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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Democratic Death Wish On Labor Relations

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

American labor markets are in horrible shape...

Analysis and Commentary

Pretty Talk and Ugly Realities

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

No phrase represents more of a triumph of hope over experience than the phrase "Middle East peace process."...

In the News
In the News

$100 million Precourt energy institute announced

with James L. Sweeneyvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Flanked by a group including Silicon Valley titans and renowned energy scientists, University President John Hennessy appeared in Memorial Auditorium yesterday to announce the launch of Stanford’s $100 million Precourt Institute for Energy...

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A Good Word or Two About Schools

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I acknowledge that I have been influenced in my thinking by my frequent exchanges with you...

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Stanford News: Stanford Launches $100 Million Initiative to Tackle Energy Issues

with James L. Sweeneyvia Business Wire
Monday, January 12, 2009

Recognizing that energy is at the heart of many of the world’s tribulations—economic, environmental and political—Stanford is establishing a $100 million research institute to focus intently on energy issues, President John Hennessy announced today...

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From Gaza to Guantanamo

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, January 12, 2009

If one can endure the creepy, multifarious Hamas recruiting videos of Gazan children with suicide belts, camouflage uniforms, and toy AK-47s shouting to “kill the Jews”, and then collates all that with the images of young Hamas males with hoods and masks, RPGs and rocket launchers, screaming about the death to come to Israel with the now boilerplate “Day of Death” and “Day of Punishment”—with all the bizarre use of the vocative (“O Israel, you will see your rivers of blood” or “O Olmert, we will cut your head off!”)—then it is hard to comprehend the switch to a sudden victimization mode, in which weeping Hamas operatives appeal to Europeans, the news agencies, and other Arabs for relief from the suddenly militarily competent and fierce Jews...

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Stanford launches $100 million initiative to tackle energy issues

with James L. Sweeneyvia Stanford News Service
Monday, January 12, 2009

Recognizing that energy is at the heart of many of the world's tribulations—economic, environmental and political—Stanford is establishing a $100 million research institute to focus intently on energy issues, President John Hennessy announced today...

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Critic's picks

with Niall Fergusonvia Minneapolis Star Tribune
Monday, January 12, 2009

Money, money, money...

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Advice for Duncan: The Professor

with Diane Ravitchvia Washington Post
Monday, January 12, 2009

Chicago public schools chief Arne Duncan goes before a Senate committee on Tuesday for a confirmation hearing...

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Profs. dicuss tax cuts

with John Shoven, John B. Taylorvia Stanford Daily
Monday, January 12, 2009

With unemployment looming at 7.2 percent, President-elect Barack Obama took strides last week to ensure the passage of his economic stimulus package before the Feb. 13 congressional recess...

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'Major initiative' to be announced at Stanford

with James L. Sweeneyvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, January 12, 2009

Stanford University is promising a "major initiative" on "the world's most pressing energy challenges," to be announced this afternoon...

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Save—But Not Yet

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, January 12, 2009

Many economists have been wringing their hands for years over the lack of domestic saving in the United States, which has increased our financial dependence on foreigners...

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Ludicrous but embraced

with Shelby Steelevia Washington Times
Sunday, January 11, 2009

Mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar...

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Minorities too often settle for less

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia St. Petersburg Times
Sunday, January 11, 2009

In addition to teaching at several community colleges, I have taught at four state universities in two different states and one private, historically black college...

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Unions see good shot at winning change in federal labor law

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Chicago Tribune
Sunday, January 11, 2009

As Congress convened last week, organized labor was looking at perhaps its best shot in ages at successfully pushing for sweeping changes in federal labor law...