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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Fatal Facts

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

All that many people know about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas are the accusations against him by Anita Hill during his confirmation hearings in 1991...

Analysis and Commentary

Michigan's tests leave children behind

via Detroit News
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Low passing scores create 'proficiency' illusion that sets up students for failure...

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Primary and Secondary Liability Under Securities Law: The Stoneridge Investment Saga

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Point of Law
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Today, October 9th, the United States Supreme Court is hearing oral argument in one of the most important securities law cases in decades, Stoneridge Investment Partners, Inc. v. Scientific-Atlanta...

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The Day After: Action Following a Nuclear Blast in a U.S. City

by William J. Perryvia Washington Quarterly
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ever since the United States lost its monopoly on nuclear weapons in 1949, the possibility of a nuclear attack on U.S. soil has been regarded as the gravest of all imaginable threats to U.S. national security...

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The Justice Looks Back and Settles Old Scores

with Thomas Sowellvia New York Times
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Soon after the future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas entered the first grade, his destitute mother made a momentous decision...

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Conference honors Hoover fellow

with John B. Taylor, George P. Shultzvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Economics Prof. John Taylor Ph.D. ‘73, a Hoover Institution senior fellow, will be honored this weekend at a Dallas conference entitled “John Taylor’s Contributions to Monetary Theory and Policy..."

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South American democracy focus of talk

with Larry Diamond, Alejandro Toledovia Stanford Report
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Alejandro Toledo, Peru's president from 2001 to 2006, and Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, will discuss "Can Democracy Reach the Poor? A Presidential Perspective on Education, Poverty and Democracy in Latin America" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the School of Education's Cubberley Auditorium...

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CSC Recognized as Industry Leader for Work on the U.S. Army's Logistics Modernization Program

with John Abizaidvia PR Newswire
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Computer Sciences Corporation announced today that it has received an Honorable Mention Award in the "Outstanding Industry Leader in Military Logistics" category from the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA)...

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GOP Thompson's TV debate debut falls flat

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson - who has played the hard-charging district attorney on TV's "Law & Order" - found a much tougher role Tuesday during his debut at a televised presidential debate, where he turned out to be more of a lethargic bit player than a shining star amid a cast of GOP presidential candidates...

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Reihan: Glaeser on the Downside of Devolution

with Milton Friedmanvia Atlantic
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ed Glaeser has written a fascinating column on the AMT that will take some time to unpack...

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Some wisdom from Schumpeter

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The latest EconTalk is a conversation with Thomas McCraw about the life and ideas of Schumpeter based on his recent bio of the man...

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Let’s Scrap No Child Left Behind

with Diane Ravitchvia RedState
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I have been increasingly outspoken about the negative impact that NCLB has had on our children’s education, and consequently on our children’s future...

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Putin Tactics could Sway Serbia over Europe

with Michael McFaulvia Balkan Investigative Reporting Network
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Vladimir Putin’s recent announcement that he will be heading the candidates’ list of the main pro-Kremlin force, United Russia, in December’s parliamentary elections guarantees the outgoing Russian president a seat in the State Duma, the lower house of parliament...

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The Regulated Lives of Teachers

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

No, I don't think the dilemmas you describe are as omnipresent in all of life's vocations as they are in teaching...

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Iraq: A Range Of Emotions

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Journal
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Corner contributors Rich Lowry and Victor Davis Hanson both posted quick reactions upon returning from Iraq...

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McCraw on Schumpeter, Innovation, and Creative Destruction

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 8, 2007

Thomas McCraw of Harvard University talks about the ideas of Joseph Schumpeter from his book, Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction...

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How the West might find God again

with Mary Eberstadtvia Mercatornet
Monday, October 8, 2007

Western society is increasingly secularised...