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Analysis and Commentary

Back to the Good Ole Days Before Dubya?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

We know the critique of present American foreign policy under George W. Bush — unilateralist and preemptive — and to some extent we know Sen. Obama’s promised corrective — multilateral and reflective...

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Quick-Fire Curmudgeon

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Random thoughts on the passing scene: Most of the problems of this country are not nearly as bad as the “solutions” — especially the solutions that politicians come up with during election years...

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The Coming Tax Bomb

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbardvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

As the presidential campaign enters its final stages, there will be increased debate over budget priorities and how they will be paid for...

Analysis and Commentary

Presidential candidates should discuss taxation

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, April 7, 2008

Instead of all the mudslinging between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, wouldn't it be refreshing to have them engage in some serious political discussion?...

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In the News

Inflation: there's no silver bullet

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Express (India)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

We live in intriguing times. High rates of growth keep company with high fiscal deficits and low inflation...

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The Petraeus Effect

with John Abizaidvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

As General David Petraeus briefs Congress this week on Iraq, it's clear his surge has achieved remarkable results...

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Kay Bailey Hutchison: Why tax cuts mustn't expire

with Milton Friedmanvia Dallas Morning News
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman observed that "Congress can raise taxes because it can persuade a sizable fraction of the populace that somebody else will pay."...

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Bush Listens Closely To His Man in Iraq

with John Abizaidvia Washington Post
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

For months, a debate raged at the top levels of the Bush administration over how quickly to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq...

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His Legacy Tarnished, Greenspan Goes on Defensive

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Alan Greenspan's reputation is under siege, and he's incredulous...

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Greenspan and the Blame Game

with John B. Taylorvia MarketWatch
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Interesting piece interview with Alan Greenspan in today’s Wall Street Journal by Greg Ip...

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The Free-Market Case for Green: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

T. J. Rodgers separates climate science from global-warming fiction: Do greenhouse gasses elevate temperatures?...

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Farewell Scooter Joe's

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Express (India)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My favorite coffee shop, Scooter Joe’s [has] shut its doors...

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The Post Wins 6 Pulitzer Prizes

with Jo Becker, Barton Gellman, Anne Hull, Steve Pearlstein, Dana Priestvia Washington Post
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Washington Post won six Pulitzer Prizes yesterday, the largest number in the paper's history, for coverage that ranged from an exposé of poor care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to an examination of Vice President Cheney's behind-the-scenes clout to coverage of the massacre at Virginia Tech...

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Bear Stampede Outdoes Even `Mary Poppins' Panic: Kevin Hassett

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Monday, April 7, 2008

With congressional hearings filling the airwaves, Federal Reserve officials defending unprecedented moves, and a hail of new acronyms battering our heads, something important is clearly going on in the U.S. financial system...

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Liberalism—a Strange Thing Indeed

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, April 7, 2008

With the release of the Clintons’ combined $109 million post-presidential aggregate income (cf. Hillary’s call for the creation of a poverty czar), we are a long way from clips of Harry Truman strolling around Independence, Missouri in his retirement...

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Norman Borlaug just turned 94 – and is still going strong

with Henry I. Millervia Canada Free Press
Monday, April 7, 2008

During the “Eat This” segment of their docu-comedy series BS, Penn Jillette beat Teller in a round of their “Greatest Person in History” card game...

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Repairing U.S.-Russian Strategic Relations after Bush and Putin

with George P. Shultz, Sidney D. Drell, James Goodbyvia PR Newswire
Monday, April 7, 2008

Presidents George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are seeking to burnish their legacies by touting a raft of U.S.-Russian accomplishments completed on their watch...

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Compensation under Competition--Posner

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, April 7, 2008

It used to be thought more widely than it is now that in a competitive market, the compensation of workers, on the assumption that it is left to the market, will be efficient...

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The risk of nuclear war

with William J. Perryvia Bytes of Science (Blog)
Monday, April 7, 2008

My name is Martin Hellman and I'm a professor at Stanford University...