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Featured Commentary

Reagan's Legacy: Evolution and Revolution

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, February 6, 2011

As Republicans vie for the mantle of conservative politics, the irony of the Great Communicator's change of philosophy is often ignored...

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Secret of Ronald Reagan's success

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Chicago Tribune
Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ronald Reagan was a great president because he stood for what is great and enduring in the human condition...

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A president of great vision and leadership

by Edwin Meese IIIvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Sunday, February 6, 2011

...[Reagan's] leadership skills and personality, and his willingness to share credit with others for anything that had been achieved, enabled him to become one of our nation’s most outstanding presidents...

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How Egypt can build lasting democracy in a post-Mubarak world

by Larry Diamondvia Washington Post
Saturday, February 5, 2011

Regime transitions are uncertain affairs. But since the mid-1970s, more than 60 countries have found their way to democracy. Some have done so in circumstances of rapid upheaval that offer lessons for reformers in Tunisia, Egypt and other Arab countries today...

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To the Heart of American Exceptionalism

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, February 5, 2011

Surveying Alexis de Tocqueville's thoughts on American Exceptionalism and democracy, Harvey Mansfield says we can hardly read too much Tocqueville these days...

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Bad news travels fast

via Daily
Friday, February 4, 2011

Beware the high-speed rail boondoggle...

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Egypt: The opposition's opening remarks

by Daniel Pipesvia Economist Online
Friday, February 4, 2011

It is out of the question that an Egypt with minor experience in democracy can put together enough of these components in 12 months to establish a fully democratic order...

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The Genius of Ronald Reagan's Humor

by Peter Schweizervia AOL News
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Read through his diaries or look at the copies of his handwritten speeches and radio scripts, and you see that this was a man who worked very hard on communicating ideas. And one of the things he worked hardest on was humor...

Blogs
Blogs

Abrupt Change of Authoritarian Regimes

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Tunisian and Egyptian political eruptions were pretty much totally unexpected by the governments of the United States and of other countries, and by the vast majority of experts on Egypt and the Islamic world...

Blogs

Clueless on Cairo

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, February 6, 2011

It is difficult trying to figure out what the left’s position is on democracy and the Middle East. Here’s a brief effort...

Blogs

Obama Does Not Understand Business

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, February 6, 2011

As a teacher of comparative economics and textbook author on the subject, I cannot refrain from commenting on President Obama’s unfortunate lack of understanding of business...

Blogs

Now versus 1973

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, February 6, 2011

There's been a lot of discussion in the blogosphere lately about whether we're better off--and if so, by how much--than our counterparts in 1973...

Blogs

The Monetary Reform Debate is Joined

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Atlanta Fed, through its “macroblog,” has joined the discussion about reform of the Federal Reserve. It’s a good discussion to have...

Blogs

U. S. Aid to Egypt

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Saturday, February 5, 2011

The media make much ado about the $1.5-2 billion in U.S. annual aid to Egypt. Should it continue or cease...?

Blogs

Nobody Deserves Tenure

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Friday, February 4, 2011

...[N]obody has a right to lifetime employment unrelated either to their on-the-job performance or to their employer’s continuing need for the skills and attributes of that particular person...

Blogs

“Weeks, not Months”

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, February 4, 2011

That is Attorney General Eric Holder, on March 15, 2010, explaining to the House Judiciary Committee how long it would take the Obama administration to decide where to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Nearly eleven months later, still no word...

Blogs

The Debt Limit Debate

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, February 4, 2011

On January 6, 2011, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sent a letter to Harry Reid in which he stated: "Failure to raise the [debt] limit would precipitate a default by the United States..."

Blogs

Muslims Visit Auschwitz…And Why It Won’t Make Any Difference

by Peter Schweizervia Big Peace
Friday, February 4, 2011

I want to believe that a visit to this place of death will move individuals and make a difference. But frankly, I’m skeptical...

Blogs

Open Mike weekend, Feb. 5-6

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, February 4, 2011

I am prepared to have the sort of relationships with others as they would have with us. And when my friends come under attack I will do my best to see that they prevail...

Other Media
Other Media

The Disregarded Options of American Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Sunday, February 6, 2011

We need individual empowerment, not government centralization...

Interviews
Interviews

Egyptian Protest Latest

with Daniel Pipesvia Fox and Friends (Fox News)
Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mideast expert Daniel Pipes...

Interviews

Uprising in Egypt Takes Bloody Turn

with Fouad Ajamivia Journal Editorial Report (Fox News)
Saturday, February 5, 2011

What role should U.S. play in crisis...?

Interviews

Milani is on NPR to discuss Iran’s delight in Egypt's unrest

with Abbas Milanivia Weekend Edition (NPR)
Saturday, February 5, 2011

The leaders of Iran have been watching events unfold in Egypt with unconcealed delight. They have embraced the protesters, proclaiming an Islamic awakening is under way. But it's unclear whether Iran really stands to benefit from the uprising in Egypt...

Interviews

Ronald Reagan Centennial

with Annelise Andersonvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Friday, February 4, 2011

One hundred years after his birth, and 22 years after the conclusion of his presidency, Ronald Reagan remains one of the most beloved and divisive political figures in American history...

Interviews

Russell Berman on KGO News

with Russell A. Bermanvia KGO News
Friday, February 4, 2011

Russell Berman discusses the Muslim Brotherhood and their role in Egypt...

Interviews

The Latest from Egypt

with Larry Diamondvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Friday, February 4, 2011

As the political situation in Cairo deteriorates, we touch base with Egyptians, travelers recently in the country, and journalists close to the turmoil...

Interviews

Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show

with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Friday, February 4, 2011

GUESTS: Anne Marlowe, Hudson Institute; Henry Miller, Hoover; Daniel Triesman, author...

Interviews

Is Obama Trying to Channel Reagan?

with Peter M. Robinsonvia O'Reilly Factor (Fox News)
Friday, February 4, 2011

'Tear down this wall' speechwriter reflects on Ronald Reagan's legacy...