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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Public Mischief Of Public Unions

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Each new day brings further evidence of a financial breakdown that stems in large measure from the inability of the federal and state governments to live within their means...

Analysis and Commentary

That Surreal Gaza Reconstruction Conference

by Daniel Pipesvia FrontPage Magazine
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Was I the only one rubbing my eyes in disbelief yesterday, as the Egyptian government hosted an “International Conference for the Reconstruction of Gaza”?...

Analysis and Commentary

Is Talk Cheap?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

They say talk is cheap...

Analysis and Commentary

Pakistan Wrestles With Terror

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The city of Lahore was once the seat of an enviable Muslim civilization...

Analysis and Commentary

Will Obama And Gordon Brown Cook Up A Tax Cartel?

by David R. Hendersonvia Forbes
Monday, March 2, 2009

When President Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown meet tomorrow, one of the main items on the agenda will surely be the economy and economic policy...

In the News
In the News

Backers of ‘21st-Century Skills’ Take Flak

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The phrase “21st-century skills” is everywhere in education policy discussions these days, from faculty lounges to the highest echelons of the U.S. education system...

In the News

'When Will the Recession Be Over?'

with Niall Fergusonvia Chosunilbo (South Korea)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Most leading U.S. economists have made grim predictions that the U.S. and the world will not see the economy recover until 2010 or even 2011...

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What About 21st Century Skills?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Since you brought up the subject of “21st Century skills,” it seemed like an opportune time to talk a bit about this subject...

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The World According to John Bolton: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

John Bolton describes the various policy mistakes made by the U.S. in dealing with the “criminal” regime in North Korea...

In the News

Welcome to Denmark and Sweden

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, March 2, 2009

Summer travelers to Denmark and Sweden enjoy long evenings, where the sun shines almost round the clock in late June...

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What Children Should Know -- Setting Academic Standards

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Monday, March 2, 2009

The Learning Institute has just published an interview with Sandra Stotsky, former Senior Associate Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Education...

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Rate hike angers Capital One customers

with John Shovenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Monday, March 2, 2009

Yet another credit card company is raising interest rates and fees on millions of its customers...

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Fannie and Freddie and the future

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, March 2, 2009

This New York Times story suggests that Fannie and Freddie are going to stay in the hands of the government, partly because government likes have the tool...

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Regulatory Recapture: Fresno Unified vs. KIPP Charter

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Monday, March 2, 2009

Regulations do not operate in an angelic world...

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Being Bipartisan is Not a British Concern

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia BritishPolitics-etc
Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Congressional struggle over President Obama's stimulus bill involved charges and countercharges about excessive partisanship...

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Lessons from History: The Twentieth Anniversary of the Soviet Withdrawal From Afghanistan

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December of 1979...

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Obama's tax plan will hit Silicon Valley hard

with John Shovenvia San Jose Mercury News
Saturday, February 28, 2009

President Barack Obama's tax plan, which would boost income taxes on those earning $250,000 or more a year, would affect about twice the share of taxpayers in Santa Clara County as in the state and nation...