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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

China arrives as a world power today - and we should welcome it

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, April 2, 2009

Today - 2 April 2009 - may yet be marked as the day on which, through the catalysis of a global economic crisis, China definitively emerged as a 21st-century world power...

Analysis and Commentary

A People and Their Karma

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

When I first picked up "The Hindus" -- a tome seemingly rich with scholarship and, at 780 hardbound pages, as hefty as the legendary demon Kumbhakarna -- I was struck most of all by the author's name on its cover: Wendy Doniger...

Analysis and Commentary

The Art of Persuasion at the G-20 Summit

by John B. Taylor, Josef Joffevia New York Times
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

President Barack Obama has tried to reduce the perception of a rift between the United States and member nations of the Group of 20 over how to revive the global economy...

Analysis and Commentary

Congress — Let U.S. patent law 'marinate' before taking action

by F. Scott Kieffvia Great Falls Tribune (MT)
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Every good chef knows the benefits of letting things marinate...

In the News
In the News

A witch hunt (literally) in Gambia

with Larry Diamondvia Macleans (Canada)
Thursday, April 2, 2009

A state-sponsored witch hunt is the latest expression of the increasingly eccentric rule of President Yahya Jammeh in The Gambia. Jammeh is said to believe he is under attack from witches, and as many as 1,000 people suspected of practising black magic have been kidnapped, stripped, beaten and poisoned at secret detention centres, according to Amnesty International...

In the News

Crisis & the Law with Richard Epstein: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Richard A. Epsteinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, April 2, 2009

Richard Epstein, who has dealt professionally with Barack Obama in the past, describes the talents and shortcomings of the 44th president...

In the News

Center-Left America?

with Hoover Institutionvia Issues in Governance Studies
Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Republican Party’s center of gravity has shifted to the right in recent decades...

In the News

G20 Leaders Meet To Chart Next Steps In Crisis

with Michael S. Bernstamvia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Thursday, April 2, 2009

The comparison was a grand one...

In the News

Confining Virtual Schooling (in Fla.)

by Williamson M. Evers with John E. Chubb, Terry M. Moevia Ed Policy
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bill Tucker had a Mar. 31 post on The Quick & the Ed about efforts to limit virtual schooling in Florida...

In the News

An Addendum on the Treasury's Plan to Buy Bank Assets

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In my post on Sunday I gave an example to illustrate the Treasury's plan to buy the "toxic" assets of banks...