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Analysis and Commentary

Cricket and the Lord's Bounty

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

When a friend of mine -- let's call him Manhattan Man -- told me that he was going to Yankee Stadium for a game, I couldn't help but think that an outing such as his would drive some English friends of mine to suicide...

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Our Government Problem-Solvers

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

We don’t look to arsonists to help put out fires but we do look to politicians to help solve financial crises that they played a major role in creating...

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States of terror, states of consent

by Kenneth Anderson with Philip Bobbitt, Niall Fergusonvia Times (UK)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Philip Bobbitt’s Terror and Consent is a big book, enormous in concept and sweep, full of portent for transnational politics in the twenty-first century...

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US keeps Taiwan at arm's length

with William J. Perryvia Asia Times
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The past month has seen some convoluted twists and turns in what seems to be the never-ending saga of Taiwanese arms procurement...

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Shed some light

with William J. Perryvia Columbus Dispatch (OH)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Everyone in the nation seems to be calling for action on energy...

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Iraq shares hope of 2010 troop withdrawal

with Larry Diamondvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Iraq's government shares Sen. Obama's hope that U.S. forces could leave by 2010...

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Our Many Messiahs

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The more we size up the current energy crisis, the more it seems like we are waking up from a long coma...

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Southwest knows more than we do

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Both Bryan Caplan and David Friedman think the purpose of boarding pass numbers is to get the people on the plane more quickly...

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Reagan Information Agency chief Charles Wick dies

with George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Charles Z. Wick, who as director of the U.S. Information Agency under Ronald Reagan expanded American broadcasts to Cuba and Russia but whose agency was accused of blacklisting liberals from a government program, has died...

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Former secretary Shultz speaks at cancer benefit

with George P. Shultzvia San Jose Mercury News
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

George Shultz is no stranger to the Bay Area...

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The End of Humanity: Nukes, Nanotech, or God-Like Artificial Intelligences?

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Reason
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Global Catastrophic Risks conference sponsored by the Future of Humanity Institute concluded on Sunday...

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Obama vs Jesse: not just jealousy?

with Shelby Steelevia Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The ever thoughtful Shelby Steele has an interesting take on why Jesse Jackson obviously isn't feeling Sen. Barack Obama the way so many other African Americans are...

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'Why Jesse Jackson Hates Obama'

with Shelby Steelevia Los Angeles Times Blog
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Wall Street Journal opinion piece, provocatively headlined "Why Jesse Jackson Hates Obama," argues that Jackson pursued equality through the manipulation of white guilt...

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Today's Web Grab

with Gary S. Beckervia Times (UK)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

You might enjoy: Gary Becker in The Becker-Posner Blog: Should US Taxes on Gasoline be Higher?...

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Review: The World Without Us

with Niall Fergusonvia Dakota Voice (SD)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How many times have you seen the images on television of people in foreign countries railing against American presence and influence overseas?...

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For the Statisticians Among Us

by Peter M. Robinson with John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbardvia National Review Online
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

In the wee hours of yesterday morning, I posted a blog about a chart, “The $125 billion binge,” that detailed Republican spending in recent years, but only in absolute dollars, noting that I’d so far been unable to find information about said spending as a proportion of GDP (I was the one poking around for the information, I suppose should make clear, and not John Cogan or Glenn Hubbard, the authors of the article in which the chart appears)...

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A Deal in Zimbabwe, Chinese Restrictions, and an Afghan Surge

with Shelby Steelevia Council on Foreign Relations
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A selection of op-eds and editorials from the U.S. and around the world...

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Coase and California

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

One of the deepest insights of Coase's 1960 article on externalities is the understanding that externalities are reciprocal and that rules and norms affect how much care people take in a risky situation when they are linked to others...

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Jackson vs. Obama: white guilt vs. white gratitude

with Shelby Steelevia Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Barack Obama angers and irritates Jesse Jackson because Obama has rejected the time-worn black political tactic of playing on white guilt, writes Shelby Steele, a black conservative intellectual, for the Wall St. Journal...

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Opposing Barack Obama

with Daniel Pipesvia Canada Free Press
Monday, July 21, 2008

It has long been an article of faith on the left that the United States has lost the support of its allies around the world...