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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Questions and the sixth-year rule

by Tod Lindbergvia Washington Times
Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Generally speaking, elections are about comparative judgments...

Analysis and Commentary

Things Just Got Worse

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 14, 2006

In just two short years, Republicans have gone from being champs to being chumps...

Analysis and Commentary

Making people feel good given precedence over truth

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Have you noticed that when you ask someone on the street where the closest post office or drug store or some other locally known place is, they usually tell you it's just a couple of blocks when in fact it is a lot farther than that?

In the News
In the News

Four Georgetown Professors Receive Fulbright Scholar Awards

with Milton Friedmanvia Media Newswire
Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced that Georgetown University faculty members Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Jeffrey Peck, Joanne Rappaport and Veronica Salles-Reese have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants to lecture and conduct research overseas for the 2006-2007 academic year...

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The Libertarian Effect

with Milton Friedmanvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, November 14, 2006

In one closely watched Congressional race (Sodrel v Hill, IN-9) and two critical Senate races (Missouri and Montana), the Republican candidate was defeated by fewer votes than the Libertarian candidate received...

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President gives Hoover medal at White House

with Hoover Institution, John Raisianvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, November 14, 2006

President George W. Bush awarded the National Humanities Medal, the country’s highest humanities award, to the Hoover Institution in an Oval Office ceremony Thursday...

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The smugness of the war's opponents

with Niall Fergusonvia townhall.com
Tuesday, November 14, 2006

In this week's New York Times Book Review, a historian reviewing a major new work of 20th-century history, Oxford and Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson's "The War of the World," notes that "Ferguson argues that the Western powers should have gone to war in 1938, which would most likely have avoided much of the horror of World War II..."

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Neoconservatives: New Bush Advisers Will Raise White Flag in Middle East

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Tuesday, November 14, 2006

President Bush's nomination of Robert Gates to be secretary of defense and other recent administration moves have raised concerns and even open disdain among some members of the "neo-conservative" wing of the Republican Party, the president's most ardent war supporters...

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Free Money Against "Inflation Bias"

with Milton Friedmanvia Ludwig von Mises Institute
Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Today's mainstream economics maintains that inflation — defined as an ongoing rise of the economy's price level over time — is "a prerequisite for a growing and thriving world..."

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Prop 87 Gets 86ed

with Paul M. Romervia CampusProgress
Monday, November 13, 2006

While the rest of the nation voted for progress on Nov. 7, voters in California failed to take a progressive step towards energy independence by voting against Prop. 87...

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A look at the Iraq advisory group

with Edwin Meese IIIvia McClatchy Newspapers
Monday, November 13, 2006

The Iraq Study Group was created in March 2006 at the urging of Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., to provide an outside view of developments in Iraq...

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What the Election Proves? Not Much

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 12, 2006

I do not believe the election proves much other than that corruption scandals and the Iraq war hurt Republicans...