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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

FCC Takes a Small Step into the Information Age

by David Davenportvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, August 28, 2011

In announcing recently that the Fairness Doctrine would soon be removed from the books, the FCC took one small step into the information age. Unfortunately there is still plenty of media regulation that is stuck in the industrial age and in serious need of rethinking...

Analysis and Commentary

Hurricane Irene: Of Micro and Macro events

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, August 28, 2011

The lesson here is clear. In dealing with storms, it is critical to know both the macro and the micro environments...In some instances, the relevant judgments are made at the time of crisis. In other cases, they should be made at the time of purchase of land...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Can't American Students Compete?

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Newsweek
Sunday, August 28, 2011

...32 percent of U.S. public and private-school students in the class of 2011 are deemed proficient in mathematics, placing the United States 32nd among the 65 nations that participated in the latest international tests administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Obama Can't Support A Real Jobs Program

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Sunday, August 28, 2011

Obama cannot propose a real jobs program. His constituents would rebel. A real jobs program attacks too many of the core beliefs of his party, such as minimum wages and higher taxes on the better off...

Analysis and Commentary

Duncan vs. Perry

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Friday, August 26, 2011

The gloves are off. What vestiges remained of bipartisanship on education in Washington has been buried. And education may yet turn into a major issue in the 2012 presidential race...

Analysis and Commentary

Full Disclosure?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, August 26, 2011

There is a breezy article in The New Republic by Walter Shapiro about why Rick Perry terrifies liberals such as himself...It is written (rather well) in a sort of self-parodying liberal style. But at one point even the caricature breaks down...

Analysis and Commentary

Richard Posner’s Counsel of Despair

by Michael McConnellvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, August 26, 2011

A few days ago in The New Republic, Judge Richard Posner, my former colleague and one of the smartest and least partisan men I know, wrote an thought-provoking essay...Like anything Posner writes, it deserves careful attention...

Analysis and Commentary

One Size Fits Most

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, August 26, 2011

If you step back from day to day vitriol that characterizes the current education-policy “debate,” and glimpse the larger picture, two worldviews on education reform emerge...

Analysis and Commentary

A Welcome Addition

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Friday, August 26, 2011

[The 2012] race is not simply a “yes” or “no” vote on Obama. It will take a Republican with broad appeal to win. Perhaps Rick Perry is a Republican who can win...

Analysis and Commentary

The internet nourished Norway's killer, but censorship would be folly

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Friday, July 29, 2011

A poisonous ideology, spread by all kinds of media, fed the ramblings of Anders Breivik. It must not be left unanswered...

Interviews
Interviews

Fouad Ajami on Secure Freedom Radio

with Fouad Ajamivia Secure Freedom Radio
Friday, August 26, 2011

Today's Featured Guest is Fouad Ajami who discusses the revolution in Libya...

Interviews

Tod Lindberg and Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show

with Tod Lindberg, Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 26, 2011

GUESTS: Aaron Task, Yahoo Finance; Tod Lindberg, Hoover Institution; Amir Aczel, author; Henry Miller, Hoover Institution...

In the News
In the News

Tug of War Over Best Time for Belt-Tightening

with Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, August 27, 2011