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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

One State?

by Peter Berkowitzvia Jewish Review of Books
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sari Nusseibeh's recent book is a new formulation of an old proposal...

Analysis and Commentary

State of the State Advice: Try for Understated

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Monday, January 31, 2011

So why would Brown break with standard operating procedure, and opt instead to give an address closer to Groundhog Day...My guess...

Analysis and Commentary

Bad and Good Inequality

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, January 30, 2011

I believe the main issues related to judging inequality and its changes over time come down to deciding whether the inequality is of the good or bad kind...

Analysis and Commentary

What’s the Matter with Egypt?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, January 30, 2011

The same thing that is the matter with most of the modern Middle East: in the post-industrial world, its hundreds of millions now are vicariously exposed to the affluence and freedom of the West via satellite television, cell phones, the Internet, DVDs, and social networks...

Analysis and Commentary

Barack Obama: Backing Protestors in Egypt? What Is He Thinking?!

by Peter Schweizervia Big Peace
Saturday, January 29, 2011

Reports that the Obama Administration may be secretly backing the protests in Egypt is troubling on several levels...

Analysis and Commentary

What would a post-Mubarak Egypt look like?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Saturday, January 29, 2011

During the past 60 years, Egypt has traveled the road from kingdom to pan-Arab socialism to military authoritarianism...

Analysis and Commentary

Rebellion in the Land of the Pharaohs

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, January 29, 2011

A man who places himself at the helm for three decades inevitably becomes the target of all the realm's discontents...

Analysis and Commentary

Everywhere but Iraq?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, January 28, 2011

No one quite knows all the causes of the unrest in Tunisia, now spreading to Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, or how this will all end,...[but there] will probably be no such popular violent unrest in Iraq where an elected and popular government is legitimate...

Analysis and Commentary

Great Stagnation or Lousy Data?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, January 28, 2011

Any claim we make based on aggregate data is only as good as those data. Brink Lindsey has pointed out that, contrary to Tyler Cowen, the so-called Great Stagnation that Tyler writes about is not so much a stagnation as a reversion to a lower long-term growth trend...

Analysis and Commentary

A New “Washington Consensus” is Born

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, January 28, 2011

This week has witnessed the emergence of a new Washington Consensus, apparent in President Obama’s education-obsessed State of the Union address, a bipartisan conference call with key Senate leaders, and a supportive column by the country’s most widely read conservative...

Analysis and Commentary

Confucius Analect of the Week, January 27, 2011

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, January 28, 2011

U pluribus unum. Out of many, one...Lately that motto has given way to “diversity” on college campuses, the media, entertainment, government, and business. China is different...

Analysis and Commentary

Sarah Palin Schools the Washington Post on History

by Peter Schweizervia Big Peace
Friday, January 28, 2011

Intellectual debate is well and good, but if you’re going to condescend, you better have something to condescend about. In this case Steve Stromberg of the Washington Post just got schooled by Sarah Palin...

Analysis and Commentary

Flaws in a Less Rigorous Education 'Dashboard'

by Ze’ev Wurman, Williamson M. Eversvia Education Week
Friday, January 28, 2011

The Obama administration's new online education dashboard highlights the wrong data, and too much of it—giving the public a less than-succinct summary of school and student performance..

Analysis and Commentary

Letters: The Eisenhower analogy doesn't work

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Washington Post
Friday, January 28, 2011

In his Jan. 23 op-ed, "Ike was right: Cut defense,"...Mr. Ignatius failed to note that while Eisenhower did hold down military spending, his administration relied on "massive retaliation" by nuclear arms to offset reductions in conventional forces...

Interviews
Interviews

Future of Egypt

with Fouad Ajamivia CNN
Monday, January 31, 2011

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to Professor Fouad Ajami about the future of Egypt and what role the U.S. should play...

Interviews

U.S. reacts to Egypt turmoil

with Fouad Ajamivia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Saturday, January 29, 2011

CNN's Anderson Cooper discusses what the U.S. response should be to the turmoil in Egypt, a long-time ally...

Interviews

John Taylor on the John Batchelor Show

via John Batchelor Show
Saturday, January 29, 2011

GUEST HOSTS: Simon Constable and Amity Shlaes. GUESTS: John Bussey, WSJ, Paul Rivoche, rocketfiction.com, Gordon Chang, Forbes.com, John Taylor, Hoover...

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 28, 2011

GUESTS: Bill McGurn, WSJ; Gretchen Morgenson, NYT; Richard Epstein, Hoover...

In the News
In the News

Deer on Autism, Vaccination, and Scientific Fraud

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 31, 2011
In the News

Obama the Radical with Stanley Kurtz: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, January 31, 2011
In the News

When Reagan Spoke Truth to Soviet Power

with Richard V. Allenvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 31, 2011
In the News

Brown scraps Schwarzenegger's tinsel

with Hoover Institution, Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, January 31, 2011
In the News

Oliver Twist at the SEC

with Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, January 30, 2011
In the News

Why Is It So Hard To Make Teachers Better?

by Eric Hanushekvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Sunday, January 30, 2011

A major focus of K-12 education reform should be placing a highly effective teacher in every classroom...

In the News

Inquiry Is Missing Bottom Line

with Hoover Institution, Keith Hennesseyvia New York Times
Saturday, January 29, 2011
In the News

Miss. gov. juggles White House hopes, state's past

with Hoover Institution, Peter M. Robinsonvia Associated Press
Saturday, January 29, 2011