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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Advice for California's GOP candidates for governor

by Bill Whalenvia Los Angeles Times
Monday, April 6, 2009

Meg Whitman struck it rich last month when she appeared on the cover of Fortune magazine, with a headline that asked if the Republican gubernatorial hopeful can "save California."...

Analysis and Commentary

Are U.S. officials potential Spanish prisoners?

by David Davenportvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, April 6, 2009

Just when former Bush administration officials thought they could relax and perhaps travel a bit comes the disconcerting news that a Spanish court is considering charges against former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and five other former government officials for the design of alleged torture at Guantánamo Bay...

Analysis and Commentary

Taliban: The Movie

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Forbes
Monday, April 6, 2009

Since 9/11, I've watched scores of grainy video films showing Islamist extremists doing what they do best--meting out barbaric punishment to adulterers, thieves and Jewish journalists, and murdering innocent people in Mumbai, Lahore and other places...

Analysis and Commentary

The Embargo After the Castros

by Marc Thiessenvia Washington Post
Monday, April 6, 2009

The White House announced this weekend that President Obama would soon lift restrictions on family travel and remittances to Cuba...

Analysis and Commentary

Fundamentalism in liberty's name cannot be wrong

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, April 3, 2009

Over the years as I have learned more and more about how vital liberty is to a good, just, human community, I have encountered not just sizable opposition and skepticism but out-and-out ridicule for holding this position...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's timid new world

by Henry I. Millervia Guardian (UK)
Friday, April 3, 2009

The scientific community is practically giddy at the prospect of the Obama administration after the supposed cynicism, manipulation and ignorance of the Bush years...

In the News
In the News

In Obama’s World, Accountability Is Only for the Private Sector

with Michael J. Boskinvia townhall.com
Monday, April 6, 2009

Just last week, in exchange for government assistance to General Motors, President Obama demanded – and received – the resignation of GM Chairman Rick Wagoner...

In the News

Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 1--An Overview

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 6, 2009

Dan Klein, of George Mason University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Adam Smith's lesser-known masterpiece, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, on the 250th anniversary of its initial publication...

In the News

With Czechs In Disarray, Obama Comes To Prague

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Sunday, April 5, 2009

For the Czechs, this weekend's EU-U.S. summit was to have been the crowning achievement of their country's six-month European Union presidency...

In the News

Housing Prices and Consumption

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, April 5, 2009

The widespread and sharp rise in housing prices during the early part of this decade in the United States and many other countries is said to have contributed to the worldwide economic boom through wealth effects that induced greater consumption...

In the News

President 50/50

by Victor Davis Hanson with Josef Joffevia Works and Days
Sunday, April 5, 2009

The most successful practitioner of community organizing looks around for what he thinks is a problem, chastises both sides and allots absolutely equal blame, gives exalted moral lectures about compromise and understanding, and then waltzes away well paid, praised for his moderation, but having accomplished nothing...

In the News

World approaching new nuclear tipping point

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia National Post (Canada)
Saturday, April 4, 2009

With the world standing on what some experts fear is the beginning of a dangerous new nuclear age, U.S. President Barack Obama received thunderous applause on Friday when he told a European audience one of his goals was “a world without nuclear weapons.”...

In the News

Obama’s Education Priorities: What Are They? What Should They Be?

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Schools
Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Moderator, Beth Fertig is a Senior Reporter as WNYC Public Radio, and is the author of the forthcoming book, Why cant U teach me 2 read?: Three Students and a Mayor Put Our Schools to the Test...

In the News

Analysis: Obama no-nukes pledge not so farfetched

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Associated Press
Friday, April 3, 2009

President Barack Obama's startling call Friday for a "world without nuclear weapons" brings to mind Ronald Reagan's idealistic, unfulfilled dream of eliminating the threat of nuclear annihilation...