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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Democratic Stability in Iraq: Who really won?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, August 23, 2010

Seven years, one trillion dollars, more than 4,000 U.S. troops dead and thousands more wounded, the success of U.S. military intervention depends on the Iraqis forming and maintaining a democratic stable government...

Analysis and Commentary

The Guns of August, 1990

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 23, 2010

The last 20 years would have been very different had American forces taken that open road to Baghdad the first time around...

Analysis and Commentary

Will the Next Generation be Better off Than Their Parents’ Generation?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, August 22, 2010

The great majority of parents would like to see their children become better off economically than they are, and that hope would be even more common among the children. Yet, polls for a while have suggested that neither the majority of children nor parents in the United States are confident that this progress will happen...

Analysis and Commentary

America — Compared to What?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, August 22, 2010

While America debates whether a “bridge-building” Imam Rauf should erect his $100-million, 13-story outreach “Islamic complex” next to Ground Zero, Islam seems to be at war with most of the rest of the world, or perhaps vice versa...

Analysis and Commentary

Do Mark Shields and Michael Gerson Understand Principles?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, August 22, 2010

It's not really surprising that neither Shields nor Gerson nor the headline writer understands the difference between defending someone's right to do something and defending the doing of it...

Analysis and Commentary

My Reason Interview

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Peter Suderman of Reason interviewed me last week in connection with a short article I did on how Canadian politicians Jean Chretien and Paul Martin turned around the federal budget from persistent deficits to persistent surpluses (until the latest recession)...

Analysis and Commentary

Summer Session in Steamboat Springs

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Friday, August 20, 2010

I learned that the community’s Summer Speaker Series routinely attracts 500 people to its events, even when the topic is as esoteric as virtual learning...

Analysis and Commentary

Unleashing the power of Keynes

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, August 20, 2010

It turns out that the project that President Obama highlighted the other day–a police station renovation–was not a police station and wasn’t funded by the stimulus package...

Analysis and Commentary

Course correction on Iraq

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Friday, August 20, 2010

President Obama should be clear about our continuing combat commitments in Iraq, reconsider the transfer to civilians some of the inherently military tasks our civilian mission in Iraq will require, and revise the security agreement with Iraq to provide for continuing presence of some U.S. military forces after 2011...

Analysis and Commentary

A Middle East breakthrough?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Friday, August 20, 2010

The resumption of face-to-face negotiations in the absence of President Netanyahu to extend the existing settlement freeze is less a victory for the Obama administration than a sign that the administration recognizes its mistake in seeking to arm-twist Israel into halting work on settlements...

Interviews
Interviews

Munger on Private and Public Rent-Seeking (and Chilean Buses)

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 23, 2010

Mike Munger of Duke University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about private and public rent-seeking...

Interviews

Liberty and Morality

with Peter Berkowitzvia Five Books
Sunday, August 22, 2010

Too often, argues the Hoover Institution scholar, universities are places where small orthodoxies elbow aside big ideas; too many Americans are embarrassed to talk about morality in terms of virtue and character, not just rules and intentions. We need to remember that freedom isn't value-free...

Interviews

Classic Lit No Longer Makes The Grade Among Leaders

with Charles Hillvia All Things Considered (NPR)
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Leaders no longer turn to classic literature for wisdom and guidance. NPR producer Brent Baughman speaks with Charles Hill of Yale University about what they used to read -- and why they don't anymore...

Interviews

Late Nights with Jim Bohannon

with Robert P. Georgevia Jim Bohannon Show
Friday, August 20, 2010

We'll discuss the odds of [Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi] ever spending another minute behind bars with Dr. Robert George, founder of the American Principles Project...

Interviews

Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney

with James Woolseyvia Secure Freedom Radio
Friday, August 20, 2010

Today on Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio; Frank devotes two segments to interviewing an honored guest, Former CIA Director Jim Woolsey, on the issues of the day including Shariah and energy security. Also Bill Gertz addresses the new Pentagon report documenting the rising threat from China...

In the News
In the News

State’s school grades tardy

with Terry Ryanvia Columbus Dispatch (OH)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
In the News

Meg Whitman launches searing attack in Republican convention speech

with Thad Kousservia Los Angeles Times
Saturday, August 21, 2010
In the News

Fourteen Ways to Reduce Government Spending

with Keith Hennesseyvia Americans for Tax Reform
Friday, August 20, 2010
In the News

Larry Elder: Will the president realize Obamanomics has failed?

with Michael J. Boskinvia Washington Examiner
Thursday, August 19, 2010