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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Vox, Overrated

by Henry I. Millervia National Review
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sometimes politics has to take a backseat to science...

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Strong medicine needed

by Henry I. Millervia Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

As he introduced his new budget director last week, President-elect Barack Obama said that in tough economic times, the government must "shed the spending we don't need" by getting rid of federal programmes that no longer make sense and running others in a more frugal way...

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Obama Tries to Stay Above the Hometown Fray

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Washington Post
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama did his best to distance himself from the spectacular public drama playing out in his home town yesterday, refusing to talk about the indictment of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich during his only public appearance outside his Chicago transition offices...

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False recession cures Steve Chapman

with John B. Taylorvia Washington Times
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Times of emergency produce demands for action, and Barack Obama does not need to be urged twice...

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Study Calls for Tightly Tying School Funding to Strategic Goals

with Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

When school systems spend more money on wealthy students than they do on poor students, more money on electives than on core academic courses, and more on Advanced Placement program classes than on remedial instruction, the education finance system is out of kilter...

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Better Data Seen as Vital to Improving Nation's Schools

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Education Week
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Imagine the research possibilities if every student in the country carried a “virtual backpack” stuffed with statistics on his or her entire educational history...

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Watching the sun set on the great British empire

with Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Many accounts of the British empire have appeared in recent years, but few are as entertaining as this hefty volume by Piers Brendon...

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Bedtime reading

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The criminal complaint against Blagojevich is here...

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Another charming excerpt

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It's funny, even though it's tragic...

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Lord Acton was onto something

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I happened to be in Chicago the day after the election and riding in a taxi, overheard a caller to a talk show talking about how wonderful it would be to have both Congress and the Presidency controlled by the Democrats...

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Is Democratic Governance the Problem?

by Diane Ravitch with John E. Chubb, Terry M. Moevia Education Week
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

You quote John Goodlad, who asks “Whatever became of the idea that representative democracy is the essential starting point for public education?”...

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The era of free markets

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

As we prepare to partially nationalize the American automobile industry, it is a good time to remember that George Bush is not a free market ideologue and that he did not pursue free market policies...

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Obama’s Depressing Economic Delusion

with Robert E. Hallvia US News and World Report
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Jimmy Carter had his "malaise" speech...

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WILL HISTORY LOOK KINDLY ON GEORGE W. BUSH’S TIME IN OFFICE? YES

with George P. Shultzvia Kansas City Star
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What will be most remembered about Bush’s presidency is his leadership in the post-9/11 period...

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HOME SWEET HOME SCHOOL

with Education Nextvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Monday, December 8, 2008

Everybody knows somebody who is teaching a child at home, says Milton Gaither, an associate professor of education at Messiah College and author of "Homeschool: An American History."...

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Options for Stimulating the Economy

by Robert E. Hallvia Financial Crisis and Recession Blog
Monday, December 8, 2008

In 2009, GDP in the U.S. is expected to be about $900 billion below its normal growth path...

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Are We Ailing from Too Much Deregulation?

by David R. Hendersonvia Cato Institute
Saturday, November 1, 2008

"Americans May be Losing Faith in Free Markets" reads the title of a July 16 "news analysis" by Los Angeles Times reporter Peter G. Gosselin...