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Analysis and Commentary

No John F. Kennedy moment

by David Davenportvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The most important event in the Iowa presidential campaign this week actually takes place in Texas, where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will address his faith and how it would inform his presidency...

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Weingarten at 50

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Sun
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

As Randi Weingarten celebrated her 50th birthday last night by raising money for her charter schools, the thought struck us that it's a shame there is no obvious next step for her here in New York...

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Immigration debate unifies California GOP

with Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Thirteen years after a ballot measure against illegal immigration fractured the state Republican Party, the issue again is front and center in California's upcoming presidential primary...

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(Some) Good News on Iran

with Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Post
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The newly released consensus by US intelligence agencies that Iran likely halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 is good news...

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Gingrich pushes platform in Iowa

with Newt Gingrich, David Davenportvia Washington Times
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Newt Gingrich is campaigning in Iowa this week — not for president, he says, but for his Platform for America...

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Empire and nuclear weapons

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Spero News
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Over the past six decades, the United States has used its nuclear arsenal in five often inter-related ways...

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The Grand Illusion of Proficiency

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

As usual, you raise lots of interesting questions and you sharpen our clear differences...

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Not from the Onion

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I'm having a little trouble figuring out what to say about this story...

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Fair trade and free trade

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Here's the latest EconTalk: Mike Munger and I talk about fair trade coffee and free-trade agreements...

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Citizens become part of campaign narratives

with Shanto Iyengarvia Boston Globe
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

A border patrol agent showed Mitt Romney how the fence between California and Mexico had been breached by illegal immigrants with shovels and makeshift ladders...

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Time for smart power

with John Abizaidvia United Press International
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Why did President Bush raise the specter of World War III on Oct. 3 when he had known for at least six months what the gist of the National Intelligence Estimate would say?

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John Edwards: An urgent agenda

with Michael McFaulvia Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

As chemicals coursed through his wife's body, attacking her tumors and plunging her into sleep, John Edwards sat bedside in a drab Georgetown hospital room and planned his future as president of the United States...

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Munger on Fair Trade and Free Trade

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 3, 2007

Mike Munger, frequent guest and longtime Econlib contributor, speaks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about fair trade coffee and free trade agreements...

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Allowing free movement increases productivity

with Milton Friedmanvia Terre Haute Tribune Star (IN)
Monday, December 3, 2007

Imagine you live on a beautiful Pacific island with a few hundred other people...