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Analysis and Commentary
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Analysis and Commentary

Between A Rock and A Hard Place

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Monday, June 16, 2014

Last week, Gates Foundation education chief Vicki Phillips wrote a “letter to our partners” urging that states give students and teachers time to adjust to the new Common Core standards before using those standards as factors “in high-stakes decisions on teacher evaluation or student promotion for the next two years, during this transition.”

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Analysis and Commentary

The Men Who Sealed Iraq's Disaster With a Handshake

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Friday, June 13, 2014

Two men bear direct responsibility for the mayhem engulfing Iraq: Barack Obama and Nouri al-Maliki.

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Analysis and Commentary

Honor The Sacrifice of Our Troops

by Kiron K. Skinnervia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Monday, June 16, 2014

According to the Obama Doctrine, making a lighter footprint around the world and ending the wars inherited from President George W. Bush will improve U.S. global standing and encourage other states to take greater responsibility for their own peace, security, political liberalization and prosperity.

War Plane
Analysis and Commentary

War Was Interested In Obama

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, June 15, 2014

Leon Trotsky probably did not quite write the legendary aphorism that “you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” But whoever did, you get the point that no nation can always pick and choose when it wishes to be left alone.

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Analysis and Commentary

Bill Whalen: To understand Brown, Brush Up On Your Latin

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, June 13, 2014

Here are two certainties for Sacramento as we head into the summer. As hot as it’s been the past week, and regardless of one’s position on climate change, it’s going to get hotter.


 
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Analysis and Commentary

Being a Republican Governor Isn’t Always Bright and Gay

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, June 16, 2014

Here’s one way to lay odds on the next Republican presidential nominee winning in November 2016: check their employment history.

Analysis and Commentary

Sunni-stan Rising

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Liberty Law Talk (Library of Law and Liberty)
Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunni fighters from around the Muslim world, having failed to conquer all of Syria from the Assad regime’s Alewites (a branch of Shia Islam) have been pushed eastward into majority-Sunni areas. These extend from east-central Syria into north-central Iraq.

Interviews
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Interviews

Lanhee Chen on Political Capitol with Al Hunt (19:15)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg Television
Friday, June 13, 2014

On this week’s “Political Capital, Tom Davis, former Virginia congressman, on what effect Eric Cantor's demise has on the 2014 and 2016 elections, John Negroponte, former ambassador to Iraq, on what to do about the unrest there, Julianna Goldman on Obama's slipping poll numbers, and Lanhee Chen and Margaret Carlson debate who is to blame for Iraq.

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Interviews

Lanhee Chen on Market Makers

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg Television
Friday, June 13, 2014

Bloomberg View columnist Lanhee Chen discusses the status of immigration reform following the primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and how it plays into midterm elections and the 2016 presidential campaign. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”

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Lanhee Chen on The Ethan Bearman Show (18:54)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia The Ethan Bearman Show
Monday, June 16, 2014

Dr. Lanhee Chen, research fellow at The Hoover Institution, faculty member public policy program at Stanford University,  Bloomberg View columnist, policy director for Mitt Romney 2012, regarding the Eric Cantor loss and what this means to Republicans regarding Immigration Reform

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Tunku Varadarajan on the John Batchelor Show (32:32)

interview with Tunku Varadarajanvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, June 13, 2014

Tunku Varadarajan discusses the crisis in Iraq on the John Batchelor Show.

In the News
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In the News

William Easterly on The Tyranny of Experts

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 16, 2014

William Easterly of New York University and author of The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his book.

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In the News

Egypt's Failed Revolution

featuring Samuel Tadrosvia World Affairs Journal
Monday, June 16, 2014

I've spent enough time in Egypt and interviewed enough people there to know that authentic liberals (in the general, classical, sense of the word) are thin on the ground, but they do exist and Samuel Tadros is one of them.