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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How to Run a Successful Commission (Or Not)

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Thursday, December 16, 2010

This month, two blue-ribbon commissions were to have issued important reports on critical economic policy issues. One of these two commissions...surpassed all reasonable expectations...The other, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) is essentially disintegrating...

Analysis and Commentary

In Defense of the Liberal Arts

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, December 16, 2010

The therapeutic Left and the utilitarian Right both do disservice to the humanities...

Analysis and Commentary

Truths in Tehran

by Abbas Milanivia New Republic
Thursday, December 16, 2010

What the Wikileaks cables really tell us about Iran...

Analysis and Commentary

Healthcare Reform Unconstitutional

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Finally! A federal judge, Henry Hudson of Virginia, said what a lot of us have been thinking: a key provision of the healthcare reform law is unconstitutional...

Analysis and Commentary

The Implications of Charging Assange for Conspiracy to Leak

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

[Charging Assange as a conspirator to Manning’s leak] would not distinguish the Times and scores of other media outlets in the many cases in which reporters successfully solicit and arrange to receive classified information and documents directly from government officials...

Analysis and Commentary

Khodorkovsky Verdict Delayed

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The reason for the delay is obvious: Western newsmen leave Moscow between Christmas and New Year. Few will be in the Moscow court room to hear the predictable guilty verdict and the new prison sentence...

Analysis and Commentary

Financial Crisis Primer

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today, as required by statute, four of the ten members of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission sent a document to the President and the Congress...

Analysis and Commentary

Even Under the Best of Circumstances, Turnarounds Fail

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

...[E]ven low-performing charter schools, which have all the right incentives to improve, and few of the constraints that might get in the way, rarely manage to do so...

Analysis and Commentary

Chinese Yuan Supplanting U.S. Dollar is Good for America

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

China’s yuan (its dollar), also known as renminbi (people’s currency), is increasingly becoming a means of savings, payments, and financial instruments outside China...

Analysis and Commentary

For the children?

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

First, education is not a national priority. It’s my priority to take care of my four children. But more importantly, please Mr. Van Hollen, give me just the tiniest bit of evidence that your concern for education actually does something for the children...

Analysis and Commentary

David Cole on Continuity and Change

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Back in October, I posted a link to a speech I had given some months earlier on continuity and change between the Bush and Obama administrations on counterterrorism. This week...David Cole takes on the same subject and comes to a rather different conclusion...

Analysis and Commentary

Two Californias

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Abandoned farms, Third World living conditions, pervasive public assistance -- welcome to the once-thriving Central Valley...

Analysis and Commentary

Technology lets us peer inside the Burmese cage, but not unlock its door

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

To talk via video link to Aung San Suu Kyi was inspiring. Yet liberation is unlikely for Burma if its neighbours will not act...

Interviews
Interviews

Fouad Ajami on the John Batchelor Show

with Fouad Ajamivia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

GUESTS: Gordon Chang, Forbes.com; Bruce Bechtol, Angelo State; Tom Keene, Bloomberg; Fouad Ajami, Hoover Institution; John Bolton, AEI...

Interviews

In Defense of Force

with Abraham D. Sofaervia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Drawing on the findings of the Stanford Task Force on Preventive Force, Hoover Institution fellow Abraham Sofaer looks at this issue in his new book, "The Best Defense?: Legitimacy and Preventive Force..."

In the News
In the News

Republican members of crisis commission blame government in separate report

with Keith Hennesseyvia On the Money (The Hill)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
In the News

Kamala Harris’ star-studded transition team

with George P. Shultzvia PolitiCal (Los Angeles Times)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
In the News

G.O.P. Panelists Dissent on Cause of Crisis

with Keith Hennesseyvia New York Times
Wednesday, December 15, 2010