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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Native Americans Need the Rule of Law

by Terry Andersonvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 16, 2009

Ken Salazar, the new secretary of the Interior, faces the same tough questions as his predecessors: Drill more or drill less?...

Analysis and Commentary

Why the GOP Can't Win With Minorities

by Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 16, 2009

Today conservatism is stigmatized in our culture as an antiminority political philosophy...

Analysis and Commentary

The wrong way to fix the FDA

by Henry I. Millervia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, March 15, 2009

The one thing everyone in Washington seems to agree on these days is that the food and drug administration is in trouble and needs major "change"...

Analysis and Commentary

Opulence for all attitude a factor in nation's woes

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, March 13, 2009

As I drive to work in the morning, I pass a community college...

In the News
In the News

Klein on Truth, Bias, and Disagreement

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 16, 2009

Dan Klein, of George Mason University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts on truth in economics, bias, and groupthink in academic life...

In the News

US eases China's asset angst

with Niall Fergusonvia Australian
Monday, March 16, 2009

BEIJING forced the Obama administration into an extraordinary defence of US creditworthiness at the weekend, as the global financial crisis continued to cause frictions in international relations...

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The Obama Plan: ‘Card check’ proposal bad for business, U.S. economy

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Oklahoman
Monday, March 16, 2009

Last week congressional Democrats introduced the apple pie-sounding "Employees Free Choice Act,” no doubt causing lots of hearts to skip at AFSCME, the giant government employees union, the AFL-CIO and others...

In the News

One Principal Knows What to Do With Stimulus Money. Do Others?

with Diane Ravitchvia Washington Post
Monday, March 16, 2009

I doubt we will get much school improvement out of the roughly $100 billion in stimulus funds the Obama administration is about to spend on education...

In the News

Put to the test

with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Tallahassee Democrat
Monday, March 16, 2009

Don't talk about it — be about it...

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Law and Justice with Antonin Scalia: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, March 16, 2009

Justice Antonin Scalia discusses the premise of his book, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges...

In the News

GOP turns on itself, risks losses in midterms

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, March 16, 2009

The California Republican Party has been pummeled by some tough body blows in recent years - and results at the ballot box have been just part of the pain...

In the News

What Keynes really meant

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, March 15, 2009

Over at this bloggingheads conversation with Arnold Klings, some commenters thought we weren't fair to Keynes...

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American Charitable Deductions Abroad

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pressures for both increased government and private assistance to poorer nations may well result from this recession because some nations that can least afford a setback may suffer the most due to reduced demand for their exports of commodities and other goods...

In the News

The ongoing problems of "stimulust"

with John B. Taylorvia Foreign Policy
Sunday, March 15, 2009

It was not hard to predict that an Obama administration's skeptical approach to trade could cause international tension...

In the News

Card-Check Bill Makes for Strange Bedfellows

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Barron's Online
Saturday, March 14, 2009

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, WHOSE POLITICS generally are left of center, stands well to the right of Mao Zedong on one contentious issue: the primacy of the secret ballot...

In the News

F Is for Fed

with John B. Taylorvia Barron's Online
Saturday, March 14, 2009

EVEN AS THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT contemplate flooding the financial system with still more money, a sobering book by a Stanford University economist demonstrates not only how the feds caused, misdiagnosed and mishandled the financial crisis, but also how their responses continue to make matters worse...

In the News

Don't cap the success of charters

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Enquirer-Journal (NC)
Saturday, March 14, 2009

Research on charter schools generally shows these innovative public schools boost achievement...

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MMM Partner Named to Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

with Michael J. Boskin, John B. Taylor, James L. Sweeney, John Shovenvia MarketWire
Friday, March 13, 2009

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy and Research (SIEPR) at Stanford University has named John F. Sandy Smith to its Advisory Board...

In the News

From Catastrophe to Not so Bad?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, March 13, 2009

Washington is by nature an hysterical place...

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Former MI chief: Fear Pakistan not Iran

with John Abizaidvia PRESS TV (Iran)
Friday, March 13, 2009

Ex-Israeli military intelligence chief Aharon Ze'evi-Farkash says Pakistan poses a much greater threat to Tel Aviv's existence than Iran...

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European Leaders Push Back on Obama's Calls for Aid

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, March 13, 2009

Ahead of a high-stakes economic meeting of the Group of 20 nations, European countries are striking an uncompromising tone toward Washington, bolstering President Barack Obama's political opponents at home and pouring some cold water on Europe's love affair with the new U.S. president...

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SF attorney searches for Iranian money

with Abbas Milanivia ABC 7 News (CA)
Friday, March 13, 2009

The 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon killed more than 200 marines...

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THE SPENDING ROAD TO NOWHERE

with John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Friday, March 13, 2009

A recent paper by a trans-Atlantic team of four economists -- John Cogan and John Taylor of Stanford University and Tobias Cwik and Volker Wieland of Goethe University -- subject the Obama Administration's stimulus to the most recent Keynesian scholarship...

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Financial history lesson holds plenty of lessons for all of us

with Niall Fergusonvia Nashville Business Journal
Friday, March 13, 2009

“In 1947, the total value added by the financial sector to U.S. gross domestic product was 2.3 percent; by 2005, its contribution had risen to 7.7 percent of GDP...

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Options Trader: Friday Outlook

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Seeking Alpha
Friday, March 13, 2009

Finally a week we wish would continue...

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Al Sharpton & NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein Call for Tenure Decisions & Pay Based on Performance

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Friday, March 13, 2009

The Rev. Al Sharpton and New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein blog today (Mar. 13) on The Huffington Post calling for basing teacher pay and tenure decisions on performance...

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Under Cover: Controlling opinions

with Diane Ravitchvia Downtown Express (NY)
Friday, March 13, 2009

Nationally-known education scholar Diane Ravitch will be appearing at a local forum this month to discuss “demystifying” mayoral control of the schools...

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Real money

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, March 13, 2009

China is worried:...

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Ruth Malhotra of Campus Watch Receives American Conservative Union's Highest Award

with Daniel Pipesvia Middle East Forum
Friday, March 13, 2009

The Middle East Forum is proud to announce that Ruth Malhotra, Campus Watch Research Assistant at the Middle East Forum, is the 2009 co-recipient of the Ronald Reagan Award from the American Conservative Union, the highest award given by the ACU...

In the News

China worried about U.S. debt investments

with Condoleezza Rice, John B. Taylorvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Friday, March 13, 2009

The global economic downturn is causing ripples across the Pacific as well...

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U.S. Economy Must Adapt to a 'New Normalcy'

with Michael J. Boskinvia Seeking Alpha
Thursday, March 12, 2009

This must be how a society kills itself...