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Analysis and Commentary

What Happened to Our Postracial President?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, July 27, 2009

From time to time, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Clarence Thomas have naturally talked about growing up African-American under far less tolerant conditions than those we take for granted today...

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The Professor, The Cop And The President

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Forbes
Monday, July 27, 2009

On July 23, Henry Louis Gates—regarded at Harvard as America’s most eminent African-American academic—was cuffed and locked up for disorderly conduct by a Cambridge policeman named James Crowley.

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Peter Henry on Growth, Development, and Policy

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 27, 2009

Peter Blair Henry of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about economic development...

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In lawsuit by Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago has a striking take on aldermanic privilege

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Chicago Tribune
Monday, July 27, 2009

Here's a puzzler: What's got more clout...

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Facts are Subversive

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Financial Times
Monday, July 27, 2009

As Timothy Garton Ash remarks in Facts are Subversive, the last nine and a half contradictory years are difficult to pin down – even as we approach the end of the decade...

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Obama lied and the economy died

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Tulsa Today
Monday, July 27, 2009

As President Clinton’s campaign mouthpiece James Carville put it so succinctly in the 1990s, “It’s the economy, stupid...

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Crikey cage match: the truth about house prices

with Niall Fergusonvia Crikey (Australia)
Monday, July 27, 2009

One of the reasons Schwab and Co. got it so wrong is because they ignored the fact that house prices are determined by demand and supply...

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Mortality from Disease and the American Health Care System

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 26, 2009

Many Democratic Congressmen, members of the Obama administration, and others writing about American health care envy the “European” health delivery system...

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Lose, Lose When You Talk About Race

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Pajamas Media
Sunday, July 26, 2009

African-American professor Henry Louis Gates was arrested in his own home by a white policeman for disorderly conduct (I think mostly for insulting a cop) and then subsequently released...

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HARD TIMES: School budgets dip, class sizes grow

with Eric Hanushekvia Associated Press
Sunday, July 26, 2009

Like a seesaw on the school playground, falling state budgets are pushing class sizes higher...

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An education revolution does not compute without quality teachers

with Eric Hanushekvia Sydney Morning Herald
Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Rudd Government's education revolution will amount to little if it fails to lift teacher quality...

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Another Missed Opportunity For America’s First Black President

with Thomas Sowellvia Intellectual Conservative
Saturday, July 25, 2009

It seems it was more important in this speech for Obama to establish his and Michelle's "street cred" as children of deprivation, bogus though that is...

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US-IRAN: Waiting for the Dust to Settle

with Abbas Milanivia Inter Press Service (Italy)
Saturday, July 25, 2009

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is stuck between a rock and a hard place in its Iran policy...

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New Sanctions a “Sword of Damocles” over Iran

with Abbas Milanivia National Iranian American Council
Friday, July 24, 2009

“I view the [Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act] as a sword of Damocles over the Iranians,” said House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman...

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Tales of old (and new) money

with Niall Fergusonvia Livemint.com
Friday, July 24, 2009

In the early moments of the first episode of The Ascent of Money, presenter Niall Ferguson wonders: “Shouldn’t this series be called The Descent of Money...

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Obama’s $4 billion is massive incentive for school reform

with Michael J. Petrillivia Christian Science Monitor
Friday, July 24, 2009

The rush is on for $4.35 billion in “Race to the Top” grants, targeted to leverage historic reforms in US public schools...

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History as Entertainment

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, July 24, 2009

Is it possible to make good entertainment out of good scholarship...

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Iran's clerical divide undermines Khamenei power

with Abbas Milanivia Middle East Online (UK)
Friday, July 24, 2009

The power of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei looks genuinely under threat amid open confrontation between religious factions and clerics including former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, several US analysts said...

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Public Option Will Pull Plug on Medical Innovation

with Scott W. Atlasvia D.C. Writeup
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

America, we often hear, is the last industrialized nation without a universal health care system...