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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Rational approach won't work against irrational beliefs

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Thursday, November 15, 2007

As rational animals, human beings do best when they think matters through and act accordingly...

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Norway's Drinking Water Export Grows 5 Times In 7 Years

with Hoover Institutionvia All Headline News
Monday, November 19, 2007

Norway's export of drinking water logged a five fold increase the past seven years with a record 25 million liters shipped for the first 10 months of 2007...

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Losers Win and Winners Lose

with Education Nextvia Barron's Online
Monday, November 19, 2007

A study of teacher pension plans finds perverse incentives for retirement...

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Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage

with Milton Friedmanvia FrontPage Magazine
Monday, November 19, 2007

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Nicholas Wapshott, the senior editor at the New York Sun and the former New York bureau chief for the Times of London...

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Sarkozy’s Testimony: The Conscience of a French Conservative

with Milton Friedmanvia Human Events Online
Monday, November 19, 2007

When bemoaning the apparent lack of a natural conservative leader in American politics, conservatives such as Newt Gingrich often cite Nicholas Sarkozy as their role model...

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Flake will get flak over vote to extend employment discrimination protection to homosexuals

with Milton Friedmanvia Tucson Citizen
Monday, November 19, 2007

Politically, Arizona Republican Congressman Jeff Flake will undoubtedly get pummeled over his vote to extend employment discrimination protection to homosexuals...

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Conservatives' accommodation of state will have price, says William F. Buckley Jr.

with Milton Friedmanvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, November 18, 2007

William F. Buckley Jr., the leading political and cultural symbol of American conservatism for almost 50 years, is universally credited with godfathering the ideological revolution that carried Ronald Reagan into the White House in 1980...

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"Affirmative Action," hyphenated Americans, and other conundrums

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Pajamas Media
Sunday, November 18, 2007

What is your favorite bit of Orwellian Newspeak?

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Does Death Penalty Save Lives? A New Debate

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Sunday, November 18, 2007

For the first time in a generation, the question of whether the death penalty deters murders has captured the attention of scholars in law and economics, setting off an intense new debate about one of the central justifications for capital punishment...

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Paperback Row

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Sunday, November 18, 2007

Ferguson’s ambitious work poses the question of why “the hundred years after 1900 were ... the bloodiest century in modern history..."

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What if the U.S. Bombed Iran?

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, November 18, 2007

How would Iran react if the United States attacked?

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Iraqi Bonds and the Effects of the Surge

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 18, 2007

Michael Greenstone of MIT had the excellent idea of using financial data to provide information on what global investors believe about the viability of this government...

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Humanities Heroes

with Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Post
Saturday, November 17, 2007

President Bush on Thursday presented a distinguished cross-section of American intellectuals with this year's National Humanities Medals at a White House ceremony...

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The price of being adequate

with Eric Hanushekvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Saturday, November 17, 2007

The campaign to make you pay a lot more for schools had a big day last week...

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Iran--and the final Bateman reply

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, November 16, 2007

There is nothing but the proverbial bad choices involved with Iran...

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Heritage Forum highlights education's economic impact

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Wyoming Business Report
Friday, November 16, 2007

The 25th annual Heritage Forum hosted by the Wyoming Heritage Foundation kicked off yesterday and runs through today at the Parkway Plaza in Casper...

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Top U.S. general prepares to leave Iraq

with Larry Diamondvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Friday, November 16, 2007

It's almost time to come home for a top general in Iraq who grew up in the Bay Area...

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Political book offers lessons from the Reagan, Yeltsin campaigns

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Condoleezza Rice, Kiron K. Skinnervia Daily Camera (CO)
Friday, November 16, 2007

Leaders in business, politics and medicine sometimes lose along the way, ultimately going on to become winners...