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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Crime and Rhetoric

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Oakland, California, continues to suffer the high crime rate, and especially the high murder rate, which has long afflicted that city...

Analysis and Commentary

Golden State Presents Dilemma for GOP Candidates

by Bill Whalenvia Washington Post
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Nearly two decades after his greatest political triumph and 16 years after he succumbed to cancer at the age of 40, the ghost of Lee Atwater looms over the Republican presidential field...

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No middle ground in war

by Peter Schweizervia USA Today
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck warned, "Woe to the statesman whose reasons for entering a war do not appear so plausible at its end as at its beginning..."

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The New Nostradamus

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia GOOD Magazine
Thursday, November 1, 2007

Can a fringe branch of mathematics forecast the future?

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Toledo talks faith in democracy

with Alejandro Toledo, Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo called upon Latin American leaders yesterday to make the social investments needed to meet the challenges of poverty and inequality and secure a future of sustainable democratic development...

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Zhivago, 50 years after debut in West

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

In the period of de-Stalinization that followed Nikita Khrushchev's rise to power in the 1950s, optimists saw signs of a thaw...

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The Sages Converse

with George P. Shultzvia New York Sun
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Yorkers are set to gather tonight at the Hotel Pierre to honor Professor Bernard Lewis of Princeton and Secretary of State George Shultz...

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Labor group says health care plan doesn't address cost of insurance

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Powerful California labor interests, backed by a key Democratic operative, have declared war on Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's ambitious health care proposal, a strategy that could pose problems for Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has made a similar plan a major component of her presidential campaign...

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The Cold Civil War?

with Niall Fergusonvia Western Standard (Canada)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

In Maclean's, Mark Steyn wonders if America is engaged in a "Cold Civil War" - that is to say, a civil war without direct confrontation...

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Celebrate Ag Appreciation Weekend at MSU Nov. 2-3

with Terry Andersonvia Montana State University
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Montana State University's College of Agriculture invites you to visit campus and celebrate agriculture in Montana during Ag Appreciation Weekend on Nov. 2-3 in Bozeman...

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Larry Diamond to Discuss Struggle for Democracy

with Larry Diamondvia Georgetown University
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Larry Diamond is Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and founding coeditor of the Journal of Democracy...

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InTrade got the Economics Nobel Right

with Paul M. Romer, Robert J. Barrovia Conde Nast Portfolio
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Barkley Rosser is unimpressed by the InTrade speculation about the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics...

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Webcast: Congressional Hearing on Yukos

with David Sattervia Russia Journal
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tomorrow at 2:00 PM (EST), the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology is holding a hearing on the Yukos affair with my colleague Tim Osbourne, Anders Åslund and others...

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Democracy Rests on Disagreements

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I agree with you about the uncertainty involved in medicine...

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Checker & Rick: Change NCLB's Goals

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Monday, October 15, 2007

Chester E. Finn Jr. and Frederick M. Hess (aka Checker and Rick) keep saying that NCLB, as as its currently constructed, won't result in better schools...

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Commentary's Transition

with Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Sun
Monday, October 15, 2007

While the Republicans are arguing about the meaning of their party and their philosophy, one of the clearest-thinking journals in America, Commentary magazine, is signaling that its own transition will be true on matters of principle...

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The Importance of Knowing Your History

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Global Politician
Monday, October 15, 2007

Europe, 480 BC: "Come and take them!"

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Weekly planner

with William J. Perryvia News and Observer (NC)
Monday, October 15, 2007

Highlights for the week of Oct. 15...

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Leave no (none, zero, nada) child behind?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Gadfly
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Passed by Congress in late 2001 and signed by President George W. Bush one year after his inauguration, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is the most ambitious federal education statute ever...

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Presidential Candidates Don't Use Education Scholars

with Diane Ravitch, Eric Hanushek, Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Education Week
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wondering why education's great academic minds -- Ravitch, Fuller, Hoxby, Hanushek, Murnane, whomever -- aren't in the fray advising the major presidential contenders like their counterparts in other fields?