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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Duking It Out

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Some of the most depressing e-mails received over the past year and a half have been those that asked why I was worrying myself about three rich white guys at Duke University...

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Five good reasons not to have a referendum - and one very bad one

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, October 11, 2007

It's Groundhog Day in Britain's European debate...

Analysis and Commentary

A Changing Iraq

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Iraq for most Americans is now a toxic subject — best either ignored or largely evoked to blame someone for something in the past...

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Che is the “Patron Saint” of Warfare

by William Ratliffvia Independent Institute
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

As I walked toward the grandiose Basilica of Saint Francis in this ancient city, I saw a familiar face at a souvenir stall on my left...

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Letters to the Editor: Time to decriminalize

by Joseph D. McNamaravia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Mayor Gavin Newsom is right...

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Freedom is no longer concern in our country

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, October 5, 2007

When I first arrived on these shores, back in 1956, the idea of America as a free country had at least some rhetorical currency, backed by frequent association between the country's founding documents and the desirability and undesirability of various public policies...

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In the News

'A Clear European Voice is Missing in the World'

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Spiegel Online (Germany)
Thursday, October 11, 2007

SPIEGEL ONLINE talks to historian and Oxford professor Timothy Garton Ash about the European Union's weak image in the world, the limits to EU expansion and how Europe should tackle Russia and Iran...

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Rudy's to lose

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

In the last 45 years, there has been one charismatic Republican presidential nominee...

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Report Pans How States Set the Bar

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The random and sometimes erratic nature of state proficiency standards makes for an assessment system that is “slipshod,” obscure, and potentially unreliable, contends an outspoken think tank’s analysis of the testing benchmarks set by 26 states...

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All eyes on Calif. climate-change fight

with James L. Sweeneyvia USA Today
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Make big-rig trucks more aerodynamic. Allow docked ships to shut off engines and plug into electrical outlets...

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Kremlin?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

In addition to the Russian government’s increasing control over the oil and gas industries, the country is in the process of creating a series of large state-owned corporations in sectors that include shipbuilding, atomic energy, arms trading, drug manufacturing, nanotechnology, and fishing...

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Expand educational freedom of choice for all parents

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ontario Conservative Leader John Tory's proposal to expand public funding of religious schools raises some important educational issues that need to be wisely resolved in all provinces if we are to provide Canadian children with the best education in the world...

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Iraqi Impressions—Final Part III

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The number of vehicles, arms, bases, and American infrastructure in Iraq is staggering...

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The credit crisis: why it is still too early to relax

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Times
Monday, October 8, 2007

Milton Friedman, writing about the role of monetary policy, once wrote: “From the infinite world of negation, I have selected two limitations of monetary policy to discuss...