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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Republican Debate Spotlights

by Peter Schweizervia Human Events Online
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Amid unnerving CNN audio glitches, a lightning-inducing answer on abortion, and a cramped stage of candidates just one shy of a football team, Rudy Giuliani managed to elevate his status as the Republican frontrunner in last night’s presidential debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire...

Analysis and Commentary

Welfare state and illegal immigration

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, June 4, 2007

Paul McGuire, talk-show host and author of the novel "The Warning," claims that illegal immigrants impose a $2.2 trillion burden on U.S. taxpayers and that it is "immoral to make American taxpayers shoulder this burden..."

In the News
In the News

Nine honored with ’07 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel, Gores awards

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Four professors, three students, one senior fellow and one staff member will be recognized during Commencement Weekend with the 2007 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel and Gores awards...

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Imperfect markets, imperfect government

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Brad DeLong has an interesting post at TPM Cafe (HT: Arnold Kling at EconLog)...

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Compassion Versus Reality

with Thomas Sowellvia townhall.com
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Dr. Thomas Sowell, a distinguished economist and longtime friend and colleague, recently wrote a series of columns under the title "A War of Words..."

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Former Defense Secretary To Urge Better Nuclear Security

with William J. Perryvia New York Sun
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Governments are not doing enough to prevent terrorists from acquiring nuclear weapons, a former secretary of defense, William Perry, says, and he will deliver that message tonight in Midtown at a "teach-in" fund-raiser for the Nuclear Threat Institute...

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Karl Marx Is Back, and Punting on Chinese Stocks

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Karl Marx is back in China, and the philosopher is arguably bigger than ever...

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European Lessons

with Niall Fergusonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The Last Days of Europe show how immigration is at the root of Europe's current problems...

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State Tests Show Gains Since NCLB

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Scores on state tests have increased consistently and significantly in the five years since the No Child Left Behind Act became law, and there’s some evidence that gains that started in the 1990s accelerated after the law’s enactment, a new report concludes...

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Right from the Beginning

with Hoover Institutionvia National Review Online
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Linda Bridges, a National Review senior editor, is a living, breathing institutional memory — of NR and of everything Buckley...

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Contradictory Impulses Make American Conservatives Unique

with Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

I enjoyed Peter Berkowitz's very fine article "The Conservative Mind" (editorial page, May 29)...

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David Sirota to Write a Creators Syndicate Column

with Thomas Sowellvia Education Week
Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Creators Syndicate will start marketing a weekly opinion column by progressive writer David Sirota in the latter part of this summer, Sirota told E&P today...

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Externalities

with Milton Friedmanvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, June 5, 2007

From my Productivity Guy...

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Comment on Military Pay

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, June 4, 2007

Posner raises an important issue: why do Americans (and persons of other nationalities) grieve so much when American military personnel (or the military personnel of these nations) are killed during military actions, even when those killed had volunteered for military service?