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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

You can make statistics say what you want

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Monday, November 26, 2007

Anyone who follows the media has probably heard many times that the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, and incomes of the population in general are stagnating...

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Obama Is Right on Iran

by Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 26, 2007

After a recent Democratic presidential debate, Barack Obama proclaimed that were he to become president, he would talk directly even to America's worst enemies...

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Venezuela's path to self-destruction

by William Ratliffvia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, November 24, 2007

On Dec. 2, Venezuelans will be asked to vote on a whopping 69 constitutional amendments that would greatly reduce the country's democratic governance, strip citizens of still more individual liberties and thus expand President Hugo Chavez's power even beyond what it is today...

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Monty’s Turn

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Financial Times
Saturday, November 24, 2007

There is much less guile in the pages of Monty Panesar’s writing than one would find in a single over bowled by him in a cricket match...

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Importance of property can't be easily dismissed

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, November 23, 2007

When both life and property are threatened, there is much talk about how property is only stuff, easy to replace, so one should be concerned only or primarily with life...

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In identifying those trying to kill us, we should choose our words carefully

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, November 22, 2007

What should we call the people who want to kill us?

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Myth of U.S.-EU economic decoupling

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The fact that America's economy is slowing is bad news for Europeans, regardless of claims that Europe's economy has successfully decoupled itself from the United States...

In the News
In the News

CAMPAIGN 2008: Middle East Questions

with Shelby Steelevia Council on Foreign Relations
Monday, November 26, 2007

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets with Israeli and Palestinian officials today in an effort to hammer out some kind of joint declaration in advance of tomorrow’s summit meetings...

In the News

Corporate taxes: a hot hot button

with Michael J. Boskinvia Financial Week
Monday, November 26, 2007

It may not be as sexy as immigration or health care, but the issue of corporate taxes is shaping up to be a hot one on the 2008 presidential campaign trail...

In the News

Winning back the world

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, November 25, 2007

It seems hard to believe, but less than one year from today a new president-elect will be preparing to enter the White House...

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When and Why Mice Roar

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Sunday, November 25, 2007

One becomes bewildered at the tone of Gen. Sanchez's rebuttal to the Bush radio address, especially if collating both his present advice and criticism of Iraq with his own past tenure there—a similar syndrome to the supposedly sensational charges of the Scott McClellan memoirs, given the latter's utter incompetence and inability at a time of war to articulate, expound, and defend what the U.S. was trying to do in Iraq—all akin to those — cf. Michael Scheuer, Richard Clark, et al. — who could not capture, much less kill bin Laden in the 1990s, nor trace down the 9/11 terrorists before 9/11...

In the News

Obama vs. the Icon

with Shelby Steelevia Washington Post
Sunday, November 25, 2007

Barack Obama's rise in the top tier of the Democratic presidential race has been fueled by the voters' belief that he is a candid, forthright politician...

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Seeds, Roots and Leaves

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Post
Sunday, November 25, 2007

"A tree is a big plant with a stick up the middle," Colin Tudge begins, bluntly, in The Tree, his ode to the woody perennial...

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Looking Beyond Color

with Shelby Steelevia New York Post
Sunday, November 25, 2007

Race is the third rail in American discourse, the subject on which saying, or even whispering, the “wrong" thing can be career suicide - even when the “wrong" thing happens to be the truth...

In the News

Why so Little Tax Evasion?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 25, 2007

All the rich countries are successful in raising sizable amounts of revenue from taxes with only a rather little tax evasion...

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Smoking Guns and Mushroom Clouds

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia New York Times
Sunday, November 25, 2007

It is a reasonable assumption that three nuclear powers, the United States, India and Israel, have prepared a variety of more or less robust contingency plans to neutralize Ptakistan’s nuclear arsenal of some 40 or so warheads, should Islamist militants appear to threaten the regime of President Pervez Musharraf...

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Strive we must

with Milton Friedmanvia Dallas Morning News
Sunday, November 25, 2007

When the philosopher Satchel Paige warned us not to look back (because something might be gaining on us), he couldn't have imagined how prescient he was, even though his own career in baseball pointed the way to the world we would all someday inhabit...

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Despite Perry's promise schools still fail

with Eric Hanushekvia El Paso Times
Saturday, November 24, 2007

Stumping on the campaign trail in El Paso in 1998, Rick Perry promised an admiring audience that if elected he would make putting Texas on the top of national education charts his No. 1 priority...

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No Más: Combating Anti-Americanism in Latin America

with Milton Friedmanvia Pajamas Media
Saturday, November 24, 2007

I recently had the chance to attend a unique symposium at downtown Indianapolis’ historic Columbia Club, titled “Combating Anti-Americanism and Populism with Education in Latin America...

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A world without nukes

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Boston Globe
Saturday, November 24, 2007

A new era in US-India cooperation was unveiled at the White House in July 2005 when President Bush told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he would work to achieve full civil nuclear energy cooperation and trade with India, despite over a quarter-century of disagreements between the two countries over nuclear issues...

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Anti-supply-siders

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Times
Friday, November 23, 2007

"Milton Friedman believed that the real test of any economic theory was its predictive power," Brian S. Wesbury writes in the American Spectator...

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Political Gratitude on Thanksgiving

with Milton Friedmanvia Human Events Online
Thursday, November 22, 2007

The cooking has begun, the relatives are pouring into town and the weekend holiday shopping strategy has been mapped out...

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An Alternative to Annuities for Retirees Seeking Income

with John Shovenvia New York Times
Thursday, November 22, 2007

When they were young, members of the baby boom generation did not do things the way their parents did...

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End of the Year Politics

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, November 22, 2007

This is about the most picturesque central and northern California autumn in memory...

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Don’t count on decoupling to get you out of this one

with Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Thursday, November 22, 2007

Put down the comfort blanket...

In the News

Huckabee's surprise move in the polls

with Bill Whalenvia KGO News
Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Supreme Court of Michigan today helped settle the presidential primary calendar for the early part of next year...

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A year without Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedman, George P. Shultzvia Jerusalem Post
Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Only if a thinker's work is still relevant several decades after its completion," Nobel laureate Milton Friedman once remarked, "can it be said that his work has been really significant..."

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Brookings Event Announcement: Partisan Polarization and Foreign Policy

with Hoover Institutionvia PR Newswire
Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Recent polls reveal that Americans are deeply skeptical of U.S. foreign policy and increasingly dissatisfied with the country's progress in the war in Iraq and in combating terrorism abroad...

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America loses faith in imperialism

with Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Monday, November 19, 2007

Well, that was quick...

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Milton Friedman and the Power of Choice

with Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowellvia Liberty Papers
Monday, November 19, 2007

Just over one year ago, the world lost perhaps the greatest economist of his generation...

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Pious Populist

by Abbas Milanivia Boston Review
Saturday, November 17, 2007

Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who won a surprise election victory in 2005, has descended into infamy in the United States as a dangerous demagogue and an anti-Semite...