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Analysis and Commentary

The Coming Tsunami of Trash

by Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, August 7, 2006

There is a wonderfully sinister poem by Edgar Allan Poe, "The City in the Sea," which depicts an Atlantis-like metropolis lost beneath the "melancholy waters" of a "lurid sea…

Analysis and Commentary

The Bounty of Biotech

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, August 5, 2006

Anatole France famously said, "If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing…

Breaking the Oil Habit

by Steve Steinvia Policy Review
Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Setting a direction for energy independence

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Reefer Sanity

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

The FDA's rejection of medical marijuana was based on sound science, not politics. Will wonders never cease? By Henry I. Miller.

Why We Don't Need a Stiff New Tax on Oil

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

A steep increase in the oil tax would endanger our freedom, harm consumers, and stall the economy. And to what end? By David R. Henderson.

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Big Trouble on the High Seas

by James E. Fanellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

China and Japan can't seem to stop sparring over disputed islands in the East China Sea—and the vast oil reserves underneath. By Jim Fanell.

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Chernobyl 20 Years Later

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Twenty years after the Chernobyl catastrophe, Russia and Ukraine remain committed to nuclear power—and to dubious standards of construction and safety. By David Satter.

Analysis and Commentary

Modified solution

by Henry I. Miller, Gregory Conkovia Rocky Mountain News
Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ask any farmer in America's major wheat-growing regions about this year's crop and you'll get an earful…

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Designer Jeans From Designer Genes

by Henry I. Millervia TCS Daily
Thursday, July 27, 2006

As the "new biotechnology" -- gene-splicing, or "genetic modification" (GM) -- enjoys ever more varied and impressive successes, the intractable opposition from environmental and other activists has become reminiscent of the old cartoon cliché about the person who year after year inaccurately predicts the end of the world…

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Logic and land use

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, July 20, 2006

When conservationists talk about "saving" this and "protecting" that, logical questions might be: Saving it from whom…

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