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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Who Killed Litvinenko?

by David Sattervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 27, 2006

Until a week ago, Alexander Litvinenko, a former colonel in the Russian Federal Security Service, the FSB, was virtually unknown outside the murky world of Russian intelligence...

Analysis and Commentary

Some civil wars never end

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, November 27, 2006

It was three years ago that a prescient Beirut journalist I know predicted that Iraq would end up as "Lebanon to the power of 10" — meaning Lebanon during its 16-year civil war between 1975 and 1991...

Analysis and Commentary

A Most Civil Adversary And Comrade

by Tibor R. Machan with Milton Friedmanvia Free-Market News Network
Monday, November 27, 2006

When Milton Friedman, the Nobel Laureate economists, leader of the Chicago School of Economics, a husband to Rose and devoted father of their two children and friend of VIPs as well as not so VIPs died the other week, I couldn’t find my voice because of how little I could really say at first about such a fine individual and how many others there are who would want to express their grief and convey some of their memories in public...

Analysis and Commentary

There must be plain speaking at the end of the red carpet

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, November 23, 2006

Tony, jagshemash...

Analysis and Commentary

Before - and After - Iraq

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, November 23, 2006

"Our own successful three-week war, but their failed three-year peace."

In the News
In the News

W library in record book

with Hoover Institutionvia New York Post
Monday, November 27, 2006

He may be a certified lame duck now, but President Bush and his truest believers are about to launch their final campaign - an eye-popping, half-billion-dollar drive for the Bush presidential library...

In the News

In Search of Skeletons

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Inside Higher Education
Monday, November 27, 2006

Brown University’s October report elucidating the institution’s early ties to slavery has stepped up the pressure on other colleges to delve deeply into their own pasts and fully acknowledge their institutional links to slavery, Nazi Germany and other disgraced ideas...

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Postrel on Style

via Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 27, 2006

Most things in the world around us get cheaper and better...

In the News

Observer Forum: Letters to the Editor

with Thomas Sowellvia Charlotte Observer
Monday, November 27, 2006

In response to "Economy, not culture, causes black-white gap" (Nov. 22 Viewpoint)...

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Shaping Post-Bush Policy

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Monday, November 27, 2006

The reopened debate on Iraq will now rage for months or years, consuming most of the oxygen for foreign policy in Washington...

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Ever the Gentleman, Ever the Scholar

with Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowellvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 27, 2006

In regard to the several stories written in the Journal about Milton Friedman, including "Capitalism and Friedman," Review & Outlook, Nov. 17...

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He Rests, His Legacy Can’t

with Milton Friedmanvia Scripps Howard News Service
Monday, November 27, 2006

Shell-shocked conservatives should embrace the unfinished agenda of a five-foot-tall free-market giant. Milton Friedman — 1976’s Nobel economics laureate, and both an elevated theorist and fathomable popularizer of capitalist ideas — passed away November 16 at age 94...

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Wars, Then and Now..

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, November 27, 2006

When George Bush Sr. addressed an audience in Abu Dhabi, he was jeered and blamed for globalization—this from a country that can only exist with foreign expertise in a globalized world that finds, extracts, and sells its accidental petroleum fortune...

In the News

List for Schools Seems to Grow More Wishful

with Eric Hanushekvia New York Times
Saturday, November 25, 2006

If Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer and the State Legislature hold to the spending floor set by the state’s highest court this week and allocate $2 billion a year in additional education aid for New York City, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein will have to slash their long and expensive wish list for the city’s public schools...

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Excellent teaching trumps licensing

with Hoover Institutionvia Boston Herald
Saturday, November 25, 2006

There seems to be little difference in teacher effectiveness among certified teachers, the uncertified and those who enter the profession under the new “alternative” (often midcareer) certification schemes, according to a major study of nearly 52,000 teachers in New York City...

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Free Thinking To the End

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Post
Thursday, November 23, 2006

The big names of the economics profession and the best business journalists have offered deserved praise to Milton Friedman, the great man of 20th-century economics who died last week at 94...

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Divided EU, Russia Begin Talks Amid Energy, Trade Tensions

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, November 23, 2006

European Union officials face a difficult meeting today with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, after Poland stuck with its decision to veto the start of talks on a new EU-Russia framework agreement...

In the News

Only the Bathwater -- Or the Baby, Too?

with Diane Ravitchvia Columbia University Teachers College
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

If there was a central question at issue during the College's recent two-day symposium on the federal No Child Left Behind Act, it was whether the country should set its sights on more realistic (and potentially more meaningful) achievement targets than NCLB presently endorses, or whether the law's current goal -- of universal student proficiency in reading and math by 2014 -- is the most powerful way to ensure improved outcomes for poor, minority and disabled students...

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Milton Friedman, R.I.P.

with Milton Friedman, Arnold Beichmanvia National Review Online
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It isn’t right to rail against fortune when death comes to a friend, or a hero—in this case, both—at the high age of 94...