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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Why the 'Law of the Sea' Is a Good Deal

by George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Convention of the Law of the Sea is back...

Analysis and Commentary

Between a Little Rock and a Hard Place

via National Review Online
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The most distinctive thing about Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later, a documentary that debuted Tuesday night on HBO, is that it actually adds something valuable to the discussion about race and education...

In the News
In the News

Greenspan, oil, and Osama bin Laden

with Niall Fergusonvia Reuters
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Alan Greenspan, the anti-war U.S. left, virtually the entire Arab world, and Osama bin Laden have something in common: they think the war in Iraq is mainly about oil...

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Indulgences

with Peter Schweizervia Power Line
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Peter Schweizer is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and the author most recently of Do As I Say (Not As I Do)...

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Calls Intensify For State Test Audit

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Differences between state tests and a national benchmark test whose results were released yesterday are ramping up calls for an independent audit of the New York State test...

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Select bibliography of Chechnya-related works

with Michael McFaulvia Prague Watchdog
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The following is our reading list of mainly English-language books on the subject of Chechnya, its people, history and culture...

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Why We Need National Testing

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

You make some good points about the distinction between norm-referenced tests and criterion-referenced tests, but I disagree with your characterization of the latter...

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Students need the basics, not feel-good curriculum

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Highline Times (WA)
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The old approach to education ... of the type my farming grandfather got was the reason why the United States grew wealthy, free, and stable...

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American Power After the Berlin Wall by Thomas Henriksen Illuminates America’s Worldwide Role in Post–Iron Curtain Period

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Business Wire
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

American Power after the Berlin Wall by Thomas Henriksen, a Hoover Institution senior fellow, examines for the first time, in a single volume, U.S. foreign policy from 1989 to the present through the prism of America’s interventions around the world...

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N.Y.C. Wins Award for Strides in Student Achievement

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The third time proved the charm for the New York City school system, which last week won the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education for the progress of its improvement efforts after being a finalist the past two years...

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No Apologies Needed From The Fed

with Milton Friedmanvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A growing chorus of critics is weighing in, wondering if the Federal Reserve has made a big mistake in cutting interest rates for the first time in four years...

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War, then and now

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I’ve been watching the Ken Burns’ film each night, and generally think, as a sociological exploration of race, class, and gender issues during wartime, it is excellent...

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Iran's President Takes The Podium At The U.N.

with Abbas Milanivia ABC 7 News (CA)
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Thousands protested outside the United Nations on Tuesday, while inside the leaders of the world had their say...

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Defeating the Terror Bombers

with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Monday, September 24, 2007

At last, eight months after the surge began and three months after it went into high gear, we have the first Jihadi response: a bombing...