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Giuliani is wooing California's conservatives for possible '08 bid

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, December 17, 2006

Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a moderate Republican and possible presidential candidate, is working to strengthen his hand in California by scheduling a high-profile appearance and quietly gathering support from some of the state's staunchest conservatives...

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Sen. Johnson hospitalized with stroke-like symptoms

with David Bradyvia USA Today
Thursday, December 14, 2006

Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson remains hospitalized today after undergoing overnight surgery to stop bleeding in the brain— an illness that could affect which party controls the Senate next year...

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Deleting Irony and Hiding Truth: Recent Reflections on the New York Times and the Narrow Spectrum of Debate

with Larry Diamondvia ZNet
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

It’s like Noam Chomsky says: if you want to see how shockingly narrow the spectrum of acceptable political debate and ideological contestation is in the U.S., read the “liberal” New York Times...

In the News

Jimmy Carter's "Jewish Problem"

with George P. Shultzvia American Spectator
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Nobody was more surprised than I was by the news that Professor Ken Stein resigned his position at the Carter Center because he could no longer abide the reflexive Israel-bashing and fact-twisting engaged in for decades by former President Jimmy Carter, who has just written a book likening Israel to the former apartheid regime in South Africa...

Analysis and Commentary

Carter's narrow niche

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Wednesday, December 13, 2006

In judging the intellectual and moral caliber of Jimmy Carter and the meaning of his new anti-Israel book, we should keep in mind he was probably the worst president in modern times...

David M. Kennedy

Bring Back The Draft

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Edwin Meese III, David M. Kennedyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Under President Nixon, in 1973 the United States abolished the draft, moving to an all-volunteer armed forces. Now some—most notably New York congressman Charles Rangel, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee—have called for a reinstatement of the draft. Is this a good idea? What lessons from history can we call on to help answer this question? And what impact would the reinstatement of the draft have on society as a whole and the military in particular? Peter Robinson speaks with David Kennedy and Edwin Meese. (33:11) Video transcript

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Boudreaux on Law and Legislation and Liberty

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, December 11, 2006

The latest episode of EconTalk is this conversation with my co-host here at Cafe Hayek, Don Boudreaux, on the distinction between law and legislation...

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Lobbying and the Way the World Works

with Milton Friedmanvia US News and World Report
Monday, December 11, 2006

Dairy Industry Crushed Innovator Who Bested Price-Control System...

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Journalism as social engineering

with Thomas Sowellvia Beliefnet
Sunday, December 10, 2006

A journalist friend passes on this column from today's Washington Post, knowing that it's the kind of thing that drives me nuts about my profession...

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Big names, big dollars in Bush library bid

with Hoover Institutionvia Houston Chronicle
Sunday, December 10, 2006

For a president, it's a place where his legacy is polished and set on display for posterity...

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