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California’s Precarious Poll Position

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Along the lines of “what if they held an election and nobody came?”, here’s something else to ponder: what if they bothered to vote, but no one was manning the polling stations?

Oil spills can be eaten up

by Henry I. Millervia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

America's politicians and government officials have been slow to grasp the importance of societal resilience – the ability to recover from or adapt to adversity.

Did Congress Authorize Race to the Top?

by Grover J. Whitehurstvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 set aside roughly $5 billion to be used by the U.S.

Race and Resentment

by Thomas Sowellvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Recent stories out of both Philadelphia and San Francisco tell of black students beating up Asian American students.

Election 2010: Economic reality hits home at last

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, May 3, 2010

This election already has one clear winner: the Institute for Fiscal Studies. There was a day last week when every second sentence on the Today programme seemed to begin "the Institute for Fiscal Studies says".

Leave Goldman Alone

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, May 3, 2010

For the past two weeks, Goldman Sachs, the now-humbled Wall Street titan, has been battered by a potent troika of government assaults. The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed its civil fraud action. Senate hearings have had the riotous feel of a Soviet show trial.

Obama NSS To Drop Preemption

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, May 3, 2010

The Obama Administration will soon issue its first National Security Strategy (“NSS”). How will it compare with those issued in 2002 and 2006 by the Bush Administration?

DDT can stymie malaria-carrying mosquitoes in Haiti

by Henry I. Millervia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, May 3, 2010

On top of the almost unimaginable devastation caused by January's earthquake in Haiti, the nation is bracing for the ravages of the rainy season. Torrential downpours have already flooded homes and turned tent cities into muddy misery.

Adaptive Learning: Putting an Idea into Practice at the School of One

by Paul E. Petersonvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, May 3, 2010

Time magazine touted “the School of One” as one of the 50 top innovations of 2009—the only educational innovation to be given that honor.  As described in

Lobbying is legal, helpful and protected

by Edwin Meese IIIvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, May 2, 2010

The news media hold themselves out as guardians of the First Amendment to the Constitution, but increasingly some of these organizations seek to vilify people for exercising their rights.

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