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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Fossilized Foreign Policy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Much of what Barack Obama has said about the world beyond our shores is about five years out of date...

Analysis and Commentary

A Political "Solution"

by Thomas Sowell with Milton Friedmanvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Who was it who said, "crack-brained meddling by the authorities" can "aggravate an existing crisis"?...

Analysis and Commentary

A Political "Solution": Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Estimates of how much money a government program will cost are notoriously unreliable...

Analysis and Commentary

Greed, Or Incentives?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It had been my devout wish to write a set of disinterested columns about labor markets to illustrate the power of the presumption against state regulation of voluntary agreements...

Analysis and Commentary

Property & Environment Research Center: Are You Really Green?

by Terry Anderson with Laura E. Hugginsvia DOB Magazine (Canada)
Monday, September 22, 2008

It is impossible to read a newspaper or magazine, turn on the radio or television, or engage in a cocktail party conversation without the words “green” or “eco” popping up...

Analysis and Commentary

West Nile: Where's the DDT?

by Henry I. Millervia Orange County Register
Sunday, September 21, 2008

West Nile virus has hit California particularly hard this year, causing at least 155 serious illnesses – more than twice as many as in any other state – and three deaths...

In the News
In the News

The Dumbing Down of 'Accountability'

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I heard from a friend who attended the New York state Senate hearing where you testified...

In the News

43% in state speak other than English at home

with Victor Davis Hansonvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

San Francisco resident Carlos Dimaano, 50, a recent immigrant from the Philippines, speaks English in his job at a community center...

In the News

Politics & Catholics with Archbishop Chaput: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Archbishop Chaput describes Vatican II as the “primary grace of God to the Catholic Church in the 20th century.”...

In the News

American Employers Recognized for Patriotism

with William J. Perryvia Human Events Online
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Deployment to the battlefield is the gravest and most important form of national service...

In the News

His Pie Charts Bear Real Fruit:

with Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In a piece about the credit crisis scheduled to air this week on PBS's "The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer," the show's economics correspondent, Paul Solman, will display an IOU issued by the czar in 1912 to build the Kahetian Railway with "an absolute guarantee of repayment" and a 4.5% annual interest rate...

In the News

Abizaid: Israel No Threat To Iran's Nukes

with John Abizaidvia US News and World Report
Monday, September 22, 2008

Newsweek reports that former CENTCOM commander retired Gen. John Abizaid's "remarks at a Marine Corps University conference last week appeared to echo the thinking of at least some in the upper echelons of the U.S. military: Israel is incapable of seriously damaging Iran's nuclear program."...

In the News

Ronald Cass

with Milton Friedmanvia Forbes
Monday, September 22, 2008

Politicians are drawn to new regulations in a crisis as much as Geraldo is to a natural disaster...

In the News

Poll: Views still differ sharply by race

via Associated Press
Monday, September 22, 2008

Since the nation's birth, Americans have discussed race and avoided it, organized neighborhoods and political movements around it, and used it to divide and hurt people even as relations have improved dramatically since the days of slavery, Reconstruction and legal segregation...

In the News

Stiglitz on the crisis

by Russell Roberts with Milton Friedmanvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, September 22, 2008

In a recent comment, TopCat asks:...

In the News

Poll: Barack Obama Could Lose Six Percentage Points on Election Day for Being Black

via Daily News (NY)
Monday, September 22, 2008

Six percentage points is the price Barack Obama could pay on election day for being black...

In the News

Letter: Greenspan no monetarist

with Milton Friedmanvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Monday, September 22, 2008

Re Bringing Down The Houses That Built America's Economy (front page - Sept. 20): In this otherwise interesting and informative article about Wall Street, there is one erroneous statement...

In the News

Campaigns Beef Up Economic Teams in Face of Crisis

with John B. Taylorvia Washington Post
Sunday, September 21, 2008

On Tuesday night, as the federal government was seizing control of insurance giant AIG, Sen. Barack Obama was speeding toward a Hollywood fundraiser...

In the News

Mixed reviews of relief plan sent to Congress

with John Shovenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 21, 2008

As Congress prepares to debate the mother of all bailouts, both Wall Street and Main Street are focused on whether the plan will succeed and what its impact will be on taxpayers, investors and the economy...

In the News

Silicon Valley's resiliency might get tested

with John Shovenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, September 21, 2008

For the last two years, with the economy collapsing all around it, the technology sector and Silicon Valley in particular have proven to be particularly resilient...

In the News

Advisers give clue to candidates on economy

with John B. Taylorvia USA Today
Thursday, September 18, 2008

The stock market tanks...