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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Buy American Provisions: Another Stimulus Farce

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The recent, misnamed, American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009 runs a tidy 407 pages...

Analysis and Commentary

A Fatal Trajectory

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

An increasing number of recent letters and e-mails from readers strike a note, not only of unhappiness with the way things are going in our society, but a note of despair...

In the News
In the News

Education Next: Stimulus Windfall for America’s Schools May Sharpen Divisions Among Democrats Over Reform Agenda

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The $100 billion windfall headed for America’s schools as part of President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan may fundamentally reshape and reform the landscape of public education for years to come -- or not...

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Iran has had no talks with any U.S. officials: FM

with William J. Perryvia Xinhuanet (China)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here on Monday that Iran had not talked with any U.S. officials, the official IRNA news agency reported...

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Is Arne Duncan Really Margaret Spellings in Drag?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I have been watching and listening to our new secretary of education, trying to understand his views on the most important issues facing our schools and the nation's children...

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Peabody hosts national conference on teacher retirement benefit systems

with Hoover Institutionvia Vanderbilt University News
Monday, February 23, 2009

More than 80 experts convened to discuss and debate the controversial field of teacher retirement benefit systems at a conference Feb. 19-20 at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development...

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'There will be blood'

with Niall Fergusonvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Monday, February 23, 2009

Harvard author and financial crisis guru Niall Ferguson has landed with a thud in Ottawa, spreading messages that could make even the most confident policy makers squirm...

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Reflecting on George H. W. Bush's Legacy

with Michael J. Boskinvia US News and World Report
Monday, February 23, 2009

Every presidential library has its own distinct approach to its namesake and to history...

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A Missile in the Brain Is Better than Gitmo?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, February 23, 2009

I think President Obama is to be congratulated for the adjustments to his positions on NAFTA, and likewise on FISA, Iraq, rendition, Gitmo (now that it has suddenly and mysteriously met the Geneva standard), the Patriot Act, etc...

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South Korea Says North Increasing Special Forces, Deploying New Missile

with William J. Perryvia Voice of America
Monday, February 23, 2009

South Korea says North Korea is enhancing its military strength by deploying a new missile and increasing its number of light and mobile elite forces...

In the News

S. Korea: NKorea deploys new ballistic missile

with William J. Perryvia Associated Press
Monday, February 23, 2009

North Korea recently deployed a new type of medium-range ballistic missile capable of reaching northern Australia and the U.S. territory of Guam, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Monday...

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Keynes' Economic Theories Re-emerge in Government Intervention Policies

with Robert J. Barrovia News Hour
Monday, February 23, 2009

Keynes was an influential policy analyst and economist who lived from 1883 to 1946...

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Till debt us do part

with Gary S. Beckervia Sydney Morning Herald
Monday, February 23, 2009

The layoffs continue...

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Academic standards vary by state, U.S. study finds

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Associated Press
Friday, February 20, 2009

Some schools deemed to be failing in one state would get passing grades in another under the No Child Left Behind law, a national study found...