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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

David Cole on Obama v. Bush

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, December 17, 2010

I think David is engaged in revisionist history, and that he misses the most significant implication of the Obama differences from Bush...

Analysis and Commentary

Our “Pay No Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain” Moment

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, December 16, 2010

In a number of ways, we can see how the Obama administration has been reduced to a sort of virtual administration...

Analysis and Commentary

Can Movies Be Bad for Education?

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Thursday, December 16, 2010

According to early reactors who have voted in the Education Next poll of the best and worst in 2010 for American education, “Waiting for Superman” and the other recently released documentaries rank next to the stimulus package as among the worst things that have happened this year...

Analysis and Commentary

Washington Micro-Managers, There You Go Again

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Thursday, December 16, 2010

It’s not a pretty picture to watch, particularly as the supposedly reform-friendly Obama Administration sells its soul in order to keep its beloved Race to the Top program alive...

Analysis and Commentary

Democratic Stability in Iraq: What About Christians?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, December 16, 2010

On March 20, 2003, the U.S. invaded Iraq and overthrew Saddam Hussein. At that time about 1.4 million Christians lived in Iraq. Since then, about half have left the country, and a new wave of departures is likely following targeted killings of Christians and church bombings...

Analysis and Commentary

Mass prosperity

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Some innovation was created by the government, though perhaps not cost-effectively. but most innovations have been driven by the potential for profit combined with a love of creating...

Analysis and Commentary

Do Estate Taxes Matter? A Moral Problem

by Russell Robertsvia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Thursday, December 16, 2010

I don't like the estate tax on moral grounds. It's wrong for the government to tax people twice, once when they earn the money and once when they give it away, if the giving away is done after death, an arbitrary and unpredictable deadline...

Analysis and Commentary

Obstacles to Leaving Afghanistan: The Deadline Problem

by Kori Schakevia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Thursday, December 16, 2010

The most serious obstacle to reducing troops is that Afghanistan will not continue to make progress toward President Obama's objectives without our military there in large numbers to encourage and enforce gains...

Analysis and Commentary

Nothing short of overturning it is acceptable

by Scott W. Atlasvia Washington Times
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Despite President Obama's declaration this month that the passage of his health care law will be "a lasting legacy that I am extraordinarily proud of," the Democrats' health care reform legislation remains under vigorous attack in the month following the historic midterm election - and rightfully so...

Interviews
Interviews

Greed is Bad

with Robert P. Georgevia Bloggingheads (New York Times)
Friday, December 17, 2010

Robert P. George, left, of Princeton and Cornel West of Princeton discuss the corrosion of our values...

Interviews

Abbas Milani on the John Batchelor Show

with Abbas Milanivia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 16, 2010

GUESTS: Dan Henninger, WSJ; Michael Slackman, NYT; Abbas Milani, Hoover Institution...

Interviews

Joshua Teitelbaum on the John Batchelor Show

with Joshua Teitelbaumvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 16, 2010

GUESTS: David Makovsky, Washington Institute; Herb Keinon, Jerusalem Post; Bret Stephens, WSJ; Josh Teitelbaum, Hoover Institution...

In the News
In the News

Bailout Deal Fails to Quell EU Rifts

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 17, 2010
In the News

Afghanistan in Progress

with H. R. McMastervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 17, 2010
In the News

Tax-cut deal wins final OK

with Bill Whalenvia Boston Globe
Friday, December 17, 2010
In the News

The Averting-Disaster Syndrome

with Russell Robertsvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
In the News

Political Rashomon on Financial Crisis Panel

with Keith Hennesseyvia DealBook (New York Times)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010