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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The military must take a harder line against sexual assault

by Jessica Sternvia Washington Post
Friday, February 18, 2011

Tacit tolerance of sexual assault severely damages the morale and resilience of individual service members. It also threatens more than individuals: It undermines readiness and mobilization capacity and, ultimately, our national security...

Analysis and Commentary

Did Egypt's rising economy lead to Hosni Mubarak's fall?

by Jonathan Macey, Ian Ayersvia Politico
Friday, February 18, 2011

Many observers of the Middle East upheavals have focused on the Egyptian economy’s dismal performance. But the real story is far more complex...

Analysis and Commentary

A Political Argument for Entitlement Reform Before 2013

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, February 17, 2011

...[N]ot dealing now with at least part of the entitlement spending problem is definitely bad policy and it might wind up creating major political problems for whichever party wins the presidency in 2012...

Analysis and Commentary

Decline Is in the Mind

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, February 17, 2011

In the last two years, we have a heard a constant litany of “decline,” as in America is over as it once was...It really is a state of mind — the choice not to brush off opportunistic rust from hard steel after a very brief rain...

Analysis and Commentary

The President’s proposed deficits and “primary balance”

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Thursday, February 17, 2011

Today we’ll look at President Obama’s proposed deficit path, as yesterday we looked at his spending and revenue paths...

Analysis and Commentary

Same Old Same Old for the Great Outdoors

by Laura E. Hugginsvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, February 17, 2011

Yesterday, President Obama released a new report on America’s Great Outdoors initiative—yet another White House proposal to expand the size and scope of government...

Analysis and Commentary

Shakier than cafeteria Jell-O

via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, February 17, 2011

Texans ought to take a look at Fordham’s recent assessment of their state’s history standards, which, according to the “State of State U.S. History Standards 2011,” “inculcate biblical principles, patriotic values, and American Exceptionalism...”

Analysis and Commentary

Cash and Carry, Numbers for Fun

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, February 17, 2011

Constant chatter about the declining value of the U.S. dollar combined with talk of diversification into euros, Japanese yen, Aussie dollars, Canadian dollars, Swiss francs, and Chinese yuan suggest that it might be fun to look at the amount of currency in circulation in these countries...

Analysis and Commentary

Why the Health Care Law Increases the Gross Federal Debt

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Few have been discussing the fact that last year’s health care law will increase gross federal debt and thus accelerate the speed at which we will approach the statutory debt limit in the future...

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on the John Batchelor Show

with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 17, 2011

GUESTS: Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover; Arif Rafiq, ForeignPolicy.com; Gordon Chang, The Daily; Scott Shane, NYT...

Interviews

Abbas Milani on the John Batchelor Show

with Abbas Milanivia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, February 17, 2011

GUESTS: Eyal Zisser, Tel Aviv University; Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents; Hillel Frisch, Bar-Ilan University; Bob Zimmerman, BehindTheBlack.com; Abbas Milani, Hoover...

In the News
In the News

The Welfare State with William Voegeli: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, February 18, 2011
In the News

Thumb-twiddling on Social Security isn't an option

with Charles Blahousvia PostPartisan (Washington Post)
Thursday, February 17, 2011
In the News

Modifying California’s Petroleum Diet

with George P. Shultzvia Green (New York Times)
Thursday, February 17, 2011