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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

What's Needed at FDA

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Even in the dog days of August, a lot of attention has been paid to Senate confirmation hearings for FDA commissioner nominee Andrew von Eschenbach…

Analysis and Commentary

The Next War of the World

by Niall Fergusonvia Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

In 1898, H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds, a novel that imagined the destruction of a great city and the extermination of its inhabitants by ruthless invaders…

Analysis and Commentary

Charter Schools Face New Setback Amid Test Review

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Fourth-graders in traditional public schools outscore their charter-school peers on reading and math tests after adjusting for socio-economic factors, a long-delayed reanalysis of 2003 federal test results showed…

Analysis and Commentary

Raul Castro, China, and Post-Fidel Cuba

by William Ratliffvia Independent Institute
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

At the beginning of August, Cuba got a new “Maximum Leader” for the first time in almost a half century…

In the News
In the News

Friedman on Vouchers

with Paul E. Petersonvia Conservative Voice
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

On July 14, the U.S. Department of Education released a study that the teachers' unions are holding up as evidence that public schools are better than private schools…

In the News

Iran asks to start nuclear bargaining Offer to U.N. on enrichment called complex and vague

with Abbas Milani, Kori Schakevia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Iran made good on its promise to respond by Tuesday to incentives from the major world powers seeking to halt its nuclear enrichment program, with a written invitation to commence serious negotiations and an offer of a new formula to resolve the crisis…

In the News

School Days

with Diane Ravitchvia Scripps Howard News Service
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The go-slow lights were blinking the other day as I drove past a neighborhood school…

In the News

Charter Schools Lag, Study Finds

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Post
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Fourth-graders in traditional public schools nationwide did somewhat better on average than those in charter schools in reading and mathematics in 2003, a long-awaited federal report said yesterday…

In the News

What Choices Will Latin America Make?

with William Ratliffvia Blogcritics.org
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A recent article in The Hoover Digest, "Do Latin Americans Want Development?" by William Ratliff, a Hoover Institution research fellow, described the crossroads where Latin America finds itself…

In the News

Christian themes split UC, high schools

with Education Nextvia Orange County Register
Sunday, August 20, 2006

How much Christianity is too much for the University of California…