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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

America and the Solitude of the Syrians

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 6, 2012

Deep down, the Obama administration seems to believe that Assad's tyranny is preferable to the opposition...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s recess appointments are unconstitutional

by Edwin Meese IIIvia Washington Post
Friday, January 6, 2012

How can recess appointments be legal when Congress is not in recess...?

Analysis and Commentary

Why language study should be part of your college experience

by Russell A. Bermanvia Schools of Thought (CNN.com)
Thursday, January 5, 2012

One of the best choices you can make when planning your college years is the decision to learn a foreign language, whatever your major...

Analysis and Commentary

Being There — the Obama Sequel

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sleep, quiet, and solitude — all that appears wiser than campaigning, visibility, and speaking, both for Obama and Americans...

Analysis and Commentary

The need for honest risk assessment

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Pentagon's approach is sensible, but the real problem is the president avoiding a serious discussion about risk -- and that is dangerous when cuts of this magnitude are underway...

Analysis and Commentary

Newt and the Laws of Campaign Motion

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ironically, there’s a simple solution for Newt Gingrich if he wants to burn down the village to save it from Romney: drop out of the race and direct his followers Santorum’s way. Thus the difference between selfishly getting mad versus strategically getting even...

Analysis and Commentary

Five Thoughts About No Child Left Behind on Its 10th Anniversary

by Michael J. Petrillivia Huffington Post
Thursday, January 5, 2012

The federal law that everybody loves to hate turns ten on Sunday. Here's what to think about it...

Analysis and Commentary

The Arab Spring: An Obituary

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Magazine
Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thirteen months after a Tunisian street-vendor immolated himself and sparked the revolutions in the Middle East dubbed the “Arab Spring,” the bipartisan celebrations that attended those events last year appear premature, if not delusional...

Analysis and Commentary

But what about Ron Paul?

by James Huffmanvia Daily Caller (DC)
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What is it about Paul that makes the media ignore him...?

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen on America Now

with Bill Whalenvia America Now with Andy Dean
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Guest – Bill Whalen, Hoover Institute – 2012 Politics and the Iowa Caucus... (Interview begins near 19:45)

Interviews

Who are the Republicans?

with Bill Whalenvia Your Call (KALW - NPR)
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

With the 2012 election cycle ramping up, we’re asking some fundamental questions: Who is the base of the Republican Party? Who’s leading it? Who’s paying the bills...?

In the News
In the News

Morning Bits

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Right Turn (Washington Post)
Friday, January 6, 2012
In the News

Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain

with Eric Hanushekvia New York Times
Friday, January 6, 2012
In the News

Iran on the Brink

by Bruce Thorntonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, January 6, 2012

For thirty years, America has appeased Iran, setting the stage for the current crisis...

In the News

Harder for Americans to Rise From Lower Rungs

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Thursday, January 5, 2012