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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Bad Times

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The front page of the New York Times has increasingly become the home of editorials disguised as “news” stories...

Analysis and Commentary

A Lesson From Venezuela

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

People on the left often use other countries as examples of things that we should do...

Analysis and Commentary

You're not throwing away third-party votes

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, February 25, 2008

Over the years, since when I voted for Barry Goldwater in 1964, I have supported libertarian candidates and ballot measures, few of whom or which had any chance of winning...

In the News
In the News

International disarmament conference in Oslo

with Hoover Institutionvia Norway Post (Norway)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere on Tuesday opened an international conference in Oslo on disarmament, under the theme "The Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons..."

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New Research Finds Stronger Charter Laws in States With Large Hispanic and College-Educated Populations

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

States with large Hispanic populations and high numbers of college-educated adults are more likely to pass supportive charter school legislation, as are states with weak academic performance as measured by students’ SAT scores, find economists Christiana Stoddard of Montana State University and Sean Corcoran of New York University in the new issue of Education Next (spring 2008)...

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Creating a Third Culture

with Diane Ravitchvia Chronicle of Higher Education
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn..."

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US tries musical diplomacy

with William J. Perryvia Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Former US defence secretary William Perry said Tuesday's New York Philharmonic concert in North Korea "might just have pushed us over the top" in resolving the standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear programme...

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NY Philharmonic plays US anthem at historic concert in NKorea

with William J. Perryvia Associated Press
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The New York Philharmonic performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" for North Korea’s communist elite on Tuesday — a feat of musical diplomacy aimed at improving ties with the isolated nuclear-armed country that considers the U.S. its mortal enemy...

In the News

Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

It has been reported that the incomes of most American households have remained flat in recent decades...

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Charters not a silver bullet, but one good option of "education wishlist"

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Your School Your Choice
Monday, February 25, 2008

Though she acknowledges they are not a 'silver bullet', Harvard economics professor Caroline Hoxby weighs in again in support of charter schools...

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Should Feds Fix the Housing Market 'Failure'?

with Milton Friedman, Russell Robertsvia US News and World Report
Monday, February 25, 2008

Do the housing meltdown and the credit crunch it has spawned provide an example of a "market failure" that requires a big government bailout?

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On Tuition and Intuition

with Gary S. Beckervia Chronicle of Higher Education
Monday, February 25, 2008

In their latest dialogue, the free-market mandarins Gary Becker and Richard Posner offer their musings on tuition and college endowments...

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When are efforts to avert a recession worse than enduring one?

with Milton Friedmanvia Tucson Citizen
Monday, February 25, 2008

Congress seems to regard the $168 billion stimulus package as a down payment...

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Why Men Make More

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Corner (National Review Online)
Sunday, February 24, 2008

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, an interview with the legendary economist, social critic, and author, Thomas Sowell, about his newest book, Economic Facts and Fallacies...