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Fire crisis plays to the governor's strengths

with Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Crisscrossing the region on foot and by air to handle the most overwhelming challenge of his administration, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this week has been the optimistic and omnipresent face of the wildfire response: consoler to the evacuees, debriefer to the media, cheerleader to the firefighters and personal liaison to the federal government...

Analysis and Commentary

Freedom of press prevails

by Clint Bolickvia Arizona Republic
Sunday, October 21, 2007

Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas did the right thing on Friday by revoking a subpoena that was an egregious abuse of prosecutorial discretion, violating not only freedom of the press but the privacy rights of tens of thousands of Arizonans...

Words as Weapons

by Peter Schweizer, Wynton Hallvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 19, 2007

Peter Schweizer and Wynton C. Hall tell how they captured history in their new book, a look at oratory that was powerful bot on the podium and in society.

Don't Trust Me

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 19, 2007

How we guard our guardians. By Richard A. Epstein.

In the News

The wit and wisdom of Ethics Man

with Milton Friedmanvia Times
Friday, October 19, 2007

For the past two-and-a-half years or so I’ve been writing a daily column in the front of times2 about the ethical dilemmas that vex Times readers...

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Mutual Needs

by Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 19, 2007

How to get along with the 1.2 billion people behind the world's soon-to-be largest economy. By Alvin Rabushka.

Earned Fortunes

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 19, 2007

Bill Gates's efforts to help the poor are praiseworthy, but his real success at worldwide wealth creation is Microsoft itself. By Robert J. Barro.

In the News

Zhivago, 50 years after debut in West

with Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Report
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

In the period of de-Stalinization that followed Nikita Khrushchev's rise to power in the 1950s, optimists saw signs of a thaw...

In the News

Democracy Rests on Disagreements

by Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I agree with you about the uncertainty involved in medicine...

In the News

In Nobel prizes, economics and fashion don't mix

with Michael Spence, Robert J. Barro, Paul M. Romervia Reuters
Friday, October 12, 2007

House prices, churning markets and global imbalances may be today's burning issues, but don't bet on any of these figuring in the next Nobel economics prize...


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