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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Cannon Fire

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

It was not that long ago that the big political question was how Rudolph Giuliani would do against Hillary Clinton in the November election...

Analysis and Commentary

The Queen Is Dead…

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

For the past year, I, like millions of others, have been bewildered by TV’s talking heads, always assuring us that Hillary — before a single vote was cast, before a single attack ad was made, before a single blunder or mini-crisis occurred—was to be coronated as the Democratic nominee and would inevitably go on to beat any Republican rival...

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Down with pubs

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Financial Times
Saturday, January 5, 2008

An e-mail plopped into my BlackBerry, one recent mid-afternoon, with the word ''Pubs'' in the subject line...

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The green-eyed monster, &c.

with Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I don’t intend to comment much about presidential politics in today’s column, but let me say this: I find the ganging up on Romney a little unseemly...

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Economists who make the recession call

with Milton Friedmanvia Independent
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Will there be a recession in the US?

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Grading Schools

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Let's talk about grading schools and about when it is appropriate to close schools...

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Establishment Favor May Hurt Maverick McCain

with George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The good news for Sen. John McCain is that he suddenly looks pretty good to a Republican establishment eager to have somebody/anybody other than Mike Huckabee as its presidential standard bearer...

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Sharpton and Jackson: Biggest Losers in Iowa, New Hampshire, and...

with Shelby Steelevia Townhall
Monday, January 7, 2008

On the night of the Iowa Caucus, George F. Will, syndicated columnist, appeared on CNN, stating that AL Sharpton and Jessie Jackson were the biggest losers in Iowa...

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Edward Castronova on the Exodus to the Virtual World

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 7, 2008

Edward Castronova, of Indiana University and author of Exodus to the Virtual World, talks about his provocative thesis that a growing number of people around the world will be spending more and more time playing multiplayer games in virtual reality both as a form of escape and as a search for meaning...

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McCain Touting Endorsements of Former Reagan Officials

with George P. Shultz, Richard V. Allenvia Cybercast News Service
Monday, January 7, 2008

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has compiled a long list of Reagan administration "alumni" who are endorsing him for president...

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Why Americans Don’t Save

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, January 7, 2008

Economists bewail the low savings rate of Americans, noting that the U.S. depends heavily on foreign savings to finance the gap between domestic investment and domestic saving...

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Live Long and Prosper

with John Shovenvia Human Resource Executive Online
Monday, January 7, 2008

OK, it's probably not a big surprise to you that life expectancy has gone up a lot over time...

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Exodus to the virtual world

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, January 7, 2008

The latest EconTalk is Edward Castronova talking about his new book, Exodus to the Virtual World...

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Amid budget gap, 'fantastic' ideas joust with fiscal reality

with Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, January 7, 2008

He has prided himself on thinking big, and used his larger-than-life persona to advocate grand visions for California's future...

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The New Political Geography of California

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Rose Report
Sunday, January 6, 2008

Dan Walters’ column in the Sac Bee is adapted from a chapter in The New Political Geography of California, published by Berkeley Public Policy Press and edited by Rose Institute Fellow Kenneth P. Miller...

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How $100 oil will change your life

with Niall Fergusonvia Times Online
Sunday, January 6, 2008

When Matt James saw the oil price hit $100 (£50.65) a barrel last week, he was spooked...

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Seeking office, and advice

with George P. Shultzvia St. Petersburg Times
Sunday, January 6, 2008

In an interview last fall, Rep. Peter King complained that "we have too many mosques in this country..."