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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Obama Education Agenda

by Diane Ravitchvia Forbes
Monday, November 10, 2008

During the campaign, Barack Obama pledged that, if elected, he would make "a truly historic commitment to education."...

Analysis and Commentary

The flag-waving is over. This is how the president can change the world

by Philip Bobbittvia Independent (UK)
Sunday, November 9, 2008

Americans have always been a little flag-crazy, and I am no exception...

In the News
In the News

Republicans 'must change to survive'

with David Bradyvia Sydney Morning Herald
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Republican Party must abandon its "stringently right wing" positions on gay marriage, abortion and immigration or it could be banished to the political wilderness by the American people for decades, says the deputy director of a conservative think tank...

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Election of Obama Recasts National Conversation on Race

with Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 10, 2008

Barack Obama's election as the first black U.S. president promises to usher in a new era of race relations...

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Kling on Credit Default Swaps, Counterparty Risk, and the Political Economy of Financial Regulation

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 10, 2008

Arnold Kling of EconLog talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role of credit default swaps and counterparty risks in the current financial mess...

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An Area of Darkness

with George P. Shultz, Daniel Pipesvia National Review
Monday, November 10, 2008

Dear friends: Now and then, I expand a magazine piece in this column — and would like to do so again...

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The auto industry

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 10, 2008

We're hearing a lot of talk of how crucial the auto industry is for the country...

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Taxing our gas guzzling relapse

with Gary S. Beckervia CNN
Monday, November 10, 2008

Gas prices have plummeted 44% since peaking at over $4 a gallon this summer, and are now averaging around $2.30...

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Depressions Cause a lot More Pain than Benefits

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 9, 2008

Some older theories of business cycles-usually associated with the "Austrian" school of economics- claimed that recessions and depressions were useful in helping to remove the poison from an economy that builds up during good times...

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Political shift: Diverse voting coalition favors consensus, government action

with Morris P. Fiorinavia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, November 9, 2008

When America elected Barack Obama president, the nation signaled a break with its past in ways beyond smashing the racial barrier...

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Obama and the old enemy

with Michael McFaulvia Sunday Business Post (Ireland)
Sunday, November 9, 2008

As the Democrat candidate celebrated victory, Russian president Dmitri Medvedev was talking missiles to his people...

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A Utah Desert’s Unlikely Gem

by Laura E. Hugginsvia New West
Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Mojave Desert in southwest Utah is desolate and dry, until Highway 18 takes you across a canyon that is overflowing with lush greenery, sheer rock walls, and gin-clear springs...

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‘Why Obama Can’t Win’ Author Defends Analysis

with Shelby Steelevia New York Times
Sunday, November 9, 2008

Make room on the bookshelf — perhaps somewhere between “Dow 36,000” by Glassman and Hassett or “The End of History and the Last Man” by Fukuyama — for the unfortunately named “A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can’t Win” by Shelby Steele...

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Africa a steep climb for the Obama presidency

with Larry Diamondvia Daily Nation (Kenya)
Saturday, November 8, 2008

Barack Obama’s November 4 victory as the first US president of African descent (his father was Kenyan) is poised to place Africa firmly in the American policy...

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Upside Down World

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, November 8, 2008

Everyone knows that by and large the black and Hispanic communities are not in block voting sympathetic to gay marriage much less overt homosexuality...

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Abizaid: Immersion in language is best way for troops to learn

with John Abizaidvia Sierra Vista Herald (AZ)
Saturday, November 8, 2008

In one part of a crowded area, people were gathered at an Internet cafe...

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Worried? Read these

with Niall Fergusonvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Saturday, November 8, 2008

It was November 2006 - too early for anyone to be worrying about a recession or a stock market decline or the cascade of foreclosures that were to come...

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The mind, the money and a map

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Saturday, November 8, 2008

"Alastair Campbell's style is not exactly literary," conceded Miranda Green in the Financial Times in her review of All in the Mind...

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Niall Ferguson: The Free Market Still Works

with Niall Fergusonvia US News and World Report
Friday, November 7, 2008

Niall Ferguson's new book, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, documents tumultuous swings in the evolution of capital...

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Obama talks economy at postelection media talk

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, November 7, 2008

In his first news conference as president-elect, Barack Obama said Friday that because the country is facing "the greatest economic challenge of our lifetime," he already has begun to focus on an economic stimulus package, extension of unemployment benefits, creation of jobs and help for the struggling auto industry...