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Analysis and Commentary

"Empathy" Versus Law: Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

There is a reason why the statue of Justice wears a blindfold...

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"Empathy" Versus Law: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The great Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes is not the kind of justice who would have been appointed under President Barack Obama's criterion of "empathy" for certain groups...

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"Empathy" Versus Law: Part IV

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

While President Barack Obama has, in one sense, tipped his hand by saying that he wants judges with "empathy" for certain groups, he has in a more fundamental sense concealed the real goal — getting judges who will ratify an ever-expanding scope of the power of the federal government and an ever-declining restraint by the Constitution of the United States...

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Obama's Selective Judicial Empathy

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Reason
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

In a 2007 speech before Planned Parenthood, presidential candidate Barack Obama described his ideal Supreme Court justice as somebody who has "got the heart...the empathy to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old."...

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George Shultz to deliver lecture on a meaningful life

with George P. Shultzvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Former Secretary of State George Shultz, a Stanford professor emeritus and Hoover Institution fellow, will talk about how purpose and values lead to a happy and fulfilling life when he delivers the second annual Harry's Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life at 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, in Stanford Memorial Church...

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How to Create a Cultural Revolution in Schools

with Eric Hanushekvia Teacher Magazine
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wow, Jay Mathews presented me with a Class Struggle that I didn’t expect when he wrote: Schools in poor neighborhoods having the most success are those put in the hands of talented principals given the power to hire and fire their staffs to enhance achievement, and who use those powers to create a building-wide commitment to improving learning through teamwork...

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Brooks channels Hayek

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

David Brooks, in this provocative critique of Republican Libertarianism, uses the insights of Hayek without mentioning him...

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Central banks must target more than just inflation

with John B. Taylorvia Financial Times
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Did inflation targeting fail?...

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Depressions and pandemics

with Robert J. Barrovia Minnesota Public Radio
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Robert Barro, professor of economics at Harvard University and Jose Ursua, a Ph.D. student in economics at Harvard, have written a fascinating article titled Pandemics and Depressions...

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Complaining About Testing -- Can You Guess in What Year This Complaint Was Made?

by Williamson M. Eversvia Ed Policy
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"[T]oday's schools are driven by assessment to a degree that surprised us....[T]ests [are being] used as ends in themselves, rather than as one means to assist in intellectual development of the individual student, or even as a reasonable method of public accountability...

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Opinion | Off-Label Uses of Drugs Should Be Approved for Very Ill Patients, Opinion Piece States

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

FDA and Congress "should protect physicians' and patients' right" to use FDA-approved drugs for off-label uses "and for the first time allow drugmakers to promote off-label uses that prove beneficial," Richard Epstein, a law professor at the University of Chicago and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, writes in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece...

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For the record

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Paul Krugman notes that nominal wages are falling for some workers...