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Analysis and Commentary

The Enemy Has a Name

by Daniel Pipesvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

If you cannot name your enemy, how can you defeat it?...

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2 New Coalitions Seek Influence on Campaigns

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Should schools be held primarily responsible for improving student achievement, or do they need help from health and social programs to ensure their students’ success?...

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Raucous Russian Paper Closes

with Michael McFaulvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

An English-language newspaper in Moscow famed for lampooning Russian and Western officialdom has shut down after it fell under the scrutiny of the government for its raucous content...

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Bell Curve Author to Question College Goal in New Book

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Charles Murray is about to publish a book about education—and he promises that educators won’t like it...

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Showing What They Know

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

When it came time for Rachel Patterson to show what she’d learned during her eight-month senior project on sign language, the Barrington High School student didn’t just turn in a research paper...

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Pennies from Heaven

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

In this earlier post, I wrote asked why live theater is so much more effective than filmed theater...

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War Policy with Douglas Feith: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Why was the CIA’s pre-war intelligence about Iraq so faulty?...

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Standing Up for Charity

by Jeffrey M. Jonesvia Pepperdine Policy Review (School of Public Policy)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

When Who Really Cares was first released in late 2006 the political right greeted it as a bombshell exposing the widely-held, yet fraudulent, belief that liberals are more compassionate than conservatives...

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A DISARMING INITIATIVE

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Times (India)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The elimination of nuclear weapons has resurfaced as a proposition after four former American secretaries of state and defence — George Schulz, Henry Kissinger, William Perry and Samuel Nunn — mentioned this possibility in newspaper articles in January 2007 and earlier this year...

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Remarks At the Fourth North American Forum

with George P. Shultzvia U.S. Department of State
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Thank you, Bill. I’m delighted to be here this afternoon...

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A New Way to Rank Colleges

with Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Thomas Sowell's column today points out the fundamental error of most college-ranking systems: They measure the school's ability to recruit smart students and raise money, not what students actually gain from attending...

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Cracks in the consensus

with Gary S. Beckervia Livemint.com
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A sharp slowdown in the US economy could have three effects on India—the good, the bad and the ugly...

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Is More Testing the New Civil Rights Agenda?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

To answer your question, “How come, since there are more teachers than policymakers,” the policymakers get to run the show?...

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Call that a special relationship? They wouldn't bet on it

with Niall Fergusonvia Times (UK)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

With George W. Bush in London, it is a good time to reflect on the “special relationship”...

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Renowned American Leaders Inaugurate 'NewTalk'

with Diane Ravitch, Chester E. Finn Jr., Newt Gingrichvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Renowned American leaders, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, inaugurated today an online forum called NewTalk, designed to tackle tough issues that are inadequately addressed in the national political debate...

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W&M professor named to national panel assessing U.S. strategic posture

with William J. Perryvia William and Mary News
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mitchell B. Reiss, vice provost for international relations at the College of William and Mary accepted an appointment this month to the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States...

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Obamiana

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

After listening to Obama’s well-delivered Detroit speech tonight, I was struck by some reoccurring themes...

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AFRI(OIL)COM

with John Abizaidvia Foreign Policy In Focus
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The number of Americans who believe that the war in Iraq was a mistake has surpassed the number who felt the same way about Vietnam during that war...

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Randy Scheunemann: McCain Adviser Campaigned for War

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Randy Scheunemann, the foreign policy adviser to Sen. John McCain who today accused Sen. Barack Obama of a "policy of delusion" toward terrorism, was a prominent advocate of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in the lead-up to the war...

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The death of classical learning

with Victor Davis Hansonvia World on the Web
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ten years ago, Victor Davis Hanson and John Heath wrote Who Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom, lamenting “for the decline of classical learning in the university.”...

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The New Lamont Cranston

with Niall Fergusonvia Star-Ledger (NJ)
Monday, June 16, 2008

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"...

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Summer reading

with Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedmanvia La Voz (De Anza College) (CA)
Monday, June 16, 2008

Now that summer break is just a week away (whew!), many of you are probably planning to spend a great deal of your soon-to-be free time at the beach...