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Analysis and Commentary

Tim Russert (1950-2008)

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Only with Tim Russert's sudden death at the age of 58 has his true stature as a landmark journalist become as widely recognized as it has long deserved to be...

Analysis and Commentary

Is Prestige Worth It?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The obsession of many high school students and their parents about getting into a prestige college or university is part of the social scene of our time...

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ANALYSIS / When a single comment raises oil costs, market is in trouble

with Gary S. Beckervia Ha'aretz (Israel)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Israeli observers sneered...

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War Policy with Douglas Feith: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Feith discusses the war blunders...

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The Bubble: Transcript

with John B. Taylorvia Washington Post
Monday, June 16, 2008

Washington Post staff writers Alec Klein and Zach Goldfarb were online Monday, June 16 at 12:30 p.m. ET with guest John Taylor, Stanford economics professor, to discuss their three-part narrative series about the U.S. housing bust...

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The Tragedy of Elian

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, June 16, 2008

My new book, The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity, is a novel that tries to help the reader understand a bunch of related topics--the role of prices in steering resources, the role of prices in creating innovation, the role of prices in letting us weave our own dreams of what we want to buy and how we want to spend our lives...

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Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte To Address North American Forum

with George P. Shultzvia U.S. Department of State
Monday, June 16, 2008

Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte will address the fourth North American Forum at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 in the Briefing Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC. Deputy Secretary of State Negroponte will take questions from the forum participants following his remarks...

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Lieberman Makes Risky Bet in Speculation-Ban Bid: Kevin Hassett

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Monday, June 16, 2008

Every year there are a few memorable instances of U.S. congressional testimony that have an immediate impact on economic policy...

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Stanford Launches YouTube Channel; Oprah Gives Graduation Speech

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Oculture.com
Monday, June 16, 2008

Today, Stanford is officially launching its YouTube channel (get it here). Among the videos, you will find Oprah Winfrey’s commencement speech (given this weekend) and other graduation speeches from recent years...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 4th Annual North America Forum

with George P. Shultzvia News Blaze (CA)
Monday, June 16, 2008

Thank you very much, Ron, for that kind introduction and for the critically important work that you and your colleagues do at Lawrence Livermore...

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The Bubble: How homeowners' missed mortgage payments set off widespread problems and woke up the Fed.

with John B. Taylorvia Washington Post
Monday, June 16, 2008

The mortgage executives who gathered in a blond-wood conference room in Southern California studied their internal reports with growing alarm...

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Encouraging a True Culture of Thrift

with Gary S. Beckervia Acton Institute
Monday, June 16, 2008

Picking up on themes we’ve touched on here, here, and here, last week NYT columnist David Brooks weighed in on the culture of debt in the United States...

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McCain Raises Hopes of Security Council Aspirants

with Hoover Institutionvia CNSNews.com (VA)
Monday, June 16, 2008

Uphill bids by Brazil and India to win permanent seats on an enlarged United Nations Security Council may get a boost if Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) becomes the next American president...

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Leading historians offer President Bush food for thought on writing legacy

with Niall Fergusonvia Times (UK)
Monday, June 16, 2008

The placards of the anti-war protesters in Parliament Square blamed him for all the world’s ills, from slaughter in Iraq to the death of a baby in Africa every three minutes...

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The Bubble: How homeowners, speculators and Wall Street dealmakers rode a wave of easy money with crippling consequences.

with John B. Taylorvia Washington Post
Sunday, June 15, 2008

The black-tie party at Washington's swank Mayflower Hotel seemed a fitting celebration of the biggest American housing boom since the 1950s: filet mignon and lobster, a champagne room and hundreds of mortgage brokers, real estate agents and their customers gyrating to a Latin band...