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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Canadian mind-set

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Monday, October 9, 2006

Our friendly neighbor to the north has some weird ideas about the events of September 11, 2001, in which nearly 3,000 innocent people were killed...

Analysis and Commentary

The Cost of an 'Adequate' Education

by Eric Hanushekvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 9, 2006

The nation is watching to see what happens with New York City school finance...

Analysis and Commentary

Liberal Conservatism's Revival

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, October 9, 2006

We are back in the center ground of British politics," declared the British Conservative leader David Cameron at his party's conference last week...

Analysis and Commentary

The Cold War and an erratic leader's brinkmanship

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Sunday, October 8, 2006

In the spring of 1960, Nikita Khrushchev, then ruler of all the Russias, headed the Soviet delegation to the United Nations...

Analysis and Commentary

Produce the Body

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 7, 2006

Last week, the Bush administration persuaded a divided Congress to pass the Military Commissions Act (MCA), giving the president the authorization the Supreme Court ruled that he needed to try enemy combatants in Guantanamo...

In the News
In the News

Courting Failure: Education Experts Expose the Politics behind the Nation’s School Finance Lawsuits

with Eric Hanushekvia Business Wire
Monday, October 9, 2006

As the final ruling of one of the most contentious school finance lawsuits in the nation nears -- New York’s Campaign for Fiscal Equity case -- Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K-12 Education releases Courting Failure: How School Finance Lawsuits Exploit Judges’ Good Intentions and Harm Our Children, edited by Eric A. Hanushek (Education Next Books, 2006)...

In the News

Nobel Pursuit:Predicting a Winner

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 8, 2006

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will announce its choice on Monday for the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics...

In the News

Go Ahead and Talk

with Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 8, 2006

Former Secretary of State James Baker nudges the Bush administration to talk directly with North Korea, joining a growing chorus calling for reopening diplomatic ties with Iran or engaging in high-level talks with Syria...

In the News

Congressman sees Democratic victory in November ballot

with Bill Whalenvia Examiner
Friday, October 6, 2006

U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, sounding increasingly confident of a Democratic takeover of the House, said that in light of recent events including the Mark Foley scandal, his party would “definitely” win 15 seats in the November election...

In the News

Remembering a revolution

with Hoover Institutionvia Palo Alto Weekly
Friday, October 6, 2006

There are still walls in Budapest with bullet holes left over from the 1956 revolution...

In the News

Stanford to get $30 million for energy institute

with James L. Sweeneyvia Palo Alto Online
Thursday, October 5, 2006

Stanford University will get $30 million to establish a new institute on energy efficiency, the university announced today...

In the News

Stanford alum promises $30M for energy studies

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Jose Business Journal
Thursday, October 5, 2006

Stanford University alumnus Jay A. Precourt has promised $30 million to build the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency, the university said Thursday...