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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Towering Ivories

by Peter Berkowitzvia Weekly Standard
Monday, November 3, 2008

Many people have as difficult a time hearing and giving due weight to the liberal in "liberal education" as they have in hearing and giving due weight to the liberal in "liberal democracy."...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's taxation will reduce nation's wealth

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Chief Justice John Marshall said it all in one sentence: "The power to tax is the power to destroy."...

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Judge This

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

One of the biggest and most long-lasting “change” to expect if Barack Obama becomes president of the United States is in the kinds of federal judges he appoints...

Analysis and Commentary

Fly Me to the Deity

by Tunku Varadarajanvia New York Times
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

An unmanned spacecraft from India — that most worldly and yet otherworldly of nations — is on its way to the moon...

In the News
In the News

Thomas Sowell and a Conflict of Visions: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Speaking of the differing visions of war, Sowell says the constrained vision is never surprised by war, while the unconstrained vision almost always is...

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Hoover Institution announces National Fellows for 2008-09

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Hoover Institution has named its postdoctoral W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows for the 2008-09 academic year...

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Hoover Institution Announces Dates for Access to the Papers of Chief Justice William Rehnquist

with Hoover Institutionvia Business Wire
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

he papers of Supreme Court justice William H. Rehnquist for the 1972 and 1973 Supreme Court terms will be opened to researchers at the Hoover Institution Archives on November 17...

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Scholars Discuss 'Disruptive Innovation' in K-12

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A latecomer to a panel discussion this week on “disruptive innovation” in K-12 education and health care may have suspected that he or she had entered the wrong room...

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Experts to gather this week for UC Berkeley-UCLA symposium on mortgage meltdown

with Robert E. Hallvia Media Newswire
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

With the mortgage market and subprime loans taking much of the blame for today's global financial crisis, a timely symposium - "Mortgage Meltdown, the Economy and Public Policy" - will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 30-31, at the University of California, Berkeley...

In the News

Candidates Zero In on Economy

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Democratic Sen. Barack Obama gave his "closing argument" for the campaign at a rally in this battleground state, linking the policies of Republican rival John McCain to those of the unpopular sitting president...

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McCain Says He And Obama "Both Disagree" With Bush's Economic Policies

with John B. Taylorvia US News and World Report
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

NBC Nightly News reported Sen. John McCain "continued his efforts to separate himself from the two men who could deny him the White House -- Barack Obama and George Bush."...

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McCain: I will create jobs

with John B. Taylorvia Chicago Tribune
Monday, October 27, 2008

Surrounded by his economic advisers, Sen. John McCain presented himself Monday as a man with a plan to create jobs and get the economy moving again while firmly trying to separate himself from President George W. Bush...

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School Finance Systems Need Overhaul, Study Says

with Paul T. Hillvia Education Week
Monday, October 27, 2008

Policymakers need to turn the nation’s school finance systems on their head 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 today...

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In final sprint, McCain zeroes in on economy

with John B. Taylorvia International Herald Tribune
Monday, October 27, 2008

With barely a week remaining in the presidential campaign, Senator John McCain sought on Monday to persuade voters that his economic recovery plan is superior to Senator Barack Obama's...

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McCain Plugs His Plan for Economic Recovery

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 27, 2008

John McCain sought to remind voters Monday of the many facets of his economic polices by outlining once again his plans to buy up bad mortgages and lower taxes...

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Will 8th Grade Algebra Help All Kids?

with Tom Lovelessvia Washington Post
Friday, October 24, 2008

Heated messages are still pouring in about my Sept. 22 Metro section column for The Post, " Recalculating the 8th Grade Algebra Push."...