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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Auf Wiedersehen, Academic Freedom

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal Europe
Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Imagine for a moment that a researcher at a typical European or North American university was being threatened to halt his studies of, say, a new metal alloy for airplanes or a treatment for malaria...

Analysis and Commentary

The Imitators

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 24, 2008

If anyone suggested that Tiger Woods should try to be more like other golfers, people would question the sanity of whoever made that suggestion...

Analysis and Commentary

The Imitators: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It must be a bitter disappointment to those in the media and in politics who have been dying to use the word "recession" that, for the second quarter in a row, there has been no downturn in the economy, though growth has been slow...

Analysis and Commentary

When the open roads are too open

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, June 23, 2008

Liberty first had to do with the freedom to travel...

In the News
In the News

A survey of sea power

with Philip Bobbittvia Times (UK)
Monday, June 23, 2008

After the battle of Jutland, Churchill remarked that Admiral Jellicoe was the only man who could have lost the war in an afternoon...

In the News

Mayor Sees a Test Scores Triumph

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Monday, June 23, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg will announce an education victory today: Test scores are up across the city, by double digits at some schools...

In the News

Bearing Witness

with Shelby Steelevia Claremont Institute
Monday, June 23, 2008

Justice Clarence Thomas introduces his memoir, My Grandfather's Son, as "the story of an ordinary man to whom extraordinary things happened."...

In the News

Gary Becker: Offshore drilling, yes; windfall oil tax, no

with Gary S. Beckervia Baltimore Sun
Monday, June 23, 2008

University of Chicago Nobelist Gary Becker says the economic benefits from offshore drilling will be significant even if the price of oil declines from its present level...

In the News

The Sharpton-Klein Education Reform Agenda

by Diane Ravitchvia Core Knowledge (Blog)
Monday, June 23, 2008

I have been a supporter of Core Knowledge from its beginning...

In the News

McCain and Obama on Tax Reform

with Milton Friedmanvia Business Week
Monday, June 23, 2008

Hardly anyone disagrees with this statement: The nation's tax system is a mess...

In the News

Shelby Steele acknowledged he doesn't believe claim in subtitle of his own book on Obama

with Shelby Steelevia Media Matters for America
Monday, June 23, 2008

Shelby Steele, author of A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win (Free Press, December 2007), acknowledged that he thinks Sen. Barack Obama "can definitely win" the presidential election, despite the claim in the book's subtitle -- "Why He Can't Win" -- which he said was an "afterthought" that he "regret[ted]" and which he said did not represent the book's thesis...

In the News

Winston Churchill: Hero or Fool?

with Niall Fergusonvia Washington Post
Sunday, June 22, 2008

There was a time not so long ago when Winston Churchill, England's World War II prime minister, was all but universally admired among English-speaking peoples -- and not by them alone...

In the News

For a Good Retirement, Find Work. Good Luck.

with John Shovenvia New York Times
Sunday, June 22, 2008

Bill Neugent, an engineer in McLean, Va., is doing his bit to ease the looming generational financial squeeze as the nation’s 75 million baby boomers begin to retire...