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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Some campaign advice for Ron Paul

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, January 14, 2008

Among libertarians, hardly anyone criticizes Republican president candidate Ron Paul...

Analysis and Commentary

Nonviolence Nonsense

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Monday, January 14, 2008

Those who do not necessarily associate the name Gandhi with either humanitarian brotherhood or wisdom, and those who remember Mahatma’s idiotic thoughts about those facing the Holocaust ought to examine the latest Gandhi take on “the Jews” in the online edition of the Washington Post, this time from one Arun Gandhi...

Analysis and Commentary

Fairdinkum fellas v dodgy dealers

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Times Online
Saturday, January 12, 2008

Yesterday I received an e-mail from a dear friend of mine, an Old Etonian in Edinburgh with free time on his hands. “Hello Monkey Boy,” it began, charmingly, “Tell me - does this recent spat between Australia and India mean that I am no longer allowed to address you as 'monkey'?”

Analysis and Commentary

When dinosaurs ruled the playroom

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Financial Times
Saturday, January 12, 2008

My son came of age this Christmas - or, put another way, emerged from the Jurassic park that was once his mind - and this has made me rather sad...

Analysis and Commentary

Candidate needs to relax his views on Mideast policy

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, January 11, 2008

At Monday's Republican presidential debate, nearly all the candidates ganged up on Ron Paul for his stance on the United States' role in instigating 9/11 and other Middle Eastern terrorist activities...

In the News
In the News

NYU Under the Influence

with Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Sun
Monday, January 14, 2008

Let us resist, in respect of the arrest in New Hampshire of one of Senator Clinton's campaign aides, Sidney Blumenthal, for drunken driving, the urge to attack him the way Democrats attacked George W. Bush for his 1976 DUI, which was disclosed in the final days of the 2000 presidential campaign...

In the News

A Libertarian Is Searching For an Education 'Plan B'

with Diane Ravitch, Chester E. Finn Jr.via New York Sun
Monday, January 14, 2008

A prominent supporter of a market-based approach to improving public schools, Sol Stern, says he no longer believes charter schools or vouchers are a "panacea..."

In the News

Anna Schwartz blames Fed for sub-prime crisis

with Milton Friedmanvia Telegraph
Monday, January 14, 2008

As rebukes go in the close-knit world of central banking, few hurt as much as the scathing indictment of US Federal Reserve policy by Professor Anna Schwartz...

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Norman Podhoretz on World War IV: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, January 14, 2008

Prolific author and time-tested conservative Norman Podhoretz describes why the current global struggle is in fact World War IV...

In the News

In Iran Reversal, Bureaucrats Triumphed Over Cheney Team

with George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 14, 2008

As President Bush arrives in Saudi Arabia today, America's Arab and Israeli allies have been buzzing about the recent sea change in Washington's perception of Iran...

In the News

Flat is where it's at

with Alvin Rabushkavia Toronto Star
Sunday, January 13, 2008

Here's something to think about while you're cursing at the gas pumps, where the price gouging could hit more than $1.50 a litre, where almost 50% of what you pay is tax, where the GST is a tax on tax and you have no idea if 2% GST savings is being passed on...

In the News

Crucial Cold War secret

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Times
Sunday, January 13, 2008

It was 25 years ago, on Jan. 17, 1983, that the blueprint for American victory in the Cold War was quietly formalized by President Ronald Reagan...

In the News

Dirt begins to fly at Obama

with Shelby Steelevia Times Online
Sunday, January 13, 2008

When Hillary Clinton warned that Barack Obama had not been thoroughly “vetted”, as she has been, she was hinting darkly at trouble to come over her rival’s radical pastor and shady patron in Chicago, the Illinois senator’s home town...

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Reining in the free market

with David R. Hendersonvia Dallas Morning News
Sunday, January 13, 2008

For more than a quarter-century, the dominant idea guiding economic policy in the United States and much of the globe has been that the market is unfailingly wise...

In the News

Abu Dhabi: East Leans Wes

with Milton Friedmanvia City Journal
Sunday, January 13, 2008

Each month, 25,000 people from around the globe arrive in the United Arab Emirates, seeking jobs, contracts, and political stability...

In the News

If there, why not here?

with Milton Friedmanvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Saturday, January 12, 2008

One of several things Democrat John O. Norquist became famous for during his four terms as mayor of Milwaukee was his enthusiastic implementation of a school-voucher system for his city...

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CKS diaries add light to a man of mythology

with Hoover Institutionvia Taipei Times
Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government's decision to remove the honor guard and military police from the mausoleums of former dictators Chiang Kai-shek and Chiang Ching-kuo resulted in a backlash from the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)...

In the News

Politics and Religion Do Mix

with Rachel M. McCleary, Robert J. Barrovia Washington Post
Saturday, January 12, 2008

This faith-drenched political primary season is enough to cause even an enthusiastic religious scholar like me to throw up my hands and contemplate joining the ACLU...

In the News

Five Best

with George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, January 12, 2008

For the presidential-primary season, writer Thomas W. Evans nominates exemplary books about the role of commander in chief...

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The Crucible Of Racial Politics

with Thomas Sowellvia Atlantic Monthly
Friday, January 11, 2008

Race and gender have always been subtexts of the Democratic presidential race, and for the first time, really, since this whole thing began, they've become fully fledged texts...

In the News

The Campaign

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, January 11, 2008

Hillary’s cry was perfect...

In the News

Afghanistan Agonistes

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, January 11, 2008

The United States has 17,000 troops in Afghanistan and is planning to send 3,000 more to forestall a possible Taliban spring offensive...

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The Kremlin Fesses Up (a Bit)

with Paul R. Gregoryvia Newsweek
Thursday, January 10, 2008

Joseph Stalin never had any problem finding willing executioners...