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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

May an American comment on Israel?

by Daniel Pipesvia Jerusalem Post
Sunday, July 27, 2008

May I, an American citizen living in the United States, comment publicly on Israeli decision making?...

Analysis and Commentary

It’s America, Obama

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, July 25, 2008

What disturbed me about Barack Obama's Berlin speech were some reoccurring utopian assumptions about cause and effect — namely, that bad things happen almost as if by accident, and are to be addressed by faceless, universal forces of good will...

In the News
In the News

Varian on Technology

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 28, 2008

Hal Varian, Google's Chief Economist and University of California at Berkeley professor, talks with Russ Roberts about Google, the role of technology in our everyday lives, the unintended paths of innovation, and the value of economics...

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McCain has reason to smile as he visits state

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, July 28, 2008

He's been portrayed by Democrats as the grumpy old man of foreign policy and the "McSame" candidate...

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In Defense of WWII: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 28, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson and Christopher Hitchens take on the WWII revisionists, centering on Patrick J. Buchanan, the author, most recently, of Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War...

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No Free Lunch: Obama and Nietzsche in Berlin

with Timothy Garton Ashvia History News Network
Monday, July 28, 2008

Would a President Obama offer a free lunch for the Europeans?...

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Running Up Treasury's Tab

with George P. Shultzvia Forbes
Monday, July 28, 2008

Bazooka Hank means to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac just as sidekick Ben Bernanke risked the Fed's $29 billion to get Bear Stearns absorbed by JP Morgan...

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The SEC's Naked Logic

with Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, July 28, 2008

Asked for an example of false market rumors bringing down a firm, Harvard financial historian Niall Ferguson thought for a moment. "You might look at France in the 18th century," he suggested...

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Officers weigh many factors in use of force

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Statesman Journal (OR)
Sunday, July 27, 2008

When a Silverton police officer fired five bullets into an unarmed man who was charging toward him and defying orders to get down, he followed the basic premise of deadly police force: he shot to kill...

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Thank you for your input

with Thomas Sowellvia St. George Daily Spectrum (UT)
Sunday, July 27, 2008

One of the truly great things about Southern Utah readers is that if someone asks for your opinions on something, you actually take the time to share your thoughts...

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A Glimpse Inside McCain's Decision-Making Process

with George P. Shultzvia New Republic
Sunday, July 27, 2008

Comes from Saturday's NYT: McCain's advisers were divided, for example, over a speech he gave on nuclear security policy in Denver in May...

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Is Government Intervention in the Fast Food Industry Justified?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 27, 2008

New York City's ban on the use of trans fats in restaurants is the first of many efforts to restrict not only trans fats, but also the whole fast food industry...

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Stage set for testy school funding trial

with Eric Hanushekvia Sioux Falls Argus Leader (SD)
Sunday, July 27, 2008

A new character soon will take center stage in South Dakota's school funding debate...

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The question of size is academic

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Canberra Times (Australia)
Sunday, July 27, 2008

THERE isn't a parent and there isn't a teacher who wouldn't like smaller class sizes...

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Obama “or something”

with Josef Joffevia National Review Online
Saturday, July 26, 2008

Every so often, whole populations appear to suspend their powers of judgment and swamp themselves in emotion...

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Economics Does Not Lie

with Rose D. Friedman, Milton Friedmanvia City Journal
Friday, July 25, 2008

Though economics as a discipline arose in Great Britain and France at the end of the eighteenth century, it has taken two centuries to reach the threshold of scientific rationality...

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Tomato Industry Hopes to Recoup on Losses Caused by Salmonella Flap

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, July 25, 2008

Last week, when we spoke to food-borne illness guru Bill Marler, he told us the following about the salmonella saintpaul outbreak: his new red VW Bug is not subliminal advertising for tomato lawsuits...

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A More Perfect (European) Union

with Josef Joffevia Power Line
Friday, July 25, 2008

The text of Barack Obama’s sermon to the Germans in Berlin yesterday is an incredibly rich and revealing document...