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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Election could go to candidate who shows leadership on debt

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Who caused the American financial panic and the wild swings in our financial system - and what are we going to do about it in the long term after the markets settle down?...

Analysis and Commentary

The world's election

by Timothy Garton Ashvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, October 16, 2008

From my observation perch in Stanford, and as an English European turned 24/7-cable news-Webcast junkie, I notice that many Americans still suffer from a touching delusion that this is their election...

Analysis and Commentary

Forget 'memory laws'

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Among the ways in which freedom is being chipped away in Europe, one of the less obvious is the legislation of memory...

Analysis and Commentary

Troubled nations' Hobbesian world

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thomas Hobbes is a famous British political philosopher whose 17-century book, "Leviathan," remains a masterwork of Western political theory...

In the News
In the News

Former defense secretary to receive honor at Point

with William J. Perryvia Times Herald-Record (NY)
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Former Secretary of Defense William Perry will receive the prestigious Sylvanus Thayer Award at West Point Thursday...

In the News

My Friend Bill Ayers

with Herbert J. Walbergvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Waving the bloody shirt" was the phrase once used to describe the standard demagogic tactic of the late 19th century, when memories of the Civil War were still vivid and loyalists of both parties could be moved to "vote as they shot." ...

In the News

Hoover Institution Announces 2008-2009 National Fellows

with Hoover Institutionvia Business Wire
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Hoover Institution’s annual postdoctoral W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows have been named for the 2008–9 academic year...

In the News

David Frum's Weird Attack on Larry Kudlow

with Michael J. Boskinvia US News and World Report
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

This following quote will surely make David "Axis of Evil" Frum shake his head in disbelief...

In the News

Classroom Politics: Should Teachers Endorse a Candidate?

with Terry M. Moevia Time Magazine
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

If kids grades one to 12 could vote, Barack Obama would be our next President...

In the News

The Ayers Petition

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I expect we will both watch the last presidential debate...

In the News

Economists at Stanford talk about the crisis

with John Shoven, John B. Taylorvia Palo Alto Online
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

he turmoil in the financial and stock markets prompted a lively panel discussion at Stanford last Friday that was part of the university's homecoming weekend...

In the News

Citizen Ayers

with Herbert J. Walbergvia New York Times
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

John McCain has said he’s going to bring up William Ayers at tonight’s presidential debate, so Defend Bill Ayers Day has broken out in opinionville...

In the News

Nobel Laureates, National Medalists, MacArthur 'geniuses' to discuss work

with Sidney D. Drellvia Stanford News Service
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Seven times during this academic year, members of the Stanford community and the general public will have what is for most people a rare opportunity...

In the News

Abizaid encourages ‘future leaders’

with John Abizaidvia Dartmouth College
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The United States needs Dartmouth students to “join the team” and solve the Middle Eastern crises facing our generation, John Abizaid, retired United States Army General and former commander of United States Central Command, said in a speech Tuesday afternoon...

In the News

Is Ayers Really Analogous to bin Laden?

with Diane Ravitch, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

On Monday, The Washington Post reported that the chairman of the Virginia Republican Party, state Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick, equated Bill Ayers to Osama Bin Laden, telling McCain supporters that both Sen. Barack Obama and bin Laden "have friends who bombed the Pentagon." ...

In the News

Now that we Own the Banks,...

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We, the American taxpayers, are now part owner of America’s leading banks...