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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Pandemics and Depressions

by Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Here we are, struggling to find a way out of the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, when along comes the possibility of a global influenza epidemic...

Analysis and Commentary

"Empathy" Versus Law

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Justice David Souter's retirement from the Supreme Court presents President Barack Obama with his first opportunity to appoint someone to the High Court...

Analysis and Commentary

Beware Of Empathy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Now that Justice David Souter will retire from the United States Supreme Court, speculation is running hot and heavy as to the kind of justice that Barack Obama is likely to nominate to take his place...

Analysis and Commentary

The Best Judges Obama Can't Pick

by Benjamin Wittesvia Washington Post
Sunday, May 3, 2009

What do Merrick Garland, David Tatel and Jose Cabranes have in common?...

In the News
In the News

Dreams of a multi-polar world? Be careful what you wish for

with Niall Fergusonvia Lancaster Eagle-Gazette (PA)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The makeup of the "Ad Hoc Committee to Run the World" is changing...

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What NAEP Long-Term Trend Scores Tell Us About NCLB

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I watched with some amusement as the media tried to figure out how to report the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)...

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Charter schools in Chicago, New York better serving disadvantaged students, Hoxby says

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stanford University Professor Caroline Hoxby is speaking at St. Louis University tonight about her research comparing charter school students to district students in New York and Chicago...

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Optimism Despite The March Of The Economists

with Niall Fergusonvia Forbes
Monday, May 4, 2009

Not in recent memory have economists been so popular, nor were more in the steady march of dispensing wisdom nightly on TV, in columns, installed as federal potentates, czars of financial recovery and as pundits, prognosticators and purveyors of wisdom--everywhere...

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Another Side of Jack Kemp

by Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, May 4, 2009

There have been three constants to the remembrances of conservative icon Jack Kemp, who passed away this weekend...

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Is Universal Preschool Really a Good Idea?

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Business Wire
Monday, May 4, 2009

Among many educators and public officials in the U.S. is a drumbeat for “universal pre-school”—and for government to provide it to all 4-year olds so as to close school-readiness gaps and prepare kids to succeed in kindergarten and beyond...