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May 2009
Table Limits

“Aided by Poker Devotees, Lawmaker Pushes to End the Ban on Online Gambling,” The New York Times, May 26, 2009.

WASHINGTON — After coming up short in a first effort, a Democratic lawmaker has again introduced legislation that would roll back a ban on Internet gambling enacted when... ...

A Well-Oiled Machine

“Chávez Seizes Assets of Oil Contractors,” The New York Times, May 8, 2009.

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chávez asserted greater control over the country’s energy industry on Friday by seizing the assets of some foreign and domestic oil contractors while his government grapples with a sharp decline... ...

Degrees of Separation

“End the University as We Know It,” by Mark C. Taylor, The New York Times, Apr. 26, 2009.

Graduate education is the Detroit of higher learning. Most graduate programs in American universities produce a product for which there is no market (candidates for teaching positions... ...

Long Gray Line, Interrupted

“Why We Should Get Rid of West Point,” by Thomas E. Ricks, The Washington Post, Apr. 19, 2009.

Want to trim the federal budget and improve the military at the same time? Shut down West Point, Annapolis and the Air Force Academy, and use some of the savings to... ...

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