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Analysis and Commentary

Appeasement and Its Discontents

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Monday, May 19, 2008

Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along...

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Rebellion without a cause

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Saturday, May 17, 2008

I have been trying to explain 1968 to 2008...

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The Loser Letters

by Mary Eberstadtvia National Review Online
Friday, May 16, 2008

An open letter to those spokesmen for the New Atheism who have labored mightily these last few years to sweep aside religion’s paralytic webs of superstition and prejudice, and to liberate the rest of our Species via Science and Enlightenment:...

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In the News

The Rise and Fall of Liberalism: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 19, 2008

James Piereson describes the liberalism that came out of the New Deal as being very optimistic about the future, the role of the U.S. in the world, and the function of the federal government in perfecting our democracy...

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Stimulus, shmimulus: Those rebate checks won't help

with Milton Friedmanvia Bucks County Courier Times (PA)
Monday, May 19, 2008

“Passed in record time” as a “gift to the middle class and those who aspire to it,” according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Congress gave final approval in February to an economic stimulus package, supposedly to help avert a looming recession...

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Meltzer on the Fed, Money, and Gold

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 19, 2008

Allan Meltzer of Carnegie Mellon University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about what the Fed really does and the political pressures facing the Chair of the Fed...

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How Much government Regulation to "Protect" Consumers?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 18, 2008

The consumer protection issue has been thrust into public attention by the housing debacle because many families have had lenders foreclose on their homes, while other home owners are in serious arrears on their mortgage payments...

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Conservative Gloominess

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, May 18, 2008

When it comes to near-term Republican prospects, the punditocracy is divided...

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Point of Contact: Gen. John Abizaid

with John Abizaidvia Dallas Morning News
Sunday, May 18, 2008

Excerpts of our Q & A with retired Gen. John Abizaid, chief of the U.S. Central Command from 2003 to 2007, who oversaw U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan...

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Writers offer insights on 9/11 events

with Philip Bobbittvia Advocate (LA)
Sunday, May 18, 2008

The War on Terror is the critical foreign policy challenge facing Western Civilization...

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Schwarzenegger calls for 'rebranding' GOP

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, May 18, 2008

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger created shock and awe in the Republican Party when he warned years ago that the GOP was in danger of "dying at the box office" by failing to make the sale to a wide swath of voters...

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We Shall Never Forget: WWII Medal Of Honor Recipients To Be Honored Again

with George P. Shultzvia PR Newswire
Sunday, May 18, 2008

In a joint event which may be the first of its kind, The National World War II Museum and the USS Midway Museum will honor the surviving World War II recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor...

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A country called al-Qa'eda

with Philip Bobbittvia Telegraph (UK)
Saturday, May 17, 2008

Armies are always preparing, so the saying goes, to fight the last war rather than the next one...

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NARAL deepens divisions

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Nation
Saturday, May 17, 2008

When NARAL Pro Choice America endorsed Barack Obama last week in an effort to mend the divide between black voters and feminists, they only deepened the rift and brought down the wrath of their members...

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New leaders unlikely to ease US-Russian tensions

with Michael McFaulvia Associated Press
Saturday, May 17, 2008

Russia's new president has promised the kind of democratic change that Washington advocated during predecessor Vladimir Putin's tenure...

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Fiorina's new role trades on time at HP

with David Bradyvia Associated Press
Saturday, May 17, 2008

After running one of Silicon Valley's powerhouse companies for six years, Carly Fiorina now has her sights set on the White House...

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McCain's Advisers Include Several Advocates of Big Changes in Higher Education

with Williamson M. Evers, Koret Task Force, Hoover Institutionvia Chronicle of Higher Education
Friday, May 16, 2008

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s education blog, Flypaper, says it has obtained a fairly comprehensive list of John McCain’s education advisers...

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Trapped by the KGB

with George P. Shultzvia US News and World Report
Friday, May 16, 2008

Journalists, for the most part, shun the idea of becoming part of the story...

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Inflation targets not perfect but useful: Stevens

with Milton Friedmanvia Australian
Friday, May 16, 2008

Churchill was under no illusion that democracy was perfect...

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Exam culture does not 'prepare graduates'

with Niall Fergusonvia ClickAJob (UK)
Friday, May 16, 2008

The amount of testing in English schools is not good preparation for students who want to pursue higher education, it has been suggested...

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University of Chicago's New Institute Honors Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia PR Newswire
Friday, May 16, 2008

The University of Chicago is establishing a center for path-breaking research in economics to build upon the strengths of economists throughout the University and to honor the contributions of Milton Friedman, considered by many to be the leading economist of the 20th century...

