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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Hook-Up or Shut Up

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

However high-minded their courses may sound – "Mirror of Princes," say, or "The Political Philosophy of Aristotle" – college students today enter a low hook-up culture when they leave the classroom...

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An Old Newness

by Thomas Sowellvia Tribune Media Services
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Many years ago, a great hitter named Paul Waner was nearing the end of his long career...

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Is Finland the Answer?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

As you know, Americans have a long history of looking to other countries for answers to our educational problems...

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The West Has Warped Immigration Laws

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Leadership Nigeria (Nigeria)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Professor Hanson, you criticise U.S. immigration policy in your recent book Mexifornia...

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Move Over, J.R.

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Commentary
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch have written an interesting piece for the Washington Post in which they argue that that 80’s television drama “Dallas” helped win the Cold War...

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Bernstein on the History of Trade

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 28, 2008

William Bernstein talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the history of trade...

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Sickness is bad for your health

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, April 28, 2008

Evidently, smoking, obesity and diabetes are bad for your health...

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The Scary Legacy of the 2008 Democratic Primary

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, April 28, 2008

One of the strangest things about the NAACP Wright pseudo-scientific speech on learning, and its enthusiastic CNN coverage and analysis, was the abject racialism of Wright...

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White Guilt?

with Shelby Steelevia Mens News Daily
Monday, April 28, 2008

During Barack Obama’s tremendously overrated “speech on race”—delivered in Philadelphia on March 18th 2008—the media-gilded candidate referred to the resentment some whites feel in regards to welfare and affirmative action...

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Innovation seen emerging from new 'smooshes'

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Currents (UC-Santa Cruz)
Monday, April 28, 2008

John Kao is a fan of mashing things up to create "new smooshes."...

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Greater Regulation of Financial Markets?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, April 28, 2008

The major deregulation movement of the past 100 years started with the Ford and Carter administrations in the 1970s, and continued through the Reagan years...

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Quilliam Foundation: a thoughtful think-tank?

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Spiked (UK)
Monday, April 28, 2008

UK: A group of former Islamic radicals has launched a new think tank, the Quilliam Foundation, to ‘revive Western Islam and unite against extremism’...

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A few questions for candidates as they stop in Indiana

with Thomas Sowellvia Post-Tribune (IN)
Monday, April 28, 2008

So, Indiana finally gets its chance to make political history...

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A Nation at Risk: Worth Reading Again

by Diane Ravitchvia Common Core
Monday, April 28, 2008

April 2008 marks the 25th anniversary of “A Nation at Risk,” the report on the condition of American education that continues to be controversial to this day...

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Texas could close four schools if they fail again

with Eric Hanushekvia Austin American-Statesman
Monday, April 28, 2008

Four low-performing Texas schools, including Johnston High School in East Austin, are facing the highest of stakes on this year's high-stakes tests...

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Ballot question: Who's that?

with Diane Ravitchvia Charlotte Observer
Saturday, April 26, 2008

As you'll be reminded when you go to the polls for the May 6 primary, North Carolina elects too many state officials...

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Whitman doing her homework for GOP gov run?

with Hoover Institutionvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, April 25, 2008

Take it to the bank: powerhouse former Ebay CEO Meg Whitman has been quietly doing all the right the groundwork to seriously explore a 2010 Republican run for governor...

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Events this week - April 28-May 5

with Larry Diamondvia Institute Insider (Blog U of Minnesota)
Friday, April 25, 2008

Political scholar Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, will talk about his new book, The Spirit of Democracy...

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A conversation with George Shultz

with George P. Shultzvia Charlie Rose
Thursday, April 24, 2008

A conversation with George Shultz. Schultz served as the United States Secretary of Labor from 1969 to 1970, as the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1972 to 1974, and as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1982 to 1989...