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Analysis and Commentary

The Road Most Traveled

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

There are three possible paths in Iraq, and it is now clear which one the Democrat leadership prefers...

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Saddam & The Paralyzed Int'l Community

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

International outrage last month followed the grisly execution of Saddam Hussein...

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Another Vietnam?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Nothing is easier than to second-guess decisions made in wartime...

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The anti-war locomotive

by Tod Lindbergvia Washington Times
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

No surprise, but Democrats on Capitol Hill and most everywhere else have checked out on Iraq, and they're taking a few Republicans with them...

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Insights into what makes Arnold tick

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Several years ago Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed to have embraced the libertarian thinking of Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who died late last year...

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Bush turns 'responsibility' into meaningless word

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

In his most recent effort to make some sense of America's involvement in the messy war in Iraq, President George W. Bush asserted that "Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me." So, what about it?

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Anti-Individualism, Conservative Style

by Tibor R. Machan with Milton Friedmanvia Free-Market News Network
Monday, January 15, 2007

Just to keep matters in balance, let me point out that although it is mostly the Left that hates individualism - remember, socialism means that we, humanity, are all just one organism - the Right's hostility toward it is no less virulent...

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Blue-helmet time in Iraq

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, January 15, 2007

For Iraqis to recognize the legitimacy of any force, Bush has to hand over the country's security to the United Nations...

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A preview of Arnold's second act

by Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, January 14, 2007

There are two ways to view Arnold Schwarzenegger's skiing mishap: His fractured femur was a bad break, or it's the latest example of bad luck to befall a newly reelected California governor...

In the News
In the News

A new political era

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Times
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

It is my reading of modern American political history that the nation goes through alternating cycles of clarity and rancor...

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Ensure economic growth

with Milton Friedmanvia Miami Herald
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"Free trade is the most important single way to promote growth,'' Milton Friedman said in an interview a few weeks before his death...

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Negative campaign is legitimate but…

with Bill Whalenvia Statesman (Ghana)
Monday, January 15, 2007

There is a certain heart-wrenching sense of queasiness and nervousness creeping into our politics today...

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Choosing your parents

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, January 15, 2007

Walter Oi once told me that the two most important choices you make in life are your wife and your parents...

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Nation's scholars to debate education

with Hoover Institution, Koret Task Force, Paul E. Peterson, E. Donald Hirsch Jr., Diane Ravitch, Caroline M. Hoxbyvia San Mateo County Times
Monday, January 15, 2007

The Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education will present a debate on school reform at 7 p.m. Thursday in Stauffer Auditorium at Stanford University...

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Why India Needs School Vouchers

with Milton Friedmanvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 15, 2007

On India's Republic Day, January 26, the New Delhi-based Centre for Civil Society will launch a campaign for school choice...

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Venezuela: More Corruption & Inefficiency

with William Ratliffvia Latin Business Chronicle
Monday, January 15, 2007

Venezuela is building 21st Century Socialism, says President Hugo Chavez, who recently was re-elected for a new five-year term...

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Physical wreck

with Diane Ravitchvia Daily News
Sunday, January 14, 2007

School reformers in the 1990s were giddy with the promise of places like the School for the Physical City - an experiment in learning where students used city streets, bridges and architecture to study math, science, history and art...

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John D. Taylor to speak at World Affairs Council luncheon

with John B. Taylorvia Monterey Herald
Sunday, January 14, 2007

John D. Taylor, former U.S. undersecretary of the treasury for international affairs, will speak at the Jan. 22 luncheon meeting of the World Affairs Council of the Monterey Bay Area on "Global Financial Warriors: The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post 9/11 World..."

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Remembering Seymour Lipset, 'most cited' political scientist

with Seymour Martin Lipset, Williamson M. Evers, Larry Diamondvia Jerusalem Post
Sunday, January 14, 2007

You may never have heard of Seymour Martin "Marty" Lipset, but he spent his whole career thinking about you...

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Libertarian Paternalism: A Critique--BECKER

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, January 14, 2007

Libertarians believe that individuals should be allowed to pursue their own interests, unless their behavior impacts the interests of others, especially if it negatively impacts others...

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Schwarzenegger stirs up national politics

with David R. Hendersonvia San Jose Mercury News
Saturday, January 13, 2007

From policy to politics, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's bold initiatives on health coverage and global warming are shaking up the national conversation on those subjects and making him a force in the 2008 presidential campaign -- even though he can't run...

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Release 0.9: Compare and contrast (video)

with Hoover Institutionvia Huffington Post
Saturday, January 13, 2007

Last Tuesday night in Mountain View I heard Robert Kahn in conversation with Ed Feigenbaum at the Computer History Museum...

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Remembrances

with Seymour Martin Lipsetvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, January 13, 2007

Seymour Martin Lipset, sociologist and political scientist whose research cast new light on the workings of democracy...

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Schwarzenkennedy

with Milton Friedmanvia Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Saturday, January 13, 2007

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger once extolled "the power of the market" in Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose" PBS series...

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Advisory: House Committee on Foreign Affairs to Hold Hearing on North Korea

with William J. Perryvia PR Newswire
Friday, January 12, 2007

The following advisory was issued today by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs...

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War? - What War?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, January 12, 2007

I have learned a great deal reading the responses to these essays, and often try to predicate the next entry on the concerns of the readers...

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Remembering Seymour Martin Lipset

with Seymour Martin Lipsetvia Metta Spencer's Weblog
Thursday, January 4, 2007

Marty Lipset died on New Years Eve — December 31, 2006...