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Analysis and Commentary

Attack of the Lawyers!

by Benjamin Wittesvia New Republic
Monday, November 12, 2007

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers," shouts one of the leaders of a revolt of the rabble in Shakespeare...

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Solonic / moronic

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Sunday, November 11, 2007

Charlie Munger, vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett's long-time business partner, once shared with me the secret of their success, "Warren and I have made a lot of money simply by not being stupid..."

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Why do we remember?

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Friday, November 9, 2007

Every November 11, mysterious public rituals take place in a remarkably large number of countries to mark the anniversary of events that happened nearly 90 years ago...

Analysis and Commentary

Bad Rap

via National Review Online
Friday, November 9, 2007

This week, we learned via the New York Times that hip-hop culture is largely misunderstood...

Analysis and Commentary

Steps and missteps

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Financial Times
Thursday, November 8, 2007

Over the years, in the insular world of New York journalism, Charles Gasparino has developed a reputation for being a difficult man to work with – and in saying that, I pay him a compliment...

In the News
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Survivor of wartime massacre, saved by strange twist of fate, searches for his past

with Hoover Institutionvia Associated Press
Monday, November 12, 2007

Among the splinters of a memory shattered by the Holocaust is Alex Kurzem's image of himself as a jolly little boy who liked to climb an apple tree in the family garden, pretending to be a sailor scanning the horizon from the crow's nest...

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Military Deaths Lower Now Than in 1980s

with Colonel Christopher Starlingvia Cybercast News Service
Monday, November 12, 2007

American soldiers died in higher numbers during some of the peace-time years in the 1980s than in recent years when the military has fought conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a government report on casualty rates...

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A woman who cried for justice

with Hoover Institutionvia China Daily
Monday, November 12, 2007

Today, the world remembers Iris Chang as a champion for justice, because Iris Chang refused to let the world forget injustice...

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US strike on Iran ‘not being prepared’

with John Abizaidvia Financial Times
Monday, November 12, 2007

The Pentagon is not preparing a pre-emptive attack on Iran in spite of an increase in bellicose rhetoric from Washington, according to senior officers...

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Vouchers help public schools too

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Monday, November 12, 2007

The defeat of a referendum in Utah last week to give scholarships worth up to $3,000 for public school students to transfer to a private school if their neighborhood school wasn't meeting their needs was not — as many want to claim — a defeat for the school choice movement...

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Milton Friedman Answers Phil Donahue's Charges

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Sun
Monday, November 12, 2007

As the one-year anniversary of economist Milton Friedman's death approaches, Tom Armstrong at the Armchair Economist points us toward a short video from 1979 wherein Friedman delivers a sound thumping to talk show host Phil Donahue..

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Friedman on "Greed," Markets, and Politics

with Milton Friedmanvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, November 11, 2007

Here's Milton Friedman giving Phil Donahue a two-and-a-half minute lesson on "greed," markets, and politics...

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The Storm Over Pakistan

with George P. Shultzvia US News and World Report
Saturday, November 10, 2007

There is an American problem in Pakistan, and there is a Pakistani problem in Pakistan...

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Candidates give few quick solutions for energy prices

with Michael J. Boskinvia Journal-News (NY)
Saturday, November 10, 2007

Top economic advisers to five presidential candidates offered few short-term fixes yesterday for the problem of escalating energy prices...

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Campaign Advisers Focus on Mortgage Crisis

with Michael J. Boskinvia Washington Post
Saturday, November 10, 2007

A new issue is emerging in the 2008 presidential race: how best to keep the mortgage crisis from driving millions of people from their homes...

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Whites' Great Hope?

with Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, November 10, 2007

Isaiah Oliver, a 24-year-old white social worker, grew up in this overwhelmingly white city and attended the predominantly white University of Richmond in Virginia...

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New Epstein podcast

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Point of Law
Saturday, November 10, 2007

Distinguished visiting scholar Richard Epstein has recorded the second in his series of podcasts for the Manhattan Institute, once again interviewed by our own Jim Copland...

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Troubling Harvest for Trade

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Council on Foreign Relations
Friday, November 9, 2007

The U.S. Farm Bill has been blamed for global trade-round failures, environmental abuses, even obesity...

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Remembering in words the First World War

with Niall Fergusonvia Times Online
Friday, November 9, 2007

The statistics of slaughter from the First World War are mind-boggling...

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Old and New Battles

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, November 9, 2007

Muslims are killing each other in Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan...

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Poll: Leaders out of touch on nukes

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Foreign Policy
Friday, November 9, 2007

While George Bush and Vladimir Putin squabble about the location of missile defense sites and ramp up the rhetoric about a new cold war, a new poll indicates that the public in both countries broadly support measures to reduce their countries' nuclear arsenals...

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Presidential hopefuls’ economic wizards debate outlook

with Michael J. Boskinvia Financial Week
Friday, November 9, 2007

Economic advisers to the top presidential candidates debated the economic outlook today, showing large variances in how vulnerable they think the economy is and how they would address the current credit crisis...

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Former Defense Secretary William Perry Roundtable Discussion Today At CU-Boulder

with William J. Perryvia CU Boulder News and Events
Friday, November 9, 2007

Former Secretary of Defense William Perry will meet with faculty and students in a roundtable discussion at the University of Colorado at Boulder Law School today as part of a campus visit for the College of Arts and Sciences' "Dialogue on Defense" program, which is bringing Perry to CU-Boulder...

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Reducing Tensions Over Iran?

with John Abizaidvia Time Magazine
Friday, November 9, 2007

President George W. Bush has warned that "World War III" could be the consequence of Iran gaining the know-how to make nuclear weapons...

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Candidates' advisers debate sluggish economy

with Michael J. Boskinvia Reuters
Friday, November 9, 2007

Economic advisers for five leading presidential candidates stopped short of saying the economy was heading toward an unavoidable recession, and they split largely along party lines on issues ranging from taxes to global trade in a debate on Friday...

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Counter union influence on school boards

with Terry M. Moevia Detroit News
Friday, November 9, 2007

Imagine if you had the opportunity to choose your boss -- the person who would set your pay and benefits...

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Tax policy at issue as advisers debate

with Michael J. Boskinvia MarketWatch
Friday, November 9, 2007

Economic advisers to Democratic and Republican presidential candidates traded jabs over tax policy on Friday...

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The Economic Advisers

with Michael J. Boskinvia Conde Nast Portfolio
Friday, November 9, 2007

Yesterday, the New York Times ran a piece on the economic advisers to the presidential candidates...

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If it is the economy, GOP may be in trouble

with Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, November 9, 2007

Republican strategists are beginning to fear that a deteriorating economy will pose serious obstacles for their party's presidential candidates, who may ultimately have to answer for rising gas prices and a slumping housing market...

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Bennington College Appoints Top Nigerian Democracy Expert

with Larry Diamondvia CollegeNews
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Considered by some to be Nigeria’s top political scientist, federalism expert Rotimi Suberu will join Bennington College’s growing and distinguished international relations faculty this fall...

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Thomas Henriksen: American Power & the Long War

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia ForaTv
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Thomas Henriksen discusses American Power and the Long War...

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Josef Joffe: Bolting from Baghdad

with Josef Joffevia ForaTv
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Josef Joffe presents his talk Bolting from Baghdad: The Strategic Consequences of an American Withdrawal from Iraq...

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Ahmadinejad and Iran's Nuclear Program

with Michael McFaul, Abbas Milanivia ForaTv
Monday, October 29, 2007

Michael McFaul and Abbas Milani discuss Ahmadinejad and Iran's Nuclear Program...