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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Higher Prices

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A front-page headline in the New York Times captures much of the economic confusion of our time: “Fewer Options Open to Pay for Costs of College.”...

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Mass Conversions

with Robert J. Barrovia Foreign Policy
Thursday, May 1, 2008

When the Economist ran God’s obituary in its 1999 millennium issue, many readers surely considered it a tad premature...

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Who Needs Inflation Targeting?

with Milton Friedmanvia Business Standard (India)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In India’s 6-decade economic history, the list of policy successes is short...

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U.S. Race Advisers Sound Off on Russia

with Michael McFaulvia Moscow Times
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Senator John McCain has called President Vladimir Putin's Russia revanchist and suggested that it be expelled from the G8...

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Kissinger on War & More: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Kissinger says Europe is suspended between its past and its future...

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Pennsylvania Clinton's best shot to take lead

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It might look like Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's umpteenth must-win primary, but today's vote in Pennsylvania could be her last best shot at overtaking Sen. Barack Obama in the marathon race for the Democratic presidential nomination...

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And We Thought "Clinging" to Guns, Church, Anti-trade and Anti-immigrant Stereotyping Was Bad ...

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Nora Ephron at the Huffington Post weighs in on the problem with Pennsylvania — apparently in the Obama spirit of hope, change, tolerance, unity, togetherness, etc...

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Marketers seek gold in green TV

with Terry Anderson, Laura E. Hugginsvia Washington Times
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Coming soon to a cable system near you: Rock star Tommy Lee setting off on an eco-friendly concert tour; chef Emeril Lagasse cooking organic at Whole Foods in Fairfax; and a documentary about the rebuilding — with sustainable products, of course — of a Kansas town that was flattened by a tornado...

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Obamian Dilemmas

with Shelby Steelevia Family Security Matters
Monday, April 21, 2008

Democrats stand on the verge of nominating a political neophyte whose record – sparse as it is – on social, economic and national security issues is in synch with the MoveOn.org and CODEPINK branches of the party...

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Editor Addresses High-Cost Specialty Drugs

with Henry I. Millervia eMaxhealth
Monday, April 21, 2008

USA Today on Monday published an opposing viewpoint editorial and opinion piece addressing so-called "tiered" pricing for prescription drugs -- a practice in which insurers charge members a percentage of the cost for high-priced treatments rather than a flat-fee copayment. Summaries appear below...

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The Decline of Airline Service

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, April 21, 2008

The increase in flight delays is just one aspect of a general decline in airline service...

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Where Do We Go Now?

with Eric Hanushekvia American Enterprise Institute
Monday, April 21, 2008

As ever, Richard Rothstein is eloquent...

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Bernanke Grapples With Greenspan as Volcker Scorns Fed Bailouts

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Monday, April 21, 2008

The event was a 2002 conference at the University of Chicago to celebrate the Nobel laureate Milton Friedman's 90th birthday...

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Paris never disappoints but Parisians sometimes do

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Sunday, April 20, 2008

In an earlier post, I explained why Paris never disappoints me...

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Political scholar Larry Diamond will talk about democracy on April 29

with Larry Diamondvia Institute Insider (Blog U of Minnesota)
Saturday, April 19, 2008

Political scholar Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, will talk about his new book, The Spirit of Democracy, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, in Cowles Auditorium...