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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Bear Stearns Too Big to Fail?

by Jonathan Maceyvia Washington Independent
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sometime during the week-end of March 14-15, the U.S. Federal Reserve decided the government of the United States could not permit the investment bank Bear Stearns to fail...

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The end of the European left?

by Peter Berkowitzvia Ha'aretz (Israel)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Several fascinating phenomena can be observed as U.S. President George W. Bush's term nears its end...

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NAEP Gap Continuing for Charters

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Nearly four years after a front-page story in The New York Times sparked a fierce debate by suggesting that charter school students nationally were lagging academically behind their peers in regular public schools, the national testing program that informed the controversy has generated far more data for researchers and advocates to scrutinize...

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Groups Urge That FERPA Rules Give Researchers Access to Data

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Department of Education received some 125 comments on proposed new regulations for the main federal school privacy law suggesting revisions to make sure student data remain accessible to researchers, to enable states to better track student outcomes, and to protect school officials who disclose student information to ensure the health and safety of students and others...

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Would negative income tax work?

with Milton Friedmanvia Taipei Times
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ahead of his inauguration, Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長) asked the Ministry of Finance to prioritize the passing of a negative income tax system after he and President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) took office yesterday...

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The Rise and Fall of Liberalism: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Liberals in the 1960s attempted to place John F. Kennedy, following his death, on a pedestal with Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated a century earlier...

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A Cabinet of Soviet Curiosities

with Paul R. Gregoryvia New York Sun
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sometimes the smallest of things can illuminate the largest...

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Bradley Prizes Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

with Gary S. Becker, Victor Davis Hansonvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation today announced that American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and Broadway star Sarah Pfisterer will perform at the fifth annual Bradley Prizes held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 4, 2008...

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U.S.-Russia Missile Defense Tensions and Russian Military Resurgence

with Michael McFaulvia Global Politician
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

For many in the U.S. and Britain, one of 2007's surprises - or shocks - was the resurgence of Russia as a force to be reckoned with...

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More McCain Agonistes

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

We have already seen, to paraphrase the Democrats, the elements of the vast leftwing hit-machine to come in the fall...

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Put out more flags?

with Philip Bobbittvia Guardian (UK)
Monday, May 19, 2008

If the Emperor Nero were alive today, I doubt if he would ask Jeremy Clarkson or Ross Kemp to lay on a round of bread and circuses to get the public to love and support and the armed forces...

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TAF Might Deserve a Place as a Fed Fixture

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 16, 2008

The Federal Reserve’s five-month-old program to auction billions in cash to banks hasn’t been a credit crisis cure-all, yet economists say it warrants a permanent place in the Fed’s toolbox...