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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A golden opportunity, squandered

by Henry I. Millervia Trends in Biotechnology
Sunday, March 1, 2009

Even when used to make products of negligible risk and that contribute significantly to public health, recombinant DNA technology (a.k.a. 'genetic modification', or GM) applied to agriculture has a tough row to hoe...

Analysis and Commentary

Europe is torn between essential solidarity and national egoism

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Everything is being stress-tested in this crisis...

Analysis and Commentary

A Funny Sort of Depression

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Are we headed to something like the Great Depression?...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama Gives Failing Schools a Pass

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia National Review
Thursday, February 26, 2009

President Obama’s address to Congress is earning plaudits for its honesty, candor, and can-do/will-do/must-do spirit...

Analysis and Commentary

Halve The Deficit? Good Luck, Obama

by Russell Robertsvia NPR
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama pledged to cut the federal budget deficit in half in four years...

Analysis and Commentary

Men, Science And Evolutionary Theory

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Forbes
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"It doesn't take a degree in biology to notice that men and women are utterly different."...

In the News
In the News

Prudes at Dinner, Gluttons in Bed

with Mary Eberstadt, Policy Reviewvia Washington Post Writers Group
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Put down that cheeseburger and listen up: If food has become what sex was a generation ago -- the intimidatingly intelligent Mary Eberstadt says it has -- then a cheeseburger is akin to adultery, or worse...

In the News

Obama Shoots for Mars

with Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, February 26, 2009

President Barack Obama, on Tuesday night, gave his first presidential address before Congress...

In the News

Candidate I, Column 2: Stimulus

with Robert J. Barrovia Atlanta Journal Constitution
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Three-hundred-and-twenty of 327 congressional Democrats mindlessly voted for the “stimulus,” i.e., none read the 1,073-page conference report before voting...

In the News

Secondary Sources: Housing, Inventories, There Will Be Blood

with Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 26, 2009

A roundup of economic news from around the Web...

In the News

Inside story on US Fed

with George P. Shultzvia Australian
Thursday, February 26, 2009

A FINE economist, who also ran a successful mining company, was recently musing with Henry about the state of the economy...

In the News

Perverse Thoughts about this Perverse Recession

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I do not understand at all this going into debt for almost another trillion dollars, and then immediately promising to balance the budget soon (like blowing off your foot near an emergency room), or how “stimulate” differs from “borrow”, or why the more noble victim is the one who sought to borrow too much for too much house and then defaulted, rather than he who chose to borrow less for less house and paid his mortgage on time each month and now subsidizes the less responsible...

In the News

The Obama vision

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What was in last night's state of the union address?...

In the News

Charter school opponents, watch out

with Diane Ravitchvia Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In his address to Congress last night President Obama promised: “We will expand our commitment to charter schools.”...

In the News

Stagnant wages vs. rising compensation

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The so-called Employee Free Choice Act (George Orwell call your office) would end secret ballots in union voting making it easier for unions to organize...

In the News

Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 25, 2009

with Shelby Steelevia Hastings Star Gazette (MN)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A new book sheds new light on a well-known historical educator...

In the News

Washington-Beijing economic ties are a top priority

with Niall Fergusonvia Vancouver Sun
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It is evident from Hillary Clinton's visit to Beijing last weekend that she has bought into the popular concept of "Chimerica," the notion that the United States and Chinese economies are now so interlocked that they are one entity...

In the News

Bernanke reassures on US banks

with David Bradyvia Reuters
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and the White House are promising to prop up struggling banks if needed and said lenders should remain in private hands...

In the News

Concern emerges that Obama has picked a side in education wars

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Schools
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Has President Obama finally picked a side in the education wars?...

In the News

NCLB: Act II

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

At the National Governors Association's winter meeting this weekend, most news organizations focused on some governors' reluctance to take portions of the stimulus money...