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Analysis and Commentary

The New New World

by Josef Joffevia New York Times
Sunday, May 11, 2008

Every 20 years or so, the end of America is nigh - ever since the 18th century when, in France, the Comte de Buffon fingered the country as a den of degeneracy while Abbé Raynal slammed its cultural poverty: America had not yet produced "one good poet, one able mathematician, one man of genius."...

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Memory and Civic Education: The Perils of Cultural Amnesia

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hudson Institute
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

THE TRADITIONAL—and classical—definition of civic education rested on the assumption of a people’s collective memory...

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Simplifying govt should be our first concern

with Larry Diamondvia Manila Times (Phlippines)
Monday, May 12, 2008

Those who advocate federalism now may be jumping the gun...

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Education Next’s New Report Card on State Proficiency Standards under NCLB Reveals Which States Have World-Class Standards and Which Do Not

with Paul E. Petersonvia Business Wire
Monday, May 12, 2008

Education Next’s Paul E. Peterson and Frederick M. Hess have released their new report card on state proficiency standards, updated with the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data and state assessment results. ..

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Ten new regulations for the 2008 election

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, May 11, 2008

Barack Obama is a gifted politician who has led an exemplary life...

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The Rise in the Price of Oil

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 11, 2008

The run-up in the world price of oil during the past several years, and especially the rapid climb during the last few weeks to over $120 per barrel, has fueled predictions that the price will reach $200 a barrel in the rather near future...

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Vote Like Thy Neighbor

with David Brady, Hoover Institutionvia New York Times Magazine
Sunday, May 11, 2008

The buzz these days is that American politics may be entering a “postpartisan” era, as a new generation finds the old ideological quarrels among baby boomers to be increasingly irrelevant...

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Leibovich's six theses on Obama, plus six more

with Shelby Steelevia Power Line
Sunday, May 11, 2008

During this campaign season New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich has established himself as someone worth reading...

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Maine shipyard christens destroyer named for Vietnam POW

with James Bond Stockdalevia Associated Press
Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Navy's newest guided missile destroyer was christened Saturday with the name of a fighter pilot who spent 7 1/2 years in captivity in North Vietnam, received the Medal of Honor and served as presidential candidate Ross Perot's running mate...

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Uncommon Knowledge: Henry Kissinger Interview

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Gather
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hello everyone, I would like to present a link today of an interview Henry Kissinger granted to Peter Robinson as part of the Hoover Institution's interview series, Uncommon Knowledge...

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The Fierce Urgency of Now

by Larry Diamond with William J. Perryvia Huffington Post
Saturday, May 10, 2008

During the 2004 general election campaign, former Secretary of Defense William Perry--one of the great public servants in the post-World War II history of the United States--actively campaigned for a presidential candidate for the first time...

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Weekend Notes From The Polemarch of New Orleans

with Peter M. Robinson, Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institutionvia Hugh Hewitt Blog
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Off on travel until Monday. But...

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May’s Poli-Book Best Sellers

with Philip Bobbitt, Newt Gingrichvia New York Times
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Cokie Roberts rides in at No. 1 with “Ladies of Liberty,” on the heels of her earlier work, “Founding Mothers.”...

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Univ. plans new arts district

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Friday, May 9, 2008

This summer’s White Plaza renovations will not be the only changes to the Stanford landscape in coming years...

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Global Warming and Global Warring

with George P. Shultzvia Democracy Now
Friday, May 9, 2008

Amy Goodman, from Democracy Now!, 'moderating' a dialogue with George Shultz and Paul Ehrlich...

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About Not Mentioning the Ji--, Y'know

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, May 9, 2008

Have you noticed that a lot of the people who are trying to purge all mention of jihad are the same folk who insist that restaurants must post calorie counts on the menu?...

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Just wait until 2012

with Thomas Sowellvia Toronto Sun
Friday, May 9, 2008

Commenting on Hillary Clinton's bid to be the Democratic nominee for president, the Globe and Mail's front-page headline says: "Why Clinton's arguments to carry on just don't hold water any more."...

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Fareed Zakaria Is So Po-Am

with Niall Fergusonvia Bostonist
Friday, May 9, 2008

Fareed Zakaria’s new book, The Post-American World, deals with “the rise of the rest,” the great successes that traditionally poorer and less powerful nations (particularly India and China) have achieved in the past few decades...

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In a Changing World, an Ever-Evolving Terrorism

with Philip Bobbittvia New York Times
Friday, May 9, 2008

When the Barbary pirates were in their prime, they were paid homage and protection money by every major shipping nation...

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John Gibson Tonight

with Shelby Steelevia Fox News
Friday, May 9, 2008

White World!...

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Election Mania in Europe

with Shelby Steelevia Media Channel
Friday, May 9, 2008

On a Wednesday a couple of weeks ago, French, Dutch and Polish camera crews gathered in a small studio on Park Avenue...

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Yes, We Can Abolish Nuclear Weapons

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Atlantic Free Press
Friday, May 9, 2008

A major disappointment in the presidential race has been the failure of the three surviving candidates to address nuclear weapons, the greatest existential threat to planet Earth, to the human race itself, and of course, by extension to the United States of America...

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"We Are All In The Same Boat"

with Diane Ravitchvia Core Knowledge (Blog)
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Core Knowledge trustee Diane Ravitch serves up a stirring and eloquent argument for a national core curriculum over at Bridging Differences:...

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News briefs: Students meet former Secretary of State George Shultz

with George P. Shultzvia Gilroy Dispatch (CA)
Thursday, May 8, 2008

For high school students at Mount Madonna School, forays into the world of local, state, even national politics are not new...

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Extra credit: Robot makers clean house

with George P. Shultzvia Morgan Hill Times (CA)
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Two local teams brought home prizes for their two robots at the April 26 Robofest World Championships at Lawrence Technological University in Michigan...

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What's Going Right With the Economy

with Gary S. Beckervia US News and World Report
Thursday, May 8, 2008

If you follow the news, then surely you're aware that we're in the midst of an epic financial crisis...

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Pats on the Back

by Peter M. Robinsonvia National Review Online
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Proof that the readers of this happy Corner are not merely thoroughly informed and right-thinking, but very, very kind:...