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Analysis and Commentary

Dr. Frankenstein’s Wall Street

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, September 25, 2008

When the mortgage bubble burst, Americans were “shocked” at how many Wall Street buccaneers had been gambling in a vast pyramid scheme with someone else’s money...

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The time has come for a final report on the 43rd president of the US

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, September 25, 2008

As the two men who would succeed him train like Olympic athletes for tomorrow's foreign policy debate, pause for a moment to complete your final report on the 43rd president of the United States...

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In the News

Alatas, Perry to join nuclear panel

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Sydney Morning Herald
Thursday, September 25, 2008

THE former United States defence secretary, William Perry, and the former Indonesian foreign minister, Ali Alatas, are among the high-profile statesmen and diplomats to have been recruited by Gareth Evans as members of the Rudd Government's nuclear commission...

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Ban urges US, Iran, others to join nuclear test ban pact

with William J. Perryvia Daily Times (Pakistan)
Thursday, September 25, 2008

The United States, Iran, China and other countries that have not yet signed or ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), should submit to the global pact banning nuclear tests, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday...

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Forget too big to fail: School district is too big to succeed

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Miami Today
Thursday, September 25, 2008

As Alberto Carvalho prepares to sign a $275,000-a-year contract to be Miami-Dade school superintendent, our condolences: success is impossible...

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Politics & Catholics with Charles Chaput: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, September 25, 2008

Archbishop Chaput has written that “The logic behind abortion makes all human rights politically contingent.”...

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War Puts Russia on U.S. Vote Agenda

with Michael McFaulvia Moscow Times
Thursday, September 25, 2008

When U.S. Senators Barak Obama and John McCain go live on air to battle over foreign policy in their first presidential debate Friday, last month's conflict with Georgia might mean that Russia will feature more prominently, the candidates' top advisers said...

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Book Bench: Selected E-Mails: Russell Roberts

with Russell Robertsvia New Yorker
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Russell Roberts, a professor of economics at George Mason University, writes in one of the more intriguing genres we’ve come across lately: that of the economic novel, or the economic romance, as his books have been described by his publishers...

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UPRIGHT

with Thomas Sowellvia Patriot Post
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

“Financial institutions are not being bailed out as a favor to them or their stockholders. In fact, stockholders have come out worse off after some bailouts. The real point is to avoid a major contraction of credit that could cause major downturns in output and employment, ruining millions of people, far beyond the financial institutions involved. If it was just a question of the financial institutions themselves, they could be left to sink or swim. But it is not.”...

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Human Greed Lies At Root Of Economic Crisis

with Russell Robertsvia NPR
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

As Fed and Treasury officials scramble to secure a $700 billion rescue for faltering financial institutions, economists are pointing fingers of blame at just about everyone: lenders, bankers and borrowers...

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The Campaign Gets Hotter Still…

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

If Obama wins, I think most McCain supporters will accept the verdict, and do what they can to make sure their country presses ahead, restores fiscal sanity, and remains strong in a dangerous world—and thus would wish a President Obama, as our shared commander-in-chief, all the best...

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Ban appeals for further ratifications of key nuclear treaty

with William J. Perryvia UN News Centre (NY)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Despite its ratification by nearly 150 nations, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) still has yet to go into force, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lamented today, calling on countries to take urgent action to promote global peace and security...

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The Jihad Prevention Act

with Daniel Pipesvia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

International reaction was almost uniformly negative last week when news broke that Britain had officially granted Muslim Sharia courts permission to rule on everything from divorce to domestic violence...