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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Stimulating a Race to the Top

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Public education stands to receive some $100 billion from the enormous economic-stimulus package enacted last month by Congress, about one-eighth of the total...

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For Drug Cos., It's Get Bigger Or Get Crushed

by Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The acquisition by Merck of competitor Schering-Plough for $41.1 billion is not a sign of corporate health...

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Macroegonomics

with John B. Taylorvia Atlantic Monthly
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Christina Romer, the head of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, is a liberal economist...

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Planetary peril: ‘Axis of Upheaval’ forms around world

with Niall Fergusonvia Oklahoman
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A bill pending in the Legislature would make it illegal for employers to ask job applicants if they own a gun...

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To Counterfeit is Death

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The words “To Counterfeit is Death” appear on the reverse side of the paper money issues of several of the British American colonies. Massachusetts was the first to issue government paper money in the Western world, followed by the other 12 original colonies...

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Islam in America, Part Four: Lawfare

with Daniel Pipesvia Right Side News (GA)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Military strategist Karl von Clausewitz famously said, "War is merely politics by other means."...

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Roubini: 'Grave risk' of global depression

with Robert J. Barrovia MinnPost (MN)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Among economists, Nouriel Roubini has been cast as the house pessimist since the start of this crisis...

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Character Counts -- And Can Motivate Students

by Williamson M. Evers with William Damonvia Ed Policy
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The March 13, 2009 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education has an interview with Stanford education professor Bill Damon on character education...

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They don't have the votes

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Will the President's budget pass?...

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Ad Hoc Fed, Treasury Acts Caused the Financial Crisis, Not Deregulation, Tax Cuts

with John B. Taylorvia US News and World Report
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

If you want to read a very short book on how we got into the financial crisis, I don't think you could do better than John B. Taylor's Getting Off Track: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis...

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"Socialism" and the Return of Big(ger) Government

with Russell Robertsvia WAMU 88.5
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Some conservative critics of the Obama administration are using a Cold War era taunt to describe the new White House agenda: "socialism"...

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Afternoon Reading: Who Started the Financial Crisis?

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How big of a role did the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy of September have in the creating the current environment?...

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Obama battles vampires for Galaxy prize

with Niall Fergusonvia Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Can Barack Obama see off a teen vampire queen and a Booker-winner as successfully as he trounced John McCain?...

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At Issue with Ben Merens

with Russell Robertsvia Wisconsin Public Radio
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

As millions of Americans lose their jobs and their homes, Americans may well be losing confidence in the American Dream...

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Bethany Little to Senate Education Committee

with Williamson M. Evers, Michael J. Petrillivia Education Week
Monday, March 9, 2009

Bethany Little, the vice-president for policy and advocacy at the Alliance for Excellent Education, will be up the Hill, taking on Carmel Martin's former role as the top education adviser for the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee...

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Brooks Was Right the First Time

with Michael J. Boskinvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, March 9, 2009

His New York Times column last Tuesday was a blistering critique of the Obama budget plan...

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The Fed’s moral hazard maximising strategy

with John B. Taylorvia Financial Times
Friday, March 6, 2009

The reports on the evidence given by the Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Don Kohn, to the Senate Banking Committee about the Fed’s role in the government’s rescue of AIG, have left me speechless and weak with rage...