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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Iran gas more flammable?

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Here's a gag that used to circulate in the days of the Soviet Union and communist central economic "planning..."

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School Choice and Racial Balance

with Paul E. Petersonvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Opponents of school choice claim white parents apply to good schools at a higher rate than minority parents, leaving larger concentrations of white students at some schools, and minorities packed into schools elsewhere...

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Rich man, poor man divide merely breeds seething society of discontent

with Milton Friedmanvia Irish Independent (Ireland)
Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Do you ever feel that despite your salary rising over the past few years, you are being passed over financially?

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PJ O'Rourke: The original Republican Party Reptile is back

with Milton Friedmanvia Independent
Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Of P J O'Rourke's many achievements – editing National Lampoon, becoming foreign editor of Rolling Stone, visiting the trouble spots of the world for his book Holidays in Hell, defending US imperialism in Give War a Chance – none has been more startling than his taking An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations to the top of the bestseller list...

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Nuclear terrorism: The new day after

with William J. Perryvia Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A recent New York Times opinion piece asked what we will do on the day after a nuclear terrorist attack on the United States...

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Better Than Expected, Worse Than It Seems

with Eric Hanushekvia Inside Higher Education
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

There was a national sigh of relief on campuses in June when an altered U.S. Supreme Court left standing the historic 2003 Grutter v. Bollinger decision supporting affirmation action in admissions...

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Madeleine Albright, Frank Carlucci and Foreign Policy Elites Urge Presidential Candidates to Offer New Visions of U.S. Global Leadership

with William J. Perryvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A bipartisan group of top- level former Administration, Congressional, foreign policy and military leaders including former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and James Baker, former Secretaries of Defense Frank Carlucci and William Perry, former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin released a statement today urging the 2008 presidential candidates to define new visions for U.S. foreign policy and national security that will prioritize greater investments in international development and diplomacy...

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Clashing data

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Your discussion of knowledge and trust sounds right to me...

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Higher economic growth 'must' cause inflation to drop

with David R. Hendersonvia Resource Investor
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

In an article published by The Wall Street Journal, David Henderson, a research fellow with the Hoover Institution, reports that an increase in economic growth “must cause inflation to drop, and a reduction in growth must cause inflation to rise..."

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Godzilla vs. Motha? Relman vs. Epstein!

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Corante (MA)
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Arnold Relman is back...

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To Lose Trust, Every Day

with Richard A. Epstein, Milton Friedmanvia New Republic
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Last year, when the board of directors of Pfizer, Inc., the world's largest pharmaceutical company, named Jeffrey B. Kindler to be the company's CEO, he was quoted in a front-page article in The Wall Street Journal as saying, "We will transform virtually every aspect of how we do business, focusing on actions that create and sustain value for our shareholders..."

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Bushophobia

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

True, the Attorney General appeared as the proverbial deer in the headlights as he was hammered by the Democratic Senators of the Judiciary Committee...

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U.S. Is Seen in Iraq Until at Least ’09

with H. R. McMastervia New York Times
Monday, July 23, 2007

While Washington is mired in political debate over the future of Iraq, the American command here has prepared a detailed plan that foresees a significant American role for the next two years...

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Larry Solum's Legal Theory Lexicon on 'legitimacy'

by Kenneth Andersonvia Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog
Monday, July 23, 2007

Larry Solum - that's Lawrence B. Solum, John E. Cribbet Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign and Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois, to you, thank you very much - one of our leading jurisprudentialists and, I'm pleased to say, a dear friend over several decades, publishes, as part of the well-known Legal Theory Blog, a gradually expanding set of basic concepts in legal theory called the Legal Theory Lexicon...

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Read It and Weep

with Diane Ravitchvia Weekly Standard
Monday, July 16, 2007

In a classroom at Ginter Park Elementary School, a century-old brick schoolhouse on a dreary, zoned-commercial truck route that bisects a largely African-American neighborhood in Richmond, a third-grade teacher, Laverne Johnson, is doing something that flies in the face of more than three decades of the most advanced pedagogical principles taught at America's top-rated education schools...

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A Scottish agenda for peace

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Scottish Left Review
Sunday, July 1, 2007

Opinion polls show time and again that people living in Scotland and Wales are more strongly opposed than the English to nuclear weapons and the kind of ‘punching above our weight’ illusions that infuse Westminster and Foreign Office thinking about security and international relations...