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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Should All U.S. Students Meet a Single Set of National Proficiency Standards?

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 25, 2012

Yes, says education expert Chester E. Finn Jr., because it will ensure that students have the skills they need to compete globally...

Analysis and Commentary

Taking Lousy Government for Granted

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, June 24, 2012

There are two ways to take lousy government for granted...A case in point is the coming Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act...

Analysis and Commentary

Arne Scorns Iowa: Political Courage or Political Suicide?

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Sunday, June 24, 2012

...Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has rejected a request from Iowa for flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. What political courage! What political suicide!...

Analysis and Commentary

The BIS on "The Limits of Monetary Policy"

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Sunday, June 24, 2012

[The Bank for International Settlements] Annual Report is always worth reading. This is especially true of the Annual Report released today...

Analysis and Commentary

You Can’t Say That

by Michael McConnellvia New York Times Book Review
Sunday, June 24, 2012

A legal philosopher urges Americans to punish hate speech...

Analysis and Commentary

What Would Thomas Jefferson Think of the U-Va. Turmoil?

by James W. Ceaservia Washington Post
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Whenever there is a controversy at the University of Virginia — such as the current one over the abrupt removal of president Teresa Sullivan — the natural reflex is to ask: What would the school’s founder, Thomas Jefferson, think?...

Analysis and Commentary

Disruptive Innovation and Independent Public Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Friday, June 22, 2012

[Clayton] Christensen and colleagues don’t suggest that [our K-12 education system is] going out of business but they do say it will be transformed by a pair of disruptive innovations: technology (online learning, in particular) and a shift to “student-centric” learning...

Analysis and Commentary

People Matter

by Bruce Thorntonvia City Journal
Friday, June 22, 2012

Robert Zubrin’s powerful critique of antihumanism...

Analysis and Commentary

Mrs. Merkel's Germany Is Europe's One Musketeer

by Josef Joffevia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, June 21, 2012

The German chancellor's critics should stop accusing her of Teutonic arrogance. Why should she take on everyone's debts?...

Analysis and Commentary

Who's Number One?

by James W. Ceaservia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, June 3, 2012

James W. Ceaser reviews "Where They Stand," the latest attempt to assess and rank the greatness of America's many presidents...

Interviews
Interviews

Fouad Ajami and Leisel Bogan on the John Batchelor Show

with Fouad Ajami, Leisel Boganvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, June 22, 2012

Guests: Dan Henninger, WSJ; Leisel Bogan, Hoover; Kate Galbraith, Texas Tribune; Fouad Ajami, Hoover...

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, June 22, 2012

Guests: Gordon Chang, Forbes; Mary O'Grady WSJ; Richard Epstein, Hoover...

Interviews

The Last Frontier

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Secure Freedom Radio
Friday, June 22, 2012

Thomas Henriksen from the Hoover Institute provides insight into the growing civil war in Syria, and what the U.S. needs to do to maintain its interests and security...

Interviews

Spies and Commissars - the Early Years of the Russian Revolution, by Robert Service

with Robert Servicevia Book Nook (WYSO)
Thursday, June 21, 2012

In his latest, "Spies and Commissars - the Early Years of the Russian Revolution," Service examines the four year period from 1917 to 1921 when the Bolsheviks were consolidating their power...

Interviews

Europe Needs Central Fiscal Structure, Spence Says

with Michael Spencevia Surveillance (Bloomberg Television)
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Michael Spence, professor of economics at New York University's Stern School of Business, talks about Europe's debt crisis...

Interviews

Tehran Countdown: Is no progress a failure?

with David R. Hendersonvia CrossTalk (RT - Russia)
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Was there any hope for a better outcome, and what was it based on? How will Iran weather the sanctions? Is there any scenario that could lead the sides to some sort of a deal?...

In the News
In the News

Moretti on Jobs, Cities, and Innovation

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 25, 2012
In the News

Editors’ Choice

with Fouad Ajamivia New York Times Book Review
Sunday, June 24, 2012
In the News

George Will: The LOST sinkhole

with Condoleezza Rice, George P. Shultzvia Washington Post
Sunday, June 24, 2012
In the News

CNN's Gut Check

with Tammy Frisbyvia Political Ticker (CNN.com)
Friday, June 22, 2012
In the News

Social Security Annual Report

with Charles Blahousvia C-SPAN
Thursday, June 21, 2012