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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Dead Heat...Dead On?

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Friday, September 24, 2010

You can’t have a tighter race than California’s gubernatorial contest between Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman. This week’s Field Poll has the two tied at 41%, with 18% undecideds...

Analysis and Commentary

The GOP's 'pledge' to social issues?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Thursday, September 23, 2010

As the President Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Dems have shown, the Republicans are at their best, and most in sync with core American values, when they focus on freedom, efficiency and instilling personal responsibility...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama Made Us Do It!

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, September 23, 2010

[T]he new mantra for Democratic candidates is a sort of “Obama made us do it!” And I cannot recall ever quite seeing that in American politics...

Analysis and Commentary

Stimulus Evaluated with Facts

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, September 23, 2010

The web site for ARRA shows that $158 billion in funds had been awarded for federal contracts, grants, and loans, but only $36 billion had been received by applicants between February 17, 2009, and September 30, 2009...

Analysis and Commentary

Woodward book: Obama wanted too much for too little in Afghanistan

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Thursday, September 23, 2010

The White House is attempting to make the President Obama sound heroic for insisting on an exit strategy, when in fact the president's behavior -- as described in Woodward's book -- betrays a discouraging incapacity as commander in chief...

Analysis and Commentary

The GOP's 'pledge' to social issues?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Clearly a generation of political experience suggests the political rewards for a right-to-life stance are greater than its penalties. I expect the same will be true with respect to the issue of validating same-sex marriage...

Analysis and Commentary

Would a Republican Congress be good for school reform?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Thursday, September 23, 2010

We hope that a Republican takeover might lead to a productive policy environment, with the GOP even teaming up with the Administration to promote the “tight-loose” framework. But that’s no sure thing...

In the News
In the News

Race to top isn’t a race to the middle

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Boston Globe
Friday, September 24, 2010
In the News

U.S. Storms Out of Iran Leader's U.N. Speech

with Abbas Milanivia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 24, 2010
In the News

Different Paths for Two California Republicans

with Bill Whalenvia New York Times
Friday, September 24, 2010
In the News

Whitman opposes measure delaying Calif climate law

with George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Thursday, September 23, 2010
In the News

California budget deal near: gov't spokesman

with Bill Whalenvia Reuters
Thursday, September 23, 2010