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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

All Wet

by Henry I. Millervia National Review Online
Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It’s springtime, and political correctness is blooming in Iowa...

Analysis and Commentary

Letters: Torture ban truth

by Philip Bobbittvia Times (UK)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sir, I was a bit taken aback to read the headline in The Times “Presidential adviser who says that sometimes torture is the heroic way” (interview, May 24), but further distressed to read the Times Online headline “presidential adviser Philip Bobbitt argues the case for torture as an act of heroism” and apoplectic to read a subsequent Times Online headline “Presidential adviser who argues the case for torture.”...

Analysis and Commentary

Mascot Politics

by Thomas Sowell with Milton Friedman, Hoover Institutionvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Years ago, when Jack Greenberg left the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to become a professor at Columbia University, he announced that he was going to make it a point to hire a black secretary at Columbia...

Analysis and Commentary

Letters: Philip Bobbitt explains in detail his position on torture and terrorism

by Philip Bobbittvia Times (UK)
Sunday, May 25, 2008

In the course of a generous and flattering profile accompanying the publication of my new book, Terror and Consent, The Times has mistakenly given the impression that, in the words of its headline, I have “argue[d] the case for torture as an act of heroism.”...

Analysis and Commentary

The Bullet Counters: "Killing an Unarmed Man" Who Is Trying To Run You Over With His Car

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Friday, May 23, 2008

"Killing an Unarmed Man."...

Analysis and Commentary

An Assessment of China's Deepening Ties to Latin America

by William Ratliffvia China Brief, Jamestown Foundation
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The explosive growth of China’s links to Latin America in recent years are but the latest developments in a history that reaches back to the Spanish colonial empire in the early-16th century...

In the News
In the News

Writer's broad conspiracy theory doesn't make sense

with Daniel Pipesvia Gloucester Daily Times (MA)
Monday, May 26, 2008

I found Jim Munn's letter, "Is presidential run still really about race?"...

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Hanson on Signalling

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 26, 2008

Robin Hanson of George Mason University talks about the phenomenon of signalling--the ways people spend resources to convey information about ourselves to others...

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The Quilliam Foundation

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Dar Al-Hayat (Lebanon)
Monday, May 26, 2008

The launch in London of the Quilliam Foundation, described as "Britain's first Muslim counter-extremism think tank", has aroused very mixed reactions - from praise and admiration to speculation, suspicion and vilification...

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Curbing the global nuclear threat

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Salt Lake Tribune
Sunday, May 25, 2008

While Americans justifiably focus their security concerns on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, an equal or perhaps greater danger to the United States today is the global arsenal of nuclear weapons...

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Europe to an American

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, May 25, 2008

I was listening today from Brussels to Barack Obama’s Memorial Day commencement address...

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H. Brandt Ayers: Emperors, intellect, pols

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Anniston Star (AL)
Sunday, May 25, 2008

Where do I start sorting out what I took away from a few days here?...

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On The Rise of Islamic Rule in Turkey

with Daniel Pipesvia Capitalism Magazine (Bahamas)
Sunday, May 25, 2008

According to a recent article in the Jerusalem Post (“Is Turkey's Government Starting a Muslim Reformation?” Daniel Pipes, May 22, 2008), a government ministry in Turkey, the so-called “Presidency of Religious Affairs and the Religious Charitable Foundation,” has undertaken a three year project to study and condense thousands of pages of material associated with Islam...

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Words of war

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, May 25, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson, a former classics professor, is a renowned conservative scholar of ancient history and military affairs who's recently become a nationally syndicated columnist and blogger...

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Paying the Poor to Improve their School Performance

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 25, 2008

In the mid-1990's Mexico started an anti-poverty program, called Progressa, that revolutionized the way low income countries try to reduce child labor and the school dropout rate...

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May 25: It’s time to save our black families

with Shelby Steelevia Madison Messenger (VA)
Sunday, May 25, 2008

Someone once said, “When America gets a cold, the black man gets pneumonia.” ...

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Key US adviser Philip Bobbitt: 'We must rewrite war on terror'

with Philip Bobbittvia Times (UK)
Saturday, May 24, 2008

Will it be smallpox or Spanish flu?...

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COLE, Charlotte K.

with Hoover Institutionvia San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday, May 24, 2008

Mrs. Charlotte K. Cole Special collections librarian at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University 1956-1973, was born in Syracuse, NY, on March 15, 1917 and died in Palo Alto, CA, on May 20, 2008...

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PAT RICE: Join us June 6 to talk about our viewpoint

with Tibor R. Machanvia Northwest Florida Daily News
Saturday, May 24, 2008

Consider this column your invitation to visit the Northwest Florida Daily News at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 6, for a community conversation about our editorial page’s libertarian philosophy...

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Iran, Venezuela in joint bank venture

with Michael McFaulvia Marketplace
Friday, May 23, 2008

Iran and Venezuela are teaming up to launch a development bank, further cementing the countries' political alliance...

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Girl Crazy

with Diane Ravitchvia City Journal
Friday, May 23, 2008

The American Association of University Women has long downplayed the school problems of boys, arguing instead that the education establishment victimizes girls, in what it calls an “unacknowledged tragedy.”...

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Euromania

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, May 23, 2008

If one were to collate European criticisms of Americana and then compare them to reality in Europe, well, sure confusion results...

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Would the world be safer with a Republican in the White House?

with Niall Fergusonvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Friday, May 23, 2008

Would another Republican in the White House make the world a safer place?...

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What You Don't Know Might Kill You -- And Everyone Else

with William J. Perryvia Huffington Post
Friday, May 23, 2008

When it comes to nuclear weapons, ignorance is dangerous not blissful...

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Terror and Consent, by Philip Bobbitt

with Philip Bobbittvia Independent (UK)
Friday, May 23, 2008

This book on "the wars for the 21st century" has taken five years to write...

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Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo: Defender of the Family as Human Capital

with Gary S. Beckervia Acton Institute
Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Mass was held in Rome yesterday commemorating the death of Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, one of the Church’s staunchest defenders of the family and the inestimable value of human life from the moment of conception...

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The new new world order

with Niall Fergusonvia National (United Arab Emirates)
Thursday, May 22, 2008

When the American sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein titled his 2003 book The Decline of American Power, he suggested America’s troubles would be the critical issue for the first decades of the new century...

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America's oil crisis demands a leader like Churchill

with Niall Fergusonvia South Bend Tribune (IN)
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Through the 1930s, Winston Churchill was a has-been. He was old; he had been in Britain's Parliament for better than 25 years...

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CNN Classroom Edition: Notes from North Korea

with William J. Perryvia CNN
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Record the CNN Special Investigations Unit Classroom Edition: Notes from North Korea when it airs commercial-free on Monday, May 26, 2008, from 4:00 -- 5:00 a.m. ET on CNN...

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Nuclear Threat Going Unheeded, Initiative Official Warns

with William J. Perryvia CQPolitics
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

When it comes to protecting the United States against the most serious threat it faces — a nuclear terrorist attack — the actions from the Bush administration and Congress have not matched the rhetoric, a Clinton administration official told an audience at a National Defense University Foundation-sponsored national security seminar Wednesday...