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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

An Instructive Candidacy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, October 24, 2008

Soon this depressing campaign will be over, and we can reflect on what we learned from our two-month introduction to Sarah Palin...

Analysis and Commentary

The Point Of No Return

by Peter M. Robinson with Thomas Sowellvia Forbes
Friday, October 24, 2008

Thomas Frank, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, writes about ordinary folks back in his home state of Kansas as a kind of reverse model...

In the News
In the News

Are Universities Above the Law?

by Peter Berkowitz with Peter M. Robinsonvia Weekly Standard
Monday, October 27, 2008

Three lawsuits--against Dartmouth College and Duke and Princeton universities--may be the best things to happen to higher education in decades...

In the News

Prominent Economist, Acclaimed Writer to Debate Merits of Buy-Local Movement

with Russell Robertsvia University of Vermont
Friday, October 24, 2008

What is best for society, buying goods produced locally or those made and traded globally?...

In the News

When Academic Freedom Lost its Meaning

with Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, October 24, 2008

Late last week, the University of Nebraska rescinded an invitation to William Ayers to speak on its campus after the election...

In the News

Ward Connerly on Race: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 24, 2008

Connerly says Martin Luther King would likely have supported affirmative action back in the 1960s...

In the News

How Does 37.7 Cents on the Dollar Sound, Californians?

with Michael J. Boskinvia FOX Business
Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Milken Institute in California had a debate on the economy and economic politics today between businessman Leo Hindery and Stanford professor Michael Boskin...

In the News

Will the Market Kill Your Marriage?

with Gary S. Beckervia Time Magazine
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Recession and divorce, it is said, go together like carriage and horse...

In the News

Alan the Penitent

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Alan Greenspan has been forced to admit the heresy of his youth...

In the News

Ballot Box

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, October 23, 2008

There are 12 days until the election and an Obama presidency seems all the more likely...

In the News

Commentator is first '08

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Marcolian (OH)
Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Point of View speaker series began in the fall of 2003 through the generosity of anonymous donors...

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Job losses prolong housing slump

with Gary S. Beckervia Boston Globe
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

If you don't have a job, you're not buying a house -- at least, you're not buying a house unless you're paying for it in cash...

In the News

FACTS ON POLICY: Mortgage loans—a primer

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Did you know?... During the first quarter of 2008, total outstanding mortgage debt was roughly the equivalent of 80 percent of GDP...

In the News

Why Harvard Could Overtake Yale in the U.S. News Rankings

with Jack Goldsmithvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 20, 2008

Despite the lofty status that Harvard law school enjoys in the collective legal consciousness, and the case-method legacy of Christopher Columbus Langdell, it is actually Yale law that has long dominated the field, at least so far as U.S. News is concerned...

In the News

Crimson tide

with Jack Goldsmithvia Boston Globe
Sunday, October 19, 2008

If there's a more exalted educational brand than Harvard Law School, it's hard to think of it...

In the News

Documents Say Iran Aids Militias From Iraq

with Dr. Joseph Felter via New York Times
Saturday, October 18, 2008

They wake before dawn, with time to exercise, eat and pray before the day’s first class in firing Kalashnikov rifles...

Tehran, Iran
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Iranian Strategy in Iraq: Politics and "Other Means"

by Dr. Joseph Felter via Combating Terrorism Center at West Point
Monday, October 13, 2008

This report addresses Iran's dual-strategy of providing military aid to Iraqi militia groups while simultaneously giving political support to Iraqi political parties...