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Analysis and Commentary

Political Crusaders

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The latest political crusade is the one to replace ordinary incandescent light bulbs with the new CFL light bulb that is supposed to save electricity, reducing the need for fossil fuels and helping the fight against global warming...

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Islam passes the democratic test … just

with Daniel Pipesvia Sydney Morning Herald
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

IT was a debate over one of the most vexed issues of our times - one that pitted not only ideas and opinions against each other, but entire civilisations...

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The Fraser Institute: Flat Tax With Post Card-Size Return Would Reduce Time, Stress, and Cost of Tax Filing

with Alvin Rabushkavia MarketWire
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

With the April 30th personal income tax filing deadline looming, many Canadians are hunkered down over their computers or meeting with accountants to ensure they accurately complete and file their income tax returns on time...

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Black-White Gap Widens Faster for High Achievers

with Eric Hanushek, Steven G. Rivkinvia Education Week
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New research into what is commonly called the black-white “achievement gap” suggests that the students who lose the most ground academically in U.S. public schools may be the brightest African-American children...

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The Threat of Totalitarian Islam

with Victor Davis Hanson, Daniel Pipesvia Ayn Rand Institute
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A panel discussion on the nature and threat of totalitarian Islam, followed by a Q&A...

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Bush raises temp on global warming

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Times
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The last months of a presidential administration are often dangerous...

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The Last Dance

with Michael McFaulvia National Journal
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

President Bush had barely settled into the White House when FBI agent Robert Hanssen was unmasked as a Russian spy of 22 years' standing...

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Give up on Friedman? Nothing doing

with Milton Friedmanvia Scripps Howard News Service
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Grab hold of something quick, namely a newly invigorated regulatory state, because the economy is sucking us downward to some awful end, and, by the way, let go of Milton Friedman...

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Which version of McCain is running?

with George P. Shultzvia Witchita Eagle
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

John McCain was much more interesting as a potential president in 2000, when he was in full maverick mode...

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Commodity Prices: Malthus, Policy, or Development?

with Gary S. Beckervia Powell Center For Economic Literacy (Blog)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A front-page article in yesterday's edition of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) headlined the problem of world food prices...

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George P. Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Treasury, and Labor, Will Brief Journalists on “A Citizen’s Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform,” April 21, 2008 in Washington, DC

with George P. Shultzvia Business Wire
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Briefing for news media on their new book, Putting Our House in Order: A Citizen's Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform...

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Reject New Nuclear Warhead, Arms Control Groups Tell Congress

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Twenty-eight arms control advocacy and religious organizations called today for a key House committee to stop the administration from building a new nuclear weapon...

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Fighting financial ignorance

with Niall Fergusonvia Moneyweb (South Africa)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

EDUCATION Minister Naledi Pandor yesterday welcomed Old Mutual's On the Money programme to educate South Africans about matters financial...

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Our Overarching Disagreements

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Maybe I should not have thrown George Counts’ famous challenge into the mix...

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Focus on Issues: America's Tax Burden

with Milton Friedman, Alvin Rabushka, Robert E. Hall, John F. Coganvia Hoover Institution
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

With tax day fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service is projecting that close to 140 million American individuals, families, and businesses will file returns by April 15...