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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Why McCain Still Has a Chance to Win

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

With Barack Obama already established as a skillful rhetorician, people keep asking me, a former White House speechwriter, about John McCain...

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RIGHT ON READING

by Diane Ravitchvia New York Post
Monday, September 1, 2008

LAST week, Schools Chancel lor Joel Klein announced the start of a pilot program that will introduce a new way to teach reading to children in kindergarten, first grade and second grade in 10 low-performing schools...

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. . . But Wrong on Paying Students

via Washington Post
Sunday, August 31, 2008

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee is a font of fine ideas...

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Can McCain overcome GOP's identity crisis?

by Bill Whalen with Peter M. Robinsonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, August 31, 2008

Assuming you plan to tune in Thursday night, when John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lower the curtain on the Republican National Convention, take a good, hard gander at the GOP ticket...

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Are religious politics libertarian?

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Saturday, August 30, 2008

In many ways the principles of a fully free society are the most hospitable to the great variety of faithful in a large society...

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Changes in Politics

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Friday, August 29, 2008

One of the few political cliches that makes sense is that "In politics, overnight is a lifetime."...

In the News
In the News

Peter Schrag: Props. 5 and 8 will make waves nationally

with George P. Shultzvia Sacramento Bee
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Although hardly anyone's noticed, billionaire financier George Soros and some other very deep pockets are back on the California ballot with a drug and criminal sentencing reform measure that makes their prior efforts seem modest...

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Palin: too much Hope and Change?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Monday, September 1, 2008

Sarah Palin has not even been widely known nationally for a week...

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Realists unite

with William J. Perryvia International Herald Tribune
Monday, September 1, 2008

Now is the moment to forge a new, broader, politically potent coalition of realists to shape U.S. foreign policy, if the high priests of the realist camp would only grasp it...

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Economics: Whatever happened to Keynes' 15-hour working week?

with Gary S. Beckervia Guardian (UK)
Monday, September 1, 2008

Nobody ever dies saying "I wish I'd spent more time at the office", or so the saying goes...

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Classrooms are virtual, but diplomas are real: Half of high-school courses to go online by 2019

with Education Nextvia TMCnet.com
Monday, September 1, 2008

High school classrooms will undergo vast makeovers in the next decade -- and you'll have to visit cyberspace to check out the updated looks...

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Chapter Two of The Price of Everything

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 1, 2008

Chapter Two of The Price of Everything is now available: HTML and PDF...

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Obama Unbinds

with Shelby Steelevia Human Events Online
Monday, September 1, 2008

In his profound book, A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can’t Win, Shelby Steele postulates that blacks who have successfully acquired power in America have done so primarily by adopting one of two masks: either they position themselves as “bargainers” who essentially promise whites not to make them feel guilty in exchange for a piece of power, or they present themselves as “challengers” who extract power by charging whites with guilt...

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Superintendent to lead off in school funding lawsuit

with Eric Hanushekvia Sioux Falls Argus Leader (SD)
Monday, September 1, 2008

A superintendent whose district uses trailers as classrooms will be the first witness in a school-funding trial set to start Tuesday in Pierre...

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Rauch on the Volt, Risk, and Corporate Culture

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 1, 2008

Jonathan Rauch, of the Brookings Institution and the Atlantic Monthly, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the evolution of the Chevy Volt, GM's planned electric car...

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Why Obama’s star may not shine on election day

with Shelby Steelevia Business Day (South Africa)
Monday, September 1, 2008

THE Democratic Party whipped up some euphoria in Denver last week. But a dark cloud of anxiety hovered over the party convention...

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Comic books go from villain to hero in some Oregon schools

with Diane Ravitchvia Oregonian
Sunday, August 31, 2008

Students once sneaked comic books to class, hiding them from teachers who blamed them for juvenile delinquency, poor reading skills and declining education...

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Addicted to Oil?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, August 31, 2008

What does it mean to say that we are “addicted to oil?”...

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Measuring inequality (with contest results)

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, August 31, 2008

In this earlier post, I challenged readers to challenge this chart:...

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America's vaunted 'culture war' is a mock battle

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Concord Monitor (NH)
Saturday, August 30, 2008

As the nation's attention reluctantly turns to the political parties' conventions, with their scripted suspense and stage-managed sentiment, it is important to keep in mind that these are phony representations of American political life...

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Yes, by all means, choose the teachers

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, August 29, 2008

I'm sure Joe Biden's acceptance speech was worded carefully:...

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McCain VP Choice Is Gov. Sarah Palin, Transforming Race

with Bill Whalenvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, August 29, 2008

John McCain stole the Democrats' thunder by announcing Friday morning that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be his vice presidential running mate...

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The Divorce Rate

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, August 29, 2008

Charlie, in the comments to this post, refers to a post by Justin Wolfers (who was guest blogging at MR) on the supposed divorce myth...