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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Let’s Treat Borrowers Like Adults

by Todd Zywickivia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Imagine a man in California who speculated in real estate at the height of the housing bubble...

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A New York Solution for Bailing Out California

by Henry S. Rowenvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"Ford to City: Drop Dead."...

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Lion's Den: Good-bye, finally, to Iraq's cities

by Daniel Pipesvia Jerusalem Post
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

American forces departed Iraqi cities last week - to parades, fireworks and chants of "Out, America, Out!" and "America has left! Baghdad is victorious!"...

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Calculus and Compassion

by Philip Bobbittvia New York Times
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

FOR Christmas in 1963 we gathered at the ranch that had belonged to my great-grandfather, a few miles outside the town — Johnson City — named for our family...

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Housing with Thomas Sowell: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thomas Sowell describes the origins and unique features of the housing bust...

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What is Wisdom?—Sarah Palin and Her Critics

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The debate over Palin is sort of ossified...

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Mixed results for Obama's first Moscow summit

with Michael McFaulvia Associated Press
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

For two days, President Barack Obama pressed the reset button with Russia...

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Obama boxes with Putin's shadow

with Michael McFaulvia Washington Times
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

President Obama's second day in Russia on Tuesday was a fire hydrant of news -– most of it overshadowed by coverage of Michael Jackson's funeral –- in which Obama boxed with the shadow of Vladimir Putin, the man who many have concluded runs the Kremlin by proxy...

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The Almighty Bond Market: Niall Ferguson’s Concerns about the U.S. Deficit Explained

with Niall Fergusonvia RGE Monitor (NY)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Harvard Economist Niall Ferguson appeared on CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria over the weekend...

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Obama Team Mulls Dumping Bush Missile Defense Plan

with Michael McFaulvia US News and World Report
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Media sources are reporting that the White House is examining options for a missile defense system for Europe, with some indications that the Obama Administration may drop the previous Administration's plans...

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Those Lazy, Crazy, Hazy Days of Summer

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

We have had fun these past couple of years exploring our differences and our agreements...

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Iran Gets Spotlight at U.S.-Russian Summit

with Michael McFaulvia Global Security Newswire
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian Dmitry Medvedev focused largely on Iran during their summit in Moscow this week, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, July 6)...

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Taylor Says Previous Stimulus Package `Not Working': Video

with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

John Taylor, an economics professor at Stanford University, talks with Bloomberg Carol Massar and Mark Crumpton about the potential for a second U.S. economic stimulus package...

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Wages at Wal-Mart

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Shopping at Wal-Mart yesterday, I asked the cashier if she liked her job...

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Staggering Budget Gap and a Reluctance to Fill It

with John B. Taylorvia New York Times
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

No one argues that the staggering deficits run up by the American government in a bid to rescue the economy are desirable, healthy or even sustainable — not if the national debt continues to swell at its current pace...

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Obama Resets Ties to Russia, but Work Remains

with Michael McFaulvia New York Times
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

President Obama kicked off a new chapter in Russian-American relations with significant progress on several fronts during a two-day visit to the nation that began Monday...

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Laugh or Cry?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, July 6, 2009

Much has been said about Maureen “I wanted to weave the idea into my column” Dowd’s latest take-down of Sarah Palin (“Caribou Barbie is one nutty puppy.”)...

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Iran clerics defy election results

with Abbas Milanivia Scotsman
Monday, July 6, 2009

IRAN'S most important group of religious leaders has called the disputed presidential election and new government illegitimate, an act of defiance against the country's supreme leader and a public sign of a split in the country's clerical authorities...

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Is 'Mayoral Control' The Answer For Urban Schools?

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Journal
Monday, July 6, 2009

"Mayoral control" has been hailed as a model of accountability for turning around failing urban school systems since Boston Mayor Thomas Menino gained control over his city's troubled schools in the early 1990s...

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NIGHTLY NEWS for July 6, 2009, NBC

with Michael McFaulvia NBC
Monday, July 6, 2009

Can President Obama take the chill out of relations with Russia?...

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The revolt of the mules

with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Monday, July 6, 2009

Speaking of ivory tower academics, this article by Victor Davis Hanson is an excellent summary of the problem we face as a nation increasingly divided between a political class of officials and courtiers those who manipulate images or move pixels and the country bumpkins who actually dirty their hands creating concrete objects people have to have to survive...

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Leading clerics condemn Iranian election

with Abbas Milanivia United Press International
Sunday, July 5, 2009

A powerful group of clerics is publicly supporting Iranians who believe their nation's presidential election was rigged, political observers said...

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Palin Announces Resignation

with Bill Whalenvia KCBS (CA)
Friday, July 3, 2009

Sarah Palin’s surprising decision to step down as governor of Alaska and not seek a second term may set the stage for a 2012 White House bid...

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Expert Panels Named in Common-Standards Push

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The two national organizations coordinating a push for common academic standards today named the 29 people who are deciding what math and language arts skills students will need to know and when, along with the 35 people who will formally critique the group’s work...

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Back To The Wall, Bibi Mulls Options

with Daniel Pipesvia Jewish Week (NY)
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

With his back to the wall in his dealings with Washington, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly weighing the possibility of broadening his government to give him more flexibility in anticipation of meeting American demands...