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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Barack W. Bush?

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

Almost everyone is talking about Barack Obama’s flip-flops, as the Senate’s most liberal member steadily moves to the political center and disowns firebrands like Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Fr. Michael Pfleger...

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Fiorina fights critics on campaign trail

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Carly Fiorina has headed a major Silicon Valley corporation, ascended to the rank of America's top female business icon, written a book - and now is on the short list of possible GOP vice presidential candidates...

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Money Won’t Cure Global Poverty

with Policy Reviewvia American Spectator
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Leaders of several underdeveloped African nations came to the Group of Eight summit in Japan this week and delivered a pointed message to the heads of the world's leading economies: Give us our money...

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Where Does Inflation Come From?

with Milton Friedmanvia Chicago Daily Observer
Thursday, July 10, 2008

In his final warning before hiking interest rates last week, European Central Bank (ECB) president Jean Claude Trichet said, “If we are not resolute, there is a risk that inflation will explode.”...

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The Mother of Friendships Lost

with William J. Perryvia New York Times
Thursday, July 10, 2008

There are relationships for which a novel is a more adequate form than journalism...

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Analysis: Iran runs risk in missile tests

with Daniel Pipesvia United Press International
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Iran's bold move in test-firing nine missiles Wednesday could be desperation or bravado, but it is hard to avoid the conclusion that powerful figures in Tehran are spoiling for a radical confrontation with the United States...

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Compulsory Volunteering

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Here is a superb post on the Orwellian idea of compulsory volunteering...

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Incentives, incentives

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Justin Bowen comments at EconTalk and points readers to an analysis of special education showing the power of incentives...

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Student Gains in Privately Managed Philadelphia Schools Nearly Double Those in District Schools

with Eric Hanushekvia PR Newswire
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

School test scores recently released by the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment reveal that schools partnering with private education management organizations (EMO's) -- including EdisonLearning -- showed greater gains in student achievement than the schools operated by the Philadelphia School District...

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Tower of Babel, other big thoughts at humanities fest

with Gary S. Beckervia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Grand notions, from the Tower of Babel to the Burnham Plan to transhumanism, are to be explored at this fall's Chicago Humanities Festival, with help from scheduled presenters such as writer Gore Vidal, artist Robert Irwin, historians David Kennedy and David Levering Lewis, and inventor-futurist Ray Kurzweil...