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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Random Thoughts

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Random thoughts on the passing scene: They say that people mellow with age...

Analysis and Commentary

The Brave New World Of Restricted Credit

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights Act of 2009, which passed both houses of Congress with wide margins this past week, is now ready for President Obama's signature...

Analysis and Commentary

Grading Obamanomics

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
It is still too soon to gauge the full economic impact of President Barack Obama’s implemented and proposed policies, but a preliminary read indicates limited short-term benefit at large long-term cost.
Analysis and Commentary

Reading Biblioscar

via Weekly Standard
Monday, May 25, 2009

As he has aged through history, Oscar Wilde has been frequently distorted--co-opted, really--to symbolize a number of identities and agendas...

Analysis and Commentary

What If Arnold Had Seized the Moment?

by Bill Whalenvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, May 23, 2009

While politicians debate whether this week's rejection of various spending initiatives in California marks the beginning of an antitax insurgency, I can't help but wonder what might have been had Arnold Schwarzenegger immediately pushed for reform upon taking office in 2003...

In the News
In the News

The Crisis and How to Deal with It

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Review of Books
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Following are excerpts from a symposium on the economic crisis presented by The New York Review of Books and PEN World Voices at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 30...

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Fed's Next Task: Reeling In Lifelines

with John B. Taylorvia Washington Post
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

As if the worst recession since World War II, the near collapse of the financial system, and the prospect of double-digit unemployment weren't enough to deal with, the Federal Reserve now has something else to worry about: success...

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Politics & Hollywood with Andrew Breitbart: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Andrew Breitbart details why a leftward-leaning Hollywood is dangerous for America...

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Niall Ferguson compares economy to King Kong

with Niall Fergusonvia Wales News (UK)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

THE economic crisis was yesterday compared to a King Kong movie by financial historian Niall Ferguson...

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Why Education is Not the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I was glad to read your comments on the faux-Education Equality Project (EEP), now headed by New York City’s Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and the Reverend Al Sharpton, with the assistance of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich...

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What to Do About North Korea

with William J. Perryvia Washington Post
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The North Korean launch of its Taeopodong-2 missile and its second nuclear test have laid bare the paucity of President Obama's policy options...

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Historian Niall Ferguson warns of debt calamity threatening the west

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Monday, May 25, 2009

Major western countries could go bankrupt in the wake of the financial crisis, one of Britain's most celebrated historians has warned...

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Compromise seen as elusive in budget battle

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, May 25, 2009

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh called last week's shattering defeat of five budget-related measures a "political nuclear bomb" hitting California, while one of the state's most progressive legislators, Democratic Sen. Mark Leno, appeared to agree for entirely different reasons...

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The Key to Reining In North Korea? It’s China, Stupid…

with William J. Perryvia Fox News
Monday, May 25, 2009

North Korea sure knows how to get President Obama’s attention on Memorial Day...

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Op-eds don’t bring change

with William J. Perry, Michael McFaulvia Livemint.com
Monday, May 25, 2009

On November 10, the (Weimar) republic only a day old, (future Reichsbank governor Hjalmar) Schacht was invited to a meeting and asked to help found a new moderate party, the Deutsche Demokratische Partei (DDP), which would oppose alike the socialism of the left and the nationalism of the right...

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Leeson on Pirates and the Invisible Hook

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 25, 2009

Peter Leeson of George Mason University and author of The Invisible Hook talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the economics of 18th century pirates and what we can learn from their behavior...

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Politics & Hollywood with Andrew Breitbart: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 25, 2009

Andrew Breitbart explains why the people who run Hollywood are “uninteresting,” “vicious,” “vitriolic,” and “not good.”...

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Budget mess and its fallout may define governor's legacy

with Bill Whalenvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Sunday, May 24, 2009

Elected six years ago on a promise to put California's financial house in order, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger now confronts a fiscal calamity far worse than the one he inherited, and he is running out of time and options to deal with it...

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Author uses plain, straightforward language

with Thomas Sowellvia Galveston County Daily News (TX)
Sunday, May 24, 2009

The country has nearly continuous growth for 25 years, with only mild downturns, and low inflation...

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A Tax on Sodas? Becker

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 24, 2009

The number of overweight children and adults has grown sharply since 1980...

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Obama treaty push hinges on global 'listening' net

with William J. Perryvia Associated Press
Saturday, May 23, 2009

In high-rise offices along the Danube, scientists riveted to computer screens "listen" to sounds no one can hear, "feel" every rumble in the Earth, "sniff" global skies for exotic gases — on alert for signs of a newborn atomic bomb...

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Letter: The Swine Flu Panic

with Henry I. Millervia New York Times
Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dr. Henry I. Miller’s accusation (letter, May 17) that the W.H.O. flu response was “overly alarmist and precipitate” is entirely justified, but it falls short of the more serious assertion that the entire world health leadership appeared to act irrationally, failing to check the panic when it was clear that the virus was appearing no more deadly than seasonal flu...

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Attorneys Allege AstraZeneca Hid Info from Patients

with Henry I. Millervia ABC News
Friday, May 22, 2009

Did AstraZeneca hide studies that showed its popular anti-psychotic drug Seroquel could lead to large weight gain and diabetes?...

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Inflation Could Be Coming To A U.S. Dollar Near You

with John B. Taylorvia CBN News
Friday, May 22, 2009

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told CBS News in March that he saw "green shoots" of economic recovery beginning to sprout, including in mortgages and business lending...

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Unemployment rate dips slightly in valley, to 10.9 percent, in April

with John Shovenvia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, May 22, 2009

For the first time in a year, Silicon Valley's jobless rate dropped slightly in April, but there wasn't much to cheer about as the region lost 5,200 more jobs, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday...