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Analysis and Commentary

Gone-zales?

by Tod Lindbergvia Weekly Standard
Monday, May 21, 2007

Three weeks ago, when Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Bush administration's firing of several U.S. attorneys and did so to bad reviews even from conservatives, most of official Washington figured he was a goner...

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Venice on the Hudson

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, May 14, 2007

Venice may seem an unlikely place to think about globalization...

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Virginia Tech Commencement Address

by John Abizaidvia Virginia Tech University
Friday, May 11, 2007

Dr. Steger, honored families, friends, classmates and colleagues of those who so tragically lost their lives here a few short weeks ago, distinguished guests, graduates, faculty, and friends of this fine University...

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From Slow Simmer to Rolling Boil?

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Opinion Editorial (VA)
Monday, May 14, 2007

In his article in National Review Online, "Al-Quedism Again," Victor Davis Hanson presents the larger picture of the threat we face from the whole of radical Islamism, as opposed to the single sect of al-Queda.

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Questions that plague me

with Thomas Sowellvia townhall.com
Monday, May 14, 2007

Many years ago, there was a popular radio quiz show called “20 Questions..."

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The use of knowledge

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, May 14, 2007

Here is Hayek on the essential problem of economics...

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Report: ‘Civic Values' Strong in Private, Charter Schools

with Education Nextvia New York Sun
Monday, May 14, 2007

Private and charter schools instill "civic values" as well as public schools do, according to a new analysis of recent studies on the topic...

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Unintended Consequences

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, May 14, 2007

Here is Glen Whitman writing about the anatomy of unintended consequences...

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Education Next: New Study Shows Schools of Choice Are Better at Boosting Civic Values Among Students

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Monday, May 14, 2007

Schools of choice, both private and public, often do a better job of boosting civic values among their students than assigned public schools, according to a new study in the forthcoming issue of Education Next (summer 2007)...

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Heir apparent to Reagan not at GOP debate

with Bill Whalenvia Ventura County Star
Monday, May 14, 2007

A wise man dominated the wide-ranging, fast-paced debate held May 3 in Simi Valley...

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New Mideast commander off to quiet start

with John Abizaidvia Associated Press
Sunday, May 13, 2007

Admirers of Adm. William J. Fallon salute his reputation for deft diplomacy...

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Consensus on Iraq exists — build on it

with John Abizaidvia Monterey Herald
Sunday, May 13, 2007

In the recent battle over funding of the war in Iraq, both the president and the Congress have made clear to the country that they can effectively check each other and get nothing done...

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Tell Tauscher no new weapons

with George P. Shultzvia Contra Costa Times
Saturday, May 12, 2007

Our representative in Congress, Ellen Tauscher, holds the future of U.S. nuclear weapons policy in her hands...

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Commencement draws tears of joy, sorrow

with John Abizaidvia Virginia Tech Collegiate Times
Saturday, May 12, 2007

The 2007 spring university commencement brought with it many tears – both of joy and sorrow...

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Somber commencement

with John Abizaidvia Baltimore Sun
Saturday, May 12, 2007

From a distance, they looked like any other family members at a graduation...

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Joy, sadness mark graduation day at Va. Tech

with John Abizaidvia Virginian-Pilot
Saturday, May 12, 2007

An Army general praised Virginia Tech's courage and character...

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Tears Are Mixed at Virginia Tech Commencement

with John Abizaidvia New York Times
Saturday, May 12, 2007

Commencement at Virginia Tech was supposed to be a moment for parents to watch their children take a symbolic step...

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Pride swells at Virginia Tech commencement

with John Abizaidvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Saturday, May 12, 2007

Louis Klos, in black cap-and-gown, sat last evening in a folding chair on the east side of his university's football field...

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Virginia Tech's graduation: The promise of tomorrow

with John Abizaidvia Roanoke Times
Saturday, May 12, 2007

Nearly a month after events that made them worry about things most students never have to think about, Virginia Tech’s seniors turned their attention back to traditional college concerns on their graduation day...

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Honoring the Past, Moving Forward

with John Abizaidvia Washington Post
Saturday, May 12, 2007

That it would be a day of beginnings, of propelling forward, was clear from the moment the sound of "Pomp and Circumstance" spilled across the tens of thousands gathered in Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium on Friday night...

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Graduation at V-Tech: a day to remember for students trying to forget

with John Abizaidvia Times
Saturday, May 12, 2007

The 27 students shot dead in the massacre at Virginia Tech were awarded their diplomas posthumously yesterday in a subdued graduation ceremony dedicated to their memory...

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Va. Tech Graduations Honor Slain Victims

with John Abizaidvia Associated Press
Friday, May 11, 2007

The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq praised Virginia Tech's 3,600 undergraduates Friday night for their quiet courage, dignity and poise in dealing with last month's shooting rampage that left 33 dead...

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The Moral Left

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, May 11, 2007

A World Away From Laurie David, Sheryl Crow, and Al Gore...

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Inaction on Immigration

with Victor Davis Hansonvia townhall.com
Friday, May 11, 2007

It’s almost comical to watch issues come and go in Washington, D.C. Consider Social Security...

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A French Neoconservative?

with Milton Friedmanvia City Journal
Friday, May 11, 2007

Is the new French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, a neoconservative?

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Making Flexible Retirements Work

with John Shovenvia Time Magazine
Thursday, May 10, 2007

Making the most of our retirement-age population has become a hot issue in Washington, where for the past 75 years federal policy has been designed around easing folks who are past 50 out of the workforce rather than enticing them to stay in it...