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Analysis and Commentary

The Blame Game

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

After virtually every disaster created by Beltway politicians you can hear the sound of feet scurrying for cover in Washington, see fingers pointing in every direction away from Washington, and watch all sorts of scapegoats hauled up before Congressional committees to be denounced on television for the disasters created by members of the committee who are lecturing them...

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Talking Points

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

One of the many signs of the degeneration of our times is how many serious, even life-and-death, issues are approached as talking points in a game of verbal fencing...

Analysis and Commentary

Housing Boom and Bust

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Monday, May 11, 2009

Let us go back to square one to consider the empirical consequences of policies in the housing market...

Analysis and Commentary

Assuming power over others makes mockery of freedom

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, May 11, 2009

A huge difference between champions of a fully free society (or libertarianism) and others who are concerned with political economic matters is that the former really do not approve of imposing any kind of agenda on the lives of others no matter how desirable it would be...

In the News
In the News

AP Teachers Divided Over Push to Open Classes to All

with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Teachers of Advanced Placement courses almost uniformly praise the program’s continued adherence to a rigorous, high-quality curriculum and assessments, even as it expands to more schools and students...

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Deputy Secretary Pick Brings Business Background

with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

In naming Tony Miller to fill the No. 2 slot at the U.S. Department of Education, President Barack Obama has turned to a manager with extensive business experience as the department tackles the challenge of overseeing some $100 billion in economic-stimulus aid to education...

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The Environment with Steven Hayward: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Steven Hayward says we have achieved “a perfect storm of tipping points on climate change.”...

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What 'The Harlem Miracle' Really Teaches

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The columnists at The New York Times are deeply engaged in school reform these days...

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In Turnabout, Iran Releases U.S. Journalist

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Monday, May 11, 2009

An Iranian-American journalist sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of spying for the United States was released Monday, a legal turnabout that removes an obstacle to President Obama’s opening to Iran but illustrates the volatility of the Iranian government...

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Colin Robertson: Ottawa needs a permanent pro-Canada campaign in Washington

with George P. Shultzvia National Post (Canada)
Monday, May 11, 2009

When Barack Obama looks out the window from the White House, chances are he sees the swing and play set for Malia and Sasha, just one of the changes made by the new residents at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue...

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The Environment with Steven Hayward: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 11, 2009

Steven Hayward offers evidence that the Earth is a lot more resilient than the environmentalists would have us believe...

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Was Adam Smith a liberal?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, May 11, 2009

I like to call myself a classical liberal, someone who is in favor of personal responsibility, limited government and voluntary collective action...

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What Can the Credit Crisis Teach Us About Flu Pandemics?

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Monday, May 11, 2009

Long before swine flu hit, Timothy Geithner testified to Congress about the danger of a strange new epidemic...

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Ed Meese hailed for defending freedom

with Edwin Meese IIIvia WND - World Net Daily
Monday, May 11, 2009

On July 9, 1985, Ed Meese dropped a constitutional bombshell on Washington, D.C. that shook the foundations of the federal judiciary all the way to the Supreme Court...

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Is there life after the crisis?

with Niall Fergusonvia TPM Cafe (Blog)
Monday, May 11, 2009

A lunch time talk by Niall Ferguson suggests a grim picture...

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Ban on Wild Tiger Sales 'a Complete Failure'?

with Terry Andersonvia ABC News
Friday, May 8, 2009

Tigers may be going extinct...