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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Imagining the Election

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, July 3, 2008

One way to envision the McCain-Obama presidential race is as a boxing match — particularly like the famous Mohammed Ali championship fights...

Analysis and Commentary

Down on the pharms?

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Thursday, July 3, 2008

As a fresh-faced medical intern, a colleague of mine greeted a new patient with a breezy, "So what's your problem?"...

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Crusading is not the answer, but nor is pulling up the drawbridge

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Next week, a bunch of political leaders will sit around a table at the G8 summit in Toyako, Japan, contemplating the state of the world...

In the News
In the News

War & Terror with Philip Bobbitt: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Philip Bobbittvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 3, 2008

We tend to believe the people have more power than the government when the times are tranquil, and that the government asserts more power than the people in times of emergency...

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Tough California operative to lead McCain team

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

GOP presidential candidate John McCain's decision to tap a tough California political operative and former adviser to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to head his campaign operations is being hailed by Republicans as evidence that the Arizona senator's campaign is on a new track...

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'What's the Big Idea?'

with Shelby Steelevia Minnesota Public Radio
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The opening event at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado...

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Marking Our Territory: 'Conquest' by David Day

by Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Sun
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

David Day is an Australian scholar heretofore known as the author of a number of engaging accounts of Australian cultural history and the continent's uneasy relationship with Britain during World War II...

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Softer Tone From Iran Has Experts Guessing

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Iranian officials on Tuesday continued their long history of befuddling Western diplomats, as two top officials sounded conciliatory notes about the prospects of eventually breaching the impasse between the West and Tehran over the country’s nuclear ambitions...

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Japan and the Future of Nuclear Disarmament

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Foreign Policy In Focus
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s entry in the visitors’ book at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum last month may not sound so astonishing or dramatic...

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A new approach on Iran?

with Abbas Milanivia Minnesota Public Radio
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Bush Administration sought and Congress agreed to fund covert operations in Iran to destabilize the government there, according to a recent New Yorker article by Seymour Hersh...

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Birthday Thoughts

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Well, we have been blogging for more than a year now, and there was bound to be a screw-up sooner or later...

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An Exchange On Obama As A Post-Racial Politician

with Shelby Steelevia Atlantic Monthly
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Ta-Nehisi Coates asks the Shelby Steele to square his conviction that racial grievance is still the dominant racial paradigm among African Americans with their overwhelming support for the first "post-racial candidate," Barack Obama...

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Facts on Policy

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Did you know...The United States is the largest producer of nuclear electric power...

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Educating White Aspen-Goers About Race And Politics

with Shelby Steelevia Atlantic Monthly
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sitting here with Matt Yglesias to listen to a panel on race and politics...

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The Great Wave: Price Revolutions & the Rhythm of History

with Robert J. Barrovia Gold News (UK)
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

EVER FEEL LIKE, whatever you do, inflation is about to sweep you and your money under the carpet of history?...

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Analysis: Report fans Iran attack fears

with John Abizaidvia United Press International
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

U.S. officials have denied claims that U.S. Special Forces are already operating across the Iraqi border in Iran, but Seymour Hersh's claim that senior U.S. generals are opposing American airstrikes against Iran reflects very real divisions in the Pentagon and the Bush administration...

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Shelby Steele's Big Idea

with Shelby Steelevia ForaTv
Monday, June 30, 2008

Shelby Steele, the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, tells the opening session audience at the 2008 Aspen Ideas Festival about his big idea: The end of white guilt...