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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

My Goodness, Your Badness

by James W. Ceaser with Hoover Institutionvia Weekly Standard
Monday, June 2, 2008

Social science has confirmed what political observers have been telling us for months: There is a clamor in America to dampen the spirit of intense partisanship that prevails in Washington...

Analysis and Commentary

California's primary could have been important

by Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, June 1, 2008

If you're taking part in Tuesday's primary election, allow me to congratulate you ahead of time for your civic-mindedness...

Analysis and Commentary

War and Decision by Douglas Feith

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Commentary
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Analysis and Commentary

The Trouble with Good Works

by Mary Eberstadtvia National Review
Friday, May 30, 2008

Dear Friends Messrs. Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Hitchens, Onfray, Stenger & etc. again,...

In the News
In the News

Gene Epstein on Gold, the Fed, and Money

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 2, 2008

Gene Epstein, Barron's economics editor, talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the virtues of the gold standard relative to fiat money...

In the News

Are we ready for a black president?

with Thomas Sowellvia Augusta Chronicle (GA)
Monday, June 2, 2008

Presently, it appears that Barack Obama will get the Democratic nomination for the November presidential election...

In the News

War & Islam with Daniel Pipes: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Daniel Pipesvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 2, 2008

Is Islam a religion of peace?...

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Making and Taking Questions

with Peter Schweizervia National Review Online
Monday, June 2, 2008

‘Conservatives Work Harder, Feel Happier, Have Closer Families, Take Fewer Drugs, Give More Generously, Value Honesty More, Are Less Materialistic and Envious, Whine Less...and Even Hug Their Children More Than Liberals.”

In the News

Terror and Consent: The Wars for the 21st Century by Philip Bobbitt

with Philip Bobbittvia Times (UK)
Sunday, June 1, 2008

As this American presidency stumbles towards its conclusion, there is an overwhelming liberal consensus on both sides of the Atlantic that George Bush has got it wrong about almost everything: declaring a “war on terror”; mismanaging Afghanistan; invading Iraq; identifying the security interests of America with those of Israel; deploying vast force as a substitute for policy, diplomacy, intelligence...

In the News

Infrastructure and the Value of Time

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, June 1, 2008

Time is the most precious resource of men and women, and even older children...

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A Campaign Slipping Away?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Sunday, June 1, 2008

I think in the last posting a few days ago, I suggested that Obama would have to leave Trinity—not because of another loudmouth racist like Pfleger at the pulpit; but because the world witnessed a standing ovation from the Trinity congregation, and an encomium from Minister Moss, as the reaction to that hate-filled diatribe...

In the News

The new terror

with Philip Bobbittvia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, June 1, 2008

Bush's claim that we are at war with al-Qaida, explored in Philip Bobbitt's Terror and Consent, merits serious consideration, writes Vincent Cable...

In the News

The Point: Handling a 21st-Century Threat

with Philip Bobbittvia Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, June 1, 2008

Eight years ago this week, Mohamed Atta was in New York City looking for a flight school...

In the News

Oh do pay attention, 007, this enemy simply isn’t worthy of you

with Philip Bobbittvia Times (UK)
Sunday, June 1, 2008

Who needs James Bond again?...

In the News

Don't Call Him a 'Spoiler

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, May 31, 2008

"He's really a . . . the Wall Street Journal's editorial page wouldn't describe him as such . . . but he's really a corporate Democrat. His record in the Senate is not one of challenging corporate power."...

In the News

Indian Conservatives Struggle to Build Alternative Media

with Daniel Pipesvia American Thinker
Saturday, May 31, 2008

Amitabh Tripathi is convinced his nation of India is under attack; so he did something few people are willing to do...

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The novelist's last hurrah

with Philip Bobbittvia Guardian (UK)
Saturday, May 31, 2008

"This book is so important that I hope the publishers have the civic spirit to send a copy to every parliamentarian, decision-maker and opinion-former in the land...

In the News

Major challenges for next U.S. president

with Niall Fergusonvia Toronto Star
Friday, May 30, 2008

This past week a half-dozen top-flight American foreign policy experts went through their verbal paces in Toronto...

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Hidden Wound: Understanding Working Class Votes

with Shelby Steelevia Huffington Post
Friday, May 30, 2008

The writing of W.J. Cash jangles and clashes against contemporary sensibilities, but reading Cash provides important keys to understanding why Barack Obama cannot connect with white voters in the South, in Appalachia, and in other areas where "working class" whites live...

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Keep the cap

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Friday, May 30, 2008

Should our world-class universities be allowed to operate like football clubs and raise entry fees in order to pay the higher wages it takes to attract the Beckhams of the academic establishment?...

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The skills revolution undermines egalitarianism

with Gary S. Beckervia adamsmith.org
Friday, May 30, 2008

Chicago economist and Nobel Laureate Gary Becker has specialized in human capital and claims that three quarters of America’s wealth is now represented in its people - meaning that human capital is now more important than physical capital...

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Market Commentary - The Argentina Export Tax Effect on Global Food Prices

with Gary S. Beckervia TheCommodityTrader.net
Friday, May 30, 2008

As of now anyone who follows commodity markets, international affairs, or the global food situation has heard about the Argentina export tax hike on grains; more specifically soybeans...

In the News

This week

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Three months ago the Harvard academic Samantha Power was quietly minding Barack Obama’s foreign policy business when she told a reporter from Scotland that Hillary Clinton was “a monster” who was “stooping to anything” to win...