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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Easy test leaves Maryland behind

via Baltimore Sun
Thursday, October 18, 2007

The No Child Left Behind law, which is up for reauthorization, is suffering...

Analysis and Commentary

Whose Congress Are They Anyway?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, October 18, 2007

The president establishes American foreign policy and is commander-in-chief...

Analysis and Commentary

Never mind the treaty squabbles. Europe's real problem is Babel

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, October 18, 2007

The chief lesson of a unique polling project is that the EU's greatest worry is not Brussels - it's 23 different languages...

Analysis and Commentary

Thinking Big on Global Warming

by Lowell Woodvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 15, 2007

What is to be blamed for global warming?

In the News
In the News

SEC Tells Marvell, Exec to Expect Suits

with Abraham D. Sofaervia Recorder (CA)
Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Securities and Exchange Commission has notified Marvell Technology and one of its top officers that it plans to sue over stock option backdating...

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Almontaser's Opportunity

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Sun
Thursday, October 18, 2007

Word has come this week that the founding principal of the city's Arabic-language school is looking to get her job back, and she's prepared to sue the city of New York to get it...

In the News

With 'Injustice' As An Excuse, Crime Soared

with Thomas Sowellvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Thursday, October 18, 2007

The idea that "injustices and inequities" explain crime goes back more than two hundred years...

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Officials deny claims State Department not doing enough in Iraq

with John Abizaidvia Stars and Stripes
Thursday, October 18, 2007

State Department leaders insist their agency is handling a fair share of reconstruction work in Iraq and Afghanistan, despite criticism from military officials that too few civilian experts have volunteered for posts in combat zones...

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Genocide Resolution Going Down Down Down

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Van Der Galien Gazette (Netherlands)
Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Christian Science Monitor summarized what caused the downfall of the infamous Armenian genocide resolution (hr 106)...

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'Historic' Merit Pay for Teachers

with Eric Hanushekvia New York Post
Thursday, October 18, 2007

In a move being hailed as a "historic and unique" agreement on the controversial issue of merit pay, teachers at 200 high-need schools would earn an average of $3,000 in bonus pay if their schools raise student achievement significantly this year...

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Bush says nuclear Iran might raise risk of 'World War III'

with John Abizaidvia Austin American-Statesman
Thursday, October 18, 2007

President Bush warned Wednesday that a nuclear-armed Iran might raise the risk of "World War III..."

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DoD News Briefing with Press Secretary Morrell from the Pentagon

with William J. Perryvia United States Department of Defense
Thursday, October 18, 2007

Good afternoon...

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How 'genocide' vote lost steam

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, October 18, 2007

The sudden misgivings about a popular House resolution condemning as "genocide" the large-scale killings of Armenians more than nine decades ago illustrate a recurring tug of war in US foreign policy: when to take the moral high ground and when to heed the pragmatic realities of national interests...

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‘Wild East’ All Over Again

with William J. Perryvia New York Jewish Week
Thursday, October 18, 2007

There is a new macher in town...

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Bill Evers Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Education for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development

with Williamson M. Eversvia United States Department of Education
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today announced that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Williamson M. "Bill" Evers as assistant secretary for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education...

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Warming's Costs to Top Its Benefits, Study Says

with Terry Andersonvia Washington Post
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The costs of climate change to the United States will outweigh its benefits, according to a new University of Maryland study...

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Costs and Benefits

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

James Pethokoukis calls it Al Gore's $307 Trillion Gamble, pointing out the costs of actions and the benefits of inaction on global warming...

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Responding to earlier criticism

with Milton Friedmanvia TPMCafe
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

When I concluded my first book club post with, “let the clubbing begin,” I was wondering if the clubs wielded would be made of wood—or Nerf...

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The Backlash

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Al Gore winning the Nobel Prize has caused some folks to speak out against the religious component of global warming...

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Teachers reach deal on performance-based pay

with Diane Ravitchvia Daily News
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The city and the teachers union reached a landmark deal today that will let educators retire earlier with a full pension in exchange for a first-ever performance-based pay system...

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DoD Announces New Defense Policy Board Members

with William J. Perryvia U.S. Department of State
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates today announced John J. Hamre will chair the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee...

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Making the case for parental choice

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Gazette (Canada)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ontario Conservative leader John Tory's proposal to expand public funding of religious schools during the recent Ontario election 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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Health Insurance III: The Long-term Uninsured

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

During the past ten years, the number of children who are long-term uninsured has declined by 37 percent...

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Laissez Faire Books To Close

with Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedmanvia Liberty Papers
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Reason’s Brian Doherty reports that one of the great resources for libertarian and classical liberal books is shutting it’s doors at the end of the month...

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Health Insurance III: The Long-term Uninsured

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

During the past ten years, the number of children who are long-term uninsured has declined by 37 percent...

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Nobel in economics yet another for University of Chicago

with Milton Friedman, Gary S. Beckervia Associated Press
Monday, October 15, 2007

One of the world's most influential schools of economics has done it again...