sowell on EconTalk

by Russell Roberts with Thomas Sowellvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, February 25, 2008

The latest EconTalk features Thomas Sowell talking about his new book, Economic Facts and Fallacies...

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Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Monday, February 25, 2008

The conventional wisdom instructs that the rise of women in corporate America in the latter half of the 20th century was due to the implementation of anti-discrimination laws championed by the feminist movement...

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Everyone Pays

with Thomas Sowell, Richard A. Epsteinvia New Zealand Centre for Political Research
Monday, February 25, 2008

Last week renowned economist and author Thomas Sowell published a column, Who Is Fascist?, in which he shed light on the origins of Fascism...

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SMU to Vet Bush Institute Fellows

with Hoover Institutionvia Washington Post
Monday, February 25, 2008

As plans for Bush's presidential library and museum take shape, also coming into view is the public policy institute that Bush wants to see as a companion on the Dallas campus of Southern Methodist University...

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College Tuition and Endowments

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 24, 2008

The agitation about the fraction of endowment that colleges spend is driven in large measure by the rapid rise in tuition since the late 1970's...

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Virtual town meetings in sight

with Hoover Institutionvia Kennebec Journal (ME)
Sunday, February 24, 2008

Town meeting is scheduled to start in 20 minutes and the going is not good...

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What Russia's Election Means for our Presidential Candidates

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Huffington Post
Sunday, February 24, 2008

What's remarkable about the U.S. election is how much it is about a change...

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Presidential Inauguration Draws Global Attention

with William J. Perryvia Korea Times
Sunday, February 24, 2008

A record-breaking number of foreign dignitaries and guests from all walks of life are to attend today's presidential inauguration...

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The Monthly Planet: Beyond Borders

with George P. Shultzvia CQPolitics
Sunday, February 24, 2008

Clues in the candidates’ cache of foreign policy experts within hours of Fidel Castro’s resignation announcement, the three leading U.S. presidential candidates reacted with thoughtful statements...

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McCain dodges bullet, faces fiscal bombshell

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, February 24, 2008

For Arizona Sen. John McCain, it was a week he won't soon forget...

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Richard Epstein on Riegel v. Medtronic

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Point of Law
Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Federalist Society has him on podcast discussing the new pre-emption decision, as well as his comments at the time of oral argument...

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Charters leverage rivalry

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Saturday, February 23, 2008

Charter schools accelerate students ’ academic performance while creating a competitive environment that strengthens the traditional schools around them, a researcher said Friday...

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Laura's Alma Mater Says Yes

with Hoover Institutionvia Daily News
Friday, February 22, 2008

Some folks at SMU are crowing today over the formal announcement that it will be home to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the 43rd President’s library, museum and institute...

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SCOTUScast 2-22-08 featuring Richard Epstein

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Federalist Society
Friday, February 22, 2008

On February 20, 2008 the Supreme Court decided two cases about federal preemption: Riegel v. Medtronic and Rowe v. New Hampshire...

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The Way Ahead

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, February 22, 2008

One wonders how the United States has come to the brink of nominating and probably electing someone with almost no experience as either an executive or national legislator, replete with ratings and rankings that suggest he will be about the most liberal Presidential candidate since George McGovern...

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The most important financial flow in the global economy

with John Abizaidvia Scripps News
Friday, February 22, 2008

Two weeks ago, I attended an international conference on foreign investment in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region held at a Dead Sea resort in Jordan, and it was an eye-opener...

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Edison Schools Establishes Education Research Institute, Names New Chief Education Officer

with John E. Chubb, Education Nextvia PR Newswire
Friday, February 22, 2008

Edison Schools, a leading provider of achievement management solutions to public schools in the United States and the United Kingdom, today announced two key appointments designed to bolster business and academic performance for the education company...