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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Proven Method to Improve Minority Education

by Paul E. Peterson with Chester E. Finn Jr.via FrontPage Magazine
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Forty-seven states have adopted a pathway to teaching, alternative to the standard state certification otherwise required...

Analysis and Commentary

Campaign Rhetoric and Presidential Reality

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Consider this brief history of foreign-policy posturing...

Analysis and Commentary

A Kennedy's royal road to a lifetime political pass

by Clifford Orwinvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Just what will Caroline Kennedy have to do for journalists to stop describing her as "publicity averse"?...

Analysis and Commentary

On an auspicious anniversary, here are four keys to China's peaceful rise

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, December 18, 2008

As we mark the 30th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping's launching the country's world-changing economic reforms, I want to address the $65 quadrillion question of China's peaceful rise...

In the News
In the News

Book Review: Russell Roberts's 'The Price of Everything'

with Russell Robertsvia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Take a look at the computer screen your eyes are presently (hopefully) fixated on, not to mention the computer mouse you used in order to click on this posting...

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SCHOOL CHOICE INTERNATIONAL

with Education Nextvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Proponents of vouchers and other measures that expand access to private schooling often claim that competition from privately operated schools will spur student achievement in public schools...

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The New Tribalism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Classical political theory always defined constitutional government as an advance beyond tribalism, since the first discovery of democratic politics in Cleisthenes' Athens...

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Buffett Was Teenage Shoplifter, Biggs Awaits Apocalypse: Books

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Warren Buffett tells his authorized biographer that he was a teenage shoplifter...

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Liberal Academia Re-Visited

with Thomas Sowellvia Culture 11
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

After many readers expressed their disdain with my post Monday regarding the Top 10 Abuses in Academia, published by Young America’s Foundation and written by Jason Mattera, I contacted Jason for follow-up...

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The X Tax: The Progressive Consumption Tax America Needs?

with Robert E. Hall, Alvin Rabushkavia American Enterprise Institute
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Good tax policy should be pro-growth, simple, and fair...

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Diplomacy in an Age of Faith: How Failing to Understand the Role of Religion Hinders America's Purposes in the World

with Robert J. Barrovia Heritage Foundation
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Two events this past week remind us that America's religious culture con­tinues to flourish in the 21st century...

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Six Books for Christmas

with Terry Anderson, Laura E. Hugginsvia Townhall
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

With Christmas bearing down on us, here are six interesting, smart and/or provocative books about geography, war, the New Deal, the environment, Andrew Jackson and Alexander Hamilton that would make good last-minute presents - and help out the print industry...

In the News

Study: Prejudice could cost a black worker thousands

with Gary S. Beckervia EurekAlert
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A recent study in the Journal of Political Economy sheds light on the role racial prejudice plays in the wage gap between whites and blacks in the U.S...

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Do Tax Rebates Merit A Role In Stimulus?

with John B. Taylorvia Investor's Business Daily
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Plans for a mammoth stimulus bill will almost certainly include putting cash into taxpayers' wallets...

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How gamblers broke the banks

with Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Journalism, so the adage goes, is the first draft of history...

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World Faces "Cascade of Proliferation," Report Says

with William J. Perryvia Global Security Newswire
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A U.S. panel of experts said yesterday that the world faces a "cascade of proliferation" that could be spurred by nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea, the Washington Post reported (see GSN, Oct. 21)...

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First Reactions to Duncan's Pick as Ed. Sec.

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrilli, Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Even before President-elect Obama makes Arne Duncan's selection as education secretary official, early reaction around the blogsphere is very positive...

In the News

Five thoughts about Arne Duncan

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

He’s widely (and fairly) seen as the “consensus candidate,” bridging the divides between two camps within the Democratic Party (the reformers and the establishment)...

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It’s Arne!

by Michael J. Petrilli with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, December 15, 2008

Sometimes the conventional wisdom is right...

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The CTA doesn't want you to see this

with Eric Hanushekvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Monday, December 15, 2008

In California, even as the federal government pursues grand experiments like No Child Left Behind, the debate over fixing schools quickly boils down to the argument that school quality is a function of school spending...