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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Cabinets gone wild

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, May 3, 2012

We've had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations -- Earl Butz, John Mitchell and James Watt come to mind -- but never anything quite like the present bunch...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Osama optics

by Bill Whalenvia Washington Times
Thursday, May 3, 2012

Without a solid record, president scavenges for votes...

Analysis and Commentary

An echo of regrettable history

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Washington Times
Thursday, May 3, 2012

Obama’s remarks from Kabul...

Analysis and Commentary

Medical Costs Slowing Down? Obama Care Will Take Care of That

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Under ObamaCare, non-partisan technocrats decide which medical services should be expanded and which cut back. Such decisions are not to be left to families who have to “think twice” about how they spend their money...

Analysis and Commentary

Elizabeth Warren’s Teachable Moment

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

At some point, as we tire more and more of these constructed fantasies, the public should go back to assessing people on their character and achievement rather than these self-created, trilled identities...

Analysis and Commentary

Debate and Evidence on the Weak Recovery

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Last week’s GDP release is yet more evidence that this recovery has been remarkably weak, and has been so from the start...

Analysis and Commentary

California’s Ballot Ballet – Danse Macabre

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Here are two developments out of Sacramento that should concern you if (a) you worry about the plight of the state’s finances, and (b) you fret over how the state’s elected leaders can make a bad situation worse...

Analysis and Commentary

Chen Guangcheng: A Day of Shame for the U.S.

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

We have sacrificed a fundamental moral issue for commercial and political gain...

Analysis and Commentary

Politicians Worthy Of Respect Are A Rare Commodity

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

To borrow a phrase from [Michael] Boskin and [John] Cogan, what the nation and California need is public servants at all levels with “vision, determination and political will” – in other words, more politicians like Mitt Romney and Joanne Sanders...

Interviews
Interviews

Henry Nau on Secure Freedom Radio

with Henry R. Nauvia Secure Freedom Radio
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Henry Nau explains the difference between liberal diplomacy and conservative diplomacy...

In the News
In the News

Election Heralds Power Shift in Alliance With Germany

with Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 3, 2012
In the News

Gingrich's failed run shows super PACs' power

with Tod Lindbergvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, May 3, 2012
In the News

More Rubble, Less Trouble

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, May 3, 2012

Have drones killed the traditional American way of war, defined by annihilation and attrition?...