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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Whose ‘Special Interests’?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

We take it for granted that a vote means a secret ballot, but it was not always that way...

In the News
In the News

On Georgia Crisis, McCain's Tone Grows Sharper

with Michael McFaulvia Washington Post
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Aides to Republican Sen. John McCain were scrambling last Thursday morning even as his plane was descending into Des Moines...

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The Founders and Us: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Brookhiser says the Founders saw America as a religious nation, and not necessarily a Christian nation...

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Sopa de letras

by Henry I. Miller with Milton Friedmanvia Libertad Digital (Spain)
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bill Gates es uno de los hombres más ricos y de los filántropos más generosos, pero no asumamos por ello que sabe mucho de todo...

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Chaos in the Caucasus

with Michael McFaulvia Salon
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev announced Tuesday that his country would stop its attacks against Georgia, declaring that the small southern country had been adequately "punished" for its own recent military actions against the separatist region of South Ossetia...

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U.S. relations with Russia growing icy in Georgia conflict's midst

with Michael McFaulvia McClatchy Newspapers
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Russia's invasion of Georgia has plunged relations with the United States to their iciest point since the Cold War, but just how deep the chill will go depends on whether Moscow turns its tanks around or sends them into Tbilisi, Georgia's capital, to oust the country's pro-Western government, U.S. officials and analysts said Tuesday...

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Obama May Go With Safe But Bland VP Pick

with Bill Whalenvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Barack Obama's reported short, short list of running mates highlights a few issues that may restrain any burst of excitement greeting his selection...

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From Hoover Press: Greener Than Thou, by Terry L. Anderson and Laura E. Huggins

with Terry Anderson, Laura E. Hugginsvia Business Wire
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

For many policy makers, whoever can outgreen the other gets to set the regulation, and if you don’t jump on the bandwagon, you risk being left behind altogether, say Hoover fellows Terry Anderson and Laura Huggins in their new book Greener Than Thou: Are You Really an Environmentalist? (Hoover Institution Press, 2008)...

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The blame game in Georgia: Pundits unload on the crisis in the Caucasus

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Post (Canada)
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson at National Review online makes the point that it’s Moscow, not Georgia, that has adeptly seized on the timing of the crisis...

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Patterns Of Black Excellence

with Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Most people know the tragic state of black education today. We know that billions of dollars are spent on federal government programs such as No Child Left Behind and the billions spent by state and local governments...

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Poll Finds Drop in Public’s Regard for Schools

with Education Next, Paul E. Petersonvia Education Week
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Americans express less confidence in the nation’s public schools and less support for the renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act than they did a year ago, according to the results of an opinion poll released today...

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Poll: U.S. tepid on school performance

with Hoover Institutionvia United Press International
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A poll released Tuesday indicated Americans are losing confidence in public schools but see the Democrats as the party most capable of stemming the decline...

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Russia Invades Georgia, U.S. Issues Sharp Rebuke

with Michael McFaulvia Washington Post
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Michael McFaul, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was online Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the Russian-Georgian conflict regarding South Ossetia, Russia's move to take control of western Georgia, and the U.S. response...

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Obama faces first real time foreign policy crisis with Georgia-Russia conflict

with Michael McFaulvia Chicago Sun-Times
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The swelling conflict between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia and Abkhazia is the first major real-time foreign-policy crisis faced by Barack Obama...

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Why Georgia-Russia Conflict Is Significant For U.S.

with Michael McFaulvia NPR
Monday, August 11, 2008

The military action in South Ossetia is highlighting Russia's role in global geopolitics. Alex Chadwick talks with Stanford political science professor and Barack Obama campaign advisor Michael McFaul about what the clashes mean for Russia's place in the post-Cold War world...

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Georgia and the democracy debacle

with Victor Davis Hansonvia WND - World Net Daily
Monday, August 11, 2008

It's eminently clear to everyone paying even the slightest bit of attention that the recent battle in South Ossetia between Georgia and the South Ossetians, quickly followed by even larger scale battles between Georgia and the Russians, has far more to do with oil pipelines and grand strategic concerns than democracy and self-governance...

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Letter: Free Markets and the Small Farmer

with Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Times
Sunday, August 10, 2008

We support Victor Davis Hanson’s conclusion that markets need to determine where and what is produced for the global agricultural community...

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Thirteen/WNET Provides an Historic Assessment of U.S. Schools in WHERE WE STAND: America's Schools in the 21st Century, Premiering September 15 on PBS

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Diane Ravitchvia Business Wire
Sunday, August 10, 2008

In 1995, America's college graduation rate was second in the world...