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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Sotomayor and the Politics of Race

by Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 8, 2009

President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court points to a dilemma that will likely plague his presidency: How does a "post-racialist" president play identity politics?...

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Is Sotomayor's tolerance of bias shocking?

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, June 5, 2009

Just after President Barack Obama selected Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the seat opened on the Supreme Court by the retirement of Justice David Souter, some statements came to light that seemed to call into question her loyalty to judicial impartiality...

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In the News

Obama Aid Signals Deal With ‘Devil’ as Bankers Get New Rules

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Monday, June 8, 2009

President Barack Obama, in less than five months in office, kicked out the head of General Motors Corp., scored a majority stake in Chrysler LLC for the United Auto Workers and stiffened U.S. fuel-mileage standards...

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Charles Kesler on the Grand Liberal Project: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 8, 2009

Charles Kesler outlines the “grand liberal project” that began a century ago...

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Rebonato on Risk Management and the Crisis

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 8, 2009

Riccardo Rebonato of the Royal Bank of Scotland and author of Plight of the Fortune Tellers talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the challenges of measuring risk and making decisions and creating regulation in the face of risk and uncertainty...

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Health Care

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, June 7, 2009

The best way to evaluate America's expensive health care system would be to estimate the effects of different kinds of healthcare on the quality and quantity of health for individuals of various ages, incomes, races, and other categories...

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For Timothy Garton Ash, Europe Means Shared History

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Sunday, June 7, 2009

What does it mean to be European, and what is Europe's future?...

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Still probably right but for the wrong reasons

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, June 7, 2009

Innocent Bystanders has updated the graph (HT: Zev Fredman) using the May numbers:...

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California's Conditions on National Standards

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Sunday, June 7, 2009

Patrick Riccards, blogging at eduflack, reports that California has signed onto the national-standards effort, but (wisely in my opinion) has placed conditions on its commitment to adhering to the outcome of the process...

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Cash in on the war between inflation and deflation

with Niall Fergusonvia Times (UK)
Sunday, June 7, 2009

Some of the world’s highest-profile economists and investors are warning that inflation may be on its way back and could hit double figures in the next five years...

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Your Comments on Sunday’s Column

with Thomas Sowellvia New York Times
Saturday, June 6, 2009

My Sunday column looks at three groups that have been unusually successful in the United States — Asian Americans, Jews and West Indians...

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The Chicago View

with Larry Diamondvia New York Times
Friday, June 5, 2009

All smart analyses of the Obama administration begin with Chicago...

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NBER’s Hall Says ‘Way Too Early’ to Declare Recovery

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Friday, June 5, 2009

While the U.S. economy is showing signs of stabilizing from a recession that started in December 2007, it’s “way too early” to say the contraction is over, said the head of the group that officially makes the call...

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Was Cairo the Right Place To Speak?

by Larry Diamondvia New Republic
Friday, June 5, 2009

Extremists have raced to dismiss Obama's speech at Cairo University today as more of the same from what they see as an evil, imperial United States...

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Illuminating and Misleading Takes on China 20 Years Since Tiananmen

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Huffington Post
Thursday, June 4, 2009

I've already had my chance, via both print and online pieces, to offer my thoughts about the protests that erupted in scores of Chinese cities twenty years ago, the June 4th Massacre that crushed that upheaval, and how China has changed in the last twenty years...