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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Next Step in the Taiwan-China Dance

by Richard V. Allenvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, August 16, 2009

When Richard Nixon conceived the strategy in 1967 to open a door to the People's Republic of China (PRC), he had only a vague notion of how "success" could actually be measured...

Analysis and Commentary

'Chimerica’ is Headed for Divorce

by Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Saturday, August 15, 2009

When does a rising power become a threat?...

Analysis and Commentary

An Evening in Support of the Bahais of Iran

by Abbas Milanivia New Republic
Saturday, August 15, 2009

This Tuesday, seven leaders of Iran's Bahai movement will go on trial on capital charges of espionage and threatening national security...

Analysis and Commentary

Immediate benefit hides harm of clunkers program

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, August 14, 2009

Most have no time to consider the big picture, so when the Cash for Clunkers program comes their way, they think only of the immediate consequences...

Interviews
Interviews

Hitchens on Orwell

by Russell Roberts with Christopher Hitchensvia EconTalk
Monday, August 17, 2009

Christopher Hitchens talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about George Orwell...

Interviews

Martin & Annelise Anderson, Co-Authors, "Reagan's Secret War"

with Annelise Andersonvia C-SPAN
Sunday, August 16, 2009

Martin & Annelise Anderson, Co-Authors, "Reagan's Secret War," discuss Pres. Ronald Reagan’s Cold War foreign policy...

In the News
In the News

All that glitters / The bears come out of the woods

with Niall Fergusonvia Ha'aretz (Israel)
Monday, August 17, 2009

This doesn't look like the sunniest of weeks on the stock market...

In the News

Lincoln & More with Harry Jaffa, Part II: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 17, 2009

Dr. Harry Jaffa contrasts the contentious elections of 1800 and 1860, the latter of which prompted the secession of the South...

In the News

History Needn't Repeat Itself

with John B. Taylorvia Barron's Online
Monday, August 17, 2009

"MAYBE IF PEOPLE STARTED TO LISTEN, history would stop repeating itself," comic Lily Tomlin once quipped...

In the News

Obama Pushes States to Shift on Education

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Sunday, August 16, 2009

Holding out billions of dollars as a potential windfall, the Obama administration is persuading state after state to rewrite education laws to open the door to more charter schools and expand the use of student test scores for judging teachers...

In the News

Give teachers time to help students

with Diane Ravitchvia Des Moines Register
Sunday, August 16, 2009

I've been asking teachers if they have enough time to help students learn lessons they don't understand at first. Most say no...

In the News

If jobs don't return, is it really a recovery?

with Robert E. Hallvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, August 16, 2009

Is the term "jobless recovery" an oxymoron?...

In the News

Welcome to the milk-hormone wars

with Mary Eberstadtvia Scripps Howard News Service
Saturday, August 15, 2009

I did it again...

In the News

Worth Mulling: A Late-Summer Reading List

with Thomas Sowellvia Barron's Online
Saturday, August 15, 2009

IF, LIKE ME, YOU PLAN TO READ SIX BOOKS ON VACATION -- but never know which six, and you end up packing 20 -- try lightening your load by investing in a Kindle, the popular reading device that can hold more books than you could get through on a dozen vacations...

In the News

Our View: A commission with a charge

with Michael J. Boskinvia Pasadena Star-News
Saturday, August 15, 2009

At this over-commissioned, deficit-budgeted bureaucratic time in the history of California's government, we'd be hard-pressed to name many new state commissions worth applauding...

In the News

'Antiques Roadshow' appraises rare political posters at Stanford's Hoover

with Hoover Institution, Richard Sousavia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, August 14, 2009

It is an image both familiar and rare: A World War I poster of a bearded, stern-eyed man in red, white and blue; his finger leveled at the viewer over a text that reads: "I want you for U.S. Army."...