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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

This tale of two revolutions and two anniversaries may yet have a twist

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, May 8, 2008

During the Velvet revolution of 1989 I spied an improvised poster in a Prague shop window...

Analysis and Commentary

Give ‘em Hell, Dubya

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, May 8, 2008

We are in one of the longest presidential campaigns in modern memory — and haven’t even started focusing on the general election...

In the News
In the News

Lawmakers turn up the heat on ethanol in response to rising food prices

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Under pressure to do something about surging food prices, members of Congress are increasingly questioning the government's incentives for corn-based ethanol production, which have been blamed for contributing to the crisis...

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“Equity and Efficiency in Health and Healthcare”

with Gary S. Beckervia Duke University
Thursday, May 8, 2008

The 2nd Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHE) is taking place on June 22-25, 2008 at the R. David Thomas Center and The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University in Durham, North Carolina...

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The Fed's deformed maturity

with Milton Friedmanvia Asia Times
Thursday, May 8, 2008

High prices and shortages of energy and food, resulting in riots and higher risks of widespread hunger and malnutrition, have become recognizable threats to global economic and political stability...

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Lazear Sees No Recession for U.S. Economy

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 8, 2008

The White House's top economist said he's confident the U.S. economy hasn't dipped into recession, and expressed optimism that stimulus checks could bolster growth in the current quarter, earlier than expected...

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Productivity Rises Amid U.S. Slowdown

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 8, 2008

U.S. productivity rose at a solid pace in the first quarter, suggesting companies are adjusting quickly to the economic slowdown by shedding workers and cutting back on the number of hours worked...

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Obama vs. McCain: Let's Get It On

with Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Barack Obama, the first "postracial candidate," is heading to the Democratic nomination almost entirely because of his near-universal support from black voters in the Democratic primaries...

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U.S. not slipped into recession, Lazear says: report

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Reuters
Thursday, May 8, 2008

U.S. Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Edward Lazear is confident the U.S. economy has not slipped into a recession and is optimistic that the economic stimulus payments could help growth in the current quarter, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday...

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The Word According to Tom Wolfe: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tom Wolfe says evolution ended when man learned to speak — with the dawn of homo loquax...

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Clinton is encouraged to drop out

with Bill Whalenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Thursday, May 8, 2008

On Wednesday the calls for Hillary Clinton to abandon her presidential campaign are getting louder...

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Ethanol is not the problem

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Washington Times
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Record energy costs and rising food prices are taking a painful toll on consumers' pocketbooks...

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Vindicating law through warfare -- a bridge too far

with Philip Bobbittvia Power Line
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Phillip Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence and the Director of the Center for National Security at Columbia University...

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My Turn: Taxes, budgets and nuclear weapons

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Burlington Free Press (VT)
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Each April 15, Tax Day, the United States funds its priorities. In our democracy we want to believe that our government will make the best choices as it spends our money...

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Historians seek public report on World War II forgeries

with Niall Fergusonvia Associated Press
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

British historians called Tuesday for a public report on the inquiry into 29 forged documents found at the National Archives that falsely accuse Winston Churchill's government of having a secret, cordial relationship with Nazi SS chief Henrich Himmler at the height of World War II...

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Behind the Scenes: Amanpour's notes from North Korea

with William J. Perryvia CNN
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

For most journalists, traveling into North Korea is like the holy grail of assignments...

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Flatten it out

with Alvin Rabushkavia Calgary Herald (Canada)
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Nigel Hannaford is correct that churches need to decide whether they should sacrifice their morals to receive a tax break...

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Is Another Great Depression On The Way?

with Milton Friedmanvia Forbes
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Is another Great Depression possible, with collapsing stocks, plunging corporate profits and skyrocketing unemployment of 25% or more?...

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Past Hyperinflation Helps Account For China's Currency Conundrum

with Milton Friedmanvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A specter is haunting China: inflation...