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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The world as Shakespearean tragedy

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, May 21, 2007

"All the world's a stage," observes Jacques in "As You Like It..."

Analysis and Commentary

Give Them a Sword

by Robert Zelnickvia Weekly Standard
Monday, May 21, 2007

With Frost/Nixon, Peter Morgan confirms his place as the multi-media master of a strange but engaging genre of fiction...

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Risk-Adverse FDA Is a Risk to the Public

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, May 19, 2007

Accountability at the FDA described by Dr. Mark Thornton ("Black Wednesday at the FDA," editorial page, May 14) are only the tip of the iceberg...

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Separating schools from government would solve issues

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, May 18, 2007

The removal of banners in a high school, which had the words "God" and "Creator" on them, placed there by a school math teacher, has led to a lawsuit against the Poway Unified School District in San Diego...

In the News
In the News

O Lucky Man!

with George P. Shultzvia New Yorker
Monday, May 28, 2007

While he was President, Ronald Reagan kept an almost daily diary...

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What's the big deal?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, May 21, 2007

In an earlier post, I wrote about the ban on trans fats in Montgomery County, MD...

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New Research Shows Parents of Students in High-Poverty Schools Value Teachers Who Raise Achievement

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Monday, May 21, 2007

When it comes to teachers, what do parents value most -- high student test scores or the ability to keep students satisfied?

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Why a Famous Counterfactual Historian Loves Making History With Games

with Niall Fergusonvia Wired News
Monday, May 21, 2007

What if the great events in history had turned out differently?

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Vernon (and Fred) Smith

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, May 21, 2007

This week's EconTalk is with my Nobel-prize winning colleague, Vernon Smith...

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As New Europe and Asia grow, Britain is losing its influence

with Niall Fergusonvia Independent
Monday, May 21, 2007

As Gordon Brown takes his leave of the Treasury and wanders up the road to Downing Street, he'll need to think more about the world, and less about the minutiae of UK public finances...

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Alumni Association elects McFaul to be Class Day speaker

with Michael McFaulvia Stanford Daily
Monday, May 21, 2007

The Stanford Alumni Association announced on Saturday that it has selected Political Science Prof. Michael McFaul ‘86 as the 2007 Class Day speaker...

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ASSU selects Diamond as teacher of the year

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Monday, May 21, 2007

The ASSU has finally found something it can agree on: over the weekend, a special ASSU commission selected Political Science Prof. and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Larry Diamond as the Teacher of the Year...

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Dendreon: Are the Provenge Prayers Being Answered?

with Henry I. Miller, David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hoopervia Seeking Alpha
Monday, May 21, 2007

On May 11th in, "A Lost Hope? Dendreon Derailed While Archaic FDA Promises 'New Era,'" I wrote, “In the aftermath of FDA’s Complete Response Letter, Dendreon (DNDN) is hanging on to its life much the same way as its patients were awaiting the promise of Provenge…with a wing and a prayer!”

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Some ideas on how to make schools great

with Milton Friedmanvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sunday, May 20, 2007

The late Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman said that the "asumption of responsibility by government for educating all children does not require that schooling be delivered in government institutions just as government food stamps need not be spent in government grocery stores..."

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Jeb Bush has few regrets on education

with Education Next, George P. Shultz, Edwin Meese III, Paul E. Petersonvia Orlando Sentinel
Sunday, May 20, 2007

Former Gov. Jeb Bush says he wishes he had done a better job of convincing educators and parents that the FCAT exam and other education reforms were necessary and would improve Florida schools...

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Kahlil Gibran (Continued)

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Gazette
Sunday, May 20, 2007

The outpouring of vitriol that greeted plans for the Kahlil Gibran Academy, a public school focusing on Arabic language, culture and history did not surprise its founding principal, Debbie Almontaser...

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Not With a Bang

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, May 19, 2007

There is only one of two ways that America’s role in the Iraq war will come to an end...

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Trading the Devil We Know...

with Milton Friedmanvia TCS Daily
Friday, May 18, 2007

There has been lots of noise recently about a new agreement reached last Thursday between the White House and Congress over the substance of future trade legislation...

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Cut and Run on Iraq

with Victor Davis Hansonvia World Forum
Friday, May 18, 2007

I wish to take issue with the Democrats position on Iraq...

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What Do Students Know about History?

by Diane Ravitchvia Huffington Post
Friday, May 18, 2007

American students do worse on national tests of American history than any other subject....

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For Washington Insider, Job Was an Uneasy Fit

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Friday, May 18, 2007

As he prepared to assume the World Bank presidency in the spring of 2005, Paul D. Wolfowitz reached out to the bank's skeptical senior managers...

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Stupid Humans Vs. The Computer

with Milton Friedmanvia Sky News (UK)
Friday, May 18, 2007

Although many of Milton Friedman's ideas shaped world economies, they've often been radical...

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In Praise of Me-Too Drugs

with Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 17, 2007

Two free-marketeers take the FDA to task on the opinion pages of WSJ today for deciding that some drugs aren’t worth approving for sale, in part, because there are drugs just like them already available...

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YouTube, CNN partner for presidential debate

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Thursday, May 17, 2007

In a sign of just how far politics on the Web has come, Google's YouTube will co-sponsor the first of six Democratic Party-sanctioned debates of the 2008 race...

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The Thought Crimes Bill of 2007

by David Davenportvia townhall.com
Tuesday, May 15, 2007

When former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole frequently voted "no" on new legislation, he explained: "There are a lot of bad ideas in Washington and someone needs to stop them..."