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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Designing Improved Humans

by Henry I. Millervia Genetic Engineering News
Saturday, March 15, 2008

The well-publicized use by athletes of performance-enhancing drugs including androgenic steroids and human growth hormone has gotten more people than ever before thinking and talking about the subject...

Analysis and Commentary

Asia Embraces Biotech, Despite the United Nations

by Henry I. Millervia Far Eastern Economic Review
Friday, March 14, 2008

It is hard to open a newspaper without finding a new example of corruption, malfeasance or misconduct by United Nations officials or agencies...

In the News
In the News

Obama and the Wright-Wing Conspiracy

with Shelby Steelevia Human Events Online
Monday, March 17, 2008

Barack Obama’s response to the outrageous views and statements of his pastor, Reverend Jeremiah A.Wright Jr., was that he should not be tagged with “guilt by association..."

In the News

Housing market needs reality, not distortion

with Policy Reviewvia Boston Herald
Monday, March 17, 2008

Watching the housing/ mortgage/financial crisis unfold, I keep thinking about the joke about the difference between neurotics and psychotics...

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The costs of the Iraq war: A fall in U.S. power, prestige and influence

with Larry Diamond, Josef Joffevia McClatchy Newspapers
Sunday, March 16, 2008

It was a decision that only President Bush had the power to make: About 9 a.m. on March 19, 2003, in the Situation Room in the basement of the West Wing of the White House, he gave the “execute order” to begin Operation Iraqi Freedom, the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq...

In the News

Author claims democracy can become worldwide

with Larry Diamondvia News-Tribune (WA)
Sunday, March 16, 2008

In the mid-1990s, worldwide democracy seemed almost inevitable..

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NPR = National PROGRESSIVE Radio

with Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia Pajamas Media
Sunday, March 16, 2008

Imagine you’re a typical NPR listener, tuning in as you sip your Starbucks Café Latte — made with skim milk and a shot of cinnamon — work the New York Times crossword puzzle, and think about how great it is that you don’t have to stop for gas on your way to work this morning because you drive a Prius...

In the News

Charter Schools Get Top Marks

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Business Week
Sunday, March 16, 2008

Primary and secondary schools created via private funding and effort exceed conventional public schools in quality...

In the News

Best Business Books 2007: Rising Tides

with Milton Friedmanvia Library Journal
Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Dow's losses over this year's first 12 days of trading erased nearly all of last year's gains; the pace of new home-building was, in January, reportedly at its lowest in 16 years; and recession rumblings, too, are making themselves heard...

In the News

McCain adds Bay Area high-tech titan to team

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, March 15, 2008

Arizona Sen. John McCain, who has promised a serious bid to win California in the fall presidential election, bulked up his dream team of Silicon Valley managers and advisers Friday by naming Atherton billionaire and outgoing eBay chief executive Meg Whitman co-chair of his national campaign...

In the News

Fed's innovative - or hazardous - strategy

with David R. Hendersonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Federal Reserve dusted off a tool it hasn't used since the Great Depression Friday, then tweaked it to rush financial aid to one of the nation's biggest investment banks...

In the News

Obama—an American Tragedy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, March 15, 2008

In a nutshell, Obama just doesn’t get it...

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Peace through business?

with Niall Fergusonvia American Public Media
Friday, March 14, 2008

In his most recent book, "The War of the World," Harvard historian Niall Ferguson says economic instability leads to conflict but viable market economies can end it -- especially in the Middle East...

In the News

Race and the Democrats, Part IV

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, March 14, 2008

Despite the serial profession of a new politics, there is something Nixonian about Obama's recent disclaimers over his racist pastor's diatribes...

In the News

Fiorina, Whitman Back McCain

with Bill Whalenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Friday, March 14, 2008

One political observer we talked to tonight described this campaign season as "the year of the woman" -- and not just because of Clinton's candidacy...

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A repeat of 1970's style stagflation?

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Post (Canada)
Friday, March 14, 2008

John Crow, a former governor of the Bank of Canada, remembers the stealth with which inflation wormed its way into the Canadian economy the last time that oil and food prices were soaring and the U.S. dollar was tumbling in the early 1970s -- exactly as they are today...