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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

More than pork and rubber

by Tod Lindbergvia Washington Times
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Every so often I retreat to the privacy of my cerebrum to debate the following proposition: Resolved, that the sole reason the United States remains democratic in character at the national level is the election of its president every four years, the Congress of the United States having become a dysfunctional and decadent institution...

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Ahmadinejad's version of Puritanism at the UN

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom News Networks
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, gave a generally vapid talk at the United Nations, intimating but rarely naming names of those he deemed guilty...

Analysis and Commentary

Urban Tragedy

by Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

During the past few years, scores of impoverished inner-city schools have shuttered their doors...

Analysis and Commentary

Orange Grove: Nothing left to steal in Hungary

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom News Networks
Monday, September 25, 2006

Shortly after Hungary set off the fall of Soviet-style socialism in 1989, when that country's rulers allowed visitors from what then was East Germany to leave for West Germany without any hindrance, my mother, who had lived in Hungary all her life before being allowed to leave in 1975, made some interesting predictions...

Analysis and Commentary

Insanity on a Global Scale

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, September 25, 2006

It's a mad world...

In the News
In the News

California Moves to Preempt Biotech Bans

with Henry I. Millervia Environment News
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The California legislature is considering a bill sponsored by state Sen. Dean Florez (D-Shafter) preempting individual counties from banning the growing of genetically enhanced crops...

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Schwarzenegger upstaging Angelides on Sudan genocide fight

with George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

California's gubernatorial candidates have begun to look beyond state boundaries to international issues that will fire up voters -- the latest example being Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, flanked by celebrities and dignitaries of both parties Monday as he signed two bills aimed at ending state investments in Sudan and ramping up pressure to halt genocide in the region...

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Citywide Minimum-Wage Rules:

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

On Sept. 11, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley used the first veto of his 17-year tenure to reject an ordinance aimed at forcing big retailers to pay wages of $10 an hour and health benefits equivalent to $3 an hour by 2010...

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Governor signs bills ending state investment in Sudan

with George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, flanked by activist actors George Clooney and Don Cheadle, signed legislation Monday to end state investment in Sudan in an effort to pressure the nation to halt genocidal violence in its Darfur region...

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They’re All Federal Educators Now

with Diane Ravitchvia National Review Online
Monday, September 25, 2006

For decades, conservatives stood against big-government intrusions into American education...

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Parents Know the Right Equation for Teaching Math

with Diane Ravitchvia Human Events Online
Monday, September 25, 2006

It took parents 17 years to overturn the tragic 1989 curriculum mistake made by so-called education experts who demanded that schools abandon traditional mathematics in favor of unproven approaches...

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A Century of Slaughter

with Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, September 23, 2006

The 20th century was a murderous one, far more so than any other...