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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

U.S. is finally getting it right in Iraq

by Larry Diamondvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Five years after the launch of a war in Iraq that never found weapons of mass destruction and has not yet established democracy either, there are reasons to believe that a corner has been turned...

Analysis and Commentary

Strategic Miss

via National Review Online
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Barack Obama, who apparently believes that the only way to get beyond race is by constantly evoking it, said Tuesday that while “we do not need to recite…the history of racial injustice” it nonetheless festers in just about everything Americans do...

Analysis and Commentary

No Surrender

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wars have never been easy to defend....

Analysis and Commentary

Wright Bound

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Did Senator Barack Obama’s speech in Philadelphia convince people that he is still a viable candidate to be president of the United States, despite the adverse reactions to statements by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright?

Analysis and Commentary

An Elegant Farce

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Barack Obama’s Tuesday sermon was a well-crafted, well-delivered, postmodern review of race that had little to do with the poor judgment revealed in Obama’s relationship with the hateful Rev. Wright, much less the damage that he does both to African Americans and to the country in general...

In the News
In the News

Bernanke's bailout for Wall Street puts taxpayers at risk

with David R. Hendersonvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Watch your wallets, folks: "Bailout Ben" Bernanke is running wild, and your finances could end up as collateral damage...

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Obama speech confronts America's racial divide

with Shelby Steelevia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Democrat Barack Obama, who has catapulted to stardom as the first major African American candidate for president, took the boldest risk of his political career Tuesday by confronting head-on the matter of race relations in America - an issue that suddenly threatens to derail his White House bid...

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Afrocentrism Is the Problem

with Diane Ravitchvia National Review Online
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has once again tried to distance himself from his long-time pastor and mentor Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose comments about a government conspiracy to commit genocide against blacks and other controversial claims have plagued the Obama campaign in recent days...

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N. Korea told not to delay deal

with William J. Perryvia Washington Times
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

U.S. Democrats, uneasy at the prospect of inheriting a dicey nuclear faceoff with North Korea, have urged Pyongyang to strike a deal with the Bush administration rather than delay it in hopes of a better offer from the next president...

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Obama's Race Speech: Did He Win Over White Swing-Voters?

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Huffington Post
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Barack Obama's Tuesday speech directly addressing the controversy over his former pastor Jeremiah Wright -- and addressing as well broader issues of race and politics -- was, by all accounts, a major success...

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Welcome to the right, Mr. Mamet

with Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedmanvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

David Mamet's public coming-out as a political conservative -- done in a 2,500-word essay in the Village Voice last week -- is wonderful news for the culture, far better, I fear, than many conservatives will appreciate...

In the News

'Talking about race' after speech by Obama

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tom Adams grew up in Washington, D.C., watching presidential motorcades whiz past his modest neighborhood....

In the News

Obama Floats

by David Davenportvia PBS
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I have said elsewhere that Barack Obama is the Muhammad Ali of presidential politics...

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Monopoly Money

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Post Writers Group
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Federal Reserve recently announced new measures to tackle the current financial crisis...

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Cowen on money

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The latest EconTalk is a conversation with Tyler Cowen on money...

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How Can the Achievement Gap Be Closed? A Freakonomics Quorum

with Eric Hanushek, Caroline M. Hoxbyvia New York Times
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The black-white gap in U.S. education is an issue that continues to occupy the efforts of a great many scholars. ..

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NPR Examines Health Care Programs in San Francisco, Massachusetts, Elsewhere

with Russell Robertsvia Kaisernetwork.org
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

NPR's "Justice Talking" on Monday reported on several issues related to health care for an episode titled, "Is There a Right to Health Care?"

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Who's Failing Whom?

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I must say that I do not see mandatory schooling as incarceration, and I suspect that you really don’t see it that way either...

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Cowen on Monetary Policy

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 17, 2008

Tyler Cowen of George Mason University and Marginal Revolution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about money, inflation, the Federal Reserve and the gold standard...