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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Searcher

by Peter M. Robinson with Annelise Anderson, Martin Anderson, Kiron K. Skinnervia Forbes
Friday, June 26, 2009

With the publication of Reagan's Secret War: The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World from Nuclear Disaster, historians Martin and Annelise Anderson have once again swung their wrecking ball...

Analysis and Commentary

State testing system must change

by Michael J. Petrillivia Green Bay Press-Gazette
Thursday, June 25, 2009

According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, a whopping 81 percent of students are now “proficient” in reading and another 77 percent are proficient in math...

Analysis and Commentary

The Private Schools No One Sees

via City Journal
Friday, June 19, 2009

University of Newcastle professor James Tooley journeyed to Hyderabad, India in early 2000 at the behest of the World Bank, to study private schools there...

Analysis and Commentary

Lost in the Meritocracy, by Walter Kirn

via Commentary
Monday, June 1, 2009

The novelist Walter Kirn’s new memoir, Lost in the Meritocracy, contains several references to F. Scott Fitzgerald...

Analysis and Commentary

The Rise of Cyber-Schools 

with Education Nextvia New Atlantis (DC)
Monday, June 1, 2009

Holly Bates, an eight-year-old Florida girl, has such bad allergies that being near nuts or nut-based products—or even being near someone who has recently eaten nuts—can trigger anaphylactic shock...

In the News
In the News

New Age Thinker

with John Shoven, George P. Shultzvia Forbes
Monday, July 13, 2009

The much-loved birthday greeting that tells you you're younger than your age--"Don't worry, 50 is the new 40!"--has more than a ring of truth to it...

In the News

Aiding and Abetting

with Niall Fergusonvia Prospect Magazine (UK)
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

According to Dambisa Moyo, the policy of foreign aid to Africa constitutes “the single worst decision of modern developmental politics”...

In the News

Africa with Dambisa Moyo: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, June 26, 2009

What would happen if the aid taps to Africa were shut off in five years?...

In the News

Doctors as symptom

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, June 25, 2009

Greg Mankiw writes: For obvious reasons, I have been thinking a lot about healthcare recently...

In the News

"As Naked an Abuse of Government Power as Could be Imagined"

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Reason
Thursday, June 25, 2009

Property rights were probably the last thing on President Barack Obama's mind when he selected Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter...

In the News

Preschool For All Would Cost $70 Billion a Year

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Basil and Spice
Thursday, June 25, 2009

Preschool is currently one of the hottest topics in American education...

In the News

Iran Crackdown Secures Streets But Internal Splits Remain

with Abbas Milanivia Voice of America
Thursday, June 25, 2009

The large numbers of demonstrators first seen on the streets of Tehran to protest the outcome of the presidential election have dwindled in the face of a massive security crackdown as the government maintains its hardline stance against the opposition...

In the News

An Answer to the Gridlock in Iraq?

with Larry Diamondvia New Republic
Thursday, June 25, 2009

Legal changes have been slow to come in Iraq, with legislation moving through the parliamentary system at a snail's pace--or not at all...