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Differentiated accountability

by Margaret (Macke) Raymondvia Washington Times
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

While endless discussions of No Child Left Behind play out in Congress, the two presidential candidates clearly recognize the American public endorses the basic idea of holding schools accountable for performance...

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European tour or vacation?

with Hoover Institutionvia Washington Times
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Though much of the media likes to clamor about the importance of the "Fairness Doctrine," "fair" was not exactly how one would describe Sen. John McCain's treatment in the press last week, when his Democratic opponent's trip to the Middle East and Europe sucked just about every ounce of media oxygen out of the air...

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In Defense of WWII: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hanson and Hitchens take on Buchanan’s argument that Germany invaded Russia only because Britain under Churchill was determined to partner with Russia against Germany...

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THE WRONG PLACE

with Kenneth Anderson, Philip Bobbittvia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Two assertions about Iraq ought to be challenged or at least examined more closely...

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IF YOU WANT A RECESSION...

with Michael J. Boskinvia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Michael Boskin, writing in this morning's Wall Street Journal calls "Obamanomics" a "recipe for recession."...

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McCain extends olive branch to Pelosi, Gore

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Republican Sen. John McCain, engaged in increasingly sharp attacks on rival Barack Obama, pledged that if elected president, he would work closely with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, praising her as an effective leader and an "inspiration to millions of Americans."...

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Teaching Law, Testing Ideas, Obama Stood Apart

with Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Times
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The young law professor stood apart in too many ways to count. At a school where economic analysis was all the rage, he taught rights, race and gender...

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Revisiting the “Axis of Evil” – Part I

with John Abizaidvia Yale Global (CT)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

As the debate on Iran rages in the United States, the hawks need to examine the 2003 Iraq War and its aftermath, pondering the wisdom of George Santayana – "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."...

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Russian Riches

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It’s easy to understand why Russia is able to flex its muscles in international affairs and why Vladimir Putin is so popular with the Russian people...

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Daily Policy Digest

with Michael J. Boskinvia National Center for Policy Analysis
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

If the proposals espoused by candidate Obama ever became law, the American economy would suffer a serious setback, says Michael J. Boskin, a professor of economics at Stanford University and senior fellow with the Hoover Institution...

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Narrative Buster: Report Cites Improvement in Test Scores Since Enactment of NCLB

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via News Busters, Media Research Center
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A multi-year study designed to report on the effects of the much maligned 2002 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has determined that students achieved moderate to large gains on state tests in math and reading...

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Is Obamanomics Really Recessionomics?

with Michael J. Boskinvia US News and World Report
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Let's say Barack Obama is elected our 44th president...

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Is the US stuffing the world with its losses?

with Niall Fergusonvia Livemint.com
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A year after equity markets across the world got their first whiff of the problems in the US mortgage market, it’s time for some stock-taking...

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Organizing big government

with Thomas Sowellvia World on the Web
Monday, July 28, 2008

Steven Malanga of City Journal suggested in an article Friday that Barack Obama could become our nation’s first “Organizer-in-Chief”, an assertion that profoundly pinpoints the character of the former Chicago community activist...

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Supna Zaidi Appointed Assistant Director of Islamist Watch

with Daniel Pipesvia Middle East Forum
Monday, July 28, 2008

The Middle East Forum announces the appointment of Supna Zaidi as assistant director of Islamist Watch, a project to resist the Islamist agenda to spread Shari‘a through lawful means and to gain special rights for Muslims in the West...