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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Tories' vision for a brave new world is built on a confidence trick

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, October 4, 2007

In the Cameron Con, aka the Hague Hoax, they bash the very Europe they will depend on to achieve their goals...

Analysis and Commentary

U.N. regulatory follies

by Henry I. Miller with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Times
Thursday, October 4, 2007

"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there would be a shortage of sand," economist Milton Friedman quipped...

Analysis and Commentary

Proficiency Illusion

via National Review Online
Thursday, October 4, 2007

Tests are getting easier, but student scores on them are stagnating...

Analysis and Commentary

Charge It! America

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, October 4, 2007

President Bush's current approval ratings are about 32 percent...

Analysis and Commentary

How Iran Could Help End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Robert Zelnickvia Foreign Policy Research Institute
Thursday, October 4, 2007

In invading Iraq, the U.S. unintentionally threw open the door to the expansion of Iranian influence in the region...

Analysis and Commentary

In memoriam: Pief Panofsky (1919-2007)

by Sidney D. Drellvia Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Pief's humanity, integrity, and commitment to principles were the hallmark of his life, and earned him universal respect above and beyond the admiration for him as a physicist and creator of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)...

In the News
In the News

The Democratic Economist

with Milton Friedman, George P. Shultz, Gary S. Beckervia Washington Post
Thursday, October 4, 2007

In his curriculum vitae, Austan Goolsbee lists as his "other interests" -- other than teaching at the University of Chicago -- two activities: triathlons and improv comedy...

In the News

After Sputnik we aimed high, now our aims are low

with John Abizaidvia Newsday
Thursday, October 4, 2007

Fifty years ago today, the Soviet Union stunned the world by orbiting a space satellite, Sputnik..

In the News

Dividing Iraq to Save It

with John Abizaidvia Washington Post
Thursday, October 4, 2007

During the recent debate in Washington about what is gently termed the "soft partition" of Iraq, I have been remembering one of the macabre signature phrases of the Vietnam War: "It was necessary to destroy the town in order to save it..."

In the News

Stockholm Syndrome

with Milton Friedmanvia American
Thursday, October 4, 2007

There is a magnificent slowness to most everything in Sweden...

In the News

Timeline: N. Korea nuclear dispute

with William J. Perryvia CNN
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Below is a chronology of the development of North Korea's nuclear weapons program...

In the News

Ravitch: Feds, States Should Switch Roles

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Diane Ravitch, one of the nation's most influential education writers, gets prime real estate on today's New York Times op-ed page to argue for dramatic changes to NCLB...

In the News

Ex-State Department aide to talk to GOP group

with Abraham D. Sofaervia Marin Independent Journal
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A former State Department adviser will be the featured guest speaker at the Novato Republican Women Federated's monthly luncheon meeting Oct. 16 at Marin Country Club...

In the News

Sputnik heralded space race, focus on learning

with Diane Ravitchvia USA Today
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

As a high school junior in the fall of 1957, Gerry Wheeler knew what he was destined to do the following summer: work in the family milk-delivery business in Peterboro, N.H...

In the News

The Thin Edge of the Flat-Tax Wedge in Britain

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Speaking at the Conservative party conference in Blackpool on October 2, 2007, George Osborne, the opposition "shadow" chancellor of the exchequer, proposed several changes in British taxation...

In the News

Nuclear physicist dies at age 88

with Sidney D. Drellvia Daily Princetonian
Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Wolfgang Panofsky '38, who left a legacy of influential research in electron accelerator design, high-energy particle physics and nuclear arms control, died of a heart attack Sept. 24 in Mountain View, Calif...