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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Prop 21 Divide: Parks or Wreck?

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Friday, September 17, 2010

California Republicans tend to look at the state’s leading newspapers as one vast left-wing conspiracy. But not all papers think alike — and certainly not their editorial boards. Case in point: Proposition 21, which if approved would impose an $18 vehicle-license surcharge to help fund state park and wildlife programs...

Analysis and Commentary

Federal-state tug of war on Constitution Day

by David Davenportvia San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, September 17, 2010

Today marks the 223rd birthday of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, recognized as the oldest national constitution still in operation. If I were its physician, an annual checkup would conclude that, while still alive and kicking, the health of the Constitution faces several clear vulnerabilities...

Analysis and Commentary

Waiting for “Superman”

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Aside from all that glitz and glamor, Waiting for “Superman” is quite a movie to boot...

Analysis and Commentary

Newsom: Fees Don’t Fail Me Now

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Thursday, September 16, 2010

It’s not a death-bed conversion, because he stands a good chance of winning his race. That said, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s insistence upon vetoing a proposed citywide alcohol fee to pay for the cost of treating alcoholics is notable...

Analysis and Commentary

Putting pols to the test

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller (DC)
Thursday, September 16, 2010

According to the latest Gallup 2010 Confidence in Institutions poll, the U.S. Congress ranks dead last out of the 16 institutions rated. Only 11% percent of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in those who populate the institution...

Analysis and Commentary

The IMF and Global Coordination

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Before the crisis of 2008, the International Monetary Fund was in decline...The crisis changed all that. It became clear that the IMF has a crucial role to play in dealing with crisis-induced instability...

Interviews
Interviews

The American Academy with Harvey Mansfield: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, September 17, 2010

Harvey Mansfield describes why sensitivity in modern America culture is a type of soft despotism...

Interviews

Saying 'Yes' to Marijuana?

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Fox and Friends (Fox News)
Thursday, September 16, 2010

Going to Pot: Battle over legalization of pot escalates...

In the News
In the News

Academics Calculate GOP Election Success

with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Washington Wire (Wall Street Journal)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
In the News

Tea Party Puts GOP on Road to Disaster

with Peter Berkowitzvia CQPolitics
Thursday, September 16, 2010
In the News

Castle Loss to Remove Bipartisan K-12 Policy Voice

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Week
Thursday, September 16, 2010
In the News

Predictor’s Predictions Miss Close to Home

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia New York Times
Thursday, September 16, 2010