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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Where Is The West?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

European nations protesting Saddam Hussein's death sentence -- as they protested against forcing secrets out of captured terrorists -- should tell us all we need to know about the internal degeneration of western society, where so many confuse squeamishness with morality...

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Nikita Khrushchev's Hard Bargains

by David Sattervia New York Sun
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

In Nikolai Gogol's 19th-century novel, "Dead Souls," the hero, Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov, visits local landowners to buy up recently deceased serfs whose names are still on the census registry..

Analysis and Commentary

Patents - to nationalise, or otherwise

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Any patent system necessarily has public and private components...

Analysis and Commentary

The Rape of Justice

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Nothing should be surprising any more about the Duke University rape case...

Analysis and Commentary

Limbaugh overreacted to Fox ad

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Monday, November 6, 2006

Rush Limbaugh may do this deliberately, seeing that he considers his radio show, in his own words, more entertainment than serious discussion...

In the News
In the News

Power Shift in Washington

with Kenneth Andersonvia Council on Foreign Relations
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

The November 7 midterm elections produced a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since 1994...

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A Sea Change

with Bill Whalen, Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

A tide of dissatisfaction with the president and the war in Iraq helped give Democrats a majority in the House of Representatives, an apparent shot at control of the Senate and a strong majority of governor’s offices around the nation...

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Democrats, Pelosi gain House, need to run table for Senate control

with David R. Hendersonvia Political State Report
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Nancy Pelosi will become the first female speaker of the United States House of Representatives for the 110th Congress next year...

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Safety on the Cape

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

I wrote recently in the Boston Globe about the removal of the traffic rotary in front of the Sagamore Bridge leading to Cape Cod and argued that the hoped-for reductions in traffic were likely to be minimal...

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First Barger Family Lecture Series to Focus on 2006 Elections

with David Bradyvia Connect2OWU
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

The inaugural Barger Family Lecture Series kicks off at Ohio Wesleyan on Wednesday, November 15, with an afternoon of lectures and discussions geared toward “The 2006 U.S. Elections: What Happened? Why? What’s Next?”

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Don't blame black culture

with Thomas Sowellvia Baltimore Sun
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

For decades, scholars and opinion makers have been seduced by cultural explanations for economic problems...

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SSVEC officials note AEPCO's rate hikes in review of annual report

with Milton Friedmanvia Arizona Range News
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Growing communities and the rising cost of gas are issues the region's electricity cooperative is meeting head on...

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Governor's agenda: Schwarzenegger to take on hot issues like prisons, health care

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who turned bipartisan cooperation into an apparent re-election landslide Tuesday, is expected to launch an ambitious 2007 agenda focused on issues that seem likely to expose deep divisions between the governor and legislative Democrats...

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New consenus emerges on Iraq - we were wrong

with George P. Shultzvia International Press Service
Tuesday, November 7, 2006

While Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s continued tenure in office has recently been the subject of a surge of speculation, it may be George W. Bush’s continued reign—at least over Iraq policy—that appears most endangered at the moment...

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Crime Epidemics

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, November 5, 2006

Chicago, where I have lived for the past 35 years, is not the safest city, but it seems like a paradise of safety compared to Mexico City, where I just spent a few days...