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Analysis and Commentary

Obama will be no exception to the law of politics

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

We will likely see a lot of political "readjustments" come January, once President-elect Barack Obama and many new Democratic members of Congress assume office, and the Republican administration leaves...

Analysis and Commentary

Entering Casablanca

via National Review Online
Thursday, November 13, 2008

There is a famous scene in Casablanca in which Captain Louis Renault, searching for justification for ordering the immediate closure of Rick’s Café Américain, discovers it in a memorable line: “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!”...

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Obama must show the way to a goal set by Russell, Einstein - and Reagan

by Timothy Garton Ash with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, November 13, 2008

As he embarks on the uphill struggle to translate dreams into realities, one strategic goal President-elect Barack Obama should embrace on his inauguration day is that of a world freed from the threat of nuclear weapons...

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A Chance To Turn Around The FDA

by Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

One of the least visible but most important of the Obama administration's appointments will be the head of the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates products worth more than $1 trillion, or 25 cents of every consumer dollar...

In the News
In the News

Gates Foundation will steer its education giving in a new direction

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Schools
Thursday, November 13, 2008

One of the world’s most expansive philanthropies, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, emerged yesterday from a year-and-a-half-long silence on one of its major investment areas, releasing a plan to dramatically alter the foundation’s approach to improving American schools...

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Hoover Institution presented copies of historic documents to Latvian War Museum

with Herbert Hoover, Hoover Institutionvia Baltic Course
Thursday, November 13, 2008

A ceremony took place at the Latvian War Museum this morning at 10, during which United States Ambassador to Latvia Charles Larson presented a gift from the U.S. Hoover Institution to Latvia's State Archive, as LETA was informed by the Press and Culture Center of the U.S. Embassy in Latvia...

In the News

Education funding should not have to rely on logging

with Diane Ravitchvia Bellingham Herald (WA)
Thursday, November 13, 2008

In a more rational world, the Lake Whatcom Landscape Plan would be less controversial and no school district would have had to scramble for a slightly larger piece of a clearly inadequate pie...

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Bleakonomics

with Niall Fergusonvia Time Out New York
Thursday, November 13, 2008

No one would accuse Niall Ferguson, author of The Ascent of Money, of inactivity...

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Global Accounting Standards? Not So Fast

with Kenneth E. Scottvia Business Week
Thursday, November 13, 2008

The uproar over fair value accounting practices, which some critics have blamed for the depths of the global financial crisis, threatens to sink a long-sought move by countries around the world toward a single set of international financial reporting standards (IFRS)...

In the News

Who Reigns in Succession Crisis? Confusion, Perhaps

with Philip Bobbittvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Few Americans at the time knew the name Michael Armacost...

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Obama and Gitmo

with James Woolseyvia Washington Times
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama plans to close the U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay as soon as he is sworn in as president Jan. 20...

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Guantanamo Closure Called Obama Priority

with Matthew Waxman, Benjamin Wittesvia Washington Post
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Obama administration will launch a review of the classified files of the approximately 250 detainees at Guantanamo Bay immediately after taking office, as part of an intensive effort to close the U.S. prison in Cuba, according to people who advised the campaign on detainee issues...

In the News

Obama makes foreign leaders wait

with Stephen D. Krasnervia International Herald Tribune
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The world is waiting for President-elect Barack Obama, and some of its most prominent leaders are flying to the United States this weekend clamoring to meet with him...

In the News

Kamala Harris To Run for California Attorney General

with Bill Whalenvia KCBS (CA)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris plans to file papers on Wednesday morning to run for California attorney general, a decision she had previously said would depend on whether Jerry Brown wants to try and occupy the governor’s mansion again...

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Gates' New Approach Gets Good Reviews

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Tom Lovelessvia Education Week
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

In unveiling its new strategy for education grantmaking here this week, leaders of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation assured those in attendance that they wanted honest feedback on their new direction...

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Unemployment and Social Cohesion

with Thomas Sowellvia Acton Institute
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

As the U.S. economy continues to slide into a recession, those in our society who are truly disadvantaged are less able to absorb the economic shocks and must remain a priority...

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Rehnquist Papers: Finding Aid for Materials from 1947 to 1974 Available to Researchers on November 17, 2008

with Hoover Institutionvia Business Wire
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Materials from the papers of the late Justice William H. Rehnquist involving his work from 1947 to 1971 and Supreme Court cases from the 1972 to 1974 terms will be opened to researchers on November 17, 2008, at the Hoover Institution...

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Could Obama victory lead to Iran talks?

with John Abizaidvia Associated Press
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Barack Obama's election and the chance of a leadership change in Iran offer the best hope in decades for direct talks between bitter enemies Iran and America...

In the News

The unconstrained vision

with Thomas Sowellvia World Magazine
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thomas Sowell’s Conflict of Visions was published 21 years ago and re-released last year, and at National Review, in a series of five short video interviews, Sowell discusses the “constrained” and “unconstrained” visions that inform conservative and liberal ideas, respectively...

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Obama Is Expected to Put Education Overhaul on Back Burner

with Tom Lovelessvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Critics of the Bush administration's education policies had hoped that putting a Democrat in the White House would mean dramatic changes, including the potential scrapping of the No Child Left Behind law and its reliance on standardized testing, as well as more federal dollars for schools...

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The Gitmo Dilemma

with Matthew Waxmanvia Newsweek
Friday, November 7, 2008

The detention center at Guantanamo Bay and the flawed justice system created to try terrorist suspects held there are among the most complicated legacies of the Bush administration...