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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Letters to the Editor: Insouciance about debt is dangerously misplaced

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Friday, June 5, 2009

Sir, I am glad to have furnished grist to Martin Wolf’s mill (“Rising government bond rates prove policy is working”, June 3)...

Analysis and Commentary

The Roots Of Liberalism

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Friday, June 5, 2009

A near quadrupling of the federal deficit in 2009 alone. The nationalization of the Detroit automakers...

Analysis and Commentary

The Age of Middle East Atonement

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, June 4, 2009

President Obama made an earnest effort — as is his way in matters of discord — to split the difference with the Islamic world...

Analysis and Commentary

Sotomayor’s Mistake

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, June 4, 2009

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has scolded Americans for being “cowards” and not talking more about race...

In the News
In the News

Zuma will have to disappoint allies to create prosperous SA

with Niall Fergusonvia Business Day (South Africa)
Friday, June 5, 2009

After all, it was as recently as January that then president Kgalema Motlanthe told the World Economic Forum SA would be able to grow at 4% on the back of strong infrastructure spend...

In the News

Floor Statement by Senator John McCain a World Without Nuclear Weapons

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia United States Senate
Friday, June 5, 2009

Mr. President, today we celebrate the unveiling in the Capitol of a statue of Ronald Reagan, one of our country’s great presidents and a personal hero to me throughout my political life...

In the News

Immaturity in power

with John B. Taylorvia Washington Times
Friday, June 5, 2009

A sign of immaturity - most often found in children and certain politicians - is being in denial or even unaware of the consequences of one's actions...

In the News

Sotomayor's bias against private property

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Washington Times
Friday, June 5, 2009

If you thought Judge Sonia Sotomayor's controversial stances on racial issues were problematic, you should get a gander at the Supreme Court nominee's apparent hostility to property rights...

In the News

No amount of reshuffling will solve the mess Labour has made

with Niall Fergusonvia Telegraph (UK)
Thursday, June 4, 2009

As a guide to the scale of Gordon Brown's problems, it is hard to beat the call by Lord Mandelson for Labour MPs to cut out the treachery...

In the News

Is Sotomayor A Friend To Business?

with Richard A. Epsteinvia NPR
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor basically had two jobs before she became a judge...

In the News

Criticism and Conciliation

with Daniel Pipesvia National Review Online
Thursday, June 4, 2009

After listening to the president’s speech in Egypt this morning, National Review Online asked: Did the president do any good?...

In the News

Human Rights in the Economic Crisis: A Powerful Amnesty Report

with Niall Fergusonvia Digitaljournal.com (Canada)
Thursday, June 4, 2009

For those who believe that progress on human rights in the world has been adequate, Amnesty International has a sobering and powerful response in their 2009 Report - State of the World's Human Rights...

In the News

Democracy in the clear

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, June 4, 2009

What do you believe is humanity’s greatest challenge today?...

In the News

Is It Going to Be Race and Resentment — All the Time?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Michelle Obama is now weighing in on the Sotomayor nomination, and I think it will prove a serious political mistake, since she is reverting back to her "me too" campaign mode, in that she emphasizes both race and the anonymous "they" who are not nice or not sufficiently accommodating to the Other...

In the News

FACTS ON POLICY: Foreign Aid

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Did you know...? The United States is the largest contributor of foreign aid...