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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Africa fooled us again

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, June 4, 2007

Anyone who has seen the film "Amazing Grace" will appreciate the parallels between the career of William Wilberforce, the politician who led the campaign against the slave trade, and that of outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair

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Hillary's Middle Class Vanishing Act

with Milton Friedmanvia townhall.com
Monday, June 4, 2007

Sen. Hillary Clinton outlined an economic agenda for the country last week that was filled with the old 1930s-style, trickle-down, anti-capitalism rhetoric that is at the center of her party's leftist orthodoxy...

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On Keynesian Economicses and the Economicses of Keynes

with Milton Friedmanvia TPMCafe
Monday, June 4, 2007

I think that there are two ways to understand the divergence of perspectives here...

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Reform vital before rise in foreign pros for high-tech

with Milton Friedmanvia Tucson Citizen
Monday, June 4, 2007

High-tech companies in the U.S. need more highly skilled foreign workers to compete...

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The Top Ten Reasons Why Another Amnesty Is Swell For America

with Thomas Sowellvia Family Security Matters
Monday, June 4, 2007

Some of you out there think amnesty is a four-letter word...

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Bamboozled

with Thomas Sowellvia FrontPage Magazine
Monday, June 4, 2007

Today, class, a quick pop quiz in political history...

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Shlaes on the Depression

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, June 4, 2007

The latest episode of EconTalk is Amity Shlaes talking about her new book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression...

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White House Hopefuls Puzzle Out Plans for Early Primary Blitz

with Bill Whalenvia CQPolitics
Monday, June 4, 2007

No one has ever seen a presidential campaign like this one...

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Education’s Difficult Stage

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Gazette
Monday, June 4, 2007

On most mornings about 1,000 students show up at I.S 287, the Christa McAuliffe School in Bensonhurst Brooklyn...

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Still in Greece

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, June 4, 2007

Lebanon is engaged in a deadly war against Palestinian al Qaeda-affiliates, and has resorted to massive and inherently indiscriminate shelling of Palestinian camp hideouts in Beirut—in a manner far more savage than the CNN-BBC monitored Israeli responses...

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On eve of summit, thaw in U.S.-European relations

with Tod Lindbergvia St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Sunday, June 3, 2007

French fries are back in, the chill is gone from U.S.-German relations, and jokes about the French have disappeared from conservative talk radio...

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Partisan campaigns ensure partisan pain

with Hoover Institutionvia Kennebec Journal (ME)
Sunday, June 3, 2007

Large research universities and small liberal arts colleges have similar missions: educating young adults and providing scholars with the opportunity to pursue their research...

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Fred Thompson's Achilles' heel

with Hoover Institutionvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, June 3, 2007

Fred Thompson is being hailed in many conservative circles as nothing less than the messiah the Republican Party desperately needs to retain the White House in 2008...

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Duke Still Needs A New President

with Thomas Sowellvia Conservative Voice
Sunday, June 3, 2007

In an article posted on July 3, 2006, I called upon Duke University President Richard Brodhead to resign and explained why...

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Corporate Social Responsibility - Burden, sham, or opportunity?

with Milton Friedmanvia Wisconsin Technology Network
Saturday, June 2, 2007

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an surging trend that has taken corporate boardrooms by storm...

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Scuttle Diplomacy

with George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, June 2, 2007

On May 15, President Bush announced vigorous support and urged the Senate to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty...

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George Schultz calls for new Kyoto treaty

with George P. Shultzvia San Jose Business Journal
Friday, June 1, 2007

Former Secretary of State George Schultz Friday called for a new Kyoto treaty that would include the United States and set clear, realistic goals...

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National Endowment for Democracy to Donate Founding Papers to Library of Congress

with Larry Diamondvia National Endowment for Democracy
Friday, June 1, 2007

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) will donate papers from its founding and early years of operation (1982-1994) to the Library of Congress on Thursday, June 7, the eve of the 25th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's historic Westminster Address to the British Parliament, which led to the founding of NED...

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Feeding at the trough of short-term profits

with Milton Friedmanvia Kansas City Star
Friday, June 1, 2007

Last week President Bush signed the Iraq war spending bill...

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Protests, record gifts marked ’06-’07

with Milton Friedmanvia Chicago Maroon
Friday, June 1, 2007

In the 2006–2007 school year, students were galvanized by a soft drink, the University pocketed landmark donations, and everyone had their eyes on the Obamas...

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How We’re Animalistic — in Good Ways and Bad

with Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Times
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The odd thing is that conservatives wear pinstriped suits...