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Analysis and Commentary

The Delusion of Accountability

by Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Gazette
Monday, May 5, 2008

In the six years since Mayor Michael Bloomberg won control of the city's public schools, installed Joel Klein as chancellor and instituted sweeping changes, teachers, parents and other New Yorkers have differed sharply over the city's education policies and their effects on more than one million students...

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College Daze

via Weekly Standard
Monday, May 5, 2008

The late William F. Buckley Jr. burst onto the national scene in 1951, not because he had just penned a book about the newly formed United Nations and the future of foreign affairs...

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California's College Conundrum

by Bill Whalenvia Weekly Standard
Friday, May 2, 2008

IF YOU'RE ONE of those parents who worries about what effects standardized testing will have on your teen's self esteem, fear not: The University of California is poised to rush to Generation Y's emotional rescue...

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In the News

Advice for the Nuclear Abolitionists

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Weekly Standard
Monday, May 12, 2008

As for the argument that these measures might allow the United States to come to global nonproliferation issues from the moral high ground--having shown it is serious about reducing its own stock of nuclear weapons--the reality is that neither Russia nor China (let alone India, Pakistan, or Israel) is ever likely to give up its nuclear arsenal entirely...

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Time to reconsider biofuel mandate

with Milton Friedmanvia Baltimore Sun
Monday, May 5, 2008

Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman once said, "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."...

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The Word According to Tom Wolfe: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 5, 2008

Tom Wolfe begins by discussing the written word, in its popular forms...

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Farm Subsidies and Farm Taxes

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 4, 2008

Posner presents evidence on the sizable subsidies received by American farmers from the federal government of the United States...

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'IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANY ONE OF US'

with George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, May 4, 2008

If there were any doubt about China's resistance to shame or outside influence on matters of human rights, it vanishes in the case of Jude Shao...

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Stabbed in the Barack

with Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steelevia Edmonton Sun (Canada)
Saturday, May 3, 2008

The primary season in American presidential politics is without parallel, serving one overarching purpose of vetting candidates for the toughest and most demanding job in the free world...

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The Right's Anger Over Obama

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Atlantic Monthly
Saturday, May 3, 2008

There's a kernel of truth in Victor Davis Hanson's latest anti-Obama screed, and Charles Krauthammer's bitter fury at Obama supporters...

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Lord Hypocrisy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, May 2, 2008

We hear that Guantamo is a Stalag or Gulag; but the real disaster is the rising number of early released killers—so unlike the fate of our enemies caught out of uniform in WWII—who have gone on to kill the innocent, such as the former Gitmo murderer who blew himself and seven Iraqis in Mosul recently...

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There are no prostitutes in Israel

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, May 2, 2008

Early this morning, I turned my radio on and heard the very end of an interview on talk radio...

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Olli Rehn: Türkiye yol ayırımında (orjinal tam metin)

with Timothy Garton Ashvia AlHaber.com (Belgium)
Friday, May 2, 2008

Europe's smart power in its region and the world...

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Why are all the good historians rightwing?

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, May 1, 2008

Why are the best historians all rightwing?...

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Slumping economy spurs foundations to up the ante

with Gary S. Beckervia Chicago Tribune
Thursday, May 1, 2008

A new survey indicates that many U.S. foundations are responding to the faltering economy by increasing their giving for households and communities that may be especially vulnerable to a downturn, including those threatened by spreading mortgage foreclosures...

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Guest Blogger Sol Stern Weighs In on Social Justice Teaching

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thanks for posting my articles on social justice teaching and for being willing to open up this space for more discussion of what I regard as a retrograde education movement...

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Obama's Millstone

with Shelby Steelevia Human Events Online
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

"A change is comin."...