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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

When Anger Goes Cosmic

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, November 6, 2009

We know little so far of the terrible carnage at Fort Hood, though the news media have been airing all sorts of explanations and much of their information has already proven erroneous. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Fort Hood—A now familiar horror

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nevertheless, what are we to make of Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan’s horrific rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas, where in cold-blooded fashion he murdered 12, and wounded at least 31? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Government Protects People from Preying Contractors

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Broward Sherriff's Office is engaging in entrapment operations to catch unlicensed contractors. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Interpretations of Tuesday

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, November 5, 2009

In the midst of all the warring interpretations of Tuesday's elections — conservatives see the governors' races, where millions cast their votes in both a blue and purple state, as a repudiation of Obamaism; liberals see the two House races in California and New York as proof that the president has a winning national agenda — all that really matters is the course of the Congress in the next few weeks. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

People must strive for own success

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Thursday, November 5, 2009

A distinguishing feature of Friedrich Nietzsche’s thought was that he believed humankind needed to overturn the old, mostly theological ethics and transform values to something new. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

Reason.tv: Reason Foundation Co-Founder Tibor Machan on Ayn Rand

with Tibor R. Machanvia Reason
Thursday, November 5, 2009

"I think that for Ayn Rand to have survived and made a life for herself, she almost needed that edgy personality, otherwise she would have been destroyed," says Machan, who was born in Hungary in 1942. . . .

In the News
In the News

Is the Dollar Dying a Slow Death?

with Niall Fergusonvia Time Magazine
Friday, November 6, 2009

The U.S. dollar seems to have as many lives as a cat. . . .

In the News

Putting the freak in economics

with Gary S. Beckervia Business Standard (India)
Friday, November 6, 2009

The writers’ contention is that many crucial decisions get made in an emotional way, and some others appear reasonable but, in fact, lack rationale. . . .

In the News

Will Productivity Kill a Job Rebound?

with Gary S. Beckervia US News and World Report
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Americans sure worked hard last quarter. . . .

In the News

Thinking the Unthinkable on Nuclear Policy

with George P. Shultzvia Huffington Post
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Abolition of nuclear weapons has indeed been an elusive dream ever since the birth of the atomic age in 1945. . . .

In the News

Canadians can learn from US Charter schools

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Canada First Perspective
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Canadians should take note of the success of charter schools in the United States, especially in addressing the needs of disadvantaged students. . . .

In the News

Education Next: Fueled by Federal Stimulus Package, Education Spending Will Likely Increase Over Next Decade Despite Lack of Achievement Gains for Students

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Despite an economic downturn and new data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released last month that show no learning gains in math for American 4th graders, the nation`s public schools will likely have more money and a larger and better paid labor force than they had in 2009, according to education researchers James W. Guthrie and Arthur Peng of Vanderbilt University. . . .

In the News

By the Numbers

with Gary S. Beckervia Brooklyn Rail (NY)
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Building on the “economic theory of crime” developed in the mid-1970s by University of Chicago economics professor and Nobel laureate Gary Becker, Kleiman approaches today’s criminal justice situation with exacting precision. . . .

In the News

Revolutions Of '89: 'At The Moment Of Crisis, Nobody Was At Home'

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Thursday, November 5, 2009

As "Newsweek's" bureau chief for Germany, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans, American journalist Michael Meyer was a professional observer of the revolutionary wave that swept across Central and Eastern Europe in 1989. . . .

In the News

Californians Split on Constitutional Reform

with Tammy Frisbyvia New America Media (CA)
Saturday, October 31, 2009

Latinos and Asian Americans are less dissatisfied with the process of putting initiatives on the ballot and are less eager to change California's constitution to restrict direct democracy than whites and African-Americans, says a poll from the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. . . .

In the News

Iran at 30: Domestic, International Hurdles

with Abbas Milanivia University of Maryland
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Top Iran experts from across the United States will convene for this symposium to assess Iran's position domestically and internationally following the tumult of elections, suppression of the Green Movement and the Geneva meeting on nuclear development. . . .