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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The GOP Will Hang on

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, September 18, 2006

Will it only be the leaves that descend this fall...

Analysis and Commentary

Instead of water wars, let's go for less-thirsty plants

by Henry I. Millervia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 17, 2006

Wars have been fought over politics, economics, territory, ethnic origin, race, religion and national pride...

Analysis and Commentary

Vigilantes Countering Terrorists in the Wild West-ern World

by Henry I. Millervia LegalNews.tv
Saturday, September 16, 2006

In the Old West, when law enforcement was spotty or nonexistent, vigilantes sometimes stepped in. A known cattle rustler might be found face-down in a gully with a terminal case of "lead poisoning," as they used to say in TV westerns...

Analysis and Commentary

Chicago's Foie Gras Faux Pas

by Henry I. Millervia LegalNews.tv
Saturday, September 16, 2006

"Rhetoric and paté abounded on the first day of the City Council's ban" of foie gras in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune, "as restaurateurs and gourmands openly flouted the prohibition – cultured, giddy, goose-liver-fueled acts of defiance...

Analysis and Commentary

Crime book demolishes 'root cause' arguments

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Saturday, September 16, 2006

The general mindset of the political left is similar from country to country and even from century to century...

Analysis and Commentary

Drug Testing, Drug Hazards

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Friday, September 15, 2006

A clinical trial that went badly awry at London's Northwick Park Hospital in March became the drug-testing community's worst nightmare...

In the News
In the News

Compromise Called Possible on Interrogations

with George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Monday, September 18, 2006

President Bush’s national security adviser signaled on Sunday that he was seeking a compromise with the Republican senators who are rebelling against the administration’s proposal to explicitly permit certain severe interrogation practices against terrorism suspects...

In the News

Getting an A for effort, a C for execution

with Koret Task Force, Paul E. Petersonvia Naples News (FL)
Sunday, September 17, 2006

If the state were to get a grade on its education policies over the past eight years, some policies would receive an A...

In the News

HPU president celebrates 30 years

with Martin Andersonvia Honolulu Advertiser
Sunday, September 17, 2006

From its humble beginnings as a two-classroom business college with 57 students to its position as the state's second-largest institution of higher learning, Hawai'i Pacific University has undergone many changes...

In the News

Academics? Not in Gov. Bush's World

with Koret Task Forcevia Tallahassee Democrat
Sunday, September 17, 2006

Re: “Conservative think tank hails Bush education-reform efforts” (news article, Sept. 13)...

In the News

Bill-signing blitz puts governor in driver's seat

with Bill Whalenvia Hoover Daily Report
Sunday, September 17, 2006

As the Schwarzenegger and Angelides campaigns spent the week fussing over the governor's “hotblooded” comment, the man himself methodically worked to restore his bipartisan image with a series of high-visibility bill signings...

In the News

NYU economics prof to give lecture

with Thomas J. Sargentvia Times-Tribune (PA)
Sunday, September 17, 2006

Thomas Sargent, Ph.D., professor of economics at New York University, will present the University of Scranton’s annual Henry George Lecture on Sept. 26 in the Eagen Auditorium of the Gunster Student Center...

In the News

A word to Dartmouth alumni

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Power Line
Friday, September 15, 2006

The Wall Street Journal commented eloquently in a recent editorial on the choice that confronts Dartmouth alumni today (voting continues through October 31): Since 1891, Dartmouth has been among the handful of colleges and universities that allows alumni to elect leaders directly...

In the News

Apology Accepted

with Thomas Sowellvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, September 15, 2006

Historical Legacies: Yet another apology for slavery has been issued...

In the News

Education expert to discuss policy

with Diane Ravitchvia Herald Sun (NC)
Friday, September 15, 2006

Education reformer Diane Ravitch will discuss "The Past and Future of No Child Left Behind" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in UNC's Memorial Hall...

In the News

Worth a look

with Hoover Institutionvia Palo Alto Weekly
Friday, September 15, 2006

'A Tear in the Iron Curtain': This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian 1956 revolution against Soviet control...

In the News

Melvin Schwartz, Nobel Prize winner in physics, dead at 73

with Sidney D. Drellvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Melvin Schwartz, a Nobel Prize winner and member of the Stanford physics faculty from 1966 to 1983 who also founded a Silicon Valley company, died Aug. 28 at a Twin Falls, Idaho, nursing home after struggling with Parkinson's disease and hepatitis C...