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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Only Burma's neighbours can stop its dictators beating up the Buddha

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, September 27, 2007

There is frustratingly little Europe and the US can do to halt the unfolding tragedy...

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Sowell’s vote, &c.

with Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Thursday, September 27, 2007

I have a friend — a firm Republican — who’s undecided about whom to support in the presidential race...

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Financial geniuses working for you

with Milton Friedmanvia Contra Costa Times
Thursday, September 27, 2007

I was musing to myself the other day about how nice it would be to have the MacArthur Foundation lay one of those $500,000 grants on me...

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Reader View: Nuclear Iran is Serious Threat

with John Abizaidvia Witchita Eagle
Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Eagle's editorial regarding Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance at Columbia University started off reasonably enough but then took a dangerous turn ("Speak: Don't be afraid of dialogue with Iran," Sept. 25 Opinion)...

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Wake-up call for firms doing the right thing

with Milton Friedmanvia Telegraph
Thursday, September 27, 2007

New independent research shows that both the public and politicians see companies' corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes as overwhelmingly about image...

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Market system can cure U.S. health care interference

with Milton Friedmanvia News-Leader (MO)
Thursday, September 27, 2007

In "Health care quagmire," Sarah Overstreet discusses the rising costs of health care...

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19,000 Iraqi Insurgents Killed Since '03

with John Abizaidvia CBS News
Thursday, September 27, 2007

The U.S. military learned its lesson the hard way in Vietnam: Bragging about how many enemies it kills is not a very good way of keeping up homefront support for an unpopular war...

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Give Iran the bomb? Reading Iran's apologists

with John Abizaidvia Online Opinion (Australia)
Thursday, September 27, 2007

Two Security Council resolutions later, and suffering the first effects of tightening economic restrictions, Iran remains a problem child...

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19,000 insurgents killed in Iraq since '03

with John Abizaidvia USA Today
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

More than 19,000 militants have been killed in fighting with coalition forces since the insurgency began more than four years ago, according to military statistics released for the first time...

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GLG takes historical perspective

with Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

GLG Partners has hired Niall Ferguson, the history professor, as a consultant to the $19bn (£9.5bn) London hedge fund as it spreads it net wider in the search for investment ideas...

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Washington Sees an Opportunity on Iran

with John Abizaidvia New York Times
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A year and a half after President Bush told top aides that he feared he might be forced someday to choose between acquiescing to Iran’s nuclear ambitions and ordering military action, the struggle to find an effective alternative — sanctions with real bite — is entering a new phase...

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A Grab Bag with Munger

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

In this podcast with Mike Munger, we talk about "getting the prices right" when choosing between recycling and throwing stuff away, whether it's a good idea to buy local for environmental reasons, peak oil, slow food, and steroids...

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Welcome to the Netroots

with Hoover Institutionvia Townhall
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

In case you missed the major non-story of the day, a pall has settled on the Netroots...

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From Little Rock to Jena

with Shelby Steelevia Power Line
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

On the 50th anniversary of President Eisenhower's use of troops during the Little Rock school desegregation crisis, Shelby Steele finds that this event "was the beginning of a profoundly different America..."

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Beware Kyl-Lieberman Pro-Iran-War Amendment

with John Abizaidvia Huffington Post
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

They're trying to get us psychologically primed for bombing Iran...

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Ahmadinejad Gets Rebuke, Creates Political Theater

with Abbas Milanivia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a rambling presentation to a packed hall at Columbia University, asserted that there are no homosexuals in Iran, reiterated that his country isn't seeking nuclear weapons and said the Holocaust may have occurred, but the subject requires more research...

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The Jena Dodge

with Shelby Steelevia City Journal
Monday, September 24, 2007

Let’s assume the worst about Jena, Louisiana, and the charges of attempted murder brought against five black youths for beating a white student unconscious last December: that the district attorney’s indictments were motivated by rank racism, and that the racial tensions in this town of 3,000 are exclusively the product of white animus against blacks...

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Grab Bag: Munger and Roberts on Recycling, Peak Oil and Steroids

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 24, 2007

Mike Munger, of Duke University, and EconTalk host Russ Roberts clean up some loose ends from their previous conversation on recycling, move on to talk about the idea of buying local to reduce one's carbon footprint and then talk about the idea of peak oil...