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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

'Natural' remedies need oversight

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, January 11, 2009

Many Americans are at risk from the combinations of prescription pills, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements and foods they consume...

Analysis and Commentary

Prospects for peace in the Middle East

by Boaz Ganorvia San Jose Mercury News
Saturday, January 10, 2009

Operation "Cast Lead" is a defensive military operation within an ongoing war imposed on Israel by an enemy entity headed by the elected Hamas terrorists...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama: The Great American Hope?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, January 9, 2009

There is great hope that President-elect Obama will change the course of U.S. foreign policy, create far greater goodwill toward America, and thereby ease world tensions...

In the News
In the News

The Bangladesh Solution

with Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Monday, January 12, 2009

Over the last several weeks, the world has been focused on the fighting in Gaza, where 1.5 million Palestinians are ruled by an Islamist political movement committed to the destruction of the State of Israel...

In the News

Fazzari on Keynesian Economics

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 12, 2009

Steve Fazzari, of Washington University in St. Louis, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Keynesian economics...

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Harvard’s Ferguson Slams Greenspan; Close Seeks ‘Damages’: TV

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Monday, January 12, 2009

Belief in the almighty dollar may be on the wane, yet history indicates we should keep the faith...

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Obama vows to tackle Middle East 'on day one'

with William J. Perryvia Agence France-Presse
Sunday, January 11, 2009

US president-elect Barack Obama on Sunday vowed to take swift action on the Middle East peace process and Iran's nuclear ambitions but played for time to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp...

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On the Obama Stimulus Plan

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, January 11, 2009

If the government increased its spending on infrastructure when the economy has full employment, its main impact would likely be to draw labor, capital, and raw materials away from various other activities...

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Planet Obama

by Russell Roberts with John B. Taylorvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, January 11, 2009

The first ten minutes of this Planet Money podcast I talk about what it was like to have Obama on the GMU campus proposing to spend a lot of my money and yours...

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The UP side of global warming

with Thomas Gale Moorevia Star Phoenix (Canada)
Saturday, January 10, 2009

Global warming might not be a disaster, according to some experts, who are pushing the notion that global warming has plenty of benefits, especially for certain northerly regions, such as Canada, Russia and Scandinavia...

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Governor's legacy on the brink

with Bill Whalenvia Contra Costa Times
Saturday, January 10, 2009

In rejecting a Democratic plan to reduce the deficit by $18 billion only weeks before the state may start running out of cash, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has chosen brinkmanship over expediency — and he may be putting his entire legacy on the line in doing so...

In the News

Why are people averting their eyes from the coming collapse of population growth?

with Gary S. Beckervia Anglican Mainstream
Saturday, January 10, 2009

Demographic Winter is an independently produced film describing the consequences of the population collapse of industrialized countries...

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I Have a Fiscal Dream

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, January 9, 2009

Genesis, Chapter 41, tells the story of Joseph and Pharaoh’s dream...

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Eyeless in Gaza, Heartless at Home

with Victor Davis Hansonvia townhall.com
Friday, January 9, 2009

Creeped out: That's the best way I can describe my response upon stumbling into an anti-Israel protest one recent Sunday in Manhattan...

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'Israel may target Iran next'

with William J. Perryvia PRESS TV (Iran)
Friday, January 9, 2009

William Perry, the US Secretary of Defense under president Bill Clinton, said Thursday a conflict between Israel and Iran is highly likely to happen during US President-elect Barack Obama's first year in office...

In the News

Say They Aren’t So

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, January 9, 2009

Once one decides to unite the oppressed people of the universe and save the planet, a number of ironies arise in such megalomaniac responsibilities...

In the News

Perpetually adolescent passing the torch to the narcissistic mob

with Thomas Sowellvia Fort Wayne News-Sentinel (IN)
Friday, January 9, 2009

A few of us will sit out the inauguration festivities...

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Toward a nuclear-free world: a German view

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia International Herald Tribune
Friday, January 9, 2009

In 2007 Henry Kissinger, George Schultz, William Perry and Sam Nunn issued an appeal for a world free of nuclear weapons...

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Why vote?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, January 9, 2009

Commenter Russ Wood writes, in response to a previous encouragement to vote for EconTalk in the 2008 Weblog Awards: From an economic standpoint, why should I vote?...

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Immigrants See Charter Schools as a Haven

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Friday, January 9, 2009

Fartun Warsame, a Somali immigrant, thought she was being a good mother when she transferred her five boys to a top elementary school in an affluent Minneapolis suburb...

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Call to Merge Small Districts Sets Off Officials’ Protests

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Thursday, January 8, 2009

WHEN Michael V. Yazurlo does the calculus, he figures abolishing his school district in a consolidation is not worth it...

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Former Pentagon Chief: Obama Certain to 'Face Serious Crisis With Iran'

with William J. Perryvia Associated Press
Thursday, January 8, 2009

William Perry, who headed the Pentagon during a 1994 nuclear standoff with North Korea, predicted on Thursday that President-elect Barack Obama will soon face a nuclear crisis with Iran...

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A road map to Gaza

with Robert Zelnickvia Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, January 4, 2009

Back in 1936, Aldous Huxley borrowed "eyeless in Gaza," a phrase from Milton's Samson Agonistes, for the title of perhaps his best novel...