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Analysis and Commentary

A War of Words: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

With gasoline prices rising, political rhetoric is rising even faster...

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Balance of Opinion

with Niall Fergusonvia Dallas Morning News
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Reacting to the mounting tensions between the West and Vladimir Putin's Russia, Jim Hoagland offers recommendations, but Niall Ferguson tenders an ominous prediction...

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Bower, Efron win National Medal of Science

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Psychology Professor Emeritus Gordon H. Bower and statistics Professor Bradley Efron have been selected to receive the 2005 National Medal of Science, the White House announced Tuesday...

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Armageddon in the offing?

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The greatest risk to global security is the combination of global warming and nuclear proliferation...

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"Hip Heterodoxy" and the History of Economics

with Milton Friedmanvia TPMCafe
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Perhaps the Brazil-savvy Ruccio or his anthropologist wife will correct me, but I remember reading somewhere that the indigenous tribes of the Amazon were not primitive isolates as many believed, but the remnants of mighty nations, which once ruled over vast empires...

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Re: Conservative "Big Three"

with Milton Friedman, Peter Berkowitzvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

In response to Jonah's query below , I think that Peter Berkowitz's selection of the "big three" of American conservatism is defensible, but debatable...

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US should ignore the `China lobby'

with George P. Shultzvia Taipei Times
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

As Taiwan appeared 16 times in its index and "China" 36 times, I purchased a copy of The Reagan Diaries...

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The Big Donor Show

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The BBC reports on the outcry over a reality show where a terminally ill patient will decide who gets one of her kidneys...

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Nigerian President Sworn In Following Controversial Election

with Larry Diamondvia NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Even as opposition parties continued calls for a new election, Nigeria's new president Umaru Yar'Adua was inaugurated Tuesday following elections in April that international observers derided as being largely rigged...

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FDA: Friend or Foe?

with David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hoopervia Human Events Online
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with ensuring that only safe and effective drugs are marketed...

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Giuliani's law firm gave significantly to Democrats

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, a prodigious fundraiser who will campaign today in California, is partner in a law firm with a generous political action committee -- one which gave nearly 40 percent of its contributions to Democrats in the 2006 midterm elections, including $5,000 to then-Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco...

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The State of Science Education

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Friday, May 25, 2007

Welcome to today's chat about the release of the NAEP science results and what they tell us about the state of science education in the United States...

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Honors & Awards

with Joseph Bergervia Stanford Report
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Joseph Berger, sociology professor emeritus, has been honored with the 2007 W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award by the American Sociological Association for his lifetime contributions to the field...