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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

No Question Left Behind

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review Online
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

With every passing week, the 110th Congress looks less likely to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the fate of which will therefore hinge on the 2008 election...

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Being tennis star doesn't make an all-knowing person

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, September 7, 2007

As an avid fan of tennis as well as some features of the Sunday supplement magazine Parade, my secret pleasure is to read Walter Scott's inside front-cover gossip column and Marilyn von Savant's "Ask Marilyn..."

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The Grass File

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Weekly Standard
Monday, September 17, 2007

I  studied German literature in college and found the whole "Germany-confronts-its-past" theme riveting at the time...

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Fuzzy Reading

with Hoover Institutionvia National Review Online
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Last year, New York City parents objected to reading books put in their local school’s sixth-grade classroom library...

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China Is Fiddling While Its Economy Overheats

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Chinese inflation is at a 10-year high and what do economists expect officials in Beijing to do?

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Who pays the price?

with Milton Friedmanvia Washington Times
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Nestled in the middle of the Alps, this is about as scenic as a place can be...

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Rumsfeld appointed distinguished visiting fellow at Hoover

with John Raisianvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, who resigned from the position last year after coming under increasing fire for his management of the war in Iraq, has been appointed a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution...

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Rendering Unto Caesar

with Tod Lindbergvia New York Sun
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Since 1976, when Jimmy Carter's Evangelical faith became a campaign issue, candidates' religious orientations have factored in political debate...

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Mexico's ambassador to the U.S. discusses major issues with state leaders

with George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mexico's ambassador to the United States made his first official visit Tuesday to California, meeting with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in Sacramento to discuss trade, immigration, border security and the environment, visiting San Francisco and strengthening ties in the U.S. state that is home to more Mexicans than any other, an estimated 4 million...

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Reconsidering My Views

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I hope we are not disappointing our readers by agreeing more than we disagree...

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AP Interview: Abizaid Cites Iraq's Needs

with John Abizaidvia Associated Press
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

It will take three to five years before Iraq's government is stable enough to operate on its own, according to the former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, who said the surge of American forces has not solved the country's broader problems...

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So Is the U.S. Going to Bomb Iran?

with Abbas Milanivia NPR
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

It was interesting that both Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker took the opportunity during their congressional testimony Monday to bash Iran...

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The next generation

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In my book, The Choice, I tell the story of a fictional small town and how it is affected by international trade...

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The Unprinted Letter about Changes in U.S. Education

by Diane Ravitchvia Huffington Post
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times printed an adulatory interview of Sir Michael Barber about what needs to happen in American education...

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Freedom Fetishists

with Milton Friedmanvia Commentary
Saturday, September 1, 2007

More than perhaps any other American political group, libertarians have suffered the blows of caricature...