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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How Other Countries Judge Malpractice

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In his recent speech to the American Medical Association, President Barack Obama held out the tantalizing possibility of reforming medical malpractice law as part of a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. health-care system...

Analysis and Commentary

After the Iranian Uprising

by Abbas Milanivia Council on Foreign Relations
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In the aftermath of the June contested presidential election, Iranian society has been in a state of unexpected flux...

Analysis and Commentary

Alice in Medical Care

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Most political and media discussions of medical care have an air of unreality reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland...

Analysis and Commentary

The Supreme Court And New Haven’s Firefighters

by Clint Bolickvia Forbes
Monday, June 29, 2009

Today the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New Haven, Conn., decision to jettison a firefighter test that the city felt promoted too few minorities, overturning a ruling by Sonia Sotomayor, the appellate judge who likely will join the Court this October...

Analysis and Commentary

Do not count on the Tories winning just yet

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Monday, June 29, 2009

Gordon Brown’s government seems to be suffering its death throes...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Should Americans Care About Crowd-Out and Mandates?

by Scott W. Atlasvia Fox News
Monday, June 29, 2009

The Democrats in Congress have a plan for health insurance reform that rests on two key principles: 1) government coverage available to everyone who wants it; and 2) mandated insurance required for all Americans...

Analysis and Commentary

Ricci Vs. DeStefano

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday's decision of the United States Supreme Court in the New Haven Firefighter's affirmative action case, Ricci v. DeStefano reveals an open wound on affirmative action by public bodies that time has not healed...

In the News
In the News

Bernanke still a speed demon

with John B. Taylorvia Asia Times
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The major reserve currency central banks escalated their monetary unorthodoxy over the past month...

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Opposing Sotomayor: The Revenge Of Bork?

with Richard A. Epsteinvia NPR
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A very good piece in Friday's New York Times by Neil Lewis about the opposition to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor by conservatives...

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Iranian theocracy is on threshold of change: program director at Stanford University

with Abbas Milanivia Trend News Agency (Azebaijan)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Trend News interview with the director of Iranian studies program at Stanford University, co-director of Iranian democracy development project, writer Abbas Milani...

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A Worthy Proposal for State Inspection Teams

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The current effort to develop national standards in English and math is something to which we will surely pay close attention...

In the News

Affirmative Action After Ricci

with Richard A. Epsteinvia On Point (NPR)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut, reversing a decision endorsed by Judge Sonia Sotomayor...

In the News

Sterling Crisis Looms as U.K. Unraveling Points to Budget Cuts

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Monday, June 29, 2009

The state of the U.K. economy fills British financial historian Niall Ferguson with foreboding...

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Enemy of my enemy is my ... enemy?

with Stephen Habervia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, June 29, 2009

The crisis in Honduras has once again made political bedfellows out of President Obama and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, as each leader roundly condemned the expulsion of Honduras President Manuel Zelaya in the region's first successful post-Cold War coup...

In the News

The Ascent of Money Brings The Economic Crisis Down to Earth on PBS

with Niall Fergusonvia About.com
Monday, June 29, 2009

Money rules!...

In the News

Supreme Court: End of Term

with Richard A. Epsteinvia KQED
Monday, June 29, 2009

Today, on the last day of a term which started in October, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue the final opinions of the year...

In the News

Obama Care Isn’t Inevitable

with Scott W. Atlasvia Texas Insider.org
Monday, June 29, 2009

While still good, President Barack Obama’s political health is deteriorating, threatened by what he thought would be balm — his ambitious plan for a government takeover of health care...

In the News

Watch Niall Ferguson's "The Ascent Of Money"

with Niall Fergusonvia Business Insider (NY)
Monday, June 29, 2009

The first episode of Niall Ferguson’s The Ascent of Money won't air on PBS until July 8...

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Feds should hold out for charter schools in Kentucky

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Blue Grass Institute For Public Policy Solutions (KY)
Monday, June 29, 2009

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is right to attach stimulus funding to states’ willingness to allow charter schools...

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School funds not courts’ job

with Eric Hanushekvia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Sunday, June 28, 2009

Not bad to have a book published one week and be cited by the U.S. Supreme Court the next...

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States weigh setting one bar for students

with Tom Loveless, Michael J. Petrillivia Christian Science Monitor
Sunday, June 28, 2009

Efforts to establish national education standards have always foundered on the shoals of culture wars and fears of too much federal control...