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Featured Commentary

Back to the Future?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Once we get past the glowing rhetoric, what is the president proposing? More spending! Only the words have changed — from "stimulus" to "jobs" and from "shovel-ready projects" to "jobs for construction workers"...

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Back to the Future: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Almost nobody seems to be hoping that the government will leave the economy alone to recover on its own...[or] looking at the hard facts about what happens when the government leaves the economy alone, compared to what happens when politicians intervene...

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Back to the Future: Part III

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ninety years ago — in 1921 — federal income tax policies reached an absurdity that many people today seem to want to repeat...

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A Model of Efficacy

by Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The NYPD is our most effective counterterrorism agency...

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The Ways of American Memory

by Fouad Ajamivia Daily Beast
Monday, September 12, 2011

Fouad Ajami writes that 10 years after 9/11, Americans are perhaps too quick to forgive—while honest Arab reflection about that day is scarce...

Blogs
Blogs

The Reagan Library Debate: Round One of the Two-Man Race

by David Davenportvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, September 12, 2011

So, they’re off, these two interesting, contrasting candidates, Perry and Romney...

Blogs

Educational Reform: How to Pour Good Money After Bad

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, September 12, 2011

It comes as no surprise that President Obama has proposed an education program that will increase expenditures on teachers and school construction. It is also no surprise that these expenditures will do little or anything to improve results...

Blogs

Our New Cold War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, September 12, 2011

In truth, the first ten years of the war on terror in eerie fashion resemble the first decade of the Cold War, with all the familiar actors making a return...

Blogs

Create a Question Bank, and Deepen Learning, Too

by Eric Hanushekvia SchoolBook (New York Times)
Monday, September 12, 2011

The use of student outcome measures for accountability is now firmly entrenched and is not about to go away. But a variety of complaints about the current testing system exist...

Blogs

The Euro Widens the Culture Gap

by Josef Joffevia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Monday, September 12, 2011

Culture doesn’t matter, Karl Marx orated; it is the “substructure,” the economy, that determines how society arranges its way of life. The tottering euro proves this great thinker wrong once more. It's the culture, stupid...

Blogs

Debate Thoughts

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, September 12, 2011

The second Republican presidential debate in five days. And, once again, an instance of politics making for strange bedfellows...

Other Media
Other Media

A Decade of Legal Blunders

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We’ve made many mistakes since 9/11—including torturing detainees and expanding presidential power...

Interviews
Interviews

Fouad Ajami on the John Batchelor Show

with Fouad Ajamivia John Batchelor Show
Monday, September 12, 2011

GUESTS: Fouad Ajami, Hoover; David Weidner, WSJ; Jeff Faust, TheSpaceReview.com; Laura Kasinof, NYT...

Interviews

The Future of Social Security in Challenging Times

with Charles Blahousvia Diane Rehm Show (NPR)
Monday, September 12, 2011

Mounting concern over jobs and the deficit have made Social Security a target. Challenges ahead for the politically-charged program...

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on the John Batchelor Show

with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, September 12, 2011

GUESTS: Victor Davis Hanson, Hillsdale College and Hoover; Taegan Goddard, PoliticalWire.com; Jeff Bliss, The Bliss Index; Dawn Kopecki, Bloomberg...