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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Illogical Immigration

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Once a law stops being considered quite a law, all sorts of even stranger paradoxes follow...

Analysis and Commentary

Is the Senate broken?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Should the upper chamber operate more like the House, where majority rules? Without those Senate rules even more harmful and unwise regulation, spending and taxation would be plaguing our country...

Analysis and Commentary

The Kerry Yacht as a Teachable Moment

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

By now, almost everything imaginable has been said about Senator Kerry’s docking of his new $7 million yacht in Rhode Island instead of Massachusetts, thus avoiding/postponing some $500,000 in state taxes. Here is some postmortem analysis...

Analysis and Commentary

Comparing Obama economics to Clinton economics

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I agree with Secretary Geithner Secretary that we need to restore America to a pro-growth tax and fiscal policy. I just don’t think that government spending of 24% of GDP, budget deficits averaging 6% of GDP, and raising taxes on successful small business owners during a weak recovery are that policy...

Analysis and Commentary

Worth a thousand words

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It’s more than a picture, actually. It’s a subtle and beautiful graph. On one axis is per-capita income. On the other is life expectancy. Each point on the graph is the life expectancy and per-capita GDP for a particular year in two different countries, Cuba and Portugal...

Analysis and Commentary

Same-Sex Bombshell Overturns Proposition 8

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

How legal tangles will generate more social strife...

Analysis and Commentary

Bad Times Ahead For Pharmaceutical Innovation

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Two proposed changes aim to increase FDA's regulation of medical devices and drugs...

Analysis and Commentary

Letter: The Causes of Food-Borne Illness

by Henry I. Millervia New York Times
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The vast majority of food poisoning is caused by individuals’ mishandling of food; common lapses include the mishandling or undercooking of poultry and the inadequate refrigeration of food...

Interviews
Interviews

American Politics with Michael Barone: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinson with Michael Baronevia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Michael Barone explains how political attitudes toward war have dramatically changed in recent decades...

In the News
In the News

Accountability in DCPS: Details from teacher's IMPACT report

with Eric Hanushekvia Answer Sheet (Washington Post)
Thursday, August 5, 2010
In the News

The Treasury’s Worrisome Position

with George P. Shultzvia Economix (New York Times)
Thursday, August 5, 2010
In the News

Judge strikes California's ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8

with Robert P. Georgevia Washington Post
Thursday, August 5, 2010
In the News

Lower standards, higher goal

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Thursday, August 5, 2010
In the News

Can the Fed unload its toxic assets successfully?

with Robert E. Hallvia Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
In the News

How Petraeus Is Conducting Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan

with H. R. McMastervia Contentions (Commentary)
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
In the News

Defense Report Reopens Debate Over Federal Cyber Roles

with William J. Perryvia Tech Daily Dose (National Journal)
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
In the News

Condoleezza Rice gets a new gig

with Condoleezza Ricevia Cable (Foreign Policy)
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
In the News

Wall Street's Big Win

with Keith Hennesseyvia Rolling Stone
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
In the News

After Bucking Unions, Obama Administration Breaks Ranks with Civil Rights Groups over Charter Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (August 4) about why civil rights groups have been reluctant to embrace charter schools, even as a new Ed Next poll shows that support for charters is rising among minority parents...