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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Death Clock

by Benjamin Wittesvia New Republic
Monday, January 7, 2008

These are heady days for anti-death penalty activists...

Analysis and Commentary

Our democratic republic needs fresh sources of energy

by David Davenportvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, January 6, 2008

We think hybrid vehicles are new but, in fact, the American founders built one more than 200 years ago: our democratic republic...

Analysis and Commentary

Look for return of serfdom along with entitlements

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, January 4, 2008

The American Founders initiated a revolution by removing sovereignty from the government - kings and the like - and recognizing that it is individual human beings to whom sovereignty rightfully belongs...

In the News
In the News

Politics in the Post-Gutenberg Age

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Townhall
Monday, January 7, 2008

Good theater demands an intermission...

In the News

Citizen-Delegates Discuss Citizenship in Williamsburg, VA

with David Davenportvia PBS
Monday, January 7, 2008

From November 8 through 11, Jim Lehrer, anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, led a national conversation entitled Dialogues in Democracy: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness...

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Russian growth is stalked by inflation demons

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Times
Sunday, January 6, 2008

As President Vladimir Putin’s second term draws to a close, markets could not be more enamoured with Russia’s strong economic performance...

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Obama: Not Black Enough or Too Black?

with Shelby Steelevia Palm Beach Post
Sunday, January 6, 2008

Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary will be an interesting test of Barack Obama’s candidacy in another predominantly white state following his historic victory in Iowa last week...

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Hope for the future rests on critical choices

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Ventura County Star
Sunday, January 6, 2008

At the dawn of each new year, there is renewed hope for a better future...

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Editorial: A vision for California schools

with Eric Hanushekvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, January 6, 2008

Although Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has not yet released the report of his advisory Committee on Education Excellence, copies have been making subterranean rounds in Sacramento...

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History, Europe, and Our Elections

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, January 6, 2008

I received a lot of questions the last few weeks about why Mediterranean peoples in Italy and Greece who crafted Western civilization eventually faded before Northern Europeans (tribal barbarians during a thousand years of Greco-Roman civilization), and especially Anglo-American culture...

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Does Economic Development Reduce Terrorism?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, January 6, 2008

Face-to-face interviews of an apparently random sample of the Pakistani population were conducted in August 2007 for Terror Free Tomorrow, a non-partisan Washington policy organization (www. TerrorFreeTomorrow.org)...

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Iowa reveals a problem with Clinton campaign strategy

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, January 5, 2008

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton built her candidacy around the idea that her experience in her husband's two-term presidency made her the best candidate to beat the Republican nominee in November and hit the ground running when she stepped into the oval office...

In the News

The Most Interesting Presidential Candidate

with Shelby Steelevia Family Security Matters
Saturday, January 5, 2008

America's foremost black intellectual has published a slender book about the most interesting presidential candidacy since 1980...

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The GOP Front-Runners

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Friday, January 4, 2008

Perhaps we've heard enough from the Republican presidential candidates to summarize their campaign and message...

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Century Foundation's Best and Worst of 2007: The World -- by Jeffrey Laurenti

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia AScribe Newswire
Friday, January 4, 2008

Picking the top news stories of greatest long-term significance, for better or worse, from the many around the world is always idiosyncratic and arbitrary - which is what makes the exercise interesting...

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That’s Some Serious Economic Growth

with Michael McFaulvia Moderate Voice
Friday, January 4, 2008

Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss write about Russia...

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South Korean president-elect vows to work closely with US on nuclear standoff with North

with William J. Perryvia Associated Press
Friday, January 4, 2008

President-elect Lee Myung-bak said Friday that South Korea will work closely with the United States to resolve a standoff over the North's nuclear programs and to strengthen the traditional Seoul-Washington alliance, a spokesman said...

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Iraq Redux: The Consequences of a U.S. Attack on Iran

with Abbas Milanivia Good Politics Radio
Friday, January 4, 2008

Four years after its war of choice on Iraq, the White House is once again planning an attack on a Muslim nation...

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Mich. problems get little attention

with Michael J. Boskinvia Detroit News
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Michigan's move to an early primary has had mixed success in forcing presidential candidates to address the state's economic hardship...

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Live coverage of the Iowa Caucuses

with Shelby Steelevia Charlie Rose
Thursday, January 3, 2008

Live coverage of the Iowa Caucuses with Al Hunt, executive Washington editor for Bloomberg, Joe Trippi, Senior Adviser to John Edwards, Shelby Steele of the Hoover Institution, Mark Halperin, editor-at-large of Time and Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek magazine...