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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Giving Colombia a chance

by William Ratliffvia Washington Times
Monday, June 9, 2008

The death of one of Latin America's top guerrilla leaders, Colombia's Manuel "Sureshot" Marulanda, who died last month of a heart attack at age 77, increases the chances for peace and stability in the region...

Analysis and Commentary

Libertarianism isn't a utopian philosophy

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Saturday, June 7, 2008

Although it is prudent to be skeptical about the entries found at Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia offers a sound account of utopias: "Utopia is a term for an ideal society...

Analysis and Commentary

The Trouble with Dull Art

by Mary Eberstadtvia National Review Online
Friday, June 6, 2008

Hey there, all You major league atheist Guys!!! It’s me, A.F., reporting for duty again,...

Analysis and Commentary

Universal values give no support for intervention

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, June 6, 2008

Sean Pollock, a history professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, recently wrote about Senator John McCain’s foreign policy views in a letter to the Sunday New York Times Magazine...

Analysis and Commentary

Keep patent bill tabled

by F. Scott Kieffvia National Law Journal
Monday, June 2, 2008

The Senate acted wisely in tabling the patent bill in April and should resist calls to take it back up...

In the News
In the News

Candidates Need An Economic Clue

with Thomas Sowellvia Forbes
Monday, June 9, 2008

The problem with campaigns is they can only voice oversimplified soundbites...

In the News

Missouri's virtual school gears up for summer classes, second year

with Education Nextvia St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Monday, June 9, 2008

If 17-year-old Natalie Kirchhofer really wanted to, she could take summer school in her PJs...

In the News

Cole on the Market for New Cars

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 9, 2008

Steve Cole, the Sales Manager at Ourisman Honda of Laurel in Laurel, Maryland talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the strange world of new car pricing...

In the News

Bradley Award Winners Call for Moral Clarity, Economic and Cultural Renewal

with Victor Davis Hanson, Gary S. Beckervia NewsBusters
Monday, June 9, 2008

While it may fashionable to believe America's civil liberties have been sacrificed in the name of dubious national security claims, a careful reading of recent history suggests the opposite is true, Victor Davis Hanson told a gathering of fellow conservatives last week...

In the News

Munk-y Debates: Dems v GOPs in Toronto

with Niall Fergusonvia Macleans (Blog) (Canada)
Sunday, June 8, 2008

I really regretted not being in Toronto a few weeks ago for the inaugural Munk Debate, which featured Niall Ferguson and Charles Krauthammer facing off against Samantha Power and Richard Holbrooke over the question, “Be it resolved the world is a safer place is a Republican in the White House”...

In the News

Planning ahead for terrorism

with Philip Bobbittvia Telegraph (UK)
Sunday, June 8, 2008

What are we going to do when terrorists get hold of weapons of mass destruction?...

In the News

Where is the Wind and Solar?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, June 7, 2008

Gas in central California is right at $4.50 a gallon...

In the News

International Conference to Address Academic Freedom at the University of Southern California, Sunday, June 15 - Monday, June 16, 2008

with Victor Davis Hanson, Daniel Pipesvia PR Newswire
Friday, June 6, 2008

The American Freedom Alliance will host an international conference on academic freedom titled "How Free Is the University?" on Sunday, June 15 and Monday, June 16, 2008 at the Davidson Executive Conference Center, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles...

In the News

Pipes: Iran war definite if Obama wins

with Daniel Pipesvia PRESS TV (Iran)
Friday, June 6, 2008

Neoconservative political analyst Daniel Pipes says if a Democratic nominee becomes president, Iran should 'watch out' for a US attack...

In the News

EUROPE: No Tearful Farewell for Bush

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Inter Press Service (Italy)
Friday, June 6, 2008

It is a safe bet that there will be no mass shedding of tears when U.S. President George W. Bush visits Slovenia to attend the final summit of his presidency between the European Union and the United States Jun. 10...

In the News

At Peace Institute Groundbreaking, War Dominates the Proceedings

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Friday, June 6, 2008

President Bush, whose administration has been dominated by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the global battle against terrorism, helped break ground yesterday on a $185 million facility for the U.S. Institute of Peace -- a government-funded think tank with the mission of preventing conflict and helping promote postwar stability operations...

In the News

Technological innovation and national security

with William J. Perryvia ISN Security Watch
Friday, June 6, 2008

Of the United States' US$600 billion defense budget, at least 40-50 percent goes to technology...

In the News

Indo-US Ties To Remain on Upward Trajectory: Sen

with Abraham D. Sofaervia India Journal (CA)
Friday, June 6, 2008

India’s relationship with the US has progressed profoundly in the last four years to emerge as a truly strategic partnership and will continue to remain firmly on an upward trajectory, Indian Ambassador Ronen Sen has said...

In the News

Are Conservatives Happier than Liberals?

with Peter Schweizervia Washington Independent
Friday, June 6, 2008

Thanks to the "pernicious influence of liberal ideas," progressives are less happy, less generous, less honest and less hard working than conservatives, argues the author of a new book released this week...

In the News

George Will Discusses Obama's Trouble with Key Voters

with Thomas Sowellvia Fox News
Friday, June 6, 2008

KRISTIN POWERS, GUEST CO-HOST: Barack Obama may have won the Democratic nomination...

In the News

Inflation is a monetary phenomenon − Also in CEE

with Milton Friedmanvia FxStreet
Friday, June 6, 2008

Inflation has risen dramatically all over Central & Eastern Europe over the last year...

In the News

Peace Train Bleeding heart liberal? Think again.

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Colorado Daily (Univ. Colorado)
Friday, June 6, 2008

"The United States should lead a global effort at nuclear disarmament?"...

In the News

Leftist thinking left off the syllabus

with Milton Friedmanvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, June 6, 2008

Leftist ideology may be gaining ground in Latin America...

In the News

Explaining libertarianism (with VIDEO)

with Tibor R. Machanvia Northwest Florida Daily News
Friday, June 6, 2008

In a free society, human relations must consist of mutual consent, says author and college professor Tibor Machan...

In the News

What Does Obama's Victory Mean?

with Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, June 5, 2008

"I intend to proudly vote for Obama," said a caller to a National Public Radio show, "because I want to show the world what America is all about — that a person of color can become president of the United States."...

In the News

The Inflation You Just Can’t Stop

with Milton Friedmanvia Daily Reckoning (UK)
Thursday, June 5, 2008

"What’s different?" asked colleague Manraaj Singh at this morning’s conference...

In the News

McCain Signals Desire to See Reduction in Nuclear Arms

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Washington Post
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sen. John McCain called for a new nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia on Tuesday, staking out a position on nonproliferation somewhat at odds with the policies of the Bush administration...