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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Treaty of the Democratic Peace

by Tod Lindbergvia Weekly Standard
Monday, February 12, 2007

For years now, the political science literature has been exploring the phenomenon of the "democratic peace," according to which, to state it in its bluntest form, democracies do not go to war with one another...

Analysis and Commentary

Congress must stop an attack on Iran

by Larry Diamondvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, February 5, 2007

Despite anguish and anger over the Bush administration's decision to escalate its failing war in Iraq, Congress is unlikely to cut off funding...

Analysis and Commentary

Britain's American Revolution

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, February 5, 2007

For a time, it seemed as if the finale of Tony Blair's premiership would be a reprise of Anthony Eden's, with an Iraq Fiasco taking the place of a Suez Crisis...

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Clothes make the aspiring politician

by Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, February 4, 2007

Here's a thought, while we count down the 49 weeks until the Iowa caucuses: Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is a "different kind of Democrat" because ... ?

Analysis and Commentary

The Hazards of Organic Farming

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, February 3, 2007

Mark Eisner's ill-informed Letter (Jan. 29) is the perfect affirmative response to the headline in the Letters section "Are Organic Food Advocates in Thrall to Mythology Rather Than Science?"

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Random thoughts on taboos, special treatment, the weather, etc.

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Saturday, February 3, 2007

Perhaps worse yet, I don't particularly want much energy...

Analysis and Commentary

Henry Miller on The Cloning of Regulations

by Henry I. Millervia LegalNews.tv
Saturday, February 3, 2007

If it’s true that developments in California are a harbinger of "progress" elsewhere in the nation, Americans are in big trouble...

Analysis and Commentary

People not forced to buy products in ads they see

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, February 2, 2007

One of the annoying elements of advertising is that it often treats us all as if we were just one person...

In the News
In the News

Preview of a Post-U.S. World

with Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Monday, February 5, 2007

Two things were missing from this year's world Economic Forum at Davos: snow (which arrived eventually) and America-bashing (which did not)...

In the News

Latin Left: Authoritarian & Undemocratic

with Milton Friedmanvia Latin Business Chronicle
Monday, February 5, 2007

In Ecuador, thousands of pro-government protesters last week forced lawmakers to flee congress...

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Policy institute is part most likely to enrich university

with Hoover Institutionvia Dallas Morning News
Monday, February 5, 2007

In recent weeks, the proposal to locate the Bush Presidential Library complex at SMU has generated considerable discussion and debate...

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Bush Among the Bulls

with Milton Friedmanvia Creators Syndicate
Monday, February 5, 2007

On a day when the GDP report came in strong and the Federal Reserve proclaimed a balanced economy marked by healthy growth and contained prices, President Bush became only the second sitting American president to visit the floor of the New York Stock Exchange...

In the News

The new Newt thing

with Newt Gingrichvia Fortune
Monday, February 5, 2007

Inside a modest hotel meeting room in Tempe, Ariz., a dozen health-care thinkers kill time with small talk as they await the unfaded celebrity aura that is Newt Gingrich...

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Somewhere, Milton Is Smiling

with Milton Friedmanvia Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Monday, February 5, 2007

The late Milton Friedman, who was the nation's foremost advocate for school choice, would be more than pleased with the news coming out of Utah...

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Discounting Greenhouse Gas Effects in the Distant Future-BECKER

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 4, 2007

Under present scientific calculations, environmental damage from global warming at current rates of CO2 emissions will be large, especially during the latter half of this century and throughout the next few centuries...

In the News

Mixin' it up

with Abbas Milanivia Orange County Register
Sunday, February 4, 2007

Does President Bush really want to start a fight with Iran or Syria?

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With Rumsfeld Gone, Critics of War Look to Rice

with Michael McFaulvia New York Times
Sunday, February 4, 2007

For six years, first as national security adviser and then as secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice worked under the cover of a very effective shield: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, who was the administration’s lightning rod for criticism over its handling of Iraq...

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A super day for Friedman fans

with Milton Friedmanvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Saturday, February 3, 2007

Have you ever seen Milton Friedman using a chain saw, ice skating or not wearing a shirt?

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Anti-Sovietchik No. 1

with Robert Conquest, Milton Friedman, Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 2, 2007

Those who were born in Year One of the Russian Revolution are now entering their tenth decade...

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Good School Choice News

with Milton Friedmanvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, February 2, 2007

Today, the Utah House passed, by a vote of 38 to 37, what could become the nation’s first ever universal school voucher program...

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The master at work

by Russell Roberts with Milton Friedmanvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, February 2, 2007

All of the episodes of the Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose" series are here. (HT: David Peterson)...