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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Taking The War To The Terrorists

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Forbes
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Who could have guessed when the campaign for president began that the candidates would argue in their first debate over whether to announce an intention to kill terrorists in Pakistan, or to "do what is necessary" without the announcement? ...

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National security fellows announced

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News Service
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A State Department diplomat and officers from the Air Force, Army and Marines compose the 2008-09 crop of National Security Affairs Fellows at the Hoover Institution...

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NBER's Hall Says Recession Call Tough Amid `Perplexing' Data

with Robert E. Hallvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Stanford University economist who leads the panel that dates economic cycles said that while U.S. growth is in jeopardy, it's not clear a recession has begun...

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Study of Data Mining for Terrorists Is Urged

with William J. Perryvia New York Times
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A federal panel of policy makers and scientific experts urged a government-wide evaluation Tuesday of programs that sift through databases looking for clues on terrorism, to determine whether the programs are effective and legal...

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Gifts to the arts top $200 million; new space planned

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News Service
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Art and Art History Department has run out of space.,,

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Anything Goes with Chris Buckley: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Christopher Buckley, former presidential speechwriter, rates the speechifying of Obama, Biden, McCain, and Palin...

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U.S. Should Keep Engaging Russia, Obama Adviser Says

with Michael McFaulvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Barack Obama adviser said the U.S. should keep open negotiations with the Russian government on a missile-defense system for Europe and support Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization...

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State-level subsidies

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Did you know that states have housing finance agencies to promote affordable housing, too? ...

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A Recession Announcement Coming? Probably, But Not Soon

with Robert E. Hallvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

An official recession declaration may be coming. Just don’t expect one before next year...

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Vote Don't Vote

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm thinking of not voting this year...

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Panel not likely to call a recession soon

with Robert E. Hallvia Reuters
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

he arbiter of U.S. recessions is not ready to declare that one has begun and probably won't decide until well after the November presidential election, the chairman of the recession-dating committee said on Tuesday...

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Their Great Depression and Ours: Part I

with Niall Fergusonvia History News Network
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Now that everybody is accustomed to citing the precedent of the Great Depression in diagnosing the current economic turmoil—and now that the Congress has agreed on a bail-out package—it may be useful to treat these episodes as historical events rather than theoretical puzzles...

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Not Quite Ready to Join the Crusade

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

So far we know that the meltdown of Frannie and Freddie, abated by Wall Street greed, caused the larger financial panic...

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Conference to Focus on Problems of Education Inequality

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Imperial Valley News (CA)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Social scientists and philosophers will convene Oct. 17-18 at the Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford to examine issues related to educational equality, including charter schools, the achievement gap between black and white students and the relationship between economic inequality and inequality in schooling...

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Rescue plan didn't stabilize stock market

with John Shovenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Friday, October 3, 2008

Lawmakers hoped the rescue plan would stabilize the stock market, but that didn't happen on Friday...