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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Bibi's Choice

by Peter Berkowitzvia Weekly Standard
Monday, July 13, 2009

Don't be misled by how little was said about Iran in the major speeches recently delivered by President Barack Obama at Cairo University and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Bar-Ilan University...

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Sacrifice is wrong way to go in hard economic times

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, July 10, 2009

I don't know what exactly President Obama means when he says "we must all expect to sacrifice during these times" or something equivalent...

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N.Y.C. Mayor Keeping Firm Hold on Schools

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Legally, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s control over the 1.1 million-student public school system in New York City expired last month, caught in the crossfire of an unrelated political battle in the state legislature...

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Dollar Declines as Gold Rises

with John B. Taylorvia Daily Reckoning (Australia)
Monday, July 13, 2009

Yesterday, stocks went nowhere...

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Iranian Shiism's two faces

with Abbas Milanivia Guardian (UK)
Monday, July 13, 2009

There is a pamphlet that was published by Iran's Ministry of Education...

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Toppling Saddam set an example for Iranian rebellion

with Abbas Milanivia Australian
Monday, July 13, 2009

THE most exciting and under-reported news of the past few weeks in Iran has been that the emerging challenger to the increasingly frantic and isolated "supreme leader" Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani...

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Justin Fox on the Rationality of Markets

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 13, 2009

Justin Fox, author of The Myth of the Rational Market, talks about the ideas in his book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts...

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Impatience builds over slow-moving stimulus

with Edward Paul Lazearvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, July 12, 2009

The record-breaking $787 billion fiscal stimulus package that Congress passed in February is not breaking records on the job front...

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Legislation on Clean Energy

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 12, 2009

In late June the House of Representatives approved The American Clean Energy and Security Act...

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Abba Eban speaks

with Daniel Pipesvia Power Line
Saturday, July 11, 2009

On the occasion of Israel's sixtieth anniversary last year, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas posted Mike Wallace's fascinating 1958 interview with then-Israeli Ambassador to the United States Abba Eban, prefaced by Wallace's testimonial to Parliament cigarettes...

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The War Against the Producers

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, July 11, 2009

A “stimulus” of nearly a trillion dollars was proposed, without which we were told, unemployment would skyrocket and credit would tighten further...

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Obama in Africa: Why he chose Ghana

with Larry Diamondvia Christian Science Monitor
Saturday, July 11, 2009

President Obama makes his first major policy speech on Africa today to a host nation that is far from the continent's most economically or politically powerful...

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Human capital development: Meeting the challenges of the global economic meltdown

with Gary S. Beckervia Guardian (Nigeria)
Friday, July 10, 2009

BEING text of a paper presented by Dr. Erastus B.O. Akingbola, OON, FCIB, Group Chief Executive, Intercontinental Bank Plc and President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, at the Nigerian Institute for Training & Development Human Resource Development Forum, Lagos, July, 2, 2009...

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Three reflections on the economy

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Friday, July 10, 2009

As you consider whether we need another economic stimulus package, there are three commentaries you might want to take a look at...

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Why are poor nations poor

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, July 10, 2009

The planet's rich nations met this week to discuss, among other issues, ways to help the planet's poor nations...

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In San Francisco, A Battle Of Hearts And Minds Over Wars

with George P. Shultzvia KTVU.com
Thursday, July 9, 2009

The top U.S. commander in Iraq and Afghanistan spoke to a sold-out crowd in San Francisco Thursday night in a small battle for hearts and minds...

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Barack, Dmitry—and (offstage) Vladimir

with Michael McFaulvia Economist
Thursday, July 9, 2009

THE body language said it all...