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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Tired Gaza Two-Step

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Gaza erupted in celebration last week to the news that a Palestinian had murdered Jewish religious students in Jerusalem...

Analysis and Commentary

No cant, please, we're British. But we do need a better sense of citizenship

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, March 13, 2008

I am glad to be a British citizen...

In the News
In the News

The Five Points Of an 'Irish City'

with Thomas Sowellvia New York Sun
Thursday, March 13, 2008

In the 1963 study of immigrant succession in New York City, "Beyond the Melting Pot," Nathan Glazer and Daniel Moynihan wrote that "New York used to be an Irish city..."

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California Courts Effectively Ban Home Schooling

with Milton Friedmanvia Human Events Online
Thursday, March 13, 2008

In what was branded by James Dobson as “an all-out assault on the family,” a California court of appeal handed down a decision on a secret juvenile case that effectively bans home schooling in the state of California by establishing criteria not met by most of the parents of California’s approximately 166,000 home schooled kids...

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Bernanke Playbook Gives Hints on Fed's Next Moves

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Want the inside skinny on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's next moves as he battles to avert recession, bank bankruptcies and the collapse of capitalism?

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How Putin's Crackdown Holds Russia Back

with Michael McFaulvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Thursday, March 13, 2008

If there is any causal relationship between authoritarianism and economic growth in Russia, it is negative, say Michael McFaul, a senior fellow with the Hoover Institution, Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, Associate Director for Research and Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University...

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Who Is to Blame for American Teens Ignorant of History and Literature?

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Diane Ravitchvia Family Security Matters
Thursday, March 13, 2008

It was like opening the New York Times on a Wednesday morning in February 2008 and seeing the headline “Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped” or “Hitler Marches Into Rhineland..."

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Clumsy Critique

with Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Michael Tomasky, reviewing my book, Liberal Fascism, in The New Republic, has performed a useful service...

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The Decline and Fall of Europe: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia National Review Online
Thursday, March 13, 2008

Children are expensive, and they require a sacrifice of time and interest by parents...

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Obama Floats Like a Butterfly

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Thursday, March 13, 2008

I recently realized that Barack Obama is the Muhammad Ali of presidential politics...

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The 'Israel Lobby': A Realistic Assessment

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Thursday, March 13, 2008

When John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt published a paper decrying the influence of the Israel lobby on American foreign policy in March 2006, they received a torrent of criticism from former policymakers, historians, politically-inclined academics, and several of the Jewish organizations their paper cited...

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Stanford economist says charter schools can pull U.S. out of educational slump

with Caroline M. Hoxby, George P. Shultzvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Stanford economist Caroline Hoxby casts an empirical eye on public schools in the United States and comes away gloomy...

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Sacked for stating the obvious

with Shelby Steelevia Power Line
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro has had to step down from her position in the Clinton campaign because she said...

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Western Guilt

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

For forty years critics have attacked Western culture in general and its American brand in particular for an assortment of perceived sins...

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The Long and Winding Road

by Larry Diamondvia Huffington Post
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Last week was the third time that many hopes and expectations for an early Barack Obama triumph in the Democratic presidential primaries were dashed...

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How do we know what we know about economics?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I was asked the other day by a reporter if NAFTA had been a good thing or a bad thing for America. I said that both the proponents and opponents of NAFTA had no legitimate, unassailable or even suggestive, statistical evidence on their side...

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Green energy is making big money

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The alternative energy business is starting to make real money...