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Analysis and Commentary

Where Have All the Liberals Gone?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, April 10, 2008

These days, Democrats are not sounding very liberal...

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Intimidation and censorship are no answer to this inflammatory film

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, April 10, 2008

At the time of this writing, the dissemination on the worldwide web of the deliberately provocative anti-Islam film Fitna, made by the Dutch populist MP Geert Wilders, has not provoked violent protest on the scale of the Rushdie affair or the Danish cartoons...

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Leaders slow to decry protestors

with Hoover Institutionvia Orange County Register
Thursday, April 10, 2008

I'm still waiting for an elected Vietnamese-American to in unambiguous language decry the illegal acts of the Nguoi Viet Daily News protestors and ask them to stop forms of "free speech" that go to harassment...

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Scholars to Wrestle with Charting Changing Economy

with Kenneth L. Juddvia University of Texas at Dallas
Thursday, April 10, 2008

How do economic and financial decisions today affect the state of the economy tomorrow?...

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Davenport: The Government Gets One Right

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Every once in awhile, the federal government actually gets one right, as President Bush did when his first two executive orders, 7 years ago, created the faith-based initiatives program...

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The Free-Market Case for Green: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, April 10, 2008

In the cause of dealing with global warming, Al Gore proposes replacing payroll taxes with pollution taxes on CO2; Barack Obama supports “cap-and-trade,” in which businesses can emit CO2 to a certain level, after which they will need credits to do so; and John McCain leans toward cap-and-trade, but with an emphasis on subsidies for nuclear energy...

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Masaaki Shirakawa Brings Chicago-School View to BOJ

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Bloomberg
Thursday, April 10, 2008

In 1998, Japan's banks were on the brink of bankruptcy and its credit market was seizing up...

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'Judicial coup' inside, 'democratic intervention' calls outside

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Turkish Daily News
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Groups objecting to the closure case filed against the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey were concerned about Turkey and about democracy, not the AKP per se...

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BRIEF: Rice plans to return to Farm

with Condoleezza Ricevia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

U.S. State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack told the press Monday that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will not pursue the vice presidency in November, and will instead return to Stanford following her term in Washington...

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Bill vs. Barack

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Washington Times recently published this letter by William Hawkins...

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President’s FY 2009 International Affairs Budget Request

by Condoleezza Rice with George P. Shultzvia U.S. Department of State
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

SECRETARY RICE: Thank you very much, Senator, Senators, members of the Committee...

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The Cost of Not Liberating Iraq

with Gary S. Beckervia US News and World Report
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Was Iraq worth it?...

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ACT founder wins 'Liberty Award'

with Milton Friedmanvia National Business Review (New Zealand)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

ACT founder and candidate Sir Roger Douglas has won an international "liberty" prize...

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Criticisms of the Signalling Model

with Gary S. Beckervia Geary Behaviour Centre Blog
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"Gary Becker, Tyler Cowen, and Arnold Kling have all recently criticized the signaling theory of education"...

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When Greenspan opens his mouth, critics chew him up

with Milton Friedmanvia Pioneer Press (MN)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Every parent has heard the words 'I didn't do it!' Virtually all of us have said it at some point in our lives...

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Bold and Creative Pragmatist to Save the World

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia WordPress.com (Blog)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

In discussions of nuclear disarmament among experts – be their expertise in the technical or political domain – it is a great challenge to move the conversation beyond questions of the feasibility and desirability of eliminating nuclear weapons and into inquiry of how to go about disarming...

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Where is Lhasa? &c.

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The other day, I heard from a journalist who made an interesting observation...

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Iran's 160,000 U.S. hostages

with John Abizaidvia Middle East Times
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

U.S. ground forces in Iraq are held hostage to long and vulnerable supply lines up from Kuwait and the Gulf, all controlled by Shiite militias strongly sympathetic to the Islamic republic in neighboring Iran...

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State's rich/poor gap 2nd-widest in U.S.

with Gary S. Beckervia Press-Register (Alabama)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Alabama's gap between its richest and poorest families is the nation's second-widest, and has grown in the last decade by the second-highest amount, driven in part by income declines among the poor...

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Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger to Visit CU-Boulder April 15

with Hoover Institution, William J. Perryvia University of Colorado at Boulder
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Former Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger will meet with faculty and students in a series of meetings including a roundtable discussion at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Tuesday, April 15...