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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Pathetic Republicans . . .

by Tod Lindbergvia Weekly Standard
Monday, November 20, 2006

Pathetic Republicans, who can save you now?

Analysis and Commentary

We all win with D.C. in gridlock

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, November 13, 2006

Being a friend of neither Republicans nor Democrats, this past election, like most, left me pretty nonplussed...

Analysis and Commentary

Borat, Blue Dogs and the GOP joke

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, November 13, 2006

In addition to being a brilliant satirist, Sacha Baron Cohen was once a rather good historian...

Analysis and Commentary

Saddam death protests reflect decline of the West

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Saturday, November 11, 2006

European nations protesting Saddam Hussein's death sentence, as they protested against forcing secrets out of captured terrorists, should tell us all we need to know about the internal degeneration of Western society, where so many confuse squeamishness with morality...

Analysis and Commentary

To remember Politkovskaya

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Friday, November 10, 2006

The death of Anna Politkovskaya must not be forgotten by democratic public opinion...

In the News
In the News

Can Anyone Steer This Economy?

with Paul M. Romer, Paul T. Hillvia Business Week
Monday, November 20, 2006

Sometime next year--perhaps around Christmas 2007, if current trends continue--the U.S. will hit a milestone...

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Hyperpower hiatus

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Times
Monday, November 13, 2006

On the radio a couple of weeks ago, Hugh Hewitt suggested to me the terrorists might try to pull a Spain on the U.S. elections...

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They're Back?

via Works and Days
Monday, November 13, 2006

I have been going through the recent report, “Iran: Time for a New Approach” co-chaired by Zbigniew Brzezinski (in charge at National Security during the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979) and Robert Gates (involved in Iran-Contra)...

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What's Next for Conservatives?

with Milton Friedmanvia National Review Online
Monday, November 13, 2006

What does last Tuesday’s widespread Republican electoral losses mean for the conservative movement?

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Peltzman on Regulation

via Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 13, 2006

Here's the latest episode of EconTalk: an interview with Sam Peltzman...

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Bernanke vs Trichet... Who's your money on?

with Milton Friedmanvia Independent
Monday, November 13, 2006

Other than boxing, we seem over the past few days to have been staring at an increasingly disunited world...

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Common Cents: A massive dose of change last week

with Milton Friedmanvia Napa Valley Register
Monday, November 13, 2006

No one is surprised by change...

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Work shouldn't be hard to find for Rumsfeld

with Hoover Institutionvia Chicago Tribune
Sunday, November 12, 2006

Departing U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld may be leaving behind a legacy of discord and failure at the Pentagon and in Iraq...

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Great TV isn't hard: give viewers volcanoes

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, November 12, 2006

It's been said all the best bits of drama start with an 'earthquake' and then 'build..'

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Century of Rubble

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times Book Review
Sunday, November 12, 2006

Published on the eve of the 20th century, H. G. Wells’s ‘The War of the Worlds’ (1898) is much more than just a seminal work of science fiction...

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White House hopes Gates can heal government rift

with George P. Shultzvia International Herald Tribune
Sunday, November 12, 2006

President George W. Bush selected Robert Gates as his new defense secretary in part to close a long-running rift between the Defense Department and the State Department, which has hobbled progress on Iraq, keeping the two agencies at odds on issues ranging from reconstruction to detaining terrorism suspects, White House officials and members of Gates's inner circle said...

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It is not just Farepak that is sick at heart

with Milton Friedmanvia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, November 12, 2006

Santa has gone bankrupt...

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Venture Philanthropy

via Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog
Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (Oxford University, Said School of Business) has published a working paper by researcher Rob John titled Venture Philanthropy: The evolution of high engagement philanthropy in Europe (June 2006)...

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Historian Starr, Hoover Institution honored

with Hoover Institution, John Raisianvia San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, November 11, 2006

San Franciscan Kevin Starr and the Hoover Institution at Stanford were among those honored for their contributions to the humanities this week when President Bush awarded them the National Humanities Medal in a ceremony at the Oval Office...

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The Paradoxes of Businesses as Do-Gooders

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Times
Saturday, November 11, 2006

If corporate social responsibility becomes a core business model, it won’t be because corporations have led the way...

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Bernanke Says `Reliance' on Money Growth Is `Unwise'

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Friday, November 10, 2006

Financial innovation and the spread of U.S. currency throughout the world has broken down relationships between money, inflation and growth, making monetary gauges a less useful tool for policy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said...

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Understanding Gates

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Thursday, November 9, 2006

In the early months of 1989, the overriding foreign policy issue for the new George H.W. Bush administration was how to deal with Mikhail Gorbachev...