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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Cricket Vs. The Taliban

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Forbes
Sunday, June 21, 2009

As Pakistan fights for its survival against the barbarian Taliban--who would turn that fragile quasi-democracy into an Islamist state so extreme as to obliterate all girls' schools from the face of the land--its people find themselves possessed of a weapon with which to vanquish the forces of darkness...

Analysis and Commentary

A Costly And Wasteful FDA

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Saturday, June 20, 2009

How would you feel if you had to slip $100 to somebody at the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew your car registration?...

In the News
In the News

Munger on Franchising, Vertical Integration, and the Auto Industry

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 22, 2009

Michael Munger, of Duke University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about franchising, particularly car dealerships...

In the News

ANALYSIS / Even the CIA gets its Iran updates via Twitter

with Michael McFaulvia Ha'aretz (Israel)
Monday, June 22, 2009

1. The Israeli perspective...

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From Hoover Press: The Road Ahead for the Fed, by George Shultz, Allan Meltzer, Peter Fisher, Donald Kohn, James Hamilton, John Taylor, Myron Scholes, Darrell Duffie, Andrew Crockett, Michael Halloran, Richard Herring, John Ciorciari

with George P. Shultz, John B. Taylorvia Business Wire
Monday, June 22, 2009

In this new book, The Road Ahead for the Fed (Hoover Press, 2009), coeditors John B. Taylor and John D. Ciorciari bring together twelve leading experts to examine and debate proposals for financial reform and exit strategies from the financial crisis...

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Africa with Dambisa Moyo: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 22, 2009

Dambisa Moyo says $1 trillion in foreign aid to Africa has not helped the continent...

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Worldview: Without U.S. help, Iranians learn to stand on their own

with Abbas Milanivia Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, June 21, 2009

The ongoing drama in Iran marks a turning point in Middle East history - precisely because the United States has chosen, so far, not to intervene...

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Texas shuns common standards for schools

with Michael J. Petrillivia San Antonio Express-News
Sunday, June 21, 2009

Texas has always been known for its independent streak...

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SF Rally Held In Support Of Iranian Protesters

with Abbas Milanivia KTVU.com
Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bay Area demonstrators rallied Saturday at San Francisco’s U.N. Plaza to show support for those protesting on the streets of Iranian cities and to call for an end to the bloodshed...

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Ahmadinejad or Mousavi?

by Daniel Pipes with Abbas Milanivia Danielpipes.org (blog)
Saturday, June 20, 2009

A throwaway line of mine at the Heritage Foundation on June 3 has turned into a minor internet sensation...

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What's best for children?

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Post (Canada)
Saturday, June 20, 2009

In the divisive debate surrounding how best to prepare our children for success at school, opposing views agree on at least this: Finland seems to know what it is doing...

In the News

Pressure on Obama to Act Forcefully Is Growing

with Abbas Milanivia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, June 20, 2009

The uncompromising stance taken by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who on Friday ordered an end to protests, ratcheted up pressure on the Obama administration to take a forceful line against the Iranian regime...

In the News

Uncertain Evidence for ‘Activist’ Label on Sotomayor

with Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Times
Saturday, June 20, 2009

When a federal appeals court ruled that the Voting Rights Act did not apply to state statutes that disqualify felons from voting, Judge Sonia Sotomayor accused her colleagues of usurping the role of Congress...

In the News

'Obama Is Certainly a European'

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Spiegel Online (Germany)
Friday, June 19, 2009

Oxford historian Timothy Garton Ash discusses the demise of Europe's social democrats, threats to the European Union posed by populist nationalists, the imminent change of government in Great Britain and America's rapid slide to the left...

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Will Musavi Challenge Iran's Supreme Leader?

with Abbas Milanivia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Friday, June 19, 2009

In a nationwide address, Iran's supreme leader appears to have thrown down the gauntlet, calling for an end to mass street demonstrations and declaring the June 12 vote a "definitive victory" for President Mahmud Ahmadinejad...

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Obama Resists Calls for a Tougher Stance on Iran

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Friday, June 19, 2009

With Iran on a razor’s edge after a week of swelling protests, the Obama administration has fended off pressure from both parties to respond more forcefully to the disputed election there...

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The Arts, Test Scores, and the Media

with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Friday, June 19, 2009

When Capitol Hill lawmakers set out once again on the path to reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act, some of them are likely to be bringing along a couple reports released this week as reading material...

In the News

End of schoolyear blow-out!

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, June 18, 2009

This week has provided a nice natural experiment about which kinds of studies the media finds newsworthy...

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The Spirit of Democracy (Larry Diamond interview pt.1)

with Larry Diamondvia Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Part 1. Is Democracy for Everyone? In this interview with CIPE, Larry Diamond discussed the findings of his new book "The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World."...

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The Spirit of Democracy (Larry Diamond interview pt.2)

with Larry Diamondvia Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Part 2. The State of Democracy in Africa In this interview with CIPE, Larry Diamond discussed the findings of his new book "The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World."...

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Obama proposes remaking rules governing finance

with Russell Robertsvia Minnesota Public Radio
Thursday, June 18, 2009

The way the financial industry is regulated will change dramatically if a proposal by the Obama administration passes Congress...

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Is Iran Collapsing?; America's High: The Case For and Against Pot

with Abbas Milanivia CNN
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tonight, breaking news and a big question: Is Iran collapsing?...