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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Democratic Stability in Iraq: Spain’s Fissiparous Tendencies

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, July 12, 2010

More than four months hav gone by since the March 7, 2010, election in Iraq and no sign of a government is in place. Moreover, there is speculation that Moqtada al-Sadr could be the kingmaker of the new government...

Analysis and Commentary

Brown, Boxer and Choices

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Monday, July 12, 2010

Since California’s political press corps insists on lumping together Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina (here’s the latest, from the Los Angeles Times, speculating on the two ladies’ temperaments), let’s look at the flip side of the coin: Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer...

Analysis and Commentary

Five Major Defects of the Financial Reform Bill

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, July 11, 2010

A 2300 page bill is usually an indication of many political compromises. The Dodd-Frank financial reform bill is no exception, for it is a complex, disorderly, politically motivated, and not well thought out reaction to the financial crisis...

Analysis and Commentary

Our Year 2 A.B.

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, July 11, 2010

For any of those who went into a coma around January of last year and just woke up, let me explain this new era after Bush (A.B.)...

Analysis and Commentary

Krugman’s Tales from the Crypt

by Josef Joffevia New Republic
Saturday, July 10, 2010

If repetition doesn’t improve the argument, try escalation. Paul Krugman, Princeton’s Nobel laureate-turned-columnist, has been haranguing the Europeans, and the Germans in particular, to drop their fiscal tightwad act...

Analysis and Commentary

Lending Federal Dollars to States Will Bankrupt Us All

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Friday, July 9, 2010

Christopher Edley, dean of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, has proposed that the U. S. government stimulate the economy by loaning money to near-bankrupt state governments...

Analysis and Commentary

School Daze

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Friday, July 9, 2010

Plenty of determining factors go into the making of a good public servant: personal ambition, personality disposition, career path, circle of friends, etc. One that’s overrated, in my opinion: educational pedigree...

Analysis and Commentary

How to enact a bipartisan stimulus (and why it won’t happen)

by Keith Hennesseyvia Daily Caller (DC)
Friday, July 9, 2010

Concerned about both the weak economy and its political consequences for the Administration, the President and his advisors would like to enact more fiscal stimulus. Yet they know they cannot get the votes to increase spending...

Interviews
Interviews

Education Under Obama

with Williamson M. Eversvia Reason
Friday, July 9, 2010

Williamson M. Evers was the US assistant secretary of education for policy from 2007-2009. Today, Evers is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and serves on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's California Academic Content Standards Commission. Reason.tv's Paul Feine recently sat down with Evers to get his assessment of US education policy under Obama thus far...

Interviews

The John Batchelor Show

with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 8, 2010

GUESTS: Victor Hanson, Hoover Institution; Tim Homan, Bloomberg; John Fund, WSJ; Sandarine Rostello, Bloomberg...

In the News
In the News

Oil spill panel faces challenges, criticism as it begins work

with Amy Zegartvia Washington Post
Monday, July 12, 2010
In the News

George Shultz's 'Turmoil & Triumph'

with George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, July 12, 2010
In the News

Mr. Secretary, This Is Your Life (in Plenty of Detail)

with George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Sunday, July 11, 2010
In the News

As Congress Returns, Series of Tests Awaits

with Keith Hennesseyvia Caucus (New York Times)
Sunday, July 11, 2010
In the News

Whitman, Brown on opposite sides of high-speed rail tracks

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Saturday, July 10, 2010
In the News

The rise of a new generation of Mormons

with Gary S. Beckervia Financial Times
Friday, July 9, 2010
In the News

The Loser Letters is an Instant Classic

with Mary Eberstadtvia Catholic Post Book Group
Thursday, July 8, 2010