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Analysis and Commentary

"Out of Context": Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

As part of the biographical preoccupation with Judge Sonia Sotomayor's past, the New York Times of May 31st had a feature story on the various New York housing projects in which she and other well-known people grew up— including Whoopi Goldberg, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Thelonious Monk and Mike Tyson...

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"Out of Context"

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

In Washington, the clearer a statement is, the more certain it is to be followed by a "clarification" when people realize what was said...

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"Out of Context": Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

As the mainstream media circles the wagons around Judge Sonia Sotomayor, to protect her from the consequences of her own words and deeds, its main arguments are distractions from the issue at hand...

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Two Different Approaches To The Sotomayor Nomination

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Barack Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for a Supreme Court seat has put both her defenders and attackers into high gear...

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Recession Is 'All About Gord & Godzilla'

with Niall Fergusonvia Sky News (UK)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

One of the world's most distinguished economic historians has called for "pathetic" Gordon Brown to step down...

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BOOKS: 'Reagan's Secret War'

with Annelise Anderson, Martin Andersonvia Washington Times
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Filled with material heretofore classified, "Reagan's Secret War" documents many meetings of the National Security Planning Group that show how President Reagan sought to replace the old policy of facing off with the Soviet Union through the lens of "mutually assured destruction" with steady reductions of nuclear weapons, leading to their eventual elimination...

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Is School Choice the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

You say that schools are now, for “the second time…at the center of the civil rights movement.”...

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Is there a calm after the economic storm?

with John B. Taylorvia Australian
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

GLOBAL panic subsides, but what's next?...

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The more the better, right?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, June 1, 2009

The AP reports (HT: Drudge): White House spokesman Robert Gibbs is declining to say what it cost for President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, to eat dinner and take in a play in New York over the weekend...

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European Nations ‘as Bad as Argentina,’ Ferguson Says

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Monday, June 1, 2009

Many European governments’ finances are as risky as Argentina’s were at the height of its worst financial crisis, and the U.K. gives cause to be “extremely nervous,” Harvard University professor Niall Ferguson said...

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Say It Ain't So, Larry

with John B. Taylorvia Weekly Standard
Monday, June 1, 2009

Ninety years ago the Chicago White Sox intentionally lost--dumped, to you sports fans--the World Series...

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New York City Shows Gains in Math

with Michael J. Petrillivia New York Times
Monday, June 1, 2009

New York City’s public school students showed large gains on state math tests this year, particularly in the middle school grades, and black and Hispanic students continued to edge closer to their white counterparts, the city and state education departments announced on Monday...

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Tangle of weeds awaits to strangle US green shoots

with John B. Taylorvia Times (UK)
Sunday, May 31, 2009

America will not go bust...

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No U.S. Housing Bear Market Bottom Until 2011

with John B. Taylorvia Market Oracle (U.K.)
Saturday, May 30, 2009

In fantasy novels the intrepid heroes come across a sign saying "This Way Be Dragons."...