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Analysis and Commentary

Is America Premodern or Postmodern?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

During the last 20 years, science and a growing economy gave Americans the most sophisticated and leisured lifestyles in history...

Analysis and Commentary

Make your revolution at a round table, but add a truth commission

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

As a piece of carpentry, this table is nothing to write home about...

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The Inflation Threat Is Real

with John B. Taylorvia Seeking Alpha
Thursday, May 21, 2009

From Wikipedia: Taylor rule is a monetary-policy rule that stipulates how much the central bank would or should change the nominal interest rate in response to divergences of actual inflation rates from target inflation rates and of actual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from potential GDP...

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Quelling the Preschool Enthusiasm

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Heritage Foundation
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Washington Post recently ran a piece by Chester Finn, asking to “slow the preschool bandwagon”, which currently consists of a $10 billion pledge by President Obama for his “zero to five” program, numerous bills in Congress to promote states’ efforts in implementing universal preschool, and a chorus of governors, unions, and preschool advocacy groups across the country pushing for an increased federal role in early education...

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California on the Horizon

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It is generally known that Americans want it both ways — green giddiness and plenty of oil and gas for their cars and homes; lots of government services and low taxes; a big military but spasms of isolationism...

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The Housing Boom and Bust

with Thomas Sowellvia Reason
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thomas Sowell, prolific public intellectual and the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is one of America's greatest economic thinkers and educators...

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Obama Leads Chorus of Support for Nuclear Disarmament

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Global Security Newswire
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday promised to place nuclear nonproliferation high on his administration's agenda, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, May 5)...

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1989 – 'Poland's gift to the world'

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Polish Radio - External Service
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

EXCLUSIVE - We interview British historian and journalist Timothy Garton-Ash in the run-up to June’s twentieth anniversary of the first democratic elections in Poland...

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The New Republic: The Second Coming Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

with Richard A. Epsteinvia NPR
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In March, 2008, Martha Nussbaum, a law professor at the University of Chicago, traveled with Judge Diane Wood to a conference in India...

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How Government Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis and the Implications for Regulatory Reform

with John B. Taylorvia FinReg21.com
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What caused the financial crisis?...

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Obama Seeks Advice on Nuclear Weapons

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

President Obama pledged on Tuesday to make nuclear nonproliferation one of his highest priorities, saying he would work with Russia and other countries to “lock down loose nuclear weapons that could fall into the hands of terrorists.’’...

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Pres. Obama Oval Office Meeting on Nonproliferation Policy

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia C-SPAN
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

President Obama met with Fmr. Sec. of State Henry Kissinger, Fmr. Sec. of State George Schultz, Fmr. Senator and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Sam Nunn, and Fmr. Sec. of Defense William Perry to discuss key priorities in U.S. nonproliferation policy in the Oval Office...

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Pres. Obama Oval Office Meeting on Nonproliferation Policy

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia C-SPAN
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

President Obama met with Fmr. Sec. of State Henry Kissinger, Fmr. Sec. of State George Schultz, Fmr. Senator and Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Sam Nunn, and Fmr. Sec. of Defense William Perry to discuss key priorities in U.S. nonproliferation policy in the Oval Office...

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Vatican studies genetically modified crops

with Henry I. Millervia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 18, 2009

Sandwiched amid Pope Benedict XVI's trip to the Middle East and President Barack Obama's commencement address at Notre Dame, a behind-closed-doors "study week" in Rome sponsored by the Pontifical Academy for Sciences on genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has so far flown largely below radar...