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Analysis and Commentary

My Letter to Wall Street Journal

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, April 8, 2010

On Monday, I sent a letter to the Wall Street Journal about its editorial, "The Separation of Health and State." Here it is...

Analysis and Commentary

The Ongoing Melodrama of Victims and Oppressors

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, April 8, 2010

President Obama, in the tradition of progressive Democratic leaders, believes governments should ask their countries’ more economically fortunate citizens to be responsible for helping the less well-off.

Analysis and Commentary

Let’s Hear It for Florida

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hurrah for the Education Policy Council of Florida’s House of Representatives for endorsing the bold teacher-reforms of pending bill HB 7189, now headed for the House floor tomorrow or Thursday. This pathbreaking legislation–twinned with an identical measure already approved by the State Senate–has many moving parts but three of its provisions are noteworthy.

Analysis and Commentary

Compared to What?

by Thomas Sowellvia National Review
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

No dogma has caused more mischief — and, in some countries, tragedies — than the notion that there is something strange and wrong when some groups are “over-represented” or “under-represented” in some occupations or institutions.

Analysis and Commentary

The Tories can't muzzle election talk of Europe

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Speaking to the three would-be foreign secretaries you find plenty of common ground, except on the thing that matters most.

Analysis and Commentary

Florida Positions Itself at the Forefront

by Eric Hanushekvia Education Next
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Over the past decade, Florida has shown its laser-focus on student performance. Beginning with Jeb Bush and his able and imaginative education team, Florida moved forward on a reform agenda.

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on Allies Gone By

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Whatever the protestations of the Obama administration, many in both Britain and Israel feel that 2009–10 marked a watershed, the beginning of an era in which America was no longer a special friend to either — whether gauged by serial symbolic snubs or real policy differences on things like Jerusalem and the Falklands.

Analysis and Commentary

The Silent Epidemic

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

While the H1N1 swine flu outbreak has received most of the public and media attention during the past year, another virus has sickened a huge number of Americans (and others).

In the News
In the News

Reagan Would Approve

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Daily Beast
Thursday, April 8, 2010

President Obama signed an arms-reduction treaty with Russia's Dmitry Medvedev in Prague Thursday morning. Both leaders hope the deal could put pressure on other countries who wish to develop nuclear weapons.

In the News

Behind Greenspan's asset bubble

with John B. Taylorvia Business Spectator (Australia)
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Alan Greenspan’s defence of the Greenspan Fed overnight was comprehensive, but self-serving. He continues to deny that the Federal Reserve Board’s lax monetary policy between 2002 and 2005 played a major role in inflating the credit bubble whose bursting precipitated the financial crisis.

In the News

Obama Aims to Use Russia Nuclear Deal to Build Pressure on Iran

with William J. Perryvia Bloomberg
Thursday, April 8, 2010

President Barack Obama signs a nuclear-arms treaty with Russia today that he will try to use to build international support for increasing pressure on Iran and preventing terrorists from getting atomic material.

In the News

Obamacare's hidden costs are rapidly surfacing

with Gary S. Beckervia Moneyweb (South Africa)
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gary Becker says it fails to address any of the real problems and merely “adds taxation and regulation.

In the News

Greenspan Grilled Over Role in Financial Crisis

with Keith Hennesseyvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Former Fed chief Alan Greenspan faced some of the toughest questioning yet about his role in the financial crisis at a hearing Wednesday marked by tense exchanges with a longtime foe.

In the News

Some black conservatives question tea party’s inclusiveness

with Thomas Sowellvia Washington Post
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A year ago Brandon Brice was one of the primary speakers at the tax day "tea party" rally in New York. The 27-year-old African American, who calls himself a hip-hop Republican, felt at home with the fairly diverse crowd of protesters, shouting into the microphone…

In the News

Fight Over Premium Hikes Just Beginning

with Richard A. Epsteinvia California Healthline
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Insurers' premiums played a key, if ironic, role in the waning moments of the national health reform debate. Outrage over Anthem Blue Cross's proposed double-digit hike for individual policyholders was one of the factors that helped congressional Democrats gain momentum to pass reform.

In the News

Obama Officially Changes Nuclear Policy

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Epoch Times
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

President Obama set a new direction for American policy on nuclear weapons this week with restrictions on the potential use of bombs.

In the News

Weaker Teachers Leave Tough Schools, Analysis Find

with Eric Hanushekvia Teacher Beat (Education Week)
Monday, April 5, 2010

It's long been known that high-poverty, high-minority schools have higher rates of teacher turnover than other schools. But is turnover in such schools always a bad thing?