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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Obama Fabulists

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, November 12, 2010

It’s as if Bush had explained his nosedive in the polls by his failure to invade Syria and Iran or expand Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae...

Analysis and Commentary

Test evaluation put teachers on the spot

by Eric Hanushekvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, November 12, 2010

In an unexpected action last summer, the Los Angeles Times published the ratings of teacher effectiveness for 6,000 teachers by name. This is a potential game-changer...

Analysis and Commentary

Skip the G-20 Next Year!

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Friday, November 12, 2010

The discussion is tedious and the plot line stays the same. Tunku Varadarajan on why Obama hasn’t moved the ball on getting the world to buy more stuff—and the case for doing it all by email in 2011...

Analysis and Commentary

America’s Employment and Growth Challenges

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, November 12, 2010

Restoring balance and eliminating the distortions will require time, investment, and structural change, and should be the central focus of America’s economic policy...

Analysis and Commentary

Mr. Obama’s Islamic Report Card

by Fouad Ajamivia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, November 11, 2010

President Obama now concedes that his outreach to the Islamic world is an “incomplete project.” I have been teaching for well over three decades, and from my experience I can say that most incomplete grades are never made up...

Analysis and Commentary

California’s Assorted Rocks and Hard Places

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, November 11, 2010

News came out on Thursday that the California budget deficit is actually closer to $25 billion, twice what we are told. This follows from last year’s $42 billion shortfall, which was closed by all sorts of one-time tax increases and gimmicks. Here is our general dilemma in a nutshell...

Analysis and Commentary

Fairly Understanding the Simpson-Bowles Social Security Proposal

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles of President Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission surprised the political world Wednesday when they publicly released their own (as opposed to a full commission) five-part plan for repairing the federal government’s dire fiscal outlook...

Analysis and Commentary

Cuts to Social Security and defense politically viable?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

There is no avoiding some internecine conflict as the Dems rebuild themselves to be a party with a future. Whether it happens now or in a month or a year will make little difference...

Interviews
Interviews

The Economy with Gary Becker: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Gary S. Beckervia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, November 12, 2010

Gary Becker offers a pro-growth prescription for lifting the U.S. economy out of its prolonged malaise...

Interviews

Richard Sousa on the John Batchelor Show

with Richard Sousavia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, November 11, 2010

GUESTS: Dan Henninger, WSJ; Nick Bunkley, NYT; Richard Sousa, Hoover...

In the News
In the News

The Vast Child-Fattening Conspiracy

with Mary Eberstadtvia Patriot Post
Friday, November 12, 2010
In the News

U.S. Debt and the Chinese Government: A Match Made in Purgatory?

with Michael J. Boskinvia Rundown (PBS NewsHour)
Thursday, November 11, 2010