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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

No Word From Our Sponsors

by Tunku Varadarajan with Milton Friedmanvia Conde Nast Portfolio
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Coke, G.E., and McDonald's will get global exposure from the Beijing Olympics...

Analysis and Commentary

Hard to Take

via National Review Online
Monday, June 23, 2008

Hard Times at Douglass High, a documentary that airs tonight on HBO, is subtitled “A No Child Left Behind Report Card.”...

Analysis and Commentary

Is the United States becoming a socialist country?

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Saturday, June 21, 2008

It is becoming increasingly likely that the United States, which supposedly won the Cold War against the socialist Soviet Union, will soon become a socialist society...

Analysis and Commentary

How to Complicate Habeas Corpus

by Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Times
Saturday, June 21, 2008

LAST week’s Supreme Court decision in Boumediene v. Bush settled a key constitutional issue: all prisoners detained at Guantánamo Bay are constitutionally entitled to bring habeas corpus in federal court to challenge the legality of their detention...

Analysis and Commentary

Back to basics

by Tod Lindbergvia International Herald Tribune
Friday, June 20, 2008

Speaking to the nation on the night he clinched the Democratic nomination, Barack Obama rejected the kind of politics that "uses religion as a wedge and patriotism as a bludgeon."...

Analysis and Commentary

Even catastrophes can be handled by private approach

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, June 20, 2008

When the nature of a just society is discussed, those who defend big government solutions to problems tend to start with orphaned children and catastrophes, claiming that only by means of massive government intervention can a society cope...

Analysis and Commentary

Query: Do Atheists Know Any Human Women, Human Children, or Human Families?

by Mary Eberstadtvia National Review Online
Friday, June 20, 2008

That’s how I’m starting to think about You!...

In the News
In the News

McKenzie on Prices

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 23, 2008

Richard McKenzie of the University California, Irvine and the author of Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies and Other Pricing Puzzles, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a wide range of pricing puzzles...

In the News

How they ruminate over running mates

with George P. Shultzvia Sydney Morning Herald
Monday, June 23, 2008

A WISE head on national security?...

In the News

Energy Prices, Offshore Drilling, and an "Excess" Profits Tax

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, June 22, 2008

Increases in energy prices sharply accelerated during the past year, as the price of oil more than doubled, and gasoline prices in United States rose by 25 percent...

In the News

Clinton veterans mix with new faces on Obama's campaign

with William J. Perryvia Agence France-Presse
Sunday, June 22, 2008

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has reached out recently to heavyweights in the Clinton camp, keeping his group of Washington outsiders in the background...

In the News

Does 8th-Grade Pomp Fit the Circumstance?

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Times
Sunday, June 22, 2008

IT is good to be 14 and graduating from eighth grade...

In the News

Running mate or not, Sam Nunn’s made his way back to the spotlight

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Sunday, June 22, 2008

One afternoon last week, Barack Obama gathered his new circle of national security experts into a conference room at The Liasion — an apt name for a Washington hotel if ever there was one...

In the News

Boumediene V. Bush

with Richard A. Epsteinvia CBS News
Sunday, June 22, 2008

(Political Animal) BOUMEDIENE v. BUSH....Via TalkLeft, conservative law professor Richard Epstein explains something that should be obvious to everyone but apparently isn't: the Supreme Court decision in Boumediene v. Bush was not about giving habeas corpus rights to enemy combatants...

In the News

A world without children

with Gary S. Beckervia Boston Globe
Sunday, June 22, 2008

IN 1965, the population of Italy was 52 million, of which 4.6 million, or just under 9 percent, were children younger than 5...

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Filling Russert's Void: The Need for American Trustees

with George P. Shultzvia Huffington Post
Saturday, June 21, 2008

Like many, I have been astonished by the outpouring of sympathy and sense of loss following Tim Russert's death from Americans from all walks of life...

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Level of Iranian Support for Ahmadinejad Uncertain

with Abbas Milanivia NPR
Friday, June 20, 2008

Looking ahead to Iran's presidential election in 2009, the big question is what President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's chances are of re-election...

In the News

Exclusive: Higher Education and ‘The Vacuity of Hope’

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Family Security Matters
Friday, June 20, 2008

Hope - when grounded in reality - is a fine quality...

In the News

Catching up With Correspondence

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Friday, June 20, 2008

I enjoy reading the posts and private emails, and here are some reactions, both to supporters and angry detractors...