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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Don't Blame the Teachers

by Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Thursday, June 14, 2007

Recently, I attended yet another one of those conferences where leaders of American industry, commerce, and government get together to decide what to do about our schools...

Analysis and Commentary

Drug Regulation: Has the Worst Become the Norm?

by Henry I. Millervia American
Thursday, June 14, 2007

A sad litany of new examples suggests the FDA has lost its ability to reason about risk...

Analysis and Commentary

Home-Invader Program?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, June 14, 2007

People who are pushing for a “guest worker” program show not the slightest interest in what has been happening under guest-worker programs in Europe...

Analysis and Commentary

Iliberal on Immigration

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, June 14, 2007

The collapse last week of a comprehensive immigration bill in Congress that called for a huge guest-worker program, fast-track visas, and a sort of earned citizenship for illegal aliens has unleashed a backlash against those opponents of it who prefer to close the border first and legislate the details of illegal immigration later...

Analysis and Commentary

Gaza — It’s All Our Fault

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, June 14, 2007

One of the more depressing things of being stuck in airports during East-Coast June storms is watching CNN and its parade of glib fools that appear hourly blaming (but, of course) the U.S. for the miasma in Gaza and the ongoing creepy Fatah/Hamas killing...

Analysis and Commentary

Faced with the tragedy of Iraq, the US must rethink its whole foreign policy

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, June 14, 2007

You think you've reached bottom, then you hear knocking from underneath...

Analysis and Commentary

Controlling Our Borders

by David R. Henderson with Charles L. Hoopervia New York Sun
Thursday, June 14, 2007

One of the principles Charles Hooper and I state in our book, "Making Great Decisions in Business and Life," is that in solving a problem, any alternatives you consider must be feasible...

Analysis and Commentary

After the Bomb

by William J. Perryvia New York Times
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The probability of a nuclear weapon one day going off in an American city cannot be calculated, but it is larger than it was five years ago...

In the News
In the News

Reagan on Reagan

with George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Sunday, June 17, 2007

The diaries show Reagan as a more active and alert chief executive than his detractors care to admit...

In the News

Nuclear-free New Zealand still heralded 20 years on

with George P. Shultzvia Times Online
Thursday, June 14, 2007

It's the 20th anniversary of the fourth Labour government’s world-first Nuclear Free legislation and time to remember New Zealand’s long history of advocacy for nuclear disarmament.

In the News

An assault on the efficacy of free trade

with Milton Friedmanvia Telegraph
Thursday, June 14, 2007

'It ain't what we don't know that bothers me so much, it's all the things we do know that ain't so,' said Moses Abramovitz, a Stamford economist (1912-2000) who challenged the modern wisdom that the magic of the market leads to prosperity and order...

In the News

The price of gasoline and COLA

with Milton Friedmanvia North County Times (CA)
Thursday, June 14, 2007

Each Sunday, the North County Times publishes its "Low Gas Price Leader," a shopping guide, particularly helpful for us retirees...

In the News

Town Went Too Far in Trying to Take Land, Court Says

with Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Times
Thursday, June 14, 2007

In a decision that could affect redevelopment battles across New Jersey, the State Supreme Court ruled unanimously yesterday that a town had overstepped the State Constitution’s definition of “blight” when it tried to take private property for development...

In the News

Book Review: Radicals for Capitalism

with Milton Friedmanvia Mackinac Center for Public Policy (MI)
Thursday, June 14, 2007

Brian Doherty’s "Radicals for Capitalism: a Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement" is full of drama, fascinating anecdotes and inspiration for anyone interested in liberty or American history...

In the News

The Fred Factor, Part 4

with Hoover Institution, Peter M. Robinsonvia Power Line
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Our friend Peter Robinson sat down for a brief interview with Fred Thompson at the Hoover Institution earlier this week...

In the News

Peter Robinson Interviews Fred Thompson

with Peter M. Robinson, Hoover Institutionvia Instapundit
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

It goes beyond the kinds of things covered on Leno...

In the News

The myth of the rational voter

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I just interviewed Bryan Caplan on his new book, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, for an upcoming EconTalk podcast...

In the News

Fred Thompson: Settled personal life makes presidential bid possible

with Hoover Institution, Peter M. Robinsonvia USA Today
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Republican presidential not-quite-candidate Fred Thompson talks about how his happy personal life has allowed him to raise his political sights in an unusually personal interview with a conservative think tank...

In the News

Fred Thompson on Tape

by Peter M. Robinson with Hoover Institutionvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

On Monday, former senator Fred Thompson spent half a day at the Hoover Institution, discussing policy with a roomful of Hoover fellows...

In the News

Illegal Immigrants

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Opponents of immigration keep mentioning the illegality of some immigrants as if that issue were decisive...

In the News

Richard Rorty, Philosopher, Dies at 75

with Russell A. Bermanvia New York Times
Monday, June 11, 2007

Richard Rorty, whose inventive work on philosophy, politics, literary theory and more made him one of the world’s most influential contemporary thinkers, died Friday in Palo Alto, Calif...