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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

That “Top One Percent”

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

People who are in the top one percent in income receive far more than one percent of the attention in the media...

Analysis and Commentary

Soft neocon stance wins growing consensus

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Monday, November 26, 2007

More than seven months ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, claimed that Iraq was “lost..."

In the News
In the News

Income Level is Not Social Class

with Thomas Sowellvia Outside The Beltway
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thomas Sowell argues that, despite the attention they receive in the press, the “top one percent” of income earners are not a privileged class but rather a constantly churning group...

In the News

Beyond war, how engaged are we?

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Minneapolis Star Tribune
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

As the Democratic Party's nominee for president in 1968, Hubert Humphrey ran when an unpopular U.S. president was in his last months in office, an unpopular war was being fought overseas and a turbulent debate was underway over America's role in the world...

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Should Democracy Be Promoted or Demoted?

by Michael McFaulvia Washington Quarterly
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

In his second inaugural address, on January 20, 2005, President George W. Bush used the word “freedom” 25 times, “liberty” 12 times, and “democracy” or “democratic” three times...

In the News

Just the facts, ma'am?

with Thomas Sowellvia Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Dueling data confront conscientious citizens who want the simple truth...

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Corporate Social Welfare

with Milton Friedmanvia Business Standard (India)
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This paper examines the relationship between a company's approach to its tax liabilities and its attitude to corporate social responsibility...

In the News

At peace with Pax Americana

with Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

For lack of a better word, the United States is getting tagged as an "empire" from all quarters...

In the News

Why the West must protect Africa against harm from climate change

with Henry I. Millervia Daily Nation (Kenya)
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The world’s richest countries, which have contributed by far the most to the climatic changes linked to global warming, are already spending billions of dollars to limit their own risks from its worst consequences...

In the News

The Failures of Lt. Gen. Sanchez

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

In his weekly radio address, President Bush gave thanks for American servicemen "who risk their own lives to keep us safe..."

In the News

(Mis)Understanding China

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, November 26, 2007

A Wall Street Journal editorial on November 26, 2007, complained of China’s refusal to allow the USS Kitty Hawk and its carrier battle group to dock in Hong Kong on Thanksgiving day...

In the News

Why Promoting Democracy Abroad Still Makes Sense

with Michael McFaulvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 26, 2007

The Bush administration hasn’t done well by its oft-cited aim of promoting democracy and freedom around the world, but the goal is still both desirable and achievable, says Francis Fukuyama, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, in an essay he co-wrote in Washington Quarterly, a policy journal...

In the News

Nature

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 26, 2007

The latest episode of EconTalk is a conversation with Daniel Botkin...

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Botkin on Nature, the Environment and Global Warming

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 26, 2007

Daniel Botkin, ecologist and author, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how we think about our role as humans in the natural world, the dynamic nature of environmental reality and the implications for how we react to global warming...

In the News

A U.S.-Indian partnership against nukes

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia International Herald Tribune
Monday, November 26, 2007

A new era in U.S.-India cooperation was unveiled at the White House in July 2005 when President George W. Bush told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he would work to achieve full civil nuclear energy cooperation and trade with India, despite over a quarter century of disagreements between the two countries over nuclear issues...

In the News

Iran: No Smoking Gun but Strong Evidence

with John Abizaidvia Associated Press
Saturday, November 24, 2007

The accusations come almost every day from U.S. officials: Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon...