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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

‘Bush … Come Back, Bush, Come Back’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, September 2, 2010

As President Obama’s polls dip, as Congress is widely disdained, and as the economy slumps, suddenly George Bush is missed. Why so? Let me list ten likely reasons...

Analysis and Commentary

Finally, some straight talk on the achievement gap

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Summers past have brought us front-page firestorms and inane back-to-school stories. But this August might one day be famous for marking the start of a fresh round of honest conversation about the achievement gap—and the relationship between race, poverty and our schools...

Analysis and Commentary

The sublime and the mundane

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Here are two videos (one long–45 minutes, one vey short–under two minutes) that make me feel glad to be alive and inspire me...

Analysis and Commentary

Let The Estate Tax Die a Merciful Death

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Thursday, September 2, 2010

Today’s object...is the column in the Wall Street Journal by Robert Rubin and Julian Robertson which takes the counterproductive position of advocating the return of the estate tax with a vengeance—the tax sets in at $3.5 million at a rate of 45 percent. Here are just some of the reasons why this proposal rests on the most rickety of intellectual foundations...

Interviews
Interviews

Politics with Haley Barbour: Chapter 5 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Haley Barbourvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, September 3, 2010

Haley Barbour for president? The Mississippi governor responds...

Interviews

Boxer-Fiorina Debate: A Senate Race with National Consequences

with Bill Whalenvia Which Way, L.A.? (KCRW)
Thursday, September 2, 2010

In California’s race for the US Senate, three-term Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer is being challenged by former business executive Carly Fiorina. Last night in their first — and possibly only — debate, they came down firmly on opposite ends of the political spectrum...

In the News
In the News

Where Columbia Beats Harvard

with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 3, 2010
In the News

2012 Watch: Is Barbour the anti-Obama?

with Peter M. Robinson, Hoover Institutionvia CNN.com
Thursday, September 2, 2010
In the News

GOP regains edge in county's voter registration

with Thad Kousservia San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday, September 2, 2010