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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Are Bad Drugs Coming to a Pharmacy Near You?

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Wednesday, October 4, 2006

In "The Third Man," the brilliant, shadowy, 1949 film, Orson Welles' character, Harry Lime, is a morally bankrupt, cynical racketeer and dealer of black-market, diluted penicillin...

Analysis and Commentary

Conservatism’s Big Test

by Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Wednesday, October 4, 2006

In the past few weeks, conservative luminaries including Bill Bennett, Tommy Thompson, and Rod Paige have publicly endorsed national testing for K-12 education, giving some libertarians a fit. Consider Cato’s Neal McCluskey, for instance, who not only attacked national standards in his recent National Review Online piece but went after the entire education-reform strategy that rests on standards and testing...

In the News
In the News

Consortium on Reading Excellence Announces 2007 Literacy Leadership Summit

with E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Business Wire
Wednesday, October 4, 2006

CORE (Consortium on Reading Excellence) has announced that its annual Literacy Leadership Summit, one of the nation’s major literacy conferences, will be held February 26-27 in Burlingame, CA...

In the News

Tale of 2 Schools Suggests Money Can't Buy Success

with Eric Hanushekvia New York Sun
Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Queensbury, a small town in the Adirondacks, spends less money on each student than any other public school district in the state...

In the News

Bibliophobia

with Diane Ravitch, E. Donald Hirsch Jr.via Education Week
Wednesday, October 4, 2006

The Boston Globe reported recently that Michelle Wie, the 16-year-old Korean-American golfing phenomenon, not only speaks Korean and English, but also has taken four years of Japanese and is beginning to study Mandarin Chinese...

In the News

Mungerrific

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Here's an article by Mike Munger on why government doesn't do a good job dealing with new ideas and new products...

In the News

The War and Its Critics

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Most genres don’t require footnotes—the memoir, the essay, the journalistic dispatch...

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Comment on the NAS Report on Women in Science and Engineering-Becker

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, October 2, 2006

Posner makes excellent points, so I will fill in at a few places...