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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

McCain's School Choice Opportunity

by Clint Bolickvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Education is slipping in priority among many voters but not among Hispanics, many of whom see school choice as a deciding factor in whom to vote for this fall...

Analysis and Commentary

Are Facts Obsolete?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

In an election campaign in which not only young liberals, but also some people who are neither young nor liberals, seem absolutely mesmerized by the skilled rhetoric of Barack Obama, facts have receded even further into the background than usual...

Analysis and Commentary

Will Washington Betray Anti-Regime Iranians?

by Daniel Pipesvia FrontPage Magazine
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

As the United Nations mandate that legitimizes the presence of U.S forces in Iraq expires on December 31, 2008, a humanitarian and strategic disaster is coming into view...

Analysis and Commentary

China’s war on nature

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Monday, July 14, 2008

China on the eve of next month’s Olympic Games is like a “hot wok” of aiguozhuyi – national pride – according to Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese writer...

Analysis and Commentary

The public benefits of private property rights

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, July 14, 2008

A most controversial feature of the free society is its strict adherence to the principle of private property rights...

In the News
In the News

Questions From the Past

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sometimes, like you, I start feeling down about the direction of our world today...

In the News

Law & Jihad with Andrew McCarthy: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Andy McCarthy discusses the “chasm between the Islam of Western fantasy and the Islam that actually exists.”...

In the News

Teen virtual world Gaia Online raises $11 million

with Michael J. Boskinvia CNET News
Monday, July 14, 2008

Gaia Online, a virtual world targeted at teens, on Monday said it has raised $11 million in a series C round of financing from Institutional Venture Partners...

In the News

A Good Book Is Worth a Thousand Blogs

with Thomas Sowellvia Barron's Online
Monday, July 14, 2008

AN AUTHOR ON BOOK TV recently told an interviewer that he's not sure he'll be writing more books, given the ever-increasing claim on readers' time from Internet bloggers...

In the News

Ellis on the American Creation

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, July 14, 2008

I recently saw Joseph Ellis speak on the founding...

In the News

Conservation: Hotword of the Day

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, July 14, 2008

With oil at $145 a barrel and gasoline exceeding $4.00 a gallon, we are implored to conserve energy...

In the News

The Government to the Rescue - Again

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Independent
Monday, July 14, 2008

So the Bush administration wants Congress to approve a rescue plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and not that officials are nervous about the future of the two firms or the state of the housing market or anything -- but they actually worked on a Sunday to come up with it, The New York Times says...

In the News

VP search perilous 'outside box'

with Bill Whalenvia Scripps News
Monday, July 14, 2008

First, do no harm...

In the News

Obama vs. McCain: Seven Areas of Agreement, and Six of Disagreement, on Nuclear Weapons

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Monday, July 14, 2008

In a campaign that features back and forth on issues large and small, where Barack Obama and John McCain disagree on everything from taxes to offshore drilling to Social Security to Iraq, it is amazing how much agreement there is on nuclear weapons issues...

In the News

Bronislaw Geremek, who helped end Communist control of Poland, is dead at 76

with Timothy Garton Ashvia International Herald Tribune
Monday, July 14, 2008

Bronislaw Geremek, a pivotal figure in the fight to end Communist rule in Poland and one of the leading statesmen of the democratic era that followed, died on Sunday...