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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Tipping Economies of Scale

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, May 15, 2008

In one of those typical San Francisco decisions that makes San Francisco a poster child for the liberal Left, the city’s Board of Supervisors is moving to block a paint store from renting a vacant building once used by a video rental shop...

Analysis and Commentary

War Over the War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, May 15, 2008

The war in Iraq is in its sixth year — and we, the public, are in our sixth year of reading warring accounts about it...

Analysis and Commentary

Facts that contradict the ‘Big Lie’ about bio-crops

by Henry I. Millervia Financial Times
Thursday, May 15, 2008

John Little (Letters, May 12) perpetuates much of the “Big Lie” about genetically modified food – namely, that it is untested, unregulated, unsafe and unwanted...

Analysis and Commentary

Poland is overtaking Britain on the road to Europe - and to the euro

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, May 15, 2008

In Krakow, Poland's Oxford, the Brits don't have a good reputation...

In the News
In the News

An Edwards VP?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, May 15, 2008

McCain should pray that Obama picks (he won't) John Edwards as VP—he brings no executive record of experience, and offers less ideological balance; he has a poor record of winning primaries over two failed runs for the Presidency, has never appealed to working-class whites, hurt the Kerry ticket as a mediocre VP candidate, did poorly in past and present debates, and went even harder to the left (in scripted fashion) in the primaries...

In the News

University Plans Institute To Honor Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 15, 2008

The University of Chicago will announce Thursday that it plans to establish a center for economics honoring the late economist Milton Friedman...

In the News

War and Politics

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Democratic what?...

In the News

Adam Smith on the China tragedy

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Here is Adam Smith on the human capacity for selfishness and for something that goes beyond selfishness:...

In the News

Alternatives to Middle East major offered

with Abbas Milanivia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

While its peer universities offer dedicated Near or Middle Eastern Studies programs for undergraduates, Stanford’s opportunities in Middle Eastern studies are less centralized...

In the News

Virtual schools see strong growth, calls for more oversight

with Hoover Institutionvia Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Rather than send her kids off on the yellow bus, Briana LeClaire has school come to her home...

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When the Politics of Race Come Home

with Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

When my 8-year-old son announced he liked Barack Obama, I held my tongue: I refrained from launching into the litany of Sen. Obama’s anti-life policy positions, such as his recent statement that he would encourage his own young daughter to have an abortion rather than be “punished” by a pregnancy...

In the News

Chris Anderson on Free

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 12, 2008

Chris Anderson talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his next book project based on the idea that many delightful things in the world are increasingly free--internet-based email with infinite storage, on-line encyclopedias and even podcasts, to name just a few...

In the News

Presidential Candidates Have Little Opportunity to Talk About Education

with Michael J. Petrillivia US News and World Report
Thursday, May 8, 2008

They're like the kid in the back of the classroom with his hand raised, whom the teacher never gets to call on because the other students are shouting for attention...