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Analysis and Commentary

More Populism At The FDA?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The nomination of Margaret Hamburg as commissioner of the FDA, coupled with the appointment (without Senate confirmation) of her deputy, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, as its acting commissioner promises--or threatens--to usher in a new era at the FDA...

cartoon of Condoleezza Rice catching a political football

Rice, on the Record

by Kimberley A. Strasselvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 13, 2009

"The world is tough, but it’s no tougher now than when we came, and some pockets of it are a lot, lot better." A talk with former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice. By Kimberley A. Strassel.

In the News

Public invited to April 15-16 longevity conference at Stanford

with John Shovenvia Media Newswire
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Much of the world's population is living longer, and the consequences of this change will be among the subjects to be covered at the East-West Alliance Conference that will take place on the Stanford University campus April 15-16 in the Clark Center auditorium...

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Public Land Mismanagement

by Terry Andersonvia Forbes
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"This legislation guarantees that we will not take our forests, rivers, oceans, national parks, monuments and wilderness areas for granted, but rather we will set them aside and guard their sanctity for everyone to share...

Analysis and Commentary

Solution To Drought: It's In The Genes

by Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

California is short of more than jobs, money and optimism these days...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's timid new world

by Henry I. Millervia Guardian (UK)
Friday, April 3, 2009

The scientific community is practically giddy at the prospect of the Obama administration after the supposed cynicism, manipulation and ignorance of the Bush years...

In the News

Mass Incidents in China and the United States and Predicting Results

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia NextBigFuture.com (CA)
Thursday, April 2, 2009

China's Public Security Ministry reported 87,000 mass incidents in 2005, up 6.6 per cent over the number in 2004, and 50 per cent over the 2003 figure...

In the News

The Governance and Performance of Research Universities: Evidence from Europe and the U.S.

by Caroline M. Hoxbyvia National Bureau of Economic Research
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

We investigate how university governance affects research output, measured by patenting and international university research rankings...

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Calif. Ports Struggle to Make ‘Clean Trucks’ Payments

with Henry I. Millervia Environment and Climate News (Heartland Institute) (IL)
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Trucking companies that purchased expensive, low-emissions trucks under inducement from a Clean Trucks Program at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach are in danger of bankruptcy as reports surface the two port authorities are unable to come up with the funds to meet their promises...

The Human Cost of Anti-Science Activism

by Henry I. Millervia Policy Review
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A stranglehold on food and medicine

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