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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Education hornets’ nest: Creating a national K-12 curriculum

by Williamson M. Evers, Kent Talbert, Robert Eitelvia Hill
Monday, May 9, 2011

The U.S. Department of Education has, since September of 2010, been financing the work of two testing groups to create a national K-12 curriculum for English and mathematics...

Analysis and Commentary

Benjamin Kleinerman on the Administration’s Silence

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, May 9, 2011

Benjamin Kleinerman, author of The Discretionary President: The Promise and Peril of Executive Power (a truly excellent book, by the way, about which I have been meaning to post thoughts), wrote in over the weekend to take issue with my post wondering about the absence of Harold Koh from the debate about the legality of the Bin Laden operation...

Analysis and Commentary

Scottish Nationalism Surges

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, May 9, 2011

Since the first election of members to a Scottish Parliament in 1999 (following the 1998 Scotland Act), Alex Salmon’s Scottish National Party (SNP) won an absolute majority of 69 of 129 seats on May 5, 2011...

Analysis and Commentary

Margaret Spellings vs. Mitch Daniels: Ms. Hubris vs. Mr. Humble

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Monday, May 9, 2011

At first blush, it would appear that former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels have a lot in common...

Analysis and Commentary

Bringing Gadhafi’s Money to Rebels Recalls Bringing Saddam’s Money to Iraqis

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Sunday, May 8, 2011

The plan to use Moammar Gadhafi’s frozen assets to fund the Libyan rebels faces legal obstacles according to this weekend’s Wall Street Journal story "Obstacles Loom on Path To Funding Libyans"...

Analysis and Commentary

Yes, the Earth Will Have Ample Resources for 10 Billion People

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 8, 2011

World population grew by almost 300% during the twentieth century; over the same time period, world per capita incomes grew by about 400%...

Analysis and Commentary

Holder’s New Bluster: The Fraud Task Force on Gas Prices

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, May 8, 2011

Strapped American families can rest easy. On Thursday April 21, Attorney General Eric Holder Attorney rode to our rescue with the following announcement...

Analysis and Commentary

New Study Questions Justification For Quantitative Easing

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One (blog)
Saturday, May 7, 2011

Proponents of Quantitative Easing frequently cite—inappropriately in my view—the Taylor Rule as support, saying that the rule calls for a federal funds rate as low as minus 6 percent, well below the zero bound...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on a Surreal Depression

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Saturday, May 7, 2011

Here in Fresno County, in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, the official unemployment rate in February to March ranged between 18.1 and 18.8 percent...

Analysis and Commentary

I was Right All Along: BP ¼, Russia ¾

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Saturday, May 7, 2011

In my March 4 posting, I wrote that BP was about to be rolled by Russia again. On Friday, the debacle took place...

Analysis and Commentary

Pakistan’s Double Game

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, May 6, 2011

The government of Pakistan has been duplicitous, claiming to be our partner in fighting terrorism while harboring our enemies...

Analysis and Commentary

Bounce?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, May 6, 2011

There seems to be a disconnect between the way some pundits have been downplaying the president’s bounce and the actual increase in his favorability rating...

Interviews
Interviews

Interview with Condoleezza Rice

via ABC News
Sunday, May 8, 2011

Amanpour discusses the death of Osama bin Laden with the fmr sec of state...

Interviews

Condoleeza Rice on bin Laden’s death

with Condoleezza Ricevia Fareed Zakaria GPS (CNN)
Sunday, May 8, 2011

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on the killing of bin Laden. CNN's Fareed Zakaria reports...

Interviews

Rice on Pakistan, Afghanistan

with Condoleezza Ricevia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Friday, May 6, 2011

Anderson Cooper speaks with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about two key U.S. allies in the war on terror...

Interviews

School Voucher Debate Heats Back Up

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via NPR
Friday, May 6, 2011
In the News
In the News

Caplan on Parenting

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 9, 2011