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Analysis and Commentary

Individuals can still change history

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, November 29, 2007

In the last few years, it has become popular to say that history is determined largely by sweeping inanimate forces of technology, the environment, gender, class, or race...

Analysis and Commentary

Parties Like It’s 1999

by Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Thursday, November 29, 2007

Senator Barack Obama unveiled his education plan last week, and used the opportunity to promote his presidential campaign theme of bringing people together...

In the News
In the News

YouTube debate spurs testy GOP exchanges

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Thursday, November 29, 2007

If anyone thought videos from YouTube users would not be taken seriously, they were wrong...

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Hos Down Under, &c.

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, November 29, 2007

Couple of columns back, I was talking about the city of Sydney, Australia, and how they’ve warned Santas not to say “ho, ho, ho” — because it could be offensive to women...

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How Bad is Education in Hawaii?

with Milton Friedmanvia Hawaii Reporter
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Isn't it rather pathetic that a majority (56 percent) of 8th grade Hawaii students have "below basic" knowledge of Science?

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Former Iraq advisor evaluates U.S. policy

with Larry Diamondvia Observer Online (IN)
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

There is no more politically charged, national security question than the direction of Iraq, said Larry Diamond, a political science professor at Stanford University...

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From Hoover Press: Implications of the Reykjavik Summit on Its Twentieth Anniversary: Conference Report, Edited by Sidney D. Drell and George P. Shultz

with Sidney D. Drell, George P. Shultzvia Business Wire
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

At their October 1986 meeting in Reykjavik, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev agreed on the need to eliminate nuclear weapons...

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Google to spend hundreds of millions on developing renewable energy

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Google Inc. says it will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to develop renewable energy as part of an ambitious plan to clean the environment and reduce the company's own power bill...

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Historians are taking an active role in the campaign of 2008

with Niall Fergusonvia History News Network
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

More than fifty historians have now signed a statement in support of the candidacy of Barack Obama, which was posted at HNN on Monday...

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The Stanley Foundation: New Analysis Examines Nuclear Dangers

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia MaximsNews Network
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Concerns about the perils posed by nuclear weapons have focused primarily on the spread of the bomb—to North Korea, Pakistan, India, and perhaps Iran—and on the terrifying prospect that Al Qaeda might acquire such weapons...

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Understanding Ahmadinejad

with Abbas Milanivia Daily Dish
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

One key is not to under-estimate him...

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Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, 2nd Edition

with David R. Hendersonvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

One of the most useful resources that I've taken advantage of during the past 15 years is David Henderson's Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (originally the Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics)...