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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Americans deserve straight talk about war

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Has war been reinvented in Iraq and Afghanistan? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Lion's Den: Resistance to Islamization

by Daniel Pipes with Josef Joffevia Jerusalem Post
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What importance has the recent Swiss referendum to ban the building of minarets? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Sarkozy is half right: all Europeans must understand the Swiss mistake

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What really matters is not minarets, but that we all, Muslims included, commit to the essentials of a free society. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Survival Of The Fittest

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

From the earth's poles to the tropics, from the oceans to the planet's most fertile farming regions, global warming could present daunting challenges. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Testifying before the JEC

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I’ll be testifying before the Joint Economic Committee tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 am eastern time. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

What Makes a Wall Street Star?

by Russell Robertsvia New York Times
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Five senior executives at A.I.G. threatened to quit last week if Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration’s pay czar, cuts their pay significantly. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Murphy on Geo-Engineering

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Murphy compares the cost of doing nothing about global warming with the cost of Waxman-Markey and writes: Of the estimates in the eleven studies published since the year 1995, the worst case is a global GDP loss of 1.9 percent. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

What the American people really want

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom Communications
Tuesday, December 8, 2009

No sooner did President Obama conclude his address last week on his plans for the war in Afghanistan than hordes of public officials rushed into print or to the microphones to respond. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

Saving Jobs or Stimulating Reform?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (Nov. 24) about the effect of the stimulus package on education, a sector that has proven to be very good at job creation. . . .

In the News
In the News

The ‘Great Satan’ Myth

with Abbas Milanivia New York Times
Thursday, December 10, 2009

In the New Republic, Abbas Milani, an Iran expert at Stanford, challenges the enduring “Great Satan” myth — that the C.I.A. “deposed a democratically elected Iranian leader back in 1953, and then spent 26 years propping up a despotic Shah while he mercilessly abused his people.” . . .

In the News

Insights with Rene Girard: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, December 10, 2009

“History . . . is a test of mankind,” says Rene Girard, and “mankind is failing that test.” . . .

In the News

Obama's Peace Prize brings hope for a world without nukes

with George P. Shultzvia Bangor Daily News
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Today, President Barack Obama, one of the most respected men of our age, will receive the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. . . .

In the News

President Obama's fantasy jobs plan

with John B. Taylorvia Chicago Tribune
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Piling on more debt isn't the key to financial bliss . . . ,

In the News

It Is Time to Refocus on Education, R&D and Innovation If We Are to "Think Different" and Remain Competitive

with Niall Fergusonvia Huffington Post
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I have often wondered what it takes for a dominant economy to fail as Spain did in the late 17th Century, France did in the late 18th Century, or the Ottoman Empire did in the mid-19th Century. . . .

In the News

Stanford fellow argues for better vaccines for the next pandemic

with Henry I. Millervia VaccineNewsDaily.com (IL)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The H1N1 swine flu has sickened at least 22 million and killed almost 4,000 in the United States since April, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. . . .

In the News

No Child Left Behind Law Loses Support

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via US News and World Report
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

At the Department of Education headquarters in Washington, officials no longer refer to the No Child Left Behind law by name. . . .

In the News

U.S., N.Korea Start Talks with 'Narrow Scope'

with William J. Perryvia Chosunilbo (South Korea)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Stephen Bosworth, the special U.S. envoy for North Korea policy, arrived in Pyongyang Tuesday for official talks. . . .

In the News

Perspective : Microfinance may reinvent itself now

with Niall Fergusonvia Microfinance Focus (India)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Indeed no institution can function without acquiring necessary skill, expertise and knowledge to run the same. . . .

In the News

Stimulus II? Stop.

with John B. Taylorvia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

For months, congressional Democrats have been arguing that the economy needs another federal stimulus package, on top of the $787 billion appropriated last winter. . . .

In the News

California Insurance Companies Urged to Divest from Iran

with Abbas Milanivia KCBS (CA)
Sunday, December 6, 2009

California's Insurance Commissioner wants insurance money out of Iran, and one Iran expert believes economic pressure on the regime in Iran could be more effective now with a deteriorating economy. . . .