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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

What Are the Odds of a Depression?

by Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Central questions these days are how severe will the U.S. economic downturn be and how long will it last?...

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Powell: 'We are still the nation people look to'

with Condoleezza Rice, George P. Shultzvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell offered words of inspiration with a twist of humor on Monday, earning waves of laughter and a standing ovation...

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PISA Called Inappropriate for U.S. Benchmarking

with Tom Lovelessvia Education Week
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

As state leaders and education advocates weigh evaluating U.S. students using international benchmarks, a new report argues that one prominent test, PISA, is flawed and may not be appropriate for judging American schools on global standards...

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National Standards Gain Steam

with Chester E. Finn Jr., Tom Lovelessvia Education Week
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

National standards—once the untouchable "third rail" of American education policy—now have the backing of the nation’s governors, a growing number of education leaders, and the U.S. secretary of education...

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Fiscal policy: the ideological war

with Robert J. Barro, John B. Taylorvia Online Opinion (Australia)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Over the long term - i.e. over the business cycle as a whole - economists do not agree on whether the “structural” budget should aim for a surplus or a deficit...

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The World According to John Bolton: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, March 4, 2009

John Bolton says Vladimir Putin is clearly focused on reasserting Russian hegemony, a troubling development that invites a strong U.S. response...

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Diane Ravitch on 21st C Skills

by Williamson M. Evers with Diane Ravitchvia Ed Policy
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

On Feb. 24, I was in Washington, D.C. and attended a panel on 21st-century skills, sponsored by the new pro-liberal-arts group Common Core...

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How Do I Tax Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

In his FY 2010 budget President Obama set forth an agenda of higher taxes on the top 2% of income-earning households to fund tax and spending benefits for low- and middle-income households...

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The $900 million US gift to Hamas

with Daniel Pipesvia American Thinker
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Could someone please pinch the US officials who attended the Gaza Reconstruction Conference?...

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Powell goes personal

with Condoleezza Rice, George P. Shultzvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Students trekked through early morning rain to hear former Secretary of State Colin Powell tell personal anecdotes of his time in government and discuss the importance of the American Dream on Monday at Memorial Auditorium...

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Niall Ferguson: Economists In A State Of Massive Denial

with Niall Fergusonvia Business Insider (NY)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Niall Ferguson, an expert in economic history, has a devastating piece in The Australian...

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Economy prolongs some marriages, ends others

with Gary S. Beckervia CNN
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Breaking up is hard to do -- perhaps even more so during a recession...

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Synagogue Hails Dutch Lawmaker as a Hero

with Daniel Pipesvia Baltimore Jewish Times
Monday, March 2, 2009

In his home continent, Dutch politician Geert Wilders is something of a pariah, banned from the United Kingdom and facing prosecution in the Netherlands for his harsh views of Islam...

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Principal Issues at Hebrew School

with Diane Ravitchvia NY City News Service (CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)
Monday, March 2, 2009

Brooklyn’s first publicly funded Hebrew-English dual-language school is set to open in August, with 150 kindergarten and first grade students — and one principal who doesn’t speak Hebrew...

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Commerce, Competition, and the Court: An Agenda for a Constitutional Revival

with Richard A. Epsteinvia American Enterprise Institute
Monday, March 2, 2009

In this Bradley Lecture, Michael S. Greve urges a return to constitutional structure as the Supreme Court's principal focus and responsibility...