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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Anti-Semitism In Araby

by Josef Joffevia Newsweek
Monday, March 9, 2009

This week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Israel and the West Bank, stepping into the longest-running show in American diplomacy, one that goes all the way back to the Rogers Plan of 1969...

Analysis and Commentary

The Triumph of Banality

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Monday, March 2, 2009

One of the most tired rhetorical tropes in Washington starts with, “We must . . . ” In the age of Obama, this is now usually followed by “Get the cost of our health care under control,” or “Invest in the education of our youth,” or “Spend wisely.”...

Analysis and Commentary

Our Great Recession

by Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Saturday, February 28, 2009

THIS recession, which began in December 2007, has already lasted longer than the average postwar recession...

Analysis and Commentary

A Long Goodbye

by Michael Spencevia New York Times
Saturday, February 28, 2009

Recovery . . . The short answer is not soon...

Analysis and Commentary

Penalizing Schools That Succeed

by Paul E. Petersonvia New York Post
Thursday, February 19, 2009

THE stimulus package will more than double the fed eral money being spent on K-12 education for the next two years...

In the News
In the News

Zywicki on Debt and Bankruptcy

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 2, 2009

Todd Zywicki, of George Mason University Law School, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the evolving world of consumer debt and how institutions and public policy have influenced consumer access to debt and credit...

In the News

National Education Standards: Here They Come Again!

with Diane Ravitchvia History News Network
Monday, March 2, 2009

Remarkably, Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers, has come out in favor of national education standards (Washington Post, February 16, 2009)...

In the News

Nuclear weapons no longer serve a military purpose

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Irish Times
Monday, March 2, 2009

Two modern dinosaurs flirted with catastrophe last month – nuclear submarines each armed with 16 ballistic missiles

In the News

Panetta lecture series draws big names

with John Abizaidvia Californian
Monday, March 2, 2009

Two key figures from the Bush administration headline this year's list of dignitaries at the 12th annual lecture series sponsored by the Panetta Institute for Public Policy...

In the News

The World According to John Bolton: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, March 2, 2009

John Bolton reflects on the war in Iraq — from success to failure to success...

In the News

Emergency EU Summit Puts Premium On Unity

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Sunday, March 1, 2009

As they gather for a short emergency summit in Brussels, European leaders will be battling centrifugal forces...

In the News

Sunday pops

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, March 1, 2009

The liberal New York Times notes that conservative columnist George F. Will was "peppered with complaints from scientists and environmental groups" that his excellent column debunking global warming alarmists "was riddled with errors."...

In the News

UCSC alum makes case for justice in the nuclear debate

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Santa Cruz Sentinel
Sunday, March 1, 2009

The stalemate in nuclear disarmament talks can be unfrozen if all states, those with nuclear capabilities as well as those without, are given equal voice in the discussion...

In the News

U.S. Recession May Continue Beyond Next Year, Economists Say

with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, March 1, 2009

The U.S. recession, now in its 15th month, will probably continue well into 2010 or beyond, several prominent economists wrote in today’s New York Times...

In the News

School days shouldn't be in play in budget talks

with Eric Hanushekvia Oregonian
Sunday, March 1, 2009

Legislators and the governor have been quick to suggest that closing schools early is inevitable, so it seems remarkable that there has been little to no discussion of the impact that would have on Oregon's children and the future of Oregon's economy...

In the News

On the Obama Mortgage Plan

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 1, 2009

The housing market is in shambles as home prices continue to fall-so far the average house has fallen over 25 percent in value from its peak...

In the News

When Mayors Take Charge: School Governance in the City

with Diane Ravitchvia Brookings Institution
Sunday, March 1, 2009

Large urban school systems have been the weakest link in American education, driving middle-class families into the suburbs and contributing to a learning gap between the races...

In the News

The beautiful harmony of collective community

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Sunday, March 1, 2009

One of the arguments against decentralized decision-making is that it's too selfish...

In the News

Bravo Niall Ferguson

with Niall Fergusonvia RGE Monitor (NY)
Saturday, February 28, 2009

Niall Ferguson has just made the first call for widespread debt rescheduling that I have seen published in a major newspaper–today’s Australian, and I am sure it is reproduced in many newspapers around the world (if your local paper is owned by News Limited, there’s a good chance that you will find it there)...

In the News

Realizing the Promise

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Center for American Progress
Friday, February 27, 2009

A recent McKinsey & Company analysis of the top performing school systems in the world found that, “The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers.”...

In the News

Ex-Bush Economist: Blame The Federal Reserve For The Crash

with John B. Taylorvia CBS News
Friday, February 27, 2009

Part of the problem in making sense of the Crash of 2008, and all this economic turmoil, is figuring out what really happened. What caused this?...

In the News

At Kepler's: Hoover fellow John Taylor on financial crisis

with John B. Taylorvia Almanac (CA)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hoover fellow and Stanford economist John B. Taylor will talk about his new book, "Getting Offtrack: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Kepler's bookstore, 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park...