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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

50 Shots

by Joseph D. McNamaravia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Around 4 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, several New York City police officers in plain clothes fired an estimated 50 shots at a car, wounding two black men and killing a third, 23-year-old Sean Bell...

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Murder masters

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Meet today's Murder Inc. headquartered in the Kremlin...

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Losing the Enlightenment

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Our current crisis is not yet a catastrophe, but a real loss of confidence of the spirit...

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Letter to the Editor: Henry Miller Responds

by Henry I. Millervia Nature Biotechnology
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Vural Ozdemir and Bryn Williams-Jones ask “[w]hether the pharmaceutical industry equitably contributes to civil society and international health..."

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The Deferred Prosecution Racket

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Corporations suffer a peculiar vulnerability...

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Bureaucratic Bungling Bedevils Biotech

by Henry I. Millervia LegalNews.tv
Wednesday, November 22, 2006

An important regulatory milestone recently passed unnoticed -- the 20th anniversary of the Reagan administration’s science-based biotechnology regulatory policy, which was supposed to usher in a broad revolution in agriculture...

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Milton Friedman: A Tribute

by David R. Henderson with Milton Friedmanvia Anti-war.com
Monday, November 20, 2006

In May 1970, a few days after graduating from the University of Winnipeg with a major in mathematics, I flew to Chicago to look into getting a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Chicago...

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Russia -- the usual suspected assassin

with David Sattervia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

It could be a Cold War thriller...

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A hit job worthy of the KGB

with David Sattervia Washington Times
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

When the wolf at the door is big enough, the easiest way to deal with him is to invite him in for supper and hope he's content to eat just the wife and kids...

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Why we may lose the war on terror

with Victor Davis Hansonvia World Views
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

As I was reading and posting this speech by classics professor Victor Davis Hanson, I didn't see that Harrison was posting the same speech below...

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‘Proficiency for All’ Is an Oxymoron

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The No Child Left Behind Act requires all students to be proficient by 2014...

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Mr. Fussy's self-directed musings

with Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mr. Fussy has become intrigued with things that go by themselves...

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In Some Districts, Outside Groups Have Inside Track

with Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system got new leadership in August, but it wasn’t the superintendent or the school board...

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At a Bronx School, Latin Is the Root of All Learning

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

At the Bronx Latin School, one of New York’s multiplying number of small themed public middle and high schools, Latin is what Alfred Hitchcock used to call the MacGuffin: a plot device that grabs our attention while the story has a larger purpose...

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Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedmanvia Education Week
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Milton Friedman, the renowned economist who was considered the father of the school voucher movement, died Nov. 16...

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A Crude Awakening

with Michael McFaulvia Stanford Magazine
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Every day, the United States burns through 20.7 million barrels of oil...

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House bill could force library donors out of shadows

with Hoover Institutionvia Hill
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Should Democrats pass a new ethics law, President Bush may want to read the fine print before signing it...

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Atheism Is Not a Religion

with Milton Friedmanvia Blogcritics.org
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

You hear it regularly from talking heads like Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter (whose latest 'book', Godless, is subtitled The Church of Liberalism), and you're only going to hear it more now that the War on Christmas season is upon us: atheism is a religion just as sure as Christianity is, and all these heathens want to do is foist their religion on the good, god-fearing folk of America...

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Sowell-less opinions

with Thomas Sowellvia Sun-Sentinel
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Normally not at a loss for words, I could not express my feelings at the loss of the Thomas Sowell column...

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After the School Funding Decision

with Eric Hanushekvia Gotham Gazette
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

With the legal battle over funding for New York City schools finished -– at least for now -– political leaders, educators and others can focus on what it really will take to approve student performance, writes Eric Hanushek in today’s Sun...

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SIEPR Policy Forum on Education

with Eric Hanushekvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Is our education system working, and will it produce the skills needed for prosperity in the future?

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Combating Leftist Orthodoxy on Campus: Accuracy in Academia

with Thomas Sowellvia Conservative Voice
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Not a day goes by without hearing about university professors espousing Marxist doctrine or anti-American positions in their classrooms...

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Democracy unleashed—unpacking the tooth fairy in drug industry R&D

with Henry I. Millervia Nature Biotechnology
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

In recent years, the issue of whether the drug industry equitably contributes to civil society and international health has been the subject of intense controversy and polarized debate...

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Who's Who: Iraq Study Group

with William J. Perry, Edwin Meese IIIvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Iraq Study Group, a 10-member, bipartisan commission chaired by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former Congressman Lee Hamilton of Indiana, is soon expected to present President Bush with a set of recommendations as to the next steps the U.S. should take in Iraq...

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On Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 26, 2006

An increase in the minimum wage has several distinctive negative effects on the economy...