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Venezuelan student leader awarded Milton Friedman Prize

with Milton Friedmanvia El Universal (Venezuela)
Friday, May 16, 2008

Yon Goicoechea, student leader of Andrés Bello Catholic University (UCAB), was awarded on Thursday in New York City the prize "Milton Friedman for Freedom," including USD 500,000, reported AFP...

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Terror and Consent: The Wars for the 21st Century

with Philip Bobbittvia London School of Economics (UK)
Friday, May 16, 2008

The threat of terrorism is now part of the landscape of daily lives all over the world, yet we have hardly begun to think properly about it...

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Abizaid and the Middle East

with John Abizaidvia Dallas Morning News
Friday, May 16, 2008

I heard Gen. John Abizaid, former head of troops in the Mideast, speak this week to a Dallas Foundation dinner...

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Will Gay Marriage Help the GOP?

with Bill Whalenvia Time Magazine
Friday, May 16, 2008

The California Supreme Court's 4-3 decision overturning a state ban on same-sex marriage has cheered backers of marriage equality, and particularly California couples whose path to the altar has been cleared...

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USA’s new Russian ambassador promises no changes in bilateral relations

with George P. Shultzvia Pravda (Russia)
Friday, May 16, 2008

In the near future the US Congress will consider the candidacy of a new US ambassador to Russia...

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Cash, Not Goodwill, Can Solve Organ Shortage

with Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 16, 2008

Gavin Carney, an Australian nephrologist, has a solution for the perennial shortage of kidneys for transplant: let people sell theirs for $50,000...

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Retired Gen. Abizaid speaks in Dallas of war, family, GIs, diplomacy

with John Abizaidvia Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Friday, May 16, 2008

John Abizaid is of Lebanese descent, speaks Arabic and took over one of the nation's most important military positions at a critical time just after the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003...

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The Blogometer

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Hotline
Thursday, May 15, 2008

One of the reasons liberal bloggers are excited about John Edwards' surprise endorsement of Barack Obama is that they think it will help bring the Dem primary to "a quick and decisive conclusion"...

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The education-industrial complex

with Paul E. Petersonvia World on the Web
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Paul Peterson, director of Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is doing something more and more people seem to be doing...

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U. of C. to create Milton Friedman Institute for economics

with Milton Friedmanvia Chicago Tribune
Thursday, May 15, 2008

The University of Chicago, in a move officials said will build on the school's longtime strength in the field of economics, disclosed plans to spend $200 million to create the Milton Friedman Institute...

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Exclusive: William J. Federer's

with William J. Perryvia Family Security Matters
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Army Day, Navy Day and Air Force Day were combined in 1949 to be Armed Forces Day, celebrated the 3rd Saturday of May...

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University of Chicago Economists to Focus Their Pioneering Research in New Institute Honoring the Memory of Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Business Wire
Thursday, May 15, 2008

The University of Chicago is establishing a center for path-breaking research in economics to build upon the strengths of economists throughout the University and to honor the contributions of Milton Friedman, considered by many to be the leading economist of the 20th century...

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Britain addicted to exams, says professor

with Niall Fergusonvia ATL Education News (UK)
Thursday, May 15, 2008

The education system is crippling children's abilities to achieve because of its narrow choices and obsession with exams, a US professor claims...

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A passing look

with Milton Friedmanvia Salt Lake Tribune
Thursday, May 15, 2008

As Milton Friedman pointed out, "nobody spends somebody else's money as wisely or as frugally as he spends his own."..

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Planting the seeds of a demographic winter

with Gary S. Beckervia OneNewsNow
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Did you know that planting a tree won't save the earth?...

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Obama adviser: Divide Jerusalem

with George P. Shultzvia WND - World Net Daily
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

erusalem must be included in any negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, stressed Sen. Barack Obama's Middle East adviser Daniel Kurtzer...

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Rising prices and job losses are the two most direct ways an economy inflicts pain on the average citizen.

with Robert J. Barrovia Livemint.com
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Rising prices and job losses are the two most direct ways an economy inflicts pain on the average citizen...

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Activism at all levels needed to ensure nuclear disarmament

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Ann Arbor News (MI)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

George Shultz (former Secretary of State), Henry Kissinger (former National Security Adviser and Secretary of State), William Perry (former Secretary of Defense) and Sam Nunn (former Senator and Chairman of the Armed Services Committee) - what do these former high-ranking government officials have in common?...

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Looking for Leadership

with Diane Ravitch, Chester E. Finn Jr., Terry M. Moevia American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, May 1, 2008

Replacing boards of education conceived during the Progressive Era with mayoral control has been a popular reform strategy in urban districts such as Boston, Chicago, and New York City...