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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Redefining Homeownership

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Homeownership is usually defined as the percentage of households living in owner-occupied housing instead of rental units...A more informative measure of ownership is owners’ equity as a percentage of household real estate holdings...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Painful Test on Social Security

by Keith Hennesseyvia Daily Beast
Thursday, August 19, 2010

The president is vowing not to privatize Social Security, but to resolve its enormous cash flow problems permanently, he risks angering liberals who believe a solution can wait. Keith Hennessey on his options...

Analysis and Commentary

Time to Be Serious about National Security

by Thomas Sowellvia National Review Online
Thursday, August 19, 2010

This administration’s commitment to the national security of the United States is open to serious question...

Analysis and Commentary

A Republic, if You Can Keep It

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Thursday, August 19, 2010

This summer Massachusetts became the 6th state to join the national popular vote movement. This end-run around the Electoral College requires a state to cast its electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote, disregarding its own state outcome...

Analysis and Commentary

With a Wimper or a Bang—or Not at All?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I don’t believe America is in inevitable decline or will falter, but I am starting to see things, superficially, that I have not observed in the past...

Analysis and Commentary

PAYGO for thee but not for me

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Obama Administration and its allies in Congress argue that upcoming tax increases should be prevented for “the middle class” but not for “the rich.” They say we need to prevent tax increases on the middle class, but that we should not extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich...

Analysis and Commentary

Who Won the Race to the Top Poll—and Why

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

For the past several weeks, we have asked readers to vote as to which of the finalists should win the Race to the Top. Nearly 400 of you took the time to cast your vote, and, on the basis of your vote, I am willing to predict that the Duncan Administration is going to hand out awards to well over a majority of the contestants...

Analysis and Commentary

Job Losses to Come

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The top three political and economic issues of the day are job, jobs, and jobs. Some economists are concerned that technology and outsourcing will keep many jobs from coming back and unemployment high in the U.S...

Analysis and Commentary

Health insurance for the elderly?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Private insurance for old people in the absence of government intervention is unlikely. The reason is that old people are likely to get sick. The premiums that would make coverage profitable would probably be very high. Would people pay that premium? Probably not...

Analysis and Commentary

Monopoly taxation

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The essential tasks of government–the things that government can probably or certainly do more effectively than the private sector–would require a dramatically smaller tax burden than we currently bear...

Analysis and Commentary

Fair and balanced political giving?

by Robert Zelnickvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Romney has a difficult but not impossible path to the Republican presidential nomination...[but] his campaign will be well financed. Will an economy looking more and more like Japan's "lost decade" be as big and issue in the 2012 presidential campaign as in the 2010 congressional elections...?

Interviews
Interviews

Thomas Sowell on American Collapse: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thomas Sowell states that if the Obama agenda is not stopped in the November 2010 elections, he doesn’t know how it will ever be stopped...

In the News
In the News

Boxer attacks Fiorina's pro-oil drilling stance in Santa Barbara

with Thad Kousservia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, August 19, 2010
In the News

State GOP's right wing to call out Whitman

with Thad Kousservia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, August 19, 2010