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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

‘Supporting’ the Troops

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Berkeley city council has made national news by telling Marine Corps recruiters that they are unwelcome in that bastion of the academic Left...

Analysis and Commentary

The Neocons and Iraq

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, February 16, 2008

In the foreign policy establishment, among progressives of all stripes, and even for significant segments of the conservative movement, "neoconservatism" has come to stand for all that has gone wrong in American foreign policy over the last seven years -- especially in Iraq...

Analysis and Commentary

Letter: The Other Drug War: Rx for Helping the FDA Do Its Many Tasks

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 15, 2008

Regarding "The Real FDA Scandal" (Review & Outlook, Feb. 6): You are correct that "spend[ing] more money" alone will not remedy the FDA's most significant problems, which are: mismanagement, a corporate culture that is excessively risk-averse, and lack of accountability...

In the News
In the News

McCain Emphasizes School Choice, Accountability, But Lacks Specifics

with Terry M. Moevia Education Week
Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Buried deep within the campaign Web site of Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican explains the principles that define his K-12 agenda: choice, accountability, and teacher quality...

In the News

McCain can rally GOP with right focus

with David Davenportvia Washington Times
Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sen. John McCain is not wanting for advice from conservative Republicans about how to win the presidency in November...

In the News

The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World

by Larry Diamondvia C-Span2 Book TV
Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Larry Diamond talks about the spread of democracy around the world and discusses what needs to be done to increase the spread...

In the News

Kosovo Independence Day

with David Sattervia National Review Online
Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What does Kosovo’s declaration of independence mean for Kosovo, Russia, and the wider world?

In the News

Museum of American Finance Launches Kaufman Series with Talk by Niall Ferguson on ''Financial Evolution''

with Niall Fergusonvia Business Wire
Tuesday, February 19, 2008

On Wednesday, February 27, the Museum of American Finance will launch its 2008 Henry Kaufman Financial History and Practices Lecture/Symposia Series with a talk by Dr. Niall Ferguson on “Financial Evolution: A Great Dying?”

In the News

Three Senators for President

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Monday, February 18, 2008

Not since 1960--and only twice in our history--have we elected a sitting U.S. senator to serve as president...

In the News

Are chemicals altering the planet?

with Henry I. Millervia ABC 7 News (CA)
Monday, February 18, 2008

Chemicals surround us; from the food we eat, to the electronic devices we use, to the clothes we wear...

In the News

Kosovo Was Then, This Is Now...

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, February 18, 2008

Quite apart from the undeniable merits of independence, in political terms Kosovo 2008 is not quite Kosovo of 1998...

In the News

A world free of nuclear weapons -- a dream?

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Kyodo World Service
Monday, February 18, 2008

Can we make a world free of nuclear weapons?

In the News

The Most Irritating Education Expert in America

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Diane Ravitchvia Washington Post
Monday, February 18, 2008

I am breaking the rules of book-reviewing by admitting right away that I like Chester E. "Checker" Finn Jr., whose memoir, "Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform Since Sputnik," just came out...

In the News

Quest for knowledge

with William J. Perryvia Boston Globe
Monday, February 18, 2008

Science dazzles us, science bewilders us, science touches everything and everyone — from life-saving medicines to technologies so blended into day-to-day existence that they seem nearly as natural as drawing breath...

In the News

Commerce Secretary Gutierrez Names New Members to Patent & TM Public Advisory Committees

with F. Scott Kieffvia ag-IP-news
Sunday, February 17, 2008

The US Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez recently named three new members to the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and three to the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC)...

In the News

Thomas Henriksen on 'American Power after the Berlin Wall' [video 62min]

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia History News Network
Sunday, February 17, 2008

Thomas Henriksen talks about U.S. foreign policy following the fall of communism, including U.S involvement in Panama, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq...

In the News

The Tragic Self

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, February 16, 2008

Candidates have intrinsic strengths and make their own fate, but the primary campaign did not necessarily have to end up where it did—since the following events were as pivotal as they were unexpected...

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US scientists pinpoint 14 top technological challenges

with William J. Perryvia Agence France-Presse
Saturday, February 16, 2008

The US National Academy of Engineering has announced the grand challenges for engineering in the 21st century that, if met, would improve people's lives...

In the News

A look inside Iran

with Abbas Milanivia Minnesota Public Radio
Friday, February 15, 2008

In a conversation recorded at the Commownealth Club of California, historian Abbas Milani and journalist Barbara Slavin discuss the politics, history and culture of Iran and how they might inform the United States' relationship with the Middle Eastern country...