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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Europe's misguided 'growth pessimists'

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Project Syndicate
Monday, November 6, 2006

So deep is the pessimism in Europe about the economy that the better the economy does today, the worse people think it will do tomorrow...

Analysis and Commentary

The rotary's gone, but the Cape's problems aren't

by Russell Robertsvia Boston Globe
Monday, November 6, 2006

The Sagamore rotary is gone, and the rejoicing is near universal.

Analysis and Commentary

How to Make Our Food Safer

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Monday, November 6, 2006

Food poisoning from food contaminated with microorganisms is very common: 76 million cases and 5,000 deaths annually in the United States, according to government figures...

Analysis and Commentary

Corruption in Africa

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Sunday, November 5, 2006

Let not your eyes go MEGA ("my eyes glaze over") on me as I recite some eye-popping statistics about the continent of Africa...

Analysis and Commentary

Terrorists Love Al-Jazeera

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Conservative Voice
Saturday, November 4, 2006

In a recent column, historian Victor Davis Hanson wondered whether "we could lose this war at home without being defeated by the enemy on the battlefield..."

In the News
In the News

Jerry Brown envisions still another public role

with Hoover Institutionvia Christian Science Monitor
Monday, November 6, 2006

Jerry Brown calls himself "the most durable politician in the Western hemisphere next to Fidel Castro..."

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The Oversight Elections

with Kenneth Andersonvia Council on Foreign Relations
Monday, November 6, 2006

The conventional political wisdom shows the November 7 midterm elections producing a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since 1994...

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One Day to Go: Campaigns in final sprint to election day

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, November 6, 2006

If the Republican Party, as predicted, takes a serious swamping Tuesday across the country, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may look not only like a prescient politician who rode the wave -- but like one who's now poised to generate one himself...

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Euripides, the Reverend Haggard, Nemesis, and John Kerry

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, November 5, 2006

Long before Sigmund Freud wrote about repression and the subconscious, Euripides the fifth-century B.C. Athenian playwright explored the frenzy of the human mind—whether Medea’s homicidal rage, Hippolytus’ smug self-righteousness, or poor Pentheus of his masterpiece Bacchae. ..

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Friedman, pied piper of free markets, helped lead 'Reagan revolution'

with Milton Friedmanvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, November 5, 2006

Economics is sometimes called ``the dismal science...'"

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Q&A with Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedmanvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, November 5, 2006

When Milton Friedman talks, not everybody listens...

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A most violent century

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Times
Sunday, November 5, 2006

It is often the case that ambitious volumes of history fall short of providing any fresh answers to, or even clearer interpretations of, the big questions such books inevitably set themselves to address..

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Educators React to Shift in Leadership at Gates Fund

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Saturday, November 4, 2006

For seven years, Tom Vander Ark has shaped educational giving for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, helping it pour billions of dollars into trying to help America’s high schools and making the foundation the biggest and most widely watched force in education philanthropy...

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The false academic divide between international public and private law, and the imperative to include international development in that curriculum

by Kenneth Andersonvia Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog
Saturday, November 4, 2006

Although this blog is mostly about international public law matters, ethics of war and just war, and, well, idle chit-chat, my teaching as a law professor is actually in the areas of business and international business...

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Many voters still undecided, confused

with James L. Sweeneyvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, November 3, 2006

The statewide election is Tuesday, but Frederick Cugini of Stockton still hasn't made up his mind about Proposition 87, the proposed tax on crude oil pumped from California wells...

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Education Dept. Poised to Approve More States For Growth-Model Pilot

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Friday, November 3, 2006

The Department of Education is preparing to take another small step in its experiment in evaluating schools based on individual students’ academic growth, while state officials say they are working toward the day when that approach is commonplace...

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In Some Places, U.S. Money Isn't As Sound as a Dollar

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Once a month, Jean Yves, a cabin attendant on an Italian cruise ship, gets in line at the purser's office to collect his pay -- seven $100 bills...