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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The New Great Game

by Charles Hillvia Forbes
Thursday, July 16, 2009

For years it's been a closely held secret: The People's Republic of China is an empire desperately trying to make the world think it's a state...

Analysis and Commentary

On Shearing Sheep

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, July 16, 2009

You don’t produce wool by skinning the sheep...

Analysis and Commentary

The Learning Stimulus?

by John E. Chubbvia Education Week
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Obama administration recently opened the sluice gates again—directing $44 billion of the economic-stimulus package to the schools.

Analysis and Commentary

The Orange Grove: Don't deny the humanity in excellence

by Tibor R. Machanvia Orange County Register
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Roger Federer – the most successful tennis player in history and who won his 15th grand-slam championship this month at Wimbledon – is, contrary to suspicions voiced by New York Times columnist Roger Cohen in a piece titled "Roger Federer Unbuttoned" – is a human being...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Empathy Test

by Peter Berkowitzvia Weekly Standard
Monday, July 13, 2009

In discharging their constitutional duty to provide advice and, if they deem appropriate, give consent to President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, Senators should examine the critical importance the president attaches to empathy...

Analysis and Commentary

An American Icon

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Cato Institute
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Robert Bork’s public career in academics and in public affairs has had, to say the least, its ups and downs...

Analysis and Commentary

Big Government’s Return

by David R. Hendersonvia Cato Institute
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It had to happen...

In the News
In the News

Why Fears Of A Muslim Takeover Are All Wrong

with Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Monday, July 20, 2009

To listen to Europe's far right, it would be easy to conclude that the continent is poised for another round of bitter conflict with a centuries-old adversary...

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Experts Tell Congress to Lay Off the Fed

with Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 16, 2009

More than 250 prominent economists warned that critics of the Federal Reserve are putting "the independence of U.S. monetary policy...at risk," and they urged Congress to back off lest it undermine the Fed's ability to manage the economy and thwart inflation...

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New Standards -- Tough and Imposed by States -- Put Schools on the Same Page

with Michael J. Petrillivia Politics Daily (DC)
Thursday, July 16, 2009

The saying that "all politics is local" is never truer than in education...

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Social studies will be next battle for State Board of Education

with Michael J. Petrillivia Austin American-Statesman
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fresh off a contentious battle about science curriculum during the spring, the State Board of Education is girding for a fight over social studies that could make the last one look like a mild skirmish...

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Iran Spurns Engagement on Nuclear Drive, Thwarting Obama Effort

with Abbas Milanivia Bloomberg
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Iranian leaders are turning inward and rejecting engagement with the West as they blame outsiders for street protests, even as President Barack Obama’s administration pushes for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program...

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Beyond the crisis: the need for Real Change

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Open Democracy (UK)
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

From one perspective, politics today looks like a running, rolling saga of crises for various people in various high places...

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Petition for Fed Independence

with Daron Acemoglu, Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The following is a petition calling for a commitment to Fed independence: Open Letter to Congress and the Executive Branch...

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Commission considers flat tax for California

with Alvin Rabushkavia Ventura County Star
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

With great fanfare early this year, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic legislative leaders appointed a blue-ribbon commission to recommend fundamental changes in California’s tax structure...

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Health care reform

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

According to the Drudge Report, here is the Republicans' chart that describes the new proposed US health care system will work:...

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Lisbon Yes will make EU fit for global challenges

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Irish Times
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

If we want the European Union to respond effectively to international financial, energy and climate change crises we must empower it to do so...

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State alleges educational neglect against mom

with Eric Hanushekvia WND - World Net Daily
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Wyoming mother found guilty of educational neglect because her daughter wasn't registered in school and there were no records the family was homeschooling has been cleared after state officials discovered the daughter wasn't old enough for school...

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Disarmament Advocates See a New Chance to Go to Zero

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Korea Times
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

ALMOST FROM THE moment the first atomic bomb was detonated in New Mexico in July 1945, the menacing aura of the nuclear age has inspired visions of a world free of nuclear weapons...

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Former defense secretary William Perry to discuss reducing nuclear-weapon threat

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Los Altos Town Crier (CA)
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, a professor at Stanford University, is scheduled to discuss “Reducing the Danger of Nuclear Weapons,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto...

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Democrats For a Flat Tax?

with Michael J. Boskin, John F. Coganvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, July 11, 2009

Karen Bass is an unlikely tax cutter...