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Video Commentary with Hoover senior fellows Terry Moe and Paul Peterson

with Paul E. Peterson, Terry M. Moevia Hoover Institution
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hoover Institution senior fellows and members of Hoover’s Task Force on K–12 Education Terry Moe and Paul Peterson comment on the controversy surrounding the likely termination of the Washington, D.C., voucher program...

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Old Europe Is Right on Stimulus

with John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner heads to Europe today to lobby for a "global stimulus" from the G-20 countries that are holding an economic summit two weeks hence...

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Secret Ballots Are Free Choice

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Unions and their supporters in Congress claim that when employees vote on whether to unionize, the elections are tainted by employer intimidation...

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Private Arrangements

with Daniel Pipesvia Boston Review
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Two years ago, Amina, a Muslim woman, approached a religious teacher near her home outside London...

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Middle East democratic reforms call

with Larry Diamondvia National (United Arab Emirates)
Thursday, March 12, 2009

The United States should push harder for democratic reforms in the Middle East and end its policy of supporting repressive regimes to serve its national interest, a group of about 140 scholars, foreign policy experts and Arab leaders say in an open letter to the US president, Barack Obama...

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The Obama Rosetta Stone

with John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Barack Obama has written two famous, widely read books of autobiography -- "Dreams from My Father" and "The Audacity of Hope."...

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Fast and Thick in the Age of Obama

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

In this fiscal crisis, the public wanted one big thing to quote Archilochus: A reform of the banking industry that offered federal-guaranteed lines of credit to ensure liquidity, and a new transparency so investors would at least know that their supposedly blue-chip AIG stocks or Lehman Brother portfolio was, in fact, a house of cards based on the serial reselling of sub-prime mortgages—and in the end hinged on whether a wage-earning Bill Smith in Merced could keep servicing an 8% loan on a $400,000, 3,000 sf home that he bought with no down payment...

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Stage Set For A Collision: Lieberman, Netanyahu and Barack Obama

with George P. Shultzvia Jewish Week (NY)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

With the expected designation of Avigdor Lieberman as Israel’s next foreign minister in a narrow, right-wing coalition led by Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, the stage seems set for a political collision course between Jerusalem and the rest of the world, including the U.S...

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Is This A Depression? Perhaps, But It Depends

with Robert J. Barrovia CBS News
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

While predicting recessions may be difficult, detecting when they've arrived is a bit easier...

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New Book Dissects Reagan's Role In The Cold War

with George P. Shultzvia NPR
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What role did former President Ronald Reagan play in ending the Cold War — and how did that role evolve?...

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Obama's Grand Education Plan: Can It Really Work?

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Atlantic Monthly
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Maybe we should go back to teaching," a friend and fellow former D.C. public school teacher quipped, passing along a link to the transcript of President Obama's address yesterday to the Hispanic Chamber of Congress, his first major speech on education since taking office...

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Bye-Bye Tutoring

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Swift & Change Able has a recent (Mar. 9) post on the effort by the public-school Establishment to crush after-school tutoring programs for children...

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Expert: Nuke issue off public radar

with George P. Shultzvia Columbia Daily Tribune (MO)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bill Wickersham knows the look well...

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Consumers Can Still Spot Value in a Crisis

with Paul M. Romervia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Consumers get no respect -- we value thrift and deplore the spending that supposedly undermines the investment necessary for our long-run prosperity...