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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Sabotage in Wartime

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

With all the problems facing this country, both in Iraq and at home, why is Congress spending time trying to pass a resolution condemning the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago?

Analysis and Commentary

The Case for FDA Outsourcing

by Henry I. Millervia American
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently trying to improve its efficiency by outsourcing a small number of non-critical jobs...

Analysis and Commentary

Gore and Peace

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Monday, October 15, 2007

Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz received the 1949 Nobel Prize in medicine for "his discovery of the therapeutic value of [prefrontal lobotomy] in certain psychoses," including depression and schizophrenia...

In the News
In the News

Security and Opportunity for the Twenty-first Century

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Foreign Affairs
Thursday, November 1, 2007

To lead, a great nation must command the respect of others...

In the News

Concerns Grow Over School Consultants' Performance

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

With the consultants who engineered Mayor Bloomberg's latest overhaul of the public schools reaching the end of their $15.8 million contract, a dispute over how well they performed could soon escalate...

In the News

Expand or scrap missile ban

with George P. Shultzvia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Twenty years ago this December, President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the only treaty in history that eliminated an entire class of weapons -- shorter- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles...

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Panel speaks on role of nuclear energy

with William J. Perryvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Three nuclear policy experts highlighted tension between the potential benefits and dangers of nuclear energy before more than 170 students, faculty and Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in a discussion yesterday evening...

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Clinton has good idea, but simplicity would improve savings

with Milton Friedmanvia Idaho Statesman
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

This week, Hillary Clinton tossed out a proposal to establish 401(k) accounts for everyone, even for people who don't have access to one through their employers...

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Nobel for 'mechanism design' pioneers

with Milton Friedmanvia Independent
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Nobel prize for economics has been awarded to three American academics, Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson, for their work on mechanism design theory...

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Criticism of Petraeus Falls Flat

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Stanford Review
Monday, October 15, 2007

Anti-war activists have a new item in their arsenal of bones to pick with the war effort...

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Global security and the challenge of climate change

with John Abizaidvia Stanford Report
Monday, October 15, 2007

A day after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded for efforts to publicize and fight global warming, panelists speaking at the annual Roundtable at Stanford pointed to the university's and the nation's responsibility to combat what President John Hennessy called "the problem of our time..."

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Alejandro Toledo in conversation with Larry Diamond: Can Democracy Reach the Poor?

with Larry Diamond, Alejandro Toledovia Stanford Report
Monday, October 15, 2007

A talk by Alejandro Toledo, President of Peru (2001-2006) and Payne Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, in conversation with Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and Co-Editor of the Journal of Democracy...

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What happened to the accounting profession?

with Milton Friedmanvia Yale School of Management
Monday, October 15, 2007

For most of the twentieth century, accountants were organized into a self-governing profession, but that structure has been shaken over the last decade by a wave of scandals...

In the News

Misleading about Leadership

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 15, 2007

Thomas Friedman makes the case for the virtues of Al Gore's leadership relative to George Bush's...

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Researchers to Study N.Y.C.’s School Improvement Efforts

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Monday, October 15, 2007

Scholars, activists, and business and education leaders have launched a new research group that will study what works, and what doesn’t, in New York City’s widely watched bid to improve its schools...

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How to Solve the Aging Crisis

with John Shovenvia Conde Nast Portfolio
Monday, October 15, 2007

By 2030, one in five Americans will be over the age of 65, almost twice the ratio than at the beginning of this century...

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Fervor for Putin takes an icy turn

with Michael McFaulvia McClatchy Newspapers
Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Bush administration's failure to win Russia's consent to install U.S. missile defenses in its European backyard and a growing list of other disputes suggest that President Bush and his aides have misread the man whose "soul" Bush thought he'd divined when they first met six years ago...