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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Yes, the Mideast matters

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, June 18, 2007

Should we simply ignore the Mideast?

Analysis and Commentary

Entitled to be a government dependent

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, June 18, 2007

Back in the late 1960s and early '70s there was talk to the effect that welfare, health care, old-age security and similar government-administered benefits are among our basic rights...

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Crackpot Legislation

by Henry I. Millervia New York Times
Sunday, June 17, 2007

Many states nationwide are considering legislation to legalize the medical use of marijuana...

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GOP runs a big risk of losing Hispanics

by Clint Bolickvia Arizona Republic
Sunday, June 17, 2007

Anti-immigration conservatives are subjecting U.S. Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain to blistering attacks over their pivotal role in the comprehensive immigration bill currently on life support in Congress...

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Affirmative action has its place -- but we have to determine where

by John H. Bunzelvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, June 17, 2007

Ward Connerly, who has successfully led the campaigns in California (Proposition 209), Washington state and in Michigan to ban race and gender from consideration in public hiring, contracting and school admissions, is thinking about launching similar ballot initiatives in nine other states...

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Matters of the Mind

with Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 18, 2007

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War stance may hurt Giuliani, Thompson

with Hoover Institutionvia Buffalo News
Monday, June 18, 2007

his month’s two marquee prospects for the Republican presidential nomination, Rudy Giuliani and Fred D. Thompson, have wandered into the political sinkhole of the Iraq War...

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Today's Hot Topics: Welcome to Hamastan

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Post
Monday, June 18, 2007

LAT columnist Niall Ferguson argues that last week's events evaporated any "lingering hopes of a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians," and argues that the next Middle Eastern peace plan will have to include Israel, Hamastan, Fatahland and Hezbollahstan...

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Reply to WorldNetDaily on GOP's Ron Paul - Today's High Alert

with Milton Friedmanvia Free-Market News Network
Monday, June 18, 2007

Joseph Farah, founder of World Net Daily and one of the pioneers of the Internet wrote an important article on June 15, 2007, "Why Ron Paul Is Disqualified..."

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Role of a lifetime

with Hoover Institutionvia Daily News
Monday, June 18, 2007

He's played the head of the CIA, an admiral, the White House chief of staff and millions know him as gruff District Attorney Arthur Branch on "Law and Order..."

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Contra Luttwak

with Niall Fergusonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Sunday, June 17, 2007

I gave a nod of approval to Edward Luttwak's "Prospect" piece in my May Diary (second heading)...

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The view from Tehran

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, June 17, 2007

Imagine this scenario for a moment...

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Game designers test the limits of artificial intelligence

with Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Sunday, June 17, 2007

Growing up in Gardner in the 1980s, Michael Zarozinski used to stop by the bowling alley after school to play Pac-Man, Q*bert, and Donkey Kong...

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What the Golden Rule means for government

with Tod Lindberg, Policy Reviewvia Washington Times
Sunday, June 17, 2007

Jesus' political teachings...

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Intelligence and Leadership

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, June 17, 2007

Economists have been emphasizing in recent years that that while cognitive abilities of individuals certainly raise their education and earnings, many non-cognitive skills are often more significant...

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Crazy World

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, June 16, 2007

Flying has become worse than a root canal or prostate exam...

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On the seventh day, God created inflation

with Milton Friedmanvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Saturday, June 16, 2007

It's been around a long time, Simon Beck writes, but we've come a long way baby, since the '70s...

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School-Choice Strategy

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, June 16, 2007

The flattened borders of the 21st century have made networking faster, global trade freer and competition more rigorous -- meaning the premium we place on educating future generations is higher than ever before...

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'The Reagan Diaries': A daily journal from the White House

with George P. Shultzvia International Herald Tribune
Friday, June 15, 2007

Not since the 19th century has a U.S. president kept a diary through his entire White House tenure, and this volume tells us more about Ronald Reagan than many of his biographies...

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Economy could trump Iraq as campaign issue

with Michael J. Boskinvia MSNBC
Friday, June 15, 2007

The war in Iraq may be foremost in voters’ minds right now, but when it comes time to vote for president late next year, pocketbook issues such as taxes, jobs and health care will be what makes the final difference, top advisers to the leading contenders said Friday...

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Young entrepreneurs

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, June 15, 2007

Tyler, writing in the New York Times, finds a silver lining in America's mediocre education system and makes some interesting observations about teenagers and entrepreneurship...

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Ravitch Takes on Slacker Culture

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Friday, June 15, 2007

In an opinion piece in the New York Sun this week, Diane Ravitch charges that people too frequently blame teachers but neglect to consider the role of popular culture and a lack of student drive as culprits in American students' failure to compete globally...

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Wonderful world

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, June 15, 2007

Monday's EconTalk podcast will be with David Weinberger who has many interesting things to say about the way we use the web to organize information, based on his book, Everything is Miscellaneous...