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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Global Poor Will Suffer the Worst Ethanol Hangover

by Henry I. Millervia World Politics Review
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The headlong rush in many parts of the world to replace oil with biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel) illustrates how the best of intentions can run afoul of the law of unintended consequences...

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Lessons Learned

by Chester E. Finn Jr. with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Yes, I’ve learned plenty in the 57 years since I entered 1st grade in Dayton, Ohio’s Fairview Elementary School, and the four decades since I taught social studies at Newton High School in Massachusetts...

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World nuclear security faltering- UN atomic agency

with George P. Shultzvia Reuters
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday that global nuclear security was faltering and called on leaders to refocus on nuclear issues and kick-start a new round of disarmament talks...

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NKorea bids fond farewell to New York Philharmonic

with William J. Perryvia Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The New York Philharmonic arrived in Seoul on Wednesday, ending their historic visit to communist North Korea for a concert beamed round the world in a powerful moment of musical diplomacy..

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Hoover acquires Baath Party records

with Richard Sousavia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Shipping containers’ worth of records created by Iraq’s Baath Party — which ruled Iraq from 1968 to 2003 — will now find a new home at the Hoover Institution...

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Survey Finds Teenagers Ignorant on Basic History and Literature Questions

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Fewer than half of American teenagers who were asked basic history and literature questions in a phone survey knew when the Civil War was fought, and one in four said Columbus sailed to the New World some time after 1750, not in 1492...

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Casting Scott's new film? That's summit to think about

with George P. Shultzvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

So Ridley Scott is to direct a film about the 1986 superpower summit at Reykjavik between President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet premier and general secretary of his country's Communist party...

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Facts and Fallacies with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sowell discusses the outrage that is faculty tenure...

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We Could Use a Man Like George Herbert Walker Again

with Niall Fergusonvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It's doubtful that George H. W. Bush's endorsement last week of John McCain will have any serious impact on the dynamic of the campaign, but the 84 year old former president's momentary resurfacing on the public stage provides a useful reminder of what was once a hallmark Republican attitude toward foreign policy: prudential realism...

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Stagflation, Or Just a Good Ol' Recession?

with Milton Friedmanvia Reason
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Might there be a little something to worry about in the Federal Reserve's recent let-er-rip attitude toward cutting interest rates?

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North Korea Concert Isn't Diplomatic Coup, U.S. Says

with William J. Perryvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra's concert in Pyongyang doesn't represent a ``diplomatic coup'' and relations will only improve when North Korea discloses its nuclear programs, a White House spokeswoman said...

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Profs. examine economic decline

with Michael J. Boskinvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

President George W. Bush publicly stated yesterday that the U.S. economy was not in a recession and that he believed it would not fall into a downturn...

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North Korea Thaws, If Just for a Night

with William J. Perryvia Time Magazine
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

To prolonged applause, New York Philharmonic music director Lorin Maael took to a podium in Pyongyang...

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Does Curriculum Constrain Teachers?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Words are slippery things...

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Mauritius: Education as an Engine of Growth

with Paul M. Romervia L'Express (Mauritius)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Bureau of Catholic Education had a very interesting visit by Prof. Paul Romer on Tuesday 29th January 2008...

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Stopping the New Arms Race

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Nation
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The White House will do everything it can to push its reckless, European-based missile defense plan forward...

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NY Phil Gives Historic Concert in NKorea

with William J. Perryvia Associated Press
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

he New York Philharmonic performed ``The Star-Spangled Banner'' and North Korea's anthem for Pyongyang's communist elite Tuesday - a historic feat of musical diplomacy aimed at improving ties with the isolated nuclear power that considers the U.S. its mortal enemy...

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Income and Nonsense

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Continuing the gorgeous demolition derby in which he sideswipes one muddle-headed fallacy after another, Thomas Sowell today explains why Americans are growing richer, not poorer, despite all the claims we keep hearing about “stagnating household incomes..."

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How Fidel Ruined Cuba's Economy

with William Ratliffvia Latin Business Chronicle
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

On Sunday, Raul Castro became Cuba's new president, succeeding his brother Fidel Castro...

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Americans in Pyongyang

with William J. Perryvia Newsweek
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

When the New York Philharmonic launched into the traditional Korean folk song "Arirang" as an encore, I heard an involuntary intake of breath from the North Korean interpreter sitting next to me...

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Speakers at the Hoover Institution's Board of Overseers Meeting

via Hoover Institution
Monday, February 25, 2008

Slide show from the Board of Overseers meeting in Washington D.C.

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The Hoover Institution's Board of Overseers meets in Washington, D.C.

via Hoover Institution
Monday, February 25, 2008

Presidential election, state department outlook, and global upheaval were discussed at Board of Overseers meeting.