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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Why Teaching Intelligent Design Is Such a Problem

by Tibor R. Machanvia Libertarian Party of California
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Whenever a controversy arises in government-funded and -administered educational institutions, no one in the mainstream media mentions the real source of the problem...

Analysis and Commentary

The Washington Meat Grinder

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld faded away more quickly and more quietly than almost anyone who has been so prominent and so controversial for so many years...

Analysis and Commentary

The Challenge in Science

by Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This week, many families will take advantage of the holiday to take their children to the Rose Science Center at the American Museum of Natural History, to the Hall of Science in Queens, or to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City...

Analysis and Commentary

Judging voters

by Tod Lindbergvia Washington Times
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

As we mull the implications of the November elections for what comes next in Iraq, it's worth keeping in mind that this was, in fact, the third time voters have had an opportunity to weigh in on the subject...

Analysis and Commentary

Tokyo's Leverage Over Pyongyang

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

North Korea dominated the agenda at last week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Hanoi, as new rounds of negotiations with Pyongyang loomed...

Analysis and Commentary

Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history

by Dinesh D’Souzavia Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

In recent months, a spate of atheist books have argued that religion represents, as "End of Faith" author Sam Harris puts it, "the most potent source of human conflict, past and present."

Analysis and Commentary

Life Under the Dems

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Usually this would be too early to tell what the political alignment will be like when the new Congress convenes in January, with both Houses under the control of the Democrats...

Analysis and Commentary

Unhappy Days Are Here Again

by Henry I. Millervia National Review Online
Monday, November 20, 2006

"The American people voted for change and they voted for Democrats to take our country in a new direction,” said a triumphant Nancy Pelosi upon becoming the new Speaker of the House...

In the News
In the News

Iran summit idea could assist U.S., analysts say

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Perhaps seeking to assert itself even more prominently in the affairs of its Arab neighbor, Iran on Monday reportedly invited the leaders of Iraq and Syria to talks in Tehran this weekend aimed at curbing the violence in Iraq -- an invitation, analysts say, that could be turn out to be in America's interest...

In the News

U.S. hopeful on codex adventitious presence proposal

with Henry I. Millervia CheckBiotech.org
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

U.S. officials are hopeful that the Codex ad hoc Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology will approve a revised proposal for new work on low-level (adventitious) presence of unapproved transgenic material in food, when the task force meets next week in Chiba, Japan, reports Food Chemical News...

In the News

The legacy of Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedman, George P. Shultzvia Financial Mirror
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

One of the greatest economic thinkers of our time Milton Friedman died last week on November 16th at the age of 94...

In the News

Medicaid and Medicare Claims

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

More than one billion Medicare and Medicaid claims are processed each year...

In the News

Friedman was right on the money

with Milton Friedman, Niall Fergusonvia Chicago Sun-Times
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

For more than 30 years Chicago had the world's greatest economist living in its midst...

In the News

School Case Now Goes to Spitzer

with Eric Hanushekvia New York Sun
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A new ruling from the state's highest court that the state owes only a fraction of the money demanded in a long-running lawsuit on behalf of New York City schools shifts the issue onto Governor-elect Spitzer...

In the News

Elegy for the master

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Times
Monday, November 20, 2006

"And now this great master has left us..."

In the News

Q & A: Milton Friedman and Latin America

with Milton Friedman, William Ratliffvia Latin Business Chronicle
Monday, November 20, 2006

What impact has Milton Friedman had on Latin America?

In the News

Education Next: New Study Finds Teacher Certification Matters Little for Student Learning

with Hoover Institution, Education Nextvia Business Wire
Monday, November 20, 2006

A new study published in the winter issue of Education Next finds virtually no difference in the average impact on student achievement between traditionally certified teachers in New York City and those who entered teaching without certification, through Teach for America (TFA) or through the city’s Teaching Fellows programs -- a finding that could have significant impact on the debate over the reauthorization of NCLB and the law’s “highly qualified” teachers provision...

In the News

Defender of free markets left legacy

with Milton Friedman, Martin Andersonvia Freedom News Networks
Sunday, November 19, 2006

It is rare when great intellectual and policy achievements are combined with great personal decency, warmth, charm and unfailing consideration toward others...

In the News

Iran 'regime' change: It's stronger

with Abbas Milanivia Palm Beach Post
Saturday, November 18, 2006

No credible Iran analysis can contradict the assessment of Abbas Milani, director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution, that America missed a major opportunity when former President Mohammad Khatami's democratic reform program failed several years ago...