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Analysis and Commentary

One strike, Iran could be out

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, October 22, 2007

Of all the columns I've written for this newspaper over the last couple of years, none has elicited a more heated response than the one published in January 2006 about the Great War of 2007...

Analysis and Commentary

Budapest 1956 cast recollect

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Monday, October 22, 2007

One of the great debates in the 1950s was whether Radio Free Europe, a U.S.-financed Cold War agency was of any value as a weapon in the Cold War...

Analysis and Commentary

At the Eye of the Storm in Baghdad

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, October 22, 2007

On a recent visit to Iraq, I was advised to speak with an American colonel at ground zero in the effort to secure Baghdad...

Analysis and Commentary

Sacramento's winners and losers

by Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, October 21, 2007

The regular legislative session concluded last weekend, and the only thing "special" about the special session underway is its lack of results so far...

Analysis and Commentary

National testing: It's time

by Michael J. Petrilli with Education Next, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Times
Saturday, October 20, 2007

A decade ago, when President Bill Clinton's "voluntary national test" proposal was crashing on the rocky shores of a Republican-controlled Congress, scholar Chester E. Finn, Jr. quipped that national testing was doomed because conservatives hate "national" and liberals hate "testing..."

Analysis and Commentary

Why is Gore lying about politics of global crusade?

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, October 19, 2007

Trust me, I have no personal grudge against Al Gore...

In the News
In the News

US needs more jaw and less war with Iran: analysts

with John Abizaidvia Agence France-Presse
Monday, October 22, 2007

The United States must stop "posturing" and start negotiating if it wants to avert President George W. Bush's "World War III" scenario of a nuclear-armed Iran, Middle East experts say...

In the News

The Big Prediction

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Pajamas Media
Monday, October 22, 2007

I don’t like to make predictions most importantly because I am lousy at it and have a terrible track record...

In the News

Young America's Foundation - Great Books to Read in College

with Wynton Hallvia C-Span2 Book TV
Monday, October 22, 2007

Panelists recommend books for college students to read...

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Unbuilt eco-center has soaked up a lot of green

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, October 22, 2007

The Living Classroom eco-center going in at San Francisco's Heron's Head Park is billed as a model of green living...

In the News

World leaders stop worrying, learn to love the bomb in 'Arsenals'

with George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, October 22, 2007

It is difficult, even for experts, to imagine what nuclear war would actually be like...

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Conference honors “Doctor Zhivago”

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Monday, October 22, 2007

An international symposium on Boris Pasternak’s novel “Doctor Zhivago” took place this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famous publication...

In the News

Third-Party Liability?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 21, 2007

I agree with Posner that third party liability is desirable in some cases, but that class is narrow...

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Diamond to speak on world democracy at Stanford meeting

with Larry Diamondvia Monterey Herald
Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Monterey Bay Stanford Club and the Stanford Alumni Association will host a lecture and question and answer program at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at The Upper School, Stevenson School Keck Auditorium, 3152 Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach...

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Prop 15 is not the best use of the state's tax dollars

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Sunday, October 21, 2007

As one whose wife died of cancer, I might at first blush appear to be the Grinch who stole Christmas...

In the News

Timing is everything, and Pelosi's got nothing

with George P. Shultzvia San Antonio Express
Saturday, October 20, 2007

The last time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did her best impersonation of a secretary of state, her amateur performance was merely reckless...

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Friedman Explains The Point

with Milton Friedmanvia Cafe Hayek
Saturday, October 20, 2007

Here's a two-and-a-quarter-minute clip of Milton Friedman explaining why no one in the world knows, no one in the world has ever known, and no one in the world can ever possibly know, how to make an ordinary commercial-grade pencil...

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The Current Scene

by Victor Davis Hanson with H. R. McMastervia Works and Days
Saturday, October 20, 2007

The idea that democratization can help the stagnant Middle East is now moribund and slurred as a neo-con conspiracy or worse...

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Vegas set to welcome ULI

with Michael J. Boskinvia In Business Las Vegas
Friday, October 19, 2007

Las Vegas will showcase itself next week to the world's developers and the investment community and depict how the region copes as one of the fastest growing places in the nation...

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President Susan H. Fuhrman's Fall 2007 State of the College Address

with Eric Hanushekvia Columbia University Teachers College
Friday, October 19, 2007

As advertised, my subject today is “the State of the College..."

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Ronery Reading

with Milton Friedmanvia Reason
Friday, October 19, 2007

According to The Daily NK, there is a secret library in Pyongyang where party cadre can read the works of Milton Friedman, John Meynard Keynes, Dale Carnegie, and Boccaccio...

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Ben Bernanke's Speech: "Monetary Policy Under Uncertainty"

with Milton Friedmanvia CNBC
Friday, October 19, 2007

Bill Poole's career in the Federal Reserve System spans two decades separated by a quarter of a century...

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A New Look at the Native American Narrative

with Diane Ravitchvia Dartmouth Life
Saturday, October 13, 2007

In the spring of 1805, a one-eyed Shawnee notorious for his loud mouth and his hard drinking fell into a trance...