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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Left preys on economy fears

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The truest thing that Senator John McCain said during this election campaign is what got him into the most trouble: "The economy is sound."...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's post-racial promise

by Shelby Steelevia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

For the first time in human history, a largely white nation has elected a black man to be its paramount leader...

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Affirmative action and gay marriage

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The politically clever way to get special privileges is to call them "rights" -- especially "equal rights."...

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World waits to see Barack's true colours

with Shelby Steelevia Australian
Thursday, November 6, 2008

So now we know for sure...

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GOP ponders path of return

with David Davenportvia Washington Times
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

After a flubbed response to Hurricane Katrina, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, several corruption cases and a mangled economy, the Republican Party found itself Tuesday in a damp, earthy pit it had been digging for years...

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Palin Plans to Remain on GOP's National Stage

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Washington Post
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Even in defeat, John McCain bequeathed an invaluable gift to his running mate, Sarah Palin: the national prominence that could allow her to compete for the GOP's presidential nomination in 2012...

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For Bay Area blacks, it's a hallelujah moment

with Shelby Steelevia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

On April 4, 1968, when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Johnnie Marie Ross inscribed her pain on a piece of paper...

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Sam Walton’s Son Played Major Role In Setting Agenda On School Choice

with Clint Bolick, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

In 2005, the school choice movement lost one of its leading champions when John T. Walton, an heir to the Wal-Mart retailing fortune, died in a plane crash at age 58...

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Overhaul School Finance Systems, Researchers Urge

with Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Policymakers need to turn the nation’s school finance systems on their heads by connecting education dollars to student-achievement goals and outcomes, giving better information about how money is spent, and funding research that’s more closely aligned with the classroom, according to a study by top education researchers released last week...

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Medvedev Confronts U.S. on Missiles After Obama Win

with Michael McFaulvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev said he would deploy new missiles in Europe, confronting the U.S. hours after Barack Obama won the American presidential election...

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What Obama's Victory Could Mean For Democrats

with David Bradyvia Huffington Post
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama will take office facing economic collapse and wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan - a situation which could present him with an opportunity to build a revived Democratic coalition or foil his attempts to restore a durable center-left majority...

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Chicago's Grant Park epicenter on historic day

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

That improbable moment when the son of a Kenyan goat herder, the self-described "skinny kid with a funny name," finally ascended the stage - as President-elect Barack Obama - was, to many of the hundreds of thousands in Grant Park who came to witness history, the moment of heart-stopping reality...

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Obama Sweeps to Historic Victory

with Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama was elected the nation's first African-American president, defeating Sen. John McCain decisively Tuesday as citizens surged to the polls in a presidential race that climaxed amid the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression...

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Teaching at the Precipice

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

With nearly half of all new teachers leaving their classrooms within five years and as many as a third of the nation’s teaching force readying for retirement, some education and political leaders seem to believe that education can solve its human-resource challenge by becoming more like the military: sign individuals up for short-term enlistments, prepare them in intensive boot-camp experiences, and then send them to the front lines...

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MB Inspired to Emulate Hoover Institution

with Hoover Institutionvia Chosunilbo (South Korea)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

On Tuesday the ruling party plans to disorganize the Global Strategy Institute, a preparatory institution for the presidential election, reforming it to a Korean version of the Hoover Institute, a conservative think-tank in the United States...

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Democrats try to tighten grip on Congress

with Morris P. Fiorinavia News Press (FL)
Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Congressional Democrats appear close to having something they haven't known for a long time: power...

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Richard Epstein on Happiness, Inequality, and Envy

with Richard A. Epstein, Russell Robertsvia University of Chicago Law School
Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Library of Economics and Liberty has posted an episode of their podcast "EconTalk," in which Chicago's James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Richard Epstein speaks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the relationship between happiness and wealth, the effects of inequality on happiness, and the economics of envy and altruism...

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Projections of Power

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Newsweek
Monday, November 3, 2008

So the seemingly endless U.S. presidential campaign is finally ending...