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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

It's past time we shut down this D.C. money machine

by Richard Sousavia Houston Chronicle
Sunday, October 28, 2007

In the midst of the Vietnam War, when 550,000 military personnel were deployed there, members of Congress noted another issue that was generating more constituent mail than the war...

Analysis and Commentary

Residents, businesses suffer

by David R. Hendersonvia Monterey Herald
Sunday, October 28, 2007

Voters in Pacific Grove will have a chance Nov. 6 to vote on whether to impose three new taxes on others and themselves...

Analysis and Commentary

Retooling America's Mandate

by David Davenportvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, October 28, 2007

If you believe Professor Larry Sabato, the U.S. Constitution - after performing well for more than 200 years - needs an extreme makeover...

Analysis and Commentary

Bar set so low, it hurts kids

via Houston Chronicle
Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Texas Education Agency has missed a good opportunity to come clean to parents, to communicate the good educational work it is doing, and to outline how it plans to improve on the less-glossy parts of its record...

Analysis and Commentary

The Smart Way to Shut Gitmo Down

by Matthew Waxmanvia Washington Post
Sunday, October 28, 2007

In July 2005, I joined a group of senior policymakers at the White House for a review of administration policies on the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Analysis and Commentary

California wildfires fan political conflagration

by Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, October 28, 2007

If you found yourself mesmerized by California's terrible wildfires last week, you might have overlooked an even uglier conflagration that's engulfed the entire nation: the acid state of political discourse, and the abject failure of the left, the right and a supposedly neutral media to resist their darker natures and juvenile tendencies...

In the News
In the News

Fund drug treatment rather than Mexican anti-drugs operations

with Milton Friedmanvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, October 29, 2007

The White House announced a proposal last week seeking $1.4 billion in counter-narcotics aid to Mexico and other Central American countries for yet another supply-side drug control scheme...

In the News

Research Finds Teachers More Conservative Than Other Americans Who Are Equally Well Educated

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Monday, October 29, 2007

Teachers are fairly conservative on many public issues, including free speech, family values, religion, social justice, and other key American values, according to new research by education professor Robert O. Slater of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette published in the winter 2008 issue of Education Next...

In the News

Report: U.S. Educators Lean Right

with Education Nextvia New York Sun
Monday, October 29, 2007

Breaking from a chorus of concerns that American educators politically swing far to the left, a new report is arguing that they are quite conservative...

In the News

Innovators take patent bill battle to Senate

with F. Scott Kieffvia Reuters
Sunday, October 28, 2007

Executives and lobbyists from some of America's richest and most influential companies are walking the halls of Congress, buttonholing senators to argue for strong patents to preserve U.S. innovation...

In the News

Rising Food Prices and What That Means

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, October 28, 2007

Malthus and the many neo-Malthusians of modern times assume that the threat from world overpopulation would show up first in rising food prices...

In the News

New Russia Debate Takes Shape

with Michael McFaulvia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Sunday, October 28, 2007

In an interview with RFE/RL on October 23, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates stressed that Russia is still Washington's "strategic partner" and soft-pedaled fears about Moscow's newly assertive international posture...

In the News

Shultz steps in, replaces governor, accent and all

with George P. Shultzvia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, October 28, 2007

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, touring fire evacuation centers in Southern California, was forced to cancel his Wednesday night appearance at the dinner for the Hoover Institution's Second Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference at Stanford...

In the News

Salon sparks great debate

with Shelby Steelevia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Saturday, October 27, 2007

Shelby Steele, in his lecture on race relations at the Grano Speakers Series on Wednesday night, got the capacity crowd hopping on the subject of affirmative action...

In the News

Attorneys at Politics: Would You Hire One to Represent You?

with Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Times
Saturday, October 27, 2007

You could put together a pretty decent little law firm drawing on just the leading presidential candidates...

In the News

Bombing Iran Wouldn’t Be Just That

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Friday, October 26, 2007

The jockeying by Republican presidential candidates to demonstrate toughness on Iran was taken to a new level on Thursday when former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts announced that he would advocate a naval blockade or “bombardment of some kind” if Iran does not yield to diplomatic pressure to give up its nuclear program...

In the News

U.S. Relations with the Muslim World

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, October 26, 2007

This is really a tough problem, and one which occupies the foreign policy establishment and defense department...

In the News

Armenia: Between Iraq and a Hard Place

with Colonel Christopher Starlingvia Stanford Review
Friday, October 26, 2007

As coalition and Iraqi forces struggle to fight insurgents and terrorists in Iraq, the Democratic-controlled Congress has decided now would be a good time to infuriate one of our most important allies in the region, Turkey...