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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Drug Crazy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 26, 2007

In an industry advisory last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced tough new conflict-of-interest rules against doctors who sit on its advisory committees, which recommend whether the FDA should allow pharmaceutical companies to market their new products...

Analysis and Commentary

The Future of NCLB

by Diane Ravitchvia Huffington Post
Sunday, March 25, 2007

The federal education law called No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is due to be renewed this year, but political insiders in Washington predict that Congress will not take action until after the next Presidential election in 2008...

Analysis and Commentary

The communist who couldn't

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Sunday, March 25, 2007

The presentation of its archives by the defunct Communist Party U.S.A. to New York University's library reminded me of the days in the 1940s when party members were more open, especially in the trade unions -- for example, in their takeover coups in the nascent Congress of Industrial Organizations or CIO...

Analysis and Commentary

More now coming to conclusion Iraq war not good idea

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, March 23, 2007

Since the start of talks of invading Iraq, it has been my view that it was a bad idea, in conflict with the principles of the foreign and military policy of a free society...

Analysis and Commentary

Too bad taxpayers can't go on strike

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, March 23, 2007

In a free society, when employers and employees negotiate on terms of trade, both sides are free to walk away from the table...

Analysis and Commentary

New Laws Will Mean Fewer Drugs

by Henry I. Millervia Food and Drug Law Institute
Friday, March 23, 2007

Lately, the FDA has been trying to demonstrate to its critics that it really, really, really takes drug safety seriously...

In the News
In the News

Arnold, Rush Battle for Republican Party's Soul

with Hoover Institutionvia Bloomberg
Monday, March 26, 2007

Last week, two titans of American popular culture had a dustup...

In the News

Kevin Kelly

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, March 26, 2007

The latest EconTalk is a conversation with Kevin Kelly, the founding editor of Wired magazine and the author, among other books, of Out of Control, a wonderful book on spontaneous order...

In the News

Beyond Nuclear Weapons Conference, March 28, National Press Club

with George P. Shultzvia PR Newswire
Monday, March 26, 2007

Why "Beyond Nuclear Weapons?" In January, historic leaders of US foreign policy, including Henry Kissinger, Max Kampelman, Thomas Graham, Jr, and George Shultz among others, gathered and agreed that we must take the plunge to "A world without nuclear weapons..."

In the News

Being Green is Doing Good? Not Always for Our Community

with Bill Whalenvia townhall.com
Sunday, March 25, 2007

Like any election season, there was no shortage of public opinion polls related to the 2006 general election that swept Democrats back into power in both houses of Congress and a majority of the nation’s governors...

In the News

Libertarians' silver lining

with Milton Friedmanvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, March 25, 2007

The third party may not have much electoral success, but its free-market ideals are becoming popular...

In the News

Front-runners look for endorsements, supporters, donors

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Saturday, March 24, 2007

No one would have guessed who's lining up behind whom in California's GOP presidential primary contest...

In the News

As Budgets Swell, Spending Choices Get New Scrutiny

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Friday, March 23, 2007

When lawmakers in Arkansas increased school funding by more than $700 million over the past three years to improve student achievement, they wanted the money to be spent on instructional coaches for teachers, tutors for struggling students, and smaller class sizes in reading, math, and science...

In the News

Solar Eclipse Of The Facts

with Bruce Berkowitzvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, March 23, 2007

The same day that Al Gore lectured Congress about man-made global warming, NASA made a startling announcement: The sun is hotter and more active than thought...

In the News

Mad Farmers, Iranians, and Just About Everybody Else

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Democrats’ bill to strangle the war effort is loaded with give-aways to ‘farmers...'