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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Financial Reforms We Can All Agree On

by Charles Calomirisvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, April 23, 2009

By now we all know how the subprime mortgage market, government policies that encouraged riskier mortgage lending, and overleveraging led to the current financial crisis...

Analysis and Commentary

Britain's police have gone astray. Let them get back to their proper job

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

There are two kinds of country: those in which ordinary, decent people are afraid of criminals but trust the police, and those in which ordinary, decent people are afraid of criminals and of the police...

In the News
In the News

It's the household debt, stupid

with Niall Fergusonvia Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
Thursday, April 23, 2009

The last month or so has seen great sighs of financial relief in markets around the world...

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The U.N.'s Durban II Debacle

with Shelby Steelevia Forbes
Thursday, April 23, 2009

As I write this, the United Nations Durban Review Conference on "racism" is still officially in session, stumbling toward the close, on Friday, of its five-day run at the U.N.'s palatial offices on the shores of Lake Geneva...

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Mortgage Bondholders Form Battle Lines Over Obama Housing Plan

with Hoover Institutionvia Bloomberg
Thursday, April 23, 2009

The head of Greenwich Financial Services LLC warned bond investors in Washington last month that government efforts to reverse the housing slump are doing more harm than good by undermining debt contracts...

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Longevity conference covers demographics, genetics, stem cells, Social Security

with John Shovenvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mortality: No matter who you are, where you've been, or what you've done, it's one topic that takes on more significance with every waking moment...

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From Hoover Press: Learning from No Child Left Behind: How and Why the Nation’s Most Important but Controversial Education Law Should Be Renewed, by Hoover fellow John E. Chubb

with John E. Chubb, Terry M. Moevia Business Wire
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The controversial No Child Left Behind program has generated much debate since its passage in 2002...

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Hennessy to address financial state of the university

with John Shoven, John B. Taylorvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join President John Hennessy at the annual meeting of the Academic Council at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Kresge Auditorium, where he will review the accomplishments of the past year and discuss Stanford's financial situation...

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Must We Give Up High School Exit Exams?

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Education school researchers at U.C. Davis and Stanford assert that California's high school exit exam is keeping girls and non-whites from graduating from high school...

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Achievement Gaps Drag Down Economy, Study Finds

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The achievement gap between U.S. students and those in other nations—and among different groups of students in the United States—is a significant, long-term drag on the economy, according to a national research group’s study released today...

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How do you celebrate Earth Day?

with Terry Anderson, Laura E. Hugginsvia St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It’s Earth Day today, as we note in an editorial and a commentary today...

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Newsom, Campbell and the Viral Effect

by Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Credit Gavin Newsom with a creative formal "announcement" that he's running for governor...

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Regents are weighing procedural rules for “credit recovery”

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Schools
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Some high schools allow students who fail a class to get credit for it anyway by completing a short course or special project in a controversial practice known as “credit recovery.”...

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The Limitations of Thinking About Red and Blue America

with Morris P. Fiorinavia TPM Cafe (Blog)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I want to respond to the points raised so far, but first I want to point out how irrelevant the red/blue divisions are to much of politics...

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An hour with Mikhail Gorbachev and George Shultz

with George P. Shultzvia Charlie Rose
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

An hour with Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union and George Shultz, former U.S. Secretary of State...