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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

It’s Priceless

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to live in a world where there were no prices?...

Analysis and Commentary

FDA overhaul overdue

by Henry I. Millervia Washington Times
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

As they say in the blogosphere, follow the link...

Analysis and Commentary

Why License Marriage?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

"Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."...

Analysis and Commentary

Faith and the Uniform

by Jonathan Herzogvia Washington Independent
Monday, November 17, 2008

So there are atheists in foxholes after all...

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In the News

Spending plans may have to be trimmed

with Michael J. Boskin, John F. Coganvia Washington Times
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Conservative economists and budget analysts predict President-elect Barack Obama can turn a seemingly insurmountable budget deficit into a potential cash windfall for the country in as little as three years...

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How thoughtful

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Paulson has decided not to tap the second half of the $700 billion TARP...

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Why the Secretary of Education Matters More Now Than Ever

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Back in the old days (i.e., pre-NCLB), it really didn't matter to teachers, principals, and superintendents—that is, the people who actually work directly in schools and have daily interaction with children—who was Secretary of Education...

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Fixing the country

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Obama talks about working with John McCain...

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Where was I in 2005?

by Russell Roberts with Robert J. Barrovia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Reader Tim Allen asks a very good question...

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The Case Against Hillary

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yes, I know the "Team of Rivals" argument for Hillary Clinton as the ideal secretary of state for the Obama administration...

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Shelby Steele on President-Elect Obama: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Shelby Steelevia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shelby Steele says we know very little about the content of Barack Obama’s character — although we will come to know it with every decision he makes as president...

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Shultz: Bush defense policy should stay

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Times
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz says President-elect Barack Obama should practice President Bush's doctrine of pre-emptive defense against terrorism that has kept the country safe since the Sept. 11 attacks...

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Papers Offer Close-Up of Rehnquist and the Court

with Hoover Institutionvia New York Times
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Not long after he arrived at the Supreme Court in 1972 after three years in the Nixon administration, Justice William H. Rehnquist faced stinging criticism for participating in a decision dismissing a challenge to Army surveillance of domestic political groups in the Vietnam War era...

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It’s Only a Matter of Zeros

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, November 17, 2008

In the mid-1990s I was conducting research on the operations of local stock exchanges in the Caribbean...

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Shelby Steele on President-Elect Obama: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Shelby Steelevia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, November 17, 2008

Shelby Steele says Barack Obama won the presidential election by successfully basing his candidacy on race...

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Orienting the 2009 Nuclear Posture Review

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Center for American Progress
Monday, November 17, 2008

There is an emerging bipartisan consensus that America’s current nuclear weapons posture imposes an unnecessary burden on U.S. efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism and curtail the spread of nuclear weapons, materials, and technology to additional nation-states...

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Yunus pushes microcredit

with George P. Shultzvia Stanford Daily
Monday, November 17, 2008

Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus called for greater student involvement in public service, increased microcredit programs and a paradigm shift in business practices in a wide-ranging hour-long talk at Cubberley Auditorium Friday afternoon...

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Thoughts, Past and Future

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, November 17, 2008

As I wrote in the past, the real issue is no longer whether one has confidence that Obama will prove a gifted leader, but rather to hope that he does...

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Outlook: The Electorate's Left Turn

with Tod Lindbergvia Washington Post
Monday, November 17, 2008

Sorry, GOP: Research Shows Nation No Longer Leans Right...

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It May Be a Good Job, but Is It ‘Good Work’?

with William Damonvia New York Times
Saturday, November 15, 2008

One hot summer day many years ago, I boarded a bus heading up Madison Avenue with a driver whom I still vividly remember...

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“I am for Governor Hunt”

by Diane Ravitchvia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Monday, November 10, 2008

Out there in the world of big media, the speculation is centering on who will land the big jobs at State, Defense, and the Treasury...