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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Bring Back the Teleprompter

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, October 28, 2010

The obvious remedy is to get off TV pronto, drop the forced hipster act, return to his “no red-state/blue-state divide” tropes, find areas of agreement with Republicans and in so doing reduce the deficit, and talk about what’s right rather than what’s wrong with the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

In Praise of Human Rights Watch

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, October 28, 2010

I have been thinking a lot over the last couple of days about Tom Malinowski’s statement in response to my post about the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and drone strikes in Yemen. The more I think about it, the more I admire it...

Analysis and Commentary

Shades of Gray and Pink

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, October 28, 2010

The buzz among California political watchers is what if any effect [Carly Fiorina's] medical setback will have on her neck-and-race race with Sen. Barbara Boxer...

Analysis and Commentary

The right way to try KSM

by Benjamin Wittesvia Washington Post
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Here's a simple proposal to break the impasse over how to proceed against Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his colleagues: Press charges in both military commissions and in federal court. Call it the John Allen Muhammad model...

Analysis and Commentary

A guy walks into a bar with a salmon...

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller (DC)
Thursday, October 28, 2010

By proposing legislation that would require labels on genetically engineered fish, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) illustrates perfectly why members of Congress deserve opprobrium, derision...and defeat...

Analysis and Commentary

The welcome earthquake

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Thursday, October 28, 2010

...[A] week before the election we could be sitting on a tectonic fault with the potential to turn into an education earthquake—and that might actually be a blessing. It has to do with teachers, their unions, and U.S. politics—all of which would benefit from some profound movement...

Analysis and Commentary

McConnell's refreshing candor?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Are we being dissed by this nasty business, trained like Pavlov's dogs to salivate -- fierce with hunger -- whenever the bell rings...?

Analysis and Commentary

UFT wrong to fight Joel Klein's attempt to release teacher data

by Eric Hanushekvia Daily News (NY)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New York City's schools chancellor, with the support of Mayor Bloomberg, wants to release the value-added test score results for 12,000 teachers...I've spent many years looking carefully at such data. I know it can be incendiary; I know it has flaws. Still, I strongly support its release...

Analysis and Commentary

Tea Party Movement Is A Game-Changer

by Scott S. Powellvia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The hostility and jaded news coverage that the Tea Party movement evokes suggests that it must be onto something really big — beyond anti-incumbent attitudes or current-issue debates of Democrats or Republicans...

Interviews
Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with David Davenportvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 28, 2010

GUESTS: John Bolton, AEI; James Taranto, WSJ; David Davenport, Hoover Institution...

In the News
In the News

Cardinal alum takes his game to the political field

with Bill Whalenvia Stanford Daily
Friday, October 29, 2010
In the News

America & Europe with Daniel Hannan: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 29, 2010