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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The threat from terrorism does not justify slicing away our freedoms

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Smiley swirled the last of the brandy in his balloon glass and muttered: "We've given up far too many freedoms in order to be free. Now we've got to take them back..."

Analysis and Commentary

America Is Sleeping

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, November 15, 2007

There's an old expression about war: "Victory has many fathers, while defeat is an orphan..."

In the News
In the News

Know your enemy

with John Abizaidvia United Press International
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Radical Islam, or Islamo-fascism as conservatives are prone to call it, conveys the impression of a political movement...

In the News

Steinway, Wyeth Among Arts Medal Recipients

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Washington Post
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Les Paul, the guitar innovator; Henry Ziegler Steinway, whose family handcrafted thousands of pianos; and Andrew Wyeth, the master painter of American scenes, will receive the National Medal of Arts today...

In the News

Snip, snip, chop, chop, you too can trim budget

with Milton Friedmanvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pick up your scissors...

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Speaker slams global warming

with S. Fred Singervia Stanford Daily
Thursday, November 15, 2007

“Man has made global warming a myth,” claimed Hoover Institution research fellow Siegfried Fred Singer during yesterday’s talk titled “Is global warming a myth?”

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Bernanke Parts the Curtains, But Will the View Be Clearer?

with Milton Friedmanvia Barron's Online
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Let's not beat around the bush: I think transparency at the Federal Reserve is a terrible idea...

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A Race No One Can Win

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Dallas Morning News
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Trivia question: When was the last time the United States came within two minutes of a nuclear attack?

In the News

Another view: Dollar's slide boosts exports

with Milton Friedmanvia USA Today
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Policymakers shouldn't waste time worrying about a falling dollar...

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Pakistan: On the Razor's Edge?

with Larry Diamond, Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Institution
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

On November 3, 2007, Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf, citing intense terrorist activity and a corrupt judiciary, donned his general’s uniform and declared a state of emergency throughout the entire country...

In the News

Is the Iraq War Costlier Than Doing Nothing?

with Gary S. Beckervia US News and World Report
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Democratic study on the "real costs" of the wars in Iraq ($1.3 trillion) and Afghanistan ($300 billion) from 2002 through 2008 will almost assuredly lead to a common perceptual pitfall...

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Keynote Address at the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) 22nd Annual Briefing

with George P. Shultzvia United States Department of State
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thank you very much and thank you, Pat, for that kind introduction...

In the News

Revisiting Sovereignty

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Dictionary definitions of sovereignty include "complete independence," "exclusivity of jurisdiction," "self-government," "a territory existing as an independent state," "an autonomous state," and perhaps most important, "freedom from external control..."

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Study: Teachers lured to retire early

with Education Nextvia United Press International
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Many pension plans for U.S. teachers have marked spikes when the payout increases sharply, sending many teachers into early retirement, two researchers say...

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Selma's historian-author to receive national medal

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fresno Bee
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Victor Davis Hanson, a military historian and author living in Selma, is among 20 recipients of National Medals of Arts and National Medals of Humanities...

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Death Nail: Will Charter Schools Destroy Inner-City Catholic Schools?

with Caroline M. Hoxby, Education Nextvia Townhall
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Education Next article “Can Catholic Schools Be Saved?” asks the provocative question: Will charter schools finish off inner city Catholic private schools?

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Hoover Institution Fellow Victor Davis Hanson Named National Humanities Medal Recipient

with Victor Davis Hanson, Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, John Raisianvia Business Wire
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Victor Davis Hanson, the Hoover Institution’s Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, was named by President George W. Bush today as one of ten recipients of this year’s National Humanities Medals...