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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Our Compassless Colleges

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

At universities and colleges throughout the land, undergraduates and their parents pay large sums of money for -- and federal and state governments contribute sizeable tax exemptions to support -- "liberal" education...

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Seasoned Advisers Help Candidates

with Charles Hill, George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Some of the prominent ex-diplomats providing foreign policy advice to presidential candidates seeking the White House..

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The Perils of Primacy: Nuclear Dominance -- and Its Downside

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia World Politics Review
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

For decades during the Cold War, the United States sought nuclear primacy...

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Would Ronald Reagan Support the Law of the Sea Treaty If He Were President Today?

with George P. Shultzvia National Center for Public Policy Research
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Supporters of U.S. ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty often claim Ronald Reagan would support ratification of LOST (also referred to as UNCLOS, short for "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea"), were he with us today...

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Experts: English and math test results should be verified

with Diane Ravitchvia Daily News
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Education watchdogs called for an independent audit of standardized state exams yesterday as Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Spitzer acknowledged the tests are not always consistent from year to year...

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Back to School with Trepidation

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Dear Deb, Yup, back-to-school time...

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Do Lunch With Top Education Researchers

with Paul E. Peterson, Caroline M. Hoxby, Eric Hanushekvia University of Arkansas Daily Headlines
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Some of the nation's leading education researchers will visit the University of Arkansas campus this school year for lunch and lively discussion...

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Mideast-Themed Schools Raise Curricular, Church-State Issues

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A new public school with a focus on Arabic language and culture is set to open in New York City this week, after being assailed for months by opponents who claim it will be a taxpayer-funded Islamic school sympathetic to extremist political views...

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Clinton, Obama Back Bigger Army to Blunt Soft-on-Security Slams

with William J. Perryvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Michael Dukakis's tank ride and John Kerry's Iraq flip-flop still haunt the Democratic Party...

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There's gold in them thar standards!

with Milton Friedmanvia Atlantic Monthly
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Someone rather more partial to Ron Paul's arguments in favor of the gold standard than I am asks me to write a post outlining my objections to it...

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Shultz to speak on energy panel at Stanford

with George P. Shultzvia Palo Alto Online
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Former Secretary of State George Shultz will be one of the panelists during a discussion of "Clean, Secure and Efficient Energy: Can We Have It All?" at Stanford Wednesday night...

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Thirteen years later

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Thirteen years after NAFTA passed, the US is finally going to comply with the provision to allow Mexican truckers into the United States...

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The Economics of Shame

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The U.S. military is giving away soccer balls in Fallujah trying to buy love...

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Regulators Urge Refinancing of Securitized Mortgages

with Milton Friedmanvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, September 4, 2007

U.S. bank regulators, facing the worst housing slump in 16 years, called on mortgage lenders to stave off foreclosures by cutting or postponing home payments for cash-strapped borrowers...

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Karl Rove, Still Behind the Curtain

with Hoover Institutionvia US News and World Report
Sunday, September 2, 2007

President Bush's behind-the-curtain adviser, Karl Rove, is expected to reprise that role for the prez in Texas, we hear...

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Two Heavyweights Weigh In on Greenspan’s Legacy

with John B. Taylorvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, September 2, 2007

Provocative speeches by two of academia’s most prominent economists served as telling comments on the legacy of Alan Greenspan -– without naming him...

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Ultra-low Fed rates stoked US housing boom -Taylor

with John B. Taylorvia Reuters
Saturday, September 1, 2007

In rare public criticism of Alan Greenspan, a former government official who authored a famous rule of central bank policy said on Saturday that ultra-low Federal Reserve interest rates had stoked the U.S. housing boom and subsequent bust...