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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Obama Crash and Burn

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Monday, March 24, 2008

The latest polls reflecting Obama’s near-collapse should serve as a morality tale of John Edwards’s two Americas — the political obtuseness of the intellectual elite juxtaposed to the common sense of the working classes....

Analysis and Commentary

End Foreign Aid As We Know It

by Larry Diamondvia Democracy: A Journal of Ideas
Monday, March 24, 2008

After more than four decades and $500 billion in international aid, much of Africa remains as poor, if not worse off, than it was at independence....

Analysis and Commentary

Torrid trail of sex and politics

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Spitzer sex-and-politics scandal reminded me of an almost identical British sex-and-politics scandal 45 years ago....

Analysis and Commentary

Time Travellers

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Saturday, March 22, 2008

Leopold von Ranke’s famous definition of what historians should strive for can be variously translated....

Analysis and Commentary

Notable and Quotable

by Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hardly a day goes by during this housing crisis that the media does not report on families in foreclosure proceedings, or in arrears in repayment on mortgages that had close to zero down payment requirements and low "teaser" interest rates....

Analysis and Commentary

Americans have too much love for royal ideal

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Friday, March 21, 2008

Every time I encounter admiring references to royalty in America, I cringe....

In the News
In the News

McCain faces risky topics in California trip

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, March 24, 2008

A growing chorus of Republicans says that the rough waters currently being navigated by Sen. Barack Obama may now make him an easier candidate to sink than Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is not struggling with issues like race and religion....

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Uncommon Knowledge: Shultz on Nukes — Then & Now: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with George P. Shultzvia National Review Online
Monday, March 24, 2008

Former secretary of State George Shultz has joined several other former U.S. officials — Henry Kissinger, William Perry, and Sam Nunn — in directing the Nuclear Security Project, which is aimed at “ending nuclear weapons as a threat to the world.”...

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In modern education, liberal arts left behind

with Diane Ravitchvia Star-Gazette (New York)
Monday, March 24, 2008

Question: A few weeks ago, a parent wrote you about the lack of science teaching in schools. From what I see, students aren't taught much art, music, history or geography, either....

In the News

Put teachers to the test

with Eric Hanushekvia Los Angeles Times
Sunday, March 23, 2008

In recent years, reformers have sought to improve our failing public education system by tightening and standardizing the measures we use to judge performance....

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The Wright-Obama divide

with Shelby Steelevia Chicago Tribune
Sunday, March 23, 2008

The important thing about Jeremiah Wright Jr., the inflammatory former pastor of Barack Obama's church, is not that he thinks America is "controlled by rich white people," that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were the result of our "chickens are coming home to roost," or that God should "damn America" for its sins against blacks....

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The Real Value of Obama's Speech

with Shelby Steelevia Washington Post
Sunday, March 23, 2008

In the days following Barack Obama's address on race last week in Philadelphia, there was broad agreement among politicians and journalists that "A More Perfect Union," as he titled his speech, was the most important address he has delivered since his keynote at the 2004 Democratic National Convention....

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What Politicians Say When They Talk About Race

by Shelby Steele with Shelby Steelevia New York Times
Sunday, March 23, 2008

Americans and their political leaders have been tongue-tied on the subject of race....

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Time to shed those fuzzy fallacies and fairy tales

with Thomas Sowellvia Shanghai Daily
Saturday, March 22, 2008

Are the groves of academe more idyllic than the business world? ...

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From pie in the sky toward a nuke-free world

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Asahi Shimbun (Japan)
Thursday, March 20, 2008

The vision of a nuclear weapon-free world was most famously dismissed by the former Prime Minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher, as a "pie in the sky." ...