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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Do effective speakers make effective presidents?

by Wynton Hallvia USA Today
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Public speaking skills have long been a chief determinant of whom Americans elect as president...

Analysis and Commentary

Russia has run rings round the west. A united Europe must stand up to it

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, February 28, 2008

This presidential election is such a cliffhanger...

Analysis and Commentary

Cold Water On 'Global Warming'

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, February 28, 2008

It has almost become something of a joke when some "global warming" conference has to be cancelled because of a snowstorm or bitterly cold weather...

Analysis and Commentary

The world in 2009

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, February 28, 2008

When President Bush leaves office, will America once again be liked by most of the world?

In the News
In the News

The Democratic Rollback

by Larry Diamondvia Foreign Affairs
Saturday, March 1, 2008

Since 1974, more than 90 countries have made transitions to democracy, and by the turn of the century approximately 60 percent of the world's independent states were democratic...

In the News

Bill Buckley: The Founder of the Movement

with Milton Friedmanvia Human Events Online
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bill Buckley was the founder of the modern conservative movement...

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Turning a corner in North Korea?

with William J. Perryvia Washington Times
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Two former American officials, returning from North Korea after Tuesday’s New York Philharmonic concert and meetings with Pyongyang’s top nuclear negotiator, say they are convinced the hard line state desires improved relations with the United States...

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Hoover Institution Houses Broadcast Archive of William F. Buckley Jr.'s Show Firing Line

with Hoover Institutionvia Business Wire
Thursday, February 28, 2008

The broadcast archive of William F. Buckley Jr.'s television show Firing Line is housed in the Hoover Institution Archives...

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Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Thursday, February 28, 2008

We’re programmed to think that if we want to make it big in life we need to attend the crème de la crème of colleges...

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Scourge of liberalism and godfather of US conservatism

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Times
Thursday, February 28, 2008

William F. Buckley Jr, who died yesterday at the age of 82, was the witty patrician godfather of the modern American conservative movement, a man of many parts whose often self-deprecating erudition was admired by friend and foe alike...

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A Profoundly Consequential Life

with Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedmanvia Washington Post
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Woody Allen is reputed to have said that it was better not to meet people you revere -- the disappointment was always so crushing...

In the News

N. Korea urged to finish dismantling task

with William J. Perryvia United Press International
Thursday, February 28, 2008

A former U.S. security official urged North Korea to finish its denuclearization work before President George Bush leaves office next year...

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Conservative Villagers reflect on the death of William F. Buckley Jr.

with Hoover Institutionvia Villages Daily Sun (FL)
Thursday, February 28, 2008

The tributes to William F. Buckley Jr. erupted quickly Wednesday upon word of his death...

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William F. Buckley, Jr., 82, Godfather of Modern Conservatism

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Sun
Thursday, February 28, 2008

William F. Buckley, Jr., who died yesterday at 82, was the intellectual godfather of the modern conservative movement, standing "athwart history" and driving the movement to victory...

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Q&A with William F. Buckley Jr.

with Milton Friedmanvia Statesman Journal (OR)
Thursday, February 28, 2008

William F. Buckley Jr., the leading political and cultural symbol of American conservatism for almost 50 years, died Feb. 27 at age 82 at his home in Stamford, Conn...

In the News

William F. Buckley Jr. Remembered

with Milton Friedmanvia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Eighteen years ago, almost exactly one year after the Berlin Wall came down, William F. Buckley Jr., who died on February 27 at his home in Connecticut, was on a political tour of Central Europe and the still extant Soviet Union in a delegation of American conservatives...

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Half Full or Half Empty?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, February 28, 2008

In this post, I showed that net worth per household had risen dramatically in recent years...

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Tom Sowell Melts the Ivory Tower

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Continuing our discussion of his new book, Economic Facts and Fallacies, Thomas Sowell turns his gaze to the American academy...

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William F. Buckley, Leading Conservative, Dies at 82

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley Jr., the syndicated columnist and intellectual whose studied mannerisms, verbal flourishes and polemics energized the American conservative movement for a half-century, has died...

In the News

Sizing up Medvedev, the next Russian president

with Michael McFaulvia International Herald Tribune
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dmitri Medvedev, the man chosen to be the next Russian president, sat surrounded by soldiers...

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Hong Kong Dollars and Indian Cents

with Milton Friedmanvia Reason
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

In a blog post yesterday, I mentioned that Hong Kong topped the 2008 Wall Street Journal/Heritage Index on Economic Freedom, with Cuba and North Korea bringing up the rear, naturally...

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Everybody But You

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Listening to the give-and-take entitlement bidding war between Hillary and Barack, I thought there must have been a number of Americans—tens of millions in fact?—whom they have more or less forgotten...

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Student Ignorance of History, Literature Prompts Call for Stronger Curriculum

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A diverse group of scholars and educators joined forces last week to press for a stronger liberal arts and science curriculum in the nation’s public schools as a way of combating what they described as a disturbing lack of critical content knowledge...

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William F. Buckley Jr. Is Dead at 82

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Times
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley Jr., who marshaled polysyllabic exuberance, famously arched eyebrows and a refined, perspicacious mind to elevate conservatism to the center of American political discourse, died Wednesday at his home in Stamford, Conn...

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Hit Parade

by Larry Diamondvia Huffington Post
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Anyone who is not deeply naïve about American politics had to know it was coming: an intense assault on Barack Obama's character, his past, and his judgment...