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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Win One For the Messiah!

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Just one punch of the ballot is all it took...

Analysis and Commentary

‘Intellectuals’

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Among the many wonders to be expected from an Obama administration, if Nicholas D. Kristof of the New York Times is to be believed, is ending “the anti-intellectualism that has long been a strain in American life.”...

In the News
In the News

The world's time for a 'fresh start'

with George P. Shultzvia Washington Times
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Some observers say President-elect Barack Obama's options will be severely limited on taking office by the current difficulties in the U.S. economy and the vast financial commitment made to ease them. But a veteran senior Republican officeholder urges the incoming Democratic president to forge ahead with his own program, saying this determination in the face of adverse conditions will itself assist the recovery...

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Transitions 2009 conference to focus on action plan for President-elect Obama

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

America's standing in the world has been damaged by eight years of unilateralism and it must cooperate with rising powers to tackle emerging transnational threats, according to a major research project to be unveiled Thursday, Nov. 13, at a conference hosted by Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)...

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U.S. economy pains may pay off later

with Alvin Rabushkavia ABC 7 News (CA)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

With this mess in the auto industry, the U.S. economy is moving from one crisis to another, but there is growing concern that Congress may be trying to move too quickly...

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Gary Becker Thinks the Most Addictive Thing Is…

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Over 600 blog readers took a shot at guessing what Gary Becker thinks the most addictive thing on Earth is...

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Fannie and Freddie Haiku

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fannie and Freddie...

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Saving Detroit’s Big Three

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Labor unions played an important role in helping get out the vote for President-elect Obama, and expect a payback for their efforts...

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Mobile loves its veterans

with John Abizaidvia Press-Register (Alabama)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

From Mobile to Bay Minette, people of the Alabama coast on Tuesday honored the sacrifices of several generations of veterans...

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The mirage of state morality

with Gary S. Beckervia Western Standard (Canada)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

By controlling "dangerous substances" -- for our own good, of course -- the state enriches itself at the expense of our liberties...

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Retired general John Abizaid warns Iraq progess fragile

with John Abizaidvia Press-Register (Alabama)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The United States can afford to start pulling troops out of Iraq but must remain mindful that the situation is still fragile, the former top U.S. military commander in the region said today...

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'A World War without War'

with Niall Fergusonvia Spiegel Online (Germany)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In a SPIEGEL interview, British historian Niall Ferguson discusses Barack Obama's historical election, Europe's hopes for the new president, the consequences of the economic crisis and his idea of "Chimerica" -- the economic alliance between Beijing and Washington...

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Bryan and Herbert

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bryan Caplan lists the 21 things Herbert Hoover mentioned in a 1932 speech just before the election that Hoover claimed help save the economy...

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Location, Location, Location

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Why is so much of the subprime mess concentrated in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Florida?...

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D.A. Harris plans run for attorney general

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Just days after the presidential election of Democrat Barack Obama, a political ripple effect at the state and local level might already have begun as a new breed of "generation Obama" politicians like San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris - a longtime friend and supporter of Obama - begin setting their sights on higher office in the wake of his robust victory...

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Civil War in Congo Tied to Natural Resources and Ethnic Rivalries

with Mvemba Phezo Dizolelevia News Hour
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In the Central African nation of Democratic Republic of Congo, a conflict largely financed by mining the metals that make video games and cell phones has driven hundreds of thousands from their homes and spread death and destruction in what the United Nations is calling one of the most dangerous crises on Earth...

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Remember Money?

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Observer
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

On June 18, 1815, 190,000 men assembled outside Brussels, three patchwork armies poised to do battle over the future of Europe: troops from Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Hanover, Brunswick, and Nassau under the command of the Duke of Wellington; his Prussian allies to the northwest under Gebhard von Blücher; and, against them to the south, the French...

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A T-Shirt or something, please

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Seanooski comments...

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Can Obama deliver?

with Niall Fergusonvia BBC News
Monday, November 10, 2008

Stephen Sackur talks to Niall Ferguson, Historian and Jamal Simmons, Democratic Strategist after the America elections and asks whether Obama can deliver?...

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Grim Treasure

with Larry Diamond, Richard Sousavia Stanford Magazine
Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sordid details and historical pearls...