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Analysis and Commentary

Don't Abolish the AMT

by David R. Hendersonvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, May 2, 2007

In the late 1970s, supply-side economists and journalists, many of them writing on this page, began and won a debate in economics...

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Can This Washington Be Saved? Can This War?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, May 2, 2007

On Tuesday night, President Bush vetoed the supplemental war-funding bill. National Review Online asked a group of experts, who include a former senator, a former Cabinet secretary, an Iraq-war vet, a relative of an American murdered on September 11, 2001, a historian, and policy experts: How big a deal was the president’s veto Tuesday night? Can this Washington be saved? Can this war?

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10 good books

with Milton Friedman, David R. Henderson, Russell Robertsvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Historian Will Durant wrote that scholars "should accept the moral obligation to be intelligible or silent..."

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Presidential hopeful John McCain calls for 'League of Democracies'

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Presidential candidate John McCain said he would establish a worldwide "League of Democracies" as part of a more cooperative foreign policy if he wins the White House in 2008...

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McCain points to need to work with U.S. allies

with Hoover Institution, Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The United States needs to work more closely with the other democratic countries, Arizona Sen. John McCain told an audience at Stanford University's Hoover Institution Tuesday, but admitted that American leaders have to be more willing to listen to the concerns of our allies...

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McCain Addresses The Hoover Institution

with Hoover Institutionvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, May 2, 2007

"Since the dawn of our republic, Americans have believed our nation was created for a purpose...."

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Giuliani Adopts Moderate Stance on Immigration

with Hoover Institutionvia New York Sun
Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Addressing a group of Latino small business leaders, Mayor Giuliani yesterday adopted a moderate stance on immigration, emphasizing the need to beef up security at the borders while maintaining America's tradition as the world's most popular destination for people seeking a better life...

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McCain unveils democracy agenda

with Hoover Institution, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, George P. Shultz, Larry Diamond, Bill Whalenvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Senator John McCain, a leading candidate for the Republican nomination to be the next president, made a pilgrimage to the Hoover Institution yesterday to address fellows and woo donors with a speech that outlined for the first time his plan to create a “League of Democracies..."

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McCain criticizes handling of Iraq war

with Hoover Institution, Edwin Meese III, Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, in the midst of a California tour, Tuesday criticized the handling of the Iraq war and outlined a foreign policy plan to create a "League of Democracies" that would "act where the U.N. fails to act..."

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Academic Centers Taking Root on University Campuses

with Peter Berkowitzvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

In an effort to restore the teaching of our nation's founding principles at colleges and universities and produce the next generation of professors prepared to effectively teach America's history and institutions, new academic centers of excellence are now active at the University of Chicago; University of Colorado, Boulder; University of Texas, Austin; and Emory University...

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Stanford: Senator John McCain Addresses Hoover Institution

with Edwin Meese III, Hoover Institution, George P. Shultzvia Bay City News Wire
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain today called for the creation of a "League of Democracies," a new global alliance of democratic nations that would intervene in places such as Darfur where the United Nations has failed to act...

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The Power of Competition

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

In a number of recent posts, there have been comments questioning whether "the market will solve all problems," or whether competition works as advertised...

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Harvard Economist Is First Woman To Win Prestigious Award

with Milton Friedmanvia U.S. Department of State
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Susan C. Athey, a Harvard University economics professor, has joined an impressive list of economists by winning the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal for 2007...

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Statecraft and Stagecraft

with George P. Shultz, Hoover Institution, Condoleezza Ricevia Atlantic Monthly
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Author David Samuels interviews former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, and George Schultz...

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Education should determine immigrants' legal status, Mitt Romney says

with Hoover Institutionvia San Jose Mercury News
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

On a day when tens of thousands of people marched in support of allowing illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said in Silicon Valley Tuesday that education and skills, not just family connections,should determine who should be granted legal status in the U.S...

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Presidential candidates in California

with Hoover Institutionvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Now that California has moved its 2008 presidential primary up to Feb. 5, candidates are actually starting to build organizations in the state, not just coming here to raise money...

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McCain says Democrats can't override Bush's troop withdrawal veto

with Hoover Institutionvia Associated Press
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Sen. John McCain said Tuesday he did not care how closely he was identified with the unpopular war in Iraq and hoped Democrats would give the new strategy of increasing troops there a chance to succeed...

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Victor Cha Returns to Georgetown from NSC

with Hoover Institutionvia Georgetown University News
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Georgetown University announced today that Victor D. Cha, associate professor of government and D.S. Song-Korea Foundation Chair, will return from a two and a half year public service leave as Director of Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council and Deputy Head of the U.S. Delegation to the Six Party Talks...

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Bridging Differences: Why History Matters

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Monday, April 30, 2007

It is valuable to reconsider the history of progressive education not just as an arcane matter, but to see how good ideas go astray...

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The Ideal Education Blog -- Multiple Voices, Interacting

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Monday, April 30, 2007

Blogs written by groups rather than individual writers have been all the rage for a little while now -- combining as they do the pleasures of distinct voices with the diversity of multiple perspectives...