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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A Classicist's Works and Days

by Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Sun
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

There is something incongruous about the study of Greek and Latin and the dirty life of the farmer...

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High-Spending, Low-Performing School Districts

by Williamson M. Evers with Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson, Paul T. Hill, Herbert J. Walberg, E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Navigator (Alliance for School Choice)
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The focus of this book, released in November, is the analysis of school funding changes that have resulted from various funding equity and adequacy lawsuits...

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In the News

The Nuclear Threat

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The essay "A World Free of Nuclear Weapons," published in this newspaper on Jan. 4, was signed by a bipartisan group of four influential Americans -- George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn -- not known for utopian thinking, and having unique experience in shaping the policies of previous administrations...

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American Road Trip Through Arab Eyes

with George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

“On the Road in America” looks, on first viewing, like the sort of television show that Al Jazeera and MTV might produce if they could be coaxed together in front of an editing terminal...

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TV's Evangelist for Capitalism

with Milton Friedman, George P. Shultzvia Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Despite his renown as a Nobel Prize-winning economist and best-selling author, most people came to know the late Milton Friedman through television...

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Jon Charles Cosovich

with Jon Cosovichvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Jon Charles Cosovich 71, died Wednesday, January 24, 2007, at home in San Francisco among family...

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Big, Big Government

with Milton Friedmanvia Human Events Online
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Two weeks ago, U.S. drug agents launched raids on 11 medical-marijuana centers in Los Angeles County...

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Statistical Errors?

with Eric Hanushek, Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Education Week
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The fallout over a pair of controversial studies released last year by the Department of Education’s chief statistics branch raged on last week when a national research advisory board met in Washington...

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Oil, Nixon and Mao, Soulful Economists: February Nonfiction

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Other highlights this month:``Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement'' by Brian Doherty (PublicAffairs, $35)...

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School quality and the black-white achievement gap

with Eric Hanushekvia Navigator (Alliance for School Choice)
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

This study examines data from the Texas Schools Project (TSP) and the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS) and provides strong evidence that school quality has a profound impact on achievement...

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Anti-Spanking Proposals Are Work Of Ideologues, Zealots

with Thomas Sowellvia Hartford Courant
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

California Assemblywoman Sally Lieber has proposed a law that would prohibit parental spanking of children younger than 4...

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AFT No Longer a Major Player in Reform Arena

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The American Federation of Teachers has changed...

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K-12 initiative extends reach across campus

with Eric Hanushekvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Stanford's K-12 initiative seeks to combine the latest advances in pedagogy and practice with the university's academic and research strengths to find solutions that bridge traditional disciplinary boundaries...

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The Power of Innovation

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Harold Evans, author of They Made America (a wonderful book), reacts in a letter to the editor ($) to the Atlantic Monthly's list of the 100 most influential Americans...

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Bargain theory versus universalism in the law of war

by Kenneth Andersonvia Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog
Monday, January 29, 2007

In the Opinio Juris blogfest with John Bellinger last week, guest respondent Eric Posner made some comments about the basic condition of the law of war - is it a bargain between states, enforced by some notion of reciprocity (including reprisal as a means of enforcement), or is it a 'universal' paradigm of human rights attaching to individuals as individuals - rights to be treated as noncombatants, irrespective of what the parties to a conflict actually do...

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Reforming the American Health Care System-BECKER

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, January 29, 2007

Health care reform in the United States is receiving lots of attention recently from politicians and the media, and major changes in federal as well as state health law are likely...