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Analysis and Commentary

Top of the World?

by David R. Hendersonvia TCS Daily
Thursday, January 11, 2007

This is the final installment of my three-part review of Alan Reynolds's excellent new book, Income and Wealth...

Analysis and Commentary

The tale of the archbishop and the spies has lessons for us all

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, January 11, 2007

In recent years, the rightwing Catholic twins who run Poland have advanced two articles of political faith: first, that the strength and moral integrity of the Polish nation is built upon the rock of the Polish Catholic church; and, second, that the weakness and corruption of Polish public life results from the failure to cleanse it of former collaborators with the communist regime...

Analysis and Commentary

The Surge Gamble

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, January 11, 2007

This was not Churchill, not FDR, and not JFK Wednesday night, and there was not quite enough about winning and victory — but the content was still good enough...

Analysis and Commentary

Global Schizophrenia

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, January 11, 2007

When it comes to intervening in international affairs, the United States is damned when it does and damned when it doesn't...

In the News
In the News

Bush takes a gamble

with David Bradyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, January 11, 2007

He was wrong about the weapons of mass destruction...

In the News

A Diplomat Who Loves The Really Tough Jobs

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Thursday, January 11, 2007

On April 18, 1983, Ryan Crocker was in his office at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, with its spectacular view overlooking the Mediterranean...

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Fenty’s school takeover

with Hoover Institutionvia Georgetown Voice
Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mayor Adrian Fenty advanced a proposal last Wednesday to reorganize the District’s public school system and to place authority for all school decisions in the mayor’s office, according to his web site...

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Promoting Economic Communication

with Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedmanvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, January 11, 2007

The economic way of thinking -- to use the title of my favorite textbook -- is essential for grasping the complex reality that we call economy and society...

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Somalia and Postmortem on 2006

with Hoover Institutionvia Barone Blog
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Here's a report by Paul Mirengoff on a Hoover Institution event presenting a postmortem of the 2006 elections...

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Corporate Philanthropy Inspires Trust: Does It Also Prompt Higher Profits?

with Milton Friedmanvia Knowledge@Wharton
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Your mother probably told you that it pays to be nice, but that may not necessarily be true when it comes to corporate philanthropy...

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Steve and Al

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Holman Jenkins finds it strange that Al Gore is the protector of Steve Jobs...

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How Islamic is Islamic Jihad?

with Policy Reviewvia National Review Online
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I am very late getting to this, but I have not seen many links online, so I will proceed anyway...

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5 questions for P.J. O'Rourke

with Milton Friedmanvia USA Today
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Reporter and humorist P.J. O'Rourke has written the first in a series from Atlantic Monthly Press on "books that changed the world..."

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President Bush's new plan for Iraq could soon run into old obstacles

with Larry Diamondvia McClatchy Newspapers
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

President Bush unveiled what the White House called a "New Way Forward" in Iraq on Wednesday night, but the plan faces old obstacles that have defied solution ever since the United States invaded Iraq nearly four years ago...

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New approach adds up to a better way to get results

with John B. Taylorvia Chicago Sun-Times
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The road to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions...

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One Last Post Mortem

with Hoover Institution, David Bradyvia Power Line
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Tonight I attended an informal dinner hosted by the Hoover Institution...

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Aids and Africa - Becker

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, January 7, 2007

As Posner's data indicate, the world AIDS problem is now largely concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa...