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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Com“Pell”ing Proposal

by Chester E. Finn Jr. with Diane Ravitchvia National Journal
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The president wasn’t wrong when he said during his State of the Union address that the No Child Left Behind Act is “succeeding,” though he cherry-picked the available evidence to document his claim...

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Dial down the hostility toward Iran

with John Abizaidvia Greensboro News-Record (NC)
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Will the U.S. enter a new war even before U.S. troops have withdrawn from Iraq?

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Recalling early years, Diamond talks about what matters to him

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution who is often tapped on campus, as well as by national news media and global governmental bodies alike for his perspective on Iraq, the spread of democracy and the rule of law, gave a more personal talk last Wednesday in the "What Matters to Me and Why?" series of the Office for Religious Life...

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Davos Journal, Part V

with George P. Shultzvia National Review Online
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Welcome to Part V — and for previous parts, please go here, here, here, and here...

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Recession and the U.S. Economy

via Hoover Institution
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

For the past several weeks, mounting fears that the United States is falling into a recession have dominated the news...

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Shelby Steele on Obama and the Politics of Race: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Shelby Steelevia National Review Online
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Obama lost his father at the age of two, after which he was raised in an all-white Midwestern household...

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Shopping to help the economy is just so, you know, stimulating

with David R. Hendersonvia Seattle Times
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

So then, have you pre-stimulated the economy by spending that promised $600 rebate?

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Inner-city Catholic schools vanishing

with Hoover Institutionvia Washington Times
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

President Bush's brief allusion Monday night to the declining fortunes of America's inner-city private schools during his State of the Union speech was mainly about the fast-disappearing urban Catholic academies...

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Shelby Steele on Obama and the Politics of Race: Chapter 2 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Shelby Steelevia National Review Online
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Shelby Steele talks about the “one-drop rule” and how it has defined Barack Obama’s candidacy as an African American running for president...

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Nuclear cooperation

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Washington Times
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

In a recent Wall Street Journal commentary "Toward A Nuclear-Free World," Henry Kissinger, George Schultz, and William Perry put their considerable reputations behind an effort to make the world more secure from nuclear war...

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A Global Approach to the Middle East

with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson offers a modest proposal for dealing with the problem of Israel and the Middle East -- one as bitingly satirical as Swift's on the Irish: Internationalize the effort to solve it...

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Case Rested

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I rest my case, and suggest most of the subsequent reactions will only prove it further...

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The case for Clemens

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Here's a statistical analysis of the career of Roger Clemens, purporting to show that his career trajectory is similar to that of Randy Johnson, Curt Shilling and Nolan Ryan, three people who presumably did not take steroids...

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Early job experience pays off over lifetime

with Gary S. Beckervia Statesman Journal (OR)
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

If you're a Salem-area business owner or a parent with a young person age 16 to 24 in your household, there's something you need to know...

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Cash for Scores

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

In the past, say, a century or so ago, school reformers used "democracy" as the magic word...

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More criticism of the WPRI study

with Education Nextvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Monday, January 28, 2008

The study released in October by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute on MPS parents and the use of the power to choose schools for children continues to kick up controversy...

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Should We Just Let the Tour de France Dopers Dope Away

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Saturday, January 26, 2008

Now that virtually every cyclist in the Tour de France has been booted for doping, is it time to consider a radical rethinking of the doping issue?