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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Reincarnating Reagan

by Richard V. Allen with Martin Andersonvia National Review Online
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Much of the reaction to the formal debut of Fred Thompson in the presidential campaign has focused on his “positioning” within the Republican party, citing the opinions of various commentators as to whether he’s a “conservative,” a “moderate” or something else...

Analysis and Commentary

Looking for Scapegoat, World Again Turns to Jews

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Antisemitism never dies...

Analysis and Commentary

Wake up, the invisible front line runs right through your back yard

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, September 13, 2007

To return from the United States to Europe is to travel from a country that thinks it is on the front line of the struggle against jihadist terrorism, but is not, to a continent which is on the front line but still has not fully woken up to the fact...

In the News
In the News

The Spread Of Flat Tax in Eastern Europe: A Comparative Study

with Milton Friedman, Robert E. Hall, Alvin Rabushkavia Global Politician
Friday, September 14, 2007

One of the most interesting economic developments in post communist Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is the spread of the flat tax...

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Putin's pick for PM stuns Kremlin

with John B. Dunlopvia Toronto Star
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Eight years ago Russia reeled with shock as President Boris Yeltsin named a shadowy former spy as his prime minister and preferred successor...

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Book details 'Reagan's Top hand'

with George P. Shultzvia Ventura County Star
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Since William P. Clark retired from his Cabinet post in 1985, almost every other high-ranking official in Ronald Reagan's administration has resurfaced as an author, a television news talking head or a figure in one of the Bush administrations...

In the News

America's Tax Policy

with Milton Friedmanvia New Republic
Thursday, September 13, 2007

A central theme of your book The Big Con--available at bookstores everywhere--is that first the Republican Party and then the nation has been sold a bill of goods by silly supply-siders whose theories of economic growth are wrong, refuted by reality, and yet somehow those espousing and implementing those policies keep getting elected with infuriating regularity...

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Obama strikes nerve with call for quick pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq

with Morris P. Fiorinavia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's plan to withdraw American combat forces from Iraq created immediate waves Wednesday in his party's presidential race and illustrated how the unpopular war has become the central battleground for the 2008 campaign...

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Bernanke Spurns Greenspan Quick Fix, Seeking Data, Deliberation

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Alan Greenspan trusted his instincts...

In the News

A glance at the current issue of City Journal: The fall of military history

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Chronicle of Higher Education
Thursday, September 13, 2007

For the last three decades, colleges and universities have shied away from the study of war, leaving most Americans without a "basic understanding of military matters," says Victor Davis Hanson, an emeritus professor of classics at California State University at Fresno and a contributing editor to the journal...

In the News

The Big Confusion

with Milton Friedmanvia TPMCafe
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

My apologies for the late entry...

In the News

More room

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I spoke too soon...

In the News

The dwindling importance of unions

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Here's the stat of the week (from this WSJ article on the auto industry): UAW membership is only 190,000 workers...

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More Americans at work in retirement years - especially in Bay Area

with John Shoven, Jay Bhattacharyavia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Americans are postponing retirement and working longer, and the trend is especially pronounced in the Bay Area, according to an annual census survey of key social, economic and housing characteristics for the nation, states and larger cities...

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Eliminate the Pork

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Republican Congress had its chance in 2006...