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  • Economist Milton Friedman has died.

    11/16/2006 9:22:30 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 251 replies · 9,194+ views
    BREAKING NEWS: Economist Milton Friedman has died. Full story to follow shortly.
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 03-19-05

    03/19/2005 8:42:52 AM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies · 680+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 03-19-05 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryMarch 19, 2005 President's Radio Address      Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. On this day two years ago, we launched Operation Iraqi Freedom to disarm a brutal regime, free its people, and defend the world from a grave danger. Before coalition forces arrived, Iraq was ruled by a dictatorship that murdered its own citizens, threatened its neighbors, and defied the world. We knew of Saddam Hussein's record of aggression and support for terror. We knew of his long history of pursuing, even using, weapons of mass destruction, and we know that September the 11th...
  • In the Way of Political Freedom. Uncommon advocates and adversaries in an undecided struggle

    03/14/2005 5:49:29 AM PST · by Tolik · 3 replies · 614+ views
    victorhanson.com ^ | March 13, 2005 | Bruce S. Thornton
    Those of us who enjoy political freedom often take it for granted, considering it a sort of natural resource that can be simply handed over to those peoples who lack it. But such freedom had to be invented in a particular time and place, and then tended, nurtured, and argued, fought and died for. In order to flourish, political freedom demands certain kinds of values, certain ways of looking at the world and regarding human beings, that have not existed in all times at all places, and so must be borrowed, learned, practiced, and reinforced. For though the desire for...