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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s F

via National Review Online
Monday, July 7, 2008

The sky over Washington, D.C., was gray and gloomy this past Saturday when Barack Obama addressed thousands of members of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers’ union, who had assembled several blocks from the Capitol for their annual convention...

Analysis and Commentary

BUSH'S FAITH-BASED PROGRAMS TO REMAIN

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

One program many thought would not outlive the Bush presidency is his faith-based initiative...

Analysis and Commentary

Different messages

by Diana Schaubvia Baltimore Sun
Sunday, July 6, 2008

Can a patriot say "God damn America"?...

Analysis and Commentary

How do we bring Osama Bin Laden to justice? America is clueless

by Benjamin Wittesvia Daily News (NY)
Saturday, July 5, 2008

News flash: Osama Bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are captured in Pakistani tribal areas and turned over to American custody...

Analysis and Commentary

America's special principles spread around world now

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

America began as a country founded on special, radical principles...

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Reflection Day

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, July 4, 2008

On this Fourth of July of our discontent — with spiraling fuel prices, a sluggish economy, a weak dollar, mounting foreign and domestic debt, continuing costs in Iraq, a falling stock market, and a mortgage crisis — we should remember two truths about America...

Analysis and Commentary

[The Islamist-Leftist] Allied Menace

by Daniel Pipesvia Israel eNews
Thursday, July 3, 2008

"Here are two brother countries, united like a single fist," said socialist Hugo Chávez during a visit to Tehran last November, celebrating his alliance with Islamist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...

Analysis and Commentary

Liberty and hard cases

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Saturday, June 28, 2008

One book I edited has the same title as this column and focuses mainly on how a free society would cope with disasters such as earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc...

In the News
In the News

Deterrence the name of the game

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Australian
Monday, July 7, 2008

KEVIN Rudd's recently announced international commission on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament certainly has its work cut out...

In the News

Munger on the Political Economy of Public Transportation

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 7, 2008

Michael Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Munger's recent trip to Chile and the changes Chile has made to Santiago's bus system...

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The Graying of College Faculties

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

A recent New York Times article indicated that the fraction of full-time faculty members in the United States older than age 50 more than doubled between 1969 and 2005, increasing from 23 percent to over 50 percent...

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Navigating 2,600 years of children's literature

with Diane Ravitchvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, July 6, 2008

If you find yourself in the children's section at a bookstore and you happen to cross paths with a savvy third-grade boy who's asking a salesperson for "The Adventures of Captain Underpants," or a seventh-grade girl, cross-legged in the aisle, who's engrossed in "Cut," a first-person account of self-mutilating behavior, you might think to yourself (depending upon how old you are), what happened to the good old days?...

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Immigrant sanctuary laws seen as practical

with Joseph D. McNamaravia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, July 6, 2008

San Francisco's 1989 sanctuary law grew out of the religious-based sanctuary movement through which churches across the country offered a safe haven to Central Americans who fled civil war and political persecution but were unable to gain asylum in the United States...

In the News

Setting the record straight on Bud Day, and CNN

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Sunday, July 6, 2008

CNN's limited description of Col. Bud Day as a former member of the Swift Boat Veterans prompted Greyhawk to review the record...

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McCain effort in L.A. still minimal

with Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Daily News
Saturday, July 5, 2008

Shortly after becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee last spring, John McCain packed a downtown hotel ballroom with Southern California GOP faithful who cheered his political triumph in the heart of what was once Reagan country...

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Similarities between 1929 and 2008 terrifying

with Milton Friedmanvia Salt Lake Tribune
Saturday, July 5, 2008

Watching Wall Street and the American real-estate market crumble over the past 10 months has not inspired great confidence in our wonderful free-market economy or the land pirates who run it...

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Why Obama may be palatable to whites

with Shelby Steelevia Age (Australia)
Friday, July 4, 2008

SPORT can be a window into a nation's psyche...

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Records 'Too Dangerous' To Stay In Iraq

with Hoover Institutionvia NPR
Friday, July 4, 2008

Some Iraq government officials accused Kanan Makiya of looting, when he gave Baathist documents to the Hoover Institution for safe keeping...

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The Campaign Heats Up

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, July 4, 2008

I watched the other night Shane and Hombre, and realized how much I missed Jack Palance and Richard Boone (both Stanford attendees at one time)...

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War & Terror with Philip Bobbitt: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Philip Bobbittvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, July 4, 2008

Bobbitt says the U.S. cannot possibly hope to defeat the terrorists without allies, particularly in Europe...

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A Better Solution for China

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal Asia
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Milton Friedman famously taught that inflation is, and can only be, a monetary phenomenon...

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Not another war

with John Abizaidvia Washington Times
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Arnaud de Borchgrave's column should be essential reading for everyone concerned about what is going on in the world ("U.S.-Israel moment of truth?" Commentary, Monday)...

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No Child Left Behind due change

with Diane Ravitchvia Sand Springs Leader (OK)
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

It is said that confession is good for the soul and so is vindication...

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Forty Years After Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, US Tops World in Nuke Arsenal

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Democracy Now
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

This week marks the fortieth anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, when nuclear powers agreed to eventually eliminate their nuclear weapons, and non-nuclear states agreed not to seek to develop nuclear weapons capabilities...

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6 states to design own plans for fixing schools

with Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Washington Post
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Six states are getting the OK to write their own prescriptions for ailing schools under the Bush administration's signature education law...