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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A worsening medical condition

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Sunday, October 19, 2008

A cornerstone of American medicine is physicians' ability to prescribe drugs for not-yet-approved uses, based on findings in the medical literature and their own clinical judgment...

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It's the debt, stupid

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Sunday, October 19, 2008

Who caused the American financial panic and the wild swings in our financial system - and what are we going to do about it in the long term after the markets settle down?...

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Shirky on Coase, Collaboration and Here Comes Everybody

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 20, 2008

Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, talks about the economics of organizations with EconTalk host Russ Roberts...

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“No” on the National Popular Vote

by David Davenportvia townhall.com
Monday, October 20, 2008

Have you heard about the National Popular Vote Bill?...

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Grim anniversary

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Times
Sunday, October 19, 2008

This Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Headquarters bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 23, 1983...

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Is the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs Severely Wounded?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 19, 2008

Will this financial crisis mark a substantial retreat from the world's movement during the past several decades toward a competitive market system?...

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Esteemed historian looks at war on terror

with Philip Bobbittvia News Times (CT)
Sunday, October 19, 2008

Historian Philip Bobbitt will argue that United States leaders must change their ideas about terrorism, war and victory in his talk Wednesday at WestConn titled "Does a "War on Terror" Make Sense?"...

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Sowell columns offer interesting perspective

with Thomas Sowellvia News-Leader (MO)
Sunday, October 19, 2008

Over the past few days, we've been scolded for running a four-column series by Thomas Sowell critical of Sen. Barack Obama's candidacy...

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Bernanke Is Fighting the Last War

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 18, 2008

On Aug. 9, 2007, central banks around the world first intervened to stanch what has become a massive credit crunch...

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Government’s Leap Into Banking Has Its Perils

with Robert E. Hallvia New York Times
Saturday, October 18, 2008

Now that the big five investment banks of America have been shut down, sold off or turned into more staid bank holding companies, there is one big risk-taking banker left: the federal government...

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Colin Powell Endorsement: Did Willie Call it?

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, October 17, 2008

The big buzz is about that ''Meet the Press'' appearance Sunday starring former Secretary of State Colin Powell -- and whether he'll drop a big announcement just two weeks before the election...

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Expertinent: Making Sense of McCain's 'Divided Government' Argument

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Newsweek
Friday, October 17, 2008

There are 19 days until Nov. 4. Barack Obama is leading by nearly 200 votes in estimates of the Electoral College...

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Shultz urges cut in U.S. oil dependence at MIT event

with George P. Shultzvia MIT News
Friday, October 17, 2008

Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz PhD '49, who has also served as president of Bechtel Group and taught at MIT and Stanford, has witnessed the issues surrounding energy policy from the perspectives of academia, industry and government...