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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A nation up for grabs

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Washington Times
Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pakistan is in political and military play. And the stakes in its struggle against Islamic extremism could not be higher for the South Asian country or the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

Say No to Universal Preschool

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via New York Post
Sunday, May 31, 2009

It's easy to assume that government-financed preschool would do much to cure what ails American education if only it were provided to everybody...

Analysis and Commentary

How economists can misunderstand the crisis

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Friday, May 29, 2009

On Wednesday last week, yields on 10-year US Treasuries – generally seen as the benchmark for long-term interest rates – rose above 3.73 per cent...

Analysis and Commentary

Power really does corrupt as it expands

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, May 29, 2009

Lord Acton, the British historian is widely known for at least one of his observations...

In the News
In the News

All that glitters / King Kong takes on Godzilla

with Niall Fergusonvia Ha'aretz (Israel)
Monday, June 1, 2009

Quite a drama raged last week, though it slipped under the radar of most pundits...

In the News

46 States, D.C. Plan to Draft Common Education Standards

with Michael J. Petrillivia Washington Post
Monday, June 1, 2009

Forty-six states and the District of Columbia today will announce an effort to craft a single vision for what children should learn each year from kindergarten through high school graduation, an unprecedented step toward a uniform definition of success in American schools...

In the News

Is the World Economic Center of Gravity Moving to Asia?

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Monday, June 1, 2009

The short answer is "yes", although not immediately, and not inevitably...

In the News

A Pessimistic Assessment, Especially for Europe

with Niall Fergusonvia Barron's Online
Monday, June 1, 2009

A PROLIFIC AUTHOR AND MEDIA STAR, NIALL FERGUSON has become one of the most prominent academics in the world...

In the News

Epstein on the Rule of Law

by Russell Roberts with Richard A. Epsteinvia EconTalk
Monday, June 1, 2009

Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago and Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the rule of law...

In the News

Another "no" on universal pre-K

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Knoxville News Sentinel
Sunday, May 31, 2009

Study after study has shown that the benefits of pre-K programs disappear after a few years...

In the News

Remember how urgent it was?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, May 31, 2009

The stimulus package was signed into law February 17th with great urgency and fanfare...

In the News

Road To Zero Nukes Remains Fraught

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia National Journal
Saturday, May 30, 2009

On May 19, President Obama and his top national security advisers huddled in the Oval Office with an unlikely collection of Cold Warriors...

In the News

British voters expected to vent anger at the polls

with Timothy Garton Ashvia National (United Arab Emirates)
Saturday, May 30, 2009

The one cast-iron certainty about the European parliament elections in Britain is that they will have precious little to do with Europe or its parliament...

In the News

Ten Thoughts on the Causes of the Bubble and Bust

with Thomas Sowellvia American Spectator
Friday, May 29, 2009

"When it comes to the home mortgage boom and bust, who was to blame? The borrowers? The lenders? The government? The financial markets? The answer is yes. All were responsible." (Thomas Sowell, The Housing Boom and Bust, 2009.)...

In the News

Religion and the Courts

with Tod Lindbergvia PBS
Friday, May 29, 2009

DEBORAH POTTER, guest anchor: As we mentioned earlier, another presidential nominee is in the spotlight this week, Sonia Sotomayor...

In the News

North Korea Nuke Test Makes Nuclear Abolition More Important Than Ever

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Yes!
Friday, May 29, 2009

North Korea's nuclear testing heightens and underlines the dangers of a world in which nuclear arms are spreading...