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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Right-Sizing the College Market

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Those who argue that the taxpayers should be forced to subsidize people who go to colleges and universities seldom bother to think beyond the notion that education is a Good Thing...

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Scientists Clone, Bureaucrats Clown

by Henry I. Millervia FoodTechnology
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

After six years of deliberation, in January 2008, the Food and Drug Administration finally—and rightly—concluded that food from cloned animals is safe and may be sold and consumed...

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Greenspan's legacy vs Volkers demarche

with Milton Friedmanvia Asia Times
Thursday, April 24, 2008

In the face of rising inflation, a free-falling dollar, explosive prices for food, oil and other commodities, and an impending economic recession, numerous pundits have contrasted the opposing approaches of two former US Federal Reserve chairmen...

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Weighing a McCain Economist

with John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

When Douglas Holtz-Eakin took over in 2003 as the director of the Congressional Budget Office — the nation’s bean counter in chief — he walked right into a firestorm...

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Kissinger on War & More: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Kissinger says the rise of India and China is an immensely significant event...

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Arabs face dysfunctional democracy

with Michael McFaulvia Daily Star (Lebanon)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

How much are the Arabs responsible for their own political dysfunction, national fragmentation and rampant violence, and how much of their troubles can be blamed on foreign interference and military interventions in the region?...

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Twenty-five years later, nation remains at risk

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Grand Forks Herald (ND)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Let us limp down memory lane to mark this week’s melancholy 25th anniversary of a national commission’s report that galvanized Americans to vow to do better...

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Is the Earth getting warmer ... or cooler?

with Hoover Institutionvia Press and Sun-Bulletin (NY)
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Make a public comment on global warming and you'll find that there are more than two sides to the argument...

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World Bank Says Thai Curb on Rice Exports Would Deepen Crisis

with Gary S. Beckervia Bloomberg
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

World Bank officials are concerned that pressure is growing in Thailand, the world's largest rice exporter, to restrict the nation's exports of the staple and worsen a global food crisis...

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Stealth given first class send-off

with William J. Perryvia Alamogordo Daily News (New Mexico)
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The final four F-117A Nighthawks were retired Monday from service to the U.S. Air Force, and Holloman Air Force Base marked the occasion with the Sunset Stealth Ceremony at Heritage Park at the base...

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ISG moves from consensus to conflict

with William J. Perry, Edwin Meese IIIvia Politico
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In December 2006, in an effort to build a national consensus on a “new way forward in Iraq,” the Iraq Study Group painted itself as a portrait of bipartisan chumminess, with all political hackery checked at the door...

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'Nation at Risk': The best thing or the worst thing for education?

with Diane Ravitchvia USA Today
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Twenty-five years ago this week, Americans awoke to a forceful little report that, depending on your point of view, either ruined public education or saved it...

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Researchers Gain Insight Into Education's Impact on Nations' Productivity

with Eric Hanushek, Education Nextvia Education Week
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A key assumption underpinning the report of the National Commission on Excellence in Education back in 1983 was that America’s economic well-being was intimately tied to the quality of its schools...

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Still at Risk

with Diane Ravitch, Chester E. Finn Jr.via American Enterprise Institute
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In the aftermath of the furor provoked by A Nation At Risk, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) conducted a groundbreaking study to determine what America's seventeen-year-olds knew about history and literature...

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Celebrate Earth Day: Support a stiff gas tax

with Gary S. Becker, George P. Shultzvia Huffington Post
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Yeah I know...

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What Should Happen in Our Houses of Learning?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Well, we do disagree about what should happen in “our houses of learning.”...

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Like-Minded, Living Nearby

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The more diverse America becomes, the more homogeneous it becomes...

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California Healthcare Institute to Host Conversation on Healthcare Reform with Former Secretary of State and Leading Economists

with George P. Shultz, John Shovenvia Business Wire
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The California Healthcare Institute (CHI) will host “A Conversation on Healthcare Reform and Income Security,” Tuesday, April 29, 4:30-7:00 p.m. at Stanford University in the Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center – McCaw Hall, located at 326 Galvez Street in Stanford, Calif...

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Global Leaders Gather in L.A. to Address Financial Markets, Energy Issues, Education Needs, Health Care Innovation and More at 11th Annual Milken Institute Global Conference

with Gary S. Becker, Michael Spencevia MarketWire
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pulling the most current issues from today's headlines, the Milken Institute Global Conference will bring together the world's leaders in business, finance, education, health, philanthropy and public policy on April 28-30 for an in-depth look at today's markets and social challenges...

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Why did the white working class abandon the Democratic Party?

with Shelby Steelevia History News Network
Monday, April 21, 2008

Barack Obama's comments at a San Francisco fundraiser about "bitter" Americans have sparked a debate about the Democrats' loss of white working class voters, one of the central questions of our time...

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Muslim Organizations Call On McCain To Drop ‘Islamic’ Terrorist Label»

with John Abizaidvia Think Progress (Blog)
Monday, April 21, 2008

One of Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) favorite talking points is railing against “Islamic” extremists and terrorists...