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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Moderation Is No Vice

by Peter Berkowitzvia Weekly Standard
Monday, July 27, 2009

Moderation has acquired a bad name in certain prominent conservative precincts, which is unfortunate since it is an essential political virtue and a quintessentially conservative virtue...

Analysis and Commentary

Rationing Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Forbes
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Government expenditures for health care are increasing and becoming unsustainable...

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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates with Harry Jaffa : Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dr. Harry Jaffa describes the political context of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, in particular the question of slavery...

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In a new futuristic Klein initiative, school happens via “playlist”

with Terry M. Moe, John E. Chubbvia Gotham Schools
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In one city classroom this summer, a computer algorithm is telling students what to do...

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Neda Agha-Sultan And Iran’s Opposition

by Abbas Milanivia New Republic
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This week marks the 40-day anniversary of Neda Agha-Sultan’s murder during an anti-regime protest in Iran on June 20...

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Sowell and Benedict XVI on Economics and Culture

with Thomas Sowellvia Acton Institute
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back in 1983, economist Thomas Sowell wrote The Economics and Politics of Race, an in-depth look at how different ethnic and immigrant groups fared in different countries throughout human history...

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Commentary: Complexity, risk fueled toxic-asset mess

with Kenneth E. Scott, John B. Taylorvia SmartBrief.com (DC)
Monday, July 20, 2009

The complexity of securitization is the reason it is proving to be difficult to clean up toxic assets, Stanford economics professors Kenneth E. Scott and John B. Taylor write in a Wall Street Journal commentary...

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Dodging the depression bullet

with Robert J. Barrovia Gulf Times (Qatar)
Sunday, July 19, 2009

Equity markets have enjoyed a spectacular rally over the last two months, with the S&P 500 up over 33% from its lows in early March..

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Krugman & the boiled frog

with Robert J. Barrovia New Media Journal
Friday, July 17, 2009

Paul Krugman is all in a worried sweat that America is "on its way to becoming a boiled frog" — that is, the mythical boiled frog that he correctly identifies as a "useful metaphor for a very real problem [which is] the difficulty of responding to disasters that creep up on you a bit at a time...

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Bucknell Forum: Award-winning author, historian Niall Ferguson Sept. 15

with Niall Fergusonvia Bucknell University
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Niall Ferguson, a renowned professor of history and economics and an award-winning author, will kick-off this fall's continuing Bucknell Forum series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century," with a talk titled "Is the United States an Empire? Should It Be...

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Supporting disarmament efforts

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Auswaertiges-Amt (Germany)
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Where is there scope for substantial disarmament – in particular in the sphere of nuclear weapons...