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Analysis and Commentary

The Problem With Middle East Studies: A Microscopic Investigation

by Daniel Pipesvia History News Network
Monday, July 14, 2008

As one of the few pro-U.S. and pro-Israel voices in the field of Middle East studies, I find my views get frequently mangled by others in the field – thus I have had to post a 5,000-word document titled “Department of Corrections (of Others' Factual Mistakes about Me)” on my website...

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Risky business

by Henry I. Millervia Guardian (UK)
Friday, July 11, 2008

Worried about trace chemicals in the water supply or carbon monoxide in your home?...

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Conference Detail: White House Speechwriters Symposium

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Miller Center of Public Affairs (Univ. Virginia)
Monday, July 14, 2008

On June 20 & 21, 2008, the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs will host a White House Speechwriters Symposium, bringing together speechwriters from the Nixon through Clinton administrations to discuss White House communications and crafting a presidential message...

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Government as the Big Lender

with David R. Hendersonvia New York Times
Monday, July 14, 2008

The desperate worry over the health of huge financial institutions with country cousin names — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — reflects a reality that has reshaped major spheres of American life: the government has in recent months taken on an increasingly dominant role in assuring that Americans can buy a home or attend college...

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Hanushek on Education and School Finance

by Russell Roberts with Eric Hanushekvia EconTalk
Monday, July 14, 2008

Eric Hanushek of Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the strange evolution of school finance in the last four decades...

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Law & Jihad with Andrew McCarthy: Chapter 1 of 5

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

Andrew McCarthy discusses his role in the prosecution of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who is now serving time for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center...

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Obama, JFK parallels - real or media hype?

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, July 13, 2008

He's fired up youth with eloquent oratory and a message of change...

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Cats and Dogs, and "Sensible" Bequests

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 13, 2008

Leona Helmsley's bequests of $12 million to her dog, and several billion dollars to the welfare of dogs in general, are highly unusual, eccentric, and strange...

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An Army That Learns

with John Abizaidvia Washington Post
Sunday, July 13, 2008

The U.S. Army has done something remarkable in its new history of the disastrous first 18 months of the American occupation of Iraq: It has conducted a rigorous self-critique of how bad decisions were made, so that the Army won't make them again...

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Decline and fallacy

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Saturday, July 12, 2008

American crises seem to produce two kinds of diagnosticians, those who want to scare their readers and those who want to reassure them...

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The Long Hot Summer

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, July 12, 2008

The good news is that the so-called Newsweek poll went from having McCain 15 points down to just 3...

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Capitalism is Dead

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, July 11, 2008

Capitalism is dead...

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Inspire and define

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Orlando Sentinel
Friday, July 11, 2008

Military historians such as Victor Davis Hanson have noted that, over our history, almost every American president has overseen some use of our troops in combat...

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Why Jackson's attack can only help Obama

with Shelby Steelevia Times (UK)
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Barack Obama's advisers won't be losing any sleep over Jesse Jackson's hot mic outburst - unless they're out celebrating, that is...