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Analysis and Commentary

Dubai’s Dramatic Drop

by Daniel Pipesvia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

As the Muslim world settled into ever-deeper decline over the past decade, mired in political extremism, religious sickness, economic irrelevance, WMD, anarchy, dictatorship, and civil wars, Dubai stood out as a happy anomaly...

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Lion's Den: The deceits of Bridges TV

by Daniel Pipesvia Jerusalem Post
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

On the occasion of its launch in 2004 from near Buffalo, New York, the Muslim television channel Bridges TV won the enthusiastic support of secretary of state Colin Powell's media assistant, Stuart Holliday: "I laud your expression of interest in promoting understanding and tolerance."...

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Teacher Pensions

with Education Next, Hoover Institutionvia Education Week
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The cost of teachers' retirement benefits is higher than those for private-sector professionals, researchers contend in a study that contrasts with other published reports on the topic...

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Waste fraud and abuse

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Every President promises to root it out:...

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Stanford economists offer plan for 'zombie banks'

with Robert E. Hallvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

OK, nationalization is off the table, at least for now, according to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke...

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Press the reset button on N.K.: Perry

with William J. Perryvia Korea Herald
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A former U.S. envoy to North Korea yesterday called for Seoul and Washington to both engage and pressure North Korea in order to get the state to give up its nukes...

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The Long Progression of New Ideas

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

American Federation of Teachers President Albert Shanker, in a Nov. 2, 1981, Commentary on “The Tax Credit Debate: Arguments for and Against Aid to Private Schooling,” took issue with two of what he called the “slogans” then in use on the subject: Choice...

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Reaction is mixed on U.S. troop withdrawal

with Larry Diamondvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

President Obama didn't give details of his plan for Iraq in Monday night's address to Congress and the nation, but administration insiders say as soon as this week -- he could announce a plan to remove all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by August of 2010...

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U.S., Japanese Leaders to Discuss North Korea

with William J. Perryvia Global Security Newswire
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

U.S. and Japanese leaders are expected to discuss the North Korean nuclear standoff during a meeting today in Washington, Kyodo News reported (see GSN, Feb. 23)...

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Peter Foster: America needs China

with Niall Fergusonvia National Post (Canada)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came under attack last week for soft-peddling human rights during her visit to China...

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Democracy

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I just heard Obama guarantee that no one making less than $250,000 a year will pay a dime in higher taxes for the budgets he is proposing...

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Stimulus funds could roil education debate

with Education Next, Hoover Institutionvia United Press International
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The $100 billion headed for U.S. schools as a part of the president's economic stimulus plan could affect educational reform efforts, a researcher says...

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Nuclear is going worldwide, but U.S. is not in the game

with Sidney D. Drellvia Stanford Report
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nuclear power plants, already more popular outside the United States than stateside, are popping up all over the developing world...

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Rediscovering history

with Niall Fergusonvia Livemint.com
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

As economic activity around the world shrinks at a pace that few expected, the obligatory amnesia of bull markets is now being replaced by a new respect for the past...

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Harvard expert nominated for key Pentagon post

with William J. Perryvia Boston Globe
Monday, February 23, 2009

President Obama late this afternoon nominated Harvard professor Ashton B. Carter, a leading authority on arms control, to take on a surprising new role, according to top administration officials -- as the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer...

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Grand finale of Hilary Clinton Asia tour

with Niall Fergusonvia People's Daily Online
Friday, February 20, 2009

US secretary of state Hilary Clinton is scheduled to arrive in Beijing, the last leg of her four-nation Asia tour, for talks with Chinese leaders on Feb, 20...

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An interview with Kori Schake on her new book

with Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Thursday, February 19, 2009

A few days ago was the release of Shadow blogger Kori Schake's new book, Managing American Hegemony: Essays on Power in a Time of Dominance...

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Robert Barro, Professor of Economics at Harvard University: Criticism of the Federal Stimulus Package

with Robert J. Barrovia Tax Foundation
Thursday, February 19, 2009

In this edition of the Tax Policy Podcast, we turn to the recently passed federal stimulus package...

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Obama's Education Plan

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Good afternoon, and welcome to Education Week’s live chat on President Obama’s education plan...