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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

He's No Ronald Reagan

by Peter Berkowitzvia Weekly Standard
Monday, August 10, 2009

On July 29, 1981, barely six months into his presidency and in the face of an economic crisis of historic proportions, Ronald Reagan succeeded in persuading both houses of Congress to pass dramatic tax cuts that set the stage for nearly three decades of vigorous economic growth...

Analysis and Commentary

Cool It, Congress

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Human interactions take place either by agreement or force...

Analysis and Commentary

Utopia Versus Freedom

by Thomas Sowell with Richard A. Epsteinvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom."...

Analysis and Commentary

Strangers in the Land

by Fouad Ajamivia New York Times
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A departure and a return: In the legend of Moorish Spain, Boabdil, the last Muslim ruler of Granada, is said to have paused on a ridge for a final glimpse of the realm he had just surrendered to the Castilians...

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In the News

Dumb Money

with Eric Hanushekvia Newsweek
Monday, August 17, 2009

"If we want to become a strong economy again, the best thing we can do is have an educated workforce."...

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Khamenei gives Ahmadinejad a cool shoulder

with Abbas Milanivia National (United Arab Emirates)
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

In the process leading up to his being formally sworn in for a second term as Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was officially endorsed by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday as demonstrators once again took to the streets of Tehran...

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Trotsky with Hitchens and Service: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Christopher Hitchens, Robert Servicevia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Christopher Hitchens and Robert Service discuss the defeat and exile of Leon Trotsky...

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Trade-In Program Tunes Up Economic Engine Of the nearly $800 billion of stimulus funds, the $1 billion "Cash for Clunkers" program may offer the most bang for the buck in terms of jump-starting the economy.

with John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Of the nearly $800 billion of stimulus funds, the $1 billion "Cash for Clunkers" program may offer the most bang for the buck in terms of jump-starting the economy...

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Duncan Wields $100 Billion to Make U.S. Schools Like Chicago’s

with Michael J. Petrillivia Bloomberg
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sue Duncan has taught poor kids at her after-school center on Chicago’s South Side for 48 years...

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Why the Obama Stimulus Has Us on a Collision Course with Inflation

with Edward Paul Lazearvia Contrarian Profits
Monday, August 3, 2009

Has the massive Obama stimulus plan put us on a collision course with virulent inflation?...

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Owning Up to Israel’s Bomb

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Project Syndicate
Monday, August 3, 2009

President Barack Obama’s vision of a world without nuclear weapons, and the recent agreement he signed with Russia aimed at cutting back the nuclear stockpiles of both countries, enhances his moral and political leadership...

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Morning in America Means a ‘Long Slog’ as Phelps Eyes Recovery

with Gary S. Beckervia Bloomberg
Monday, August 3, 2009

Just as banks from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. rushed to raise their forecasts for U.S. growth in coming quarters, Nobel laureate Edmund Phelps warned the economy is in for a “long slog.”...

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Quiz for Clunkheads

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, August 3, 2009

Imagine you’re a member of Congress...

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Trial of Protesters Proceeds as Ahmadinejad Endorsed in Iran

with Abbas Milanivia News Hour
Monday, August 3, 2009

Political unrest continued in Iran Monday as the government pressed ahead with a mass trial of opposition supporters and President Ahmadinejad was endorsed by the supreme leader...

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N.Y. Test Scores Are Up, but Criticism Continues

with Michael J. Petrillivia New York Times
Monday, August 3, 2009

They determine the A through F grades that can make or break a school’s reputation, as well as which schools go out of business...

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Stimulus has yet to really boost GDP

with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNN
Friday, July 31, 2009

The nation's economy is starting to rebound, but the Obama administration's massive stimulus package had little to do with it...

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Tweet lawsuit: Chicago Landlord sues ex-tenant over tweet complaining about apartment

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Chicago corporate landlord has set the Internet world abuzz by suing a former resident for a seemingly offhand remark on Twitter about her "moldy" apartment...