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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Confucius can speak to us still - and not just about China

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, April 9, 2009

There is a simplistic way to read this renaissance of an ancient tradition...

Analysis and Commentary

Both parties share blame for financial mess

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It should have been easy for Democrats to connect depleted 401(k) accounts and lost home equity with the buccaneers of Wall Street who supposedly prompted the panic...

Analysis and Commentary

Diverging Interests

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia New York Times
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The gap between myth and reality at last week’s G-20 Meeting in London was truly breathtaking...

In the News
In the News

US ship captain held hostage by pirates

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Thursday, April 9, 2009

For the first time in more than two centuries, pirates have attacked a U.S. ship...

In the News

Massive inflation in US, continuing denial in Europe

with Niall Fergusonvia Examiner (DC)
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kevin Phillips, author of Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism, has said that the decisions of former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and current and past Fed Chairmen Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan will lead the U.S. back to 1973 - 1975 inflation...

In the News

Obama Channels Pelosi in Polarizing the Country

with Michael J. Boskinvia US News and World Report
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Most folks I know like Barack Obama...

In the News

The Bloom Could Not Survive

with Terry M. Moe, Michael J. Petrillivia Cato Institute
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

“Among several outstanding nominations made by President-elect Obama, I believe Arne Duncan is the best.”...

In the News

U.S. to Join Iran Talks Over Nuclear Program

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Obama administration said Wednesday that the United States would start participating regularly with other major powers in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program...

In the News

The Good and Bad of Gates's Agenda

with Kori Schakevia Commentary
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I haven't commented yet on Bob Gates's new defense agenda because I've been ambivalent about it...

In the News

Schram: Nuking nukes no new idea

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Scripps Howard News Service
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

It has been almost four decades since Spiro Agnew warned us to beware of "nattering nabobs of negativism" (an oratorical gem that proved to be a genuine Safire)...

In the News

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita: Three predictions on the future of Iran, and the math to back it up

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Exchange Magazine
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita uses mathematical analysis to predict (very often correctly) such messy human events as war, political power shifts, Intifada ...