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Analysis and Commentary

The Wiretap Flap Continues

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

One of the quirks of modern telecommunications is that a message from, say, Peshawar, Pakistan, to Beirut, Lebanon, might easily travel over a fiber-optic cable that passes through the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

Mugged By Reality: Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

If nothing else comes out of the Iraq war, it should banish the concept of "nation-building" from our language and our minds...

Analysis and Commentary

Mugged by Reality

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

In a world where the tragedy that is Iraq is usually discussed only in media sound bites and political slogans, it is especially gratifying to see an adult, intelligent, and insightful account of life inside Iraq by someone who lived there for nine months in the early days of the occupation in 2003 and 2004, and who saw the fundamental mistakes that would later plague the attempt to create a viable Iraqi government...

Analysis and Commentary

Libertarianism closest to ideals of U.S. founders

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, September 14, 2007

Because America is still widely regarded as a pretty decent country, even while left, right and the rest find a lot of fault with it, the question of whether Democrats, Republicans, liberals, conservatives, populists or libertarians are the most faithful to its central ideas and ideals is important to ask and answer...

In the News
In the News

How the Democrats Lost Their Way

with Tod Lindbergvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Tod Lindberg, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and editor of its Washington D.C.-based journal Policy Review...

In the News

Revival of the tax hikers

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Times
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

In recent years, the old "let's tax them more" crowd was on the defensive...

In the News

Swamp Sunrise

with Michael McFaulvia Baltimore Sun
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Here are a few Washington events of note for Tuesday, September 18, 2007 as collected by the Associated Press...

In the News

Defense Spending

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The United States spends just over 4 percent of its gross domestic product on defense expenditures...

In the News

After a rosy Reagan era, the fault lines began to show and fear turned to panic...

with Milton Friedmanvia Telegraph
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Alan Greenspan is arguably the financial world’s most important figure of the past 50 years...

In the News

Disarming arguments

with George P. Shultzvia Guardian (UK)
Monday, September 17, 2007

The School of Oriental and African Studies and Pugwash have convened a conference to support the neglected UN security council objective of creating a weapon of mass destruction free zone...

In the News

Immigrants, Our Country Needs Them

with Milton Friedmanvia TCS Daily
Monday, September 17, 2007

Few issues in American political life have generated so intense a debate as immigration...

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Your Representative Is Only a Modem Away

with Morris P. Fiorinavia CQPolitics
Monday, September 17, 2007

The town hall meeting in the Philadelphia suburbs was advertised as an opportunity to talk with Rep. Joe Sestak about the Iraq War...

In the News

Opinion Piece Praises Romney Health Care Proposal

with John F. Coganvia Kaiser Foundation - Health 08
Monday, September 17, 2007

A health care proposal recently announced by Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney that would "rely on free-market principles and federalism" would "go a long way to fixing our health care system's woes," John Cogan, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and an adviser to the Romney campaign, and Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School and also an adviser to the campaign, write in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece...

In the News

Epstein on Property Rights, Zoning and Kelo

by Russell Roberts with Richard A. Epsteinvia EconTalk
Monday, September 17, 2007

Richard Epstein, of the University of Chicago and Stanford's Hoover Institution, makes the case that many current zoning restrictions are essentially "takings" and property owners should receive compensation for the last value of their land...

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Cackling on the Right: Alan Greenspan Again?

with Milton Friedmanvia Huffington Post
Monday, September 17, 2007

Since Alan Greenspan is now selling a book, his publicity crank is turning fast and hard and his face is everywhere, a friendly old mask as inscrutable as the syntax he was fond of throwing out at the American public during his years as head of the Federal Reserve...

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Epstein on zoning and Kelo

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 17, 2007

The latest EconTalk is Richard Epstein talking about zoning and Kelo...

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Please Stop The Aid

with Milton Friedmanvia NewsByUs
Monday, September 17, 2007

"In 1996, the UN declared that 70 countries, aid recipients all, were poorer than in 1980. An incredible 43 were worse off than in 1970..."

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Rick Ankiel: In Defense of Baseball's 'Un-Natural'

by Russell Robertsvia NPR
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Rick Ankiel of the St. Louis Cardinals — a pitcher who became a slugging outfielder after a long stint in the minors — has admitted taking human growth hormone during his uphill comeback...