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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Random Thoughts

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Random thoughts on the passing scene...

Analysis and Commentary

Confronting Chavismo in Latin America

by William Ratliff with Milton Friedmanvia National Interest Online
Monday, April 30, 2007

What a spectacle it was last March to see Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez chasing President George W. Bush up the length of Latin America, from Buenos Aires to Port-au-Prince, shouting challenges and insults at the American leader...

Analysis and Commentary

Is the Iraq War Lost?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Washington Post
Sunday, April 29, 2007

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) triggered a political firestorm recently when he said that "this war is lost," and a Washington-ABC News poll released two weeks ago reported that 53 percent of those asked said the United States is losing. Outlook asked some key figures in the Iraq debate whether Reid is right....

In the News
In the News

First Read: The Day in Politics

with Hoover Institutionvia MSNBC
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

On the Trail: Edwards participates in an AFL-CIO town hall forum in Seattle; Giuliani, in DC, keynotes the Latino Coalition’s annual gathering of small business owners; McCain gives a foreign-policy speech at Stanford’s Hoover Institution; and Romney is also in California for finance events...

In the News

Opposing view: Tale of two planets

by Niall Fergusonvia USA Today
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Sometimes it can seem as if the news pages of USA TODAY are covering a different planet from the business pages...

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Arabs Arising

with Abbas Milanivia Philadelphia Jewish Voice
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

You may recall the bizarre alliance forged between Seinfeld and Newman, the postal worker who habitually defied the postal service’s creed...

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Global Terrorism and the Role of its Victims

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Philadelphia Jewish Voice
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Standing here today, on American soil, the distance to the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot where my wife and I settled nearly nineteen years ago seems especially great...

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Infant Mortality Rate - Domestic Data

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The infant mortality rate in the United States has declined 76 percent since 1950...

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McCain proposes "League of Democracies" to bypass U.N. -- maybe Russia & China too

with Hoover Institutionvia USA Today
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Sen. John McCain says that if he's elected president, he wants to create a worldwide "League of Democracies" to "revive democratic solidarity" and bypass gridlock at the United Nations...

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Milton Friedman by Lanny Ebenstein

with Milton Friedmanvia Commentary
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The career of Milton Friedman, who died last November at ninety-four, provides a revealing insight into the course of American politics in the second half of the 20th century...

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The Industry Earnings of the Baseball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field Balls, Gloves and Mitts, and Wood Bats Market in Greater China

with Milton Friedmanvia Business Wire
Monday, April 30, 2007

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c55467) has announced the addition of “The 2007-2012 Outlook for Baseball, Football, Soccer, Softball, and Track and Field Balls, Gloves and Mitts, and Wood Bats in Greater China” to their offering...

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McCain favors new 'League of Democracies' as part of more cooperative U.S. foreign policy

with Hoover Institutionvia Associated Press
Monday, April 30, 2007

Republican presidential candidate John McCain envisions a "League of Democracies" as part of a more cooperative foreign policy with U.S. allies...

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The Present and Future Role of Nuclear Weapons in the U.S. and the World

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Scientific American
Monday, April 30, 2007

What is it? My recent article on the reasoning behind the first new nuclear weapon to be built in 20 years does not touch on the subject...

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Black Swans

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, April 30, 2007

The latest EconTalk is a conversation with Nassim Nicholas Taleb about the ideas in his two books, Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan...

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David Broder’s Golden Anniversary: Commemorating a Quarter-century of Hackery

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Harvard Political Review
Monday, April 30, 2007

The Washington Post went into red-alert ass-covering mode yesterday when its “Outlook” section published “expert” commentary on Senator Harry Reid’s recent remark that the war in Iraq is “lost..."

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The Tyranny of the Status Quo

with Milton Friedmanvia Across the Aisle
Monday, April 30, 2007

In 1984, the eminent economist Milton Friedman launched a book (co-written with his wife Rose) and a three-part television series under the title “The Tyranny of the Status Quo..."