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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Constitutional Nirvana

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Some years ago, Judge Douglas Ginsburg coined the phrase "a constitution in exile" to describe those, like myself, who never reconciled themselves to the constitutional revolution of 1937, which made the world safe for the New Deal reforms that authorized the federal government to cartelize labor and agricultural markets, and lots more...

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Survival Optional

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

It used to be said that self-preservation is the first law of nature...

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The Housing Boom and Bust

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

In the spirit of bipartisanship, my newest book— "The Housing Boom and Bust"— shows how both Democrats and Republicans ruined both the housing markets and the financial markets...

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Understanding Swine Flu

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The extent and impact of the swine flu epidemic, which appears to have originated in Mexico and spread rapidly to a dozen countries and parts of the U.S., is still unknown...

In the News
In the News

Education Next Forum on the Future of No Child Left Behind: Mend It? Or End It?

with John E. Chubb, Diane Ravitch, Education Nextvia Business Wire
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The question about what to do with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, an issue likely to be taken up by Congress this year as it is brought forward for reauthorization, took center stage again as the Obama administration sent signals this month that it is planning to strengthen the law, a clear message that the President supports an even stronger federal role in education policy...

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What caused the U.S. crisis: deregulation or overregulation?

with Michael J. Boskinvia Ecommerce-Journal (MA)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

On Monday at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference on Monday the CEO of Bank of New York Mellon Corp Robert Kelly noted that American companies are controlled today by too many regulators which could undermine the U.S. recovery...

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Can Better Teachers Close the Achievement Gap?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A new report by McKinsey & Co., the management consultants, came out last week, and it is worthy of our attention...

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The Aussie Way with John Howard: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

John Howard offers his views on multiculturalism — which he calls “a very confused credo” — and Australia’s role in the Anglosphere...

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The Only Way to Prevent Genocide

with Policy Review, Tod Lindbergvia American Diplomacy (NC)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tod Lindberg, a fellow at the Hoover Institution, poses the maxim of all serious questions about mass atrocities: "How do we define genocide?" Achieving a universal understanding of what constitutes genocide, he writes in this Commentary article, is the basis for seeking a solution...

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I Feel a Draft

by Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, April 27, 2009

The Chronicle is reporting this morning that the good people at Time Magazine has it wrong -- contrary to what they wrote, Gavin Newsom was not drafted to play professional baeball by the Texas Rangers (yes, the franchise once co-owned by George W. Bush)...

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Papers of Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Imre Pozsgay Available for Research at the Hoover Institution

with Hoover Institution, Maciej Siekierski, Richard Sousavia Business Wire
Monday, April 27, 2009

In August 1989, hundreds of East German visitors poured across the border from communist Hungary to Austria and freedom...

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Are 'No-Fail' Grading Systems Hurting or Helping Students?

with Michael J. Petrillivia Fox News
Monday, April 27, 2009

What's a kid gotta do to get an "F" these days?...

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"One of a Handful" -- "One of the Most Important Education Books of Our Time"

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Monday, April 27, 2009

Christopher F. Chabris has a book review in today's (April 27) Wall Street Journal of a truly important book...

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U.S. faces too many regulators, fear of new rule hurts

with Michael J. Boskinvia Reuters
Monday, April 27, 2009

Too many regulators currently watch over U.S. companies and a fear that some industries may soon face even more rules could be hurting the U.S. recovery, two top financial industry executives said...

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Congressmen Paul Kanjorski and Scott Garrett Host Second Bipartisan Financial Regulatory Roundtable

with John B. Taylorvia PR Newswire
Monday, April 27, 2009

Chairman Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) and Ranking Member Scott Garrett (R-NJ) of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, announced today that they will host an educational roundtable on Monday, April 27, 2009 with guest speakers Jamie Dimon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JPMorgan Chase, and John Taylor, Professor of Economics at Stanford University...

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Reporter's Notes: Let's Weatherize!

with James L. Sweeneyvia KQED
Friday, April 24, 2009

Since people seem to nod off a bit when I say I'm working on a story about energy efficiency, I've had to re-tool my pitch...

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Reporter's Notes: Let's Weatherize!

with James L. Sweeneyvia KQED
Friday, April 24, 2009

Since people seem to nod off a bit when I say I'm working on a story about energy efficiency, I've had to re-tool my pitch...