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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

From Baltic Avenue to Boardwalk

with Education Nextvia National Review Online
Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It’s tough to know what to make of them, those who cling to the idea that social engineering will cure the ailments of public education’s sickest parts...

In the News
In the News

Learning the Language

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, August 22, 2007

In her book about educational jargon published in July, education historian Diane Ravitch includes a number of terms I hear tossed around in the field of educating English-language learners...

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Jailed Academic in Iran Is Released on Bail

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Wednesday, August 22, 2007

An Iranian-American academic jailed for more than 100 days on suspicion of promoting a “velvet revolution” in the Islamic Republic was released on hefty bail on Tuesday, looking tired and much thinner from her ordeal but pronouncing herself well...

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State Budget Battles: Winners, Losers

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, August 22, 2007

California might be run by an action-hero-turned-governor, but there were few action heroes in Sacramento on Tuesday by the time the 52-day state budget impasse ended with agreement for a $145 billion spending plan...

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Profit principles Little fanfare, much good

with Milton Friedmanvia Free-Lance Star (VA)
Wednesday, August 22, 2007

"The social responsibility of business," Milton Friedman famously said, "is to increase its profits..."

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Why the U.S. Ranks Low on WHO's Health-Care Study

with Milton Friedmanvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The New York Times recently declared "the disturbing truth ... that ... the United States is a laggard not a leader in providing good medical care..."

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The financial gods that failed

with Milton Friedmanvia Tribune Media Services
Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Under warm spring skies, global 2007 economics seemed to be blossoming nicely...

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Earned Income Tax Credit

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Internal Revenue Service administers the largest cash or near-cash anti-poverty program in the country...

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We should index the minimum wage

with Milton Friedmanvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Tuesday, August 21, 2007

This year could be a celebration for the "working poor," except for one thing: It's the 70th anniversary of the changes to the Ontario minimum wage act that put an income floor under men as well as women aged 18 and over...

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War and the Fallacies of Our Critics

with Victor Davis Hansonvia FrontPage Magazine
Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Most of us are best known by our first names or from some sort of professional prefix, but scholar and writer, Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, is often described by the simple acronym of “VDH..."

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The Old Wisdom

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, August 21, 2007

This summer—in between weekly encounters on radio and in print exchanges with those suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome—I tried to get away, by climbing as many peaks in the Kaiser wilderness as possible, and marveled over the relative emptiness of that part of the central Sierra...

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Daily physical education now mandatory

with Hoover Institutionvia Associated Press
Monday, August 20, 2007

Like many fifth-graders, Mallory Greenfield cannot wait for physical education class -- but it used to be just once or twice a week...

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Biden, Richardson to speak at UNR Forum

with Peter Berkowitzvia Reno Gazette Journal (NV)
Monday, August 20, 2007

As students and citizens of Reno seek more information about the pressing issues facing our next President, The Brookings Institution and the University of Nevada, Reno are hosting two Opportunity '08-Nevada forums this week: a Republican issue forum today, and a Democratic issue forum on Wednesday, Aug. 22...