Former first lady Nancy Reagan, one of a dozen distinguished Americans to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a White House Rose Garden ceremony on Tuesday, was feted that night at the Potomac home of Frederick J. Ryan Jr., chairman of the board of trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation.
This Sunday is an important anniversary in the history of tax policy. On that day in 1977 -- 25 years ago -- then-Congressman Jack Kemp, Republican of New York, and then-Senator William Roth, Republican of Delaware, introduced what came to be called the Kemp-Roth tax bill.
In front of a New York audience on Tuesday, President Bush unveiled a revised plan to counter corporate wrongdoing and accounting fraud, saying, "There can be no capitalism without conscience, no wealth without character." Adam Smith, the father of free-market economics, couldn't have said it better.
According to news reports, the administration, the FBI and every other relevant official agency cannot yet determine whether Hesham Mohamed Hadayet's murderous attack on El Al Airlines customers at Los Angeles International Airport last week was an act of terrorism.
Writes Milton Friedman in The New York Times: "School vouchers can push elementary and secondary education out of the 19th century and into the 21st by introducing market competition on a broad scale, just as competition has made progress possible in every other area of economic and civic life."
This summer, as many Americans head to oceans white with foam, some atypical reading is finding its way into beach bags alongside torrid romance novels and cool detective stories. Books about Islam are hot, and new ones are pouring off the presses.
In a startling U.N. report, Arab Human Development Report 2002, a team of Arab scholars, led by Jordan's former Deputy Prime Minister Rima Khalaf Hunaidi, examined the following question: "Why is Arab culture, why are Arab countries lagging behind?"
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