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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Tab Comes Due in 2011

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, January 13, 2011

On health care, the budget, energy, defense, and politics, we will see a rendezvous with reality this year...

Analysis and Commentary

Rhetoric and Perceived Status

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In such a warped world as we are in, the suggestion that the unhinged Major Hasan drew on the ubiquitous hatred of radical Islamic imams is as irresponsible and scurrilous as it is certain that Sarah Palin fostered Jared Lee Loughner...

Analysis and Commentary

Do People Always Avoid War?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In two separate blog posts, co-blogger Bryan addresses my comments on pacifism and then argues that people generally avoid fighting. I think he makes good points but he way overstated...

Analysis and Commentary

No Matter How Hard You Try, You Cannot Deny U. S. Math Performance is Terrible

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A few weeks ago, I, together with Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann, issued a report showing that the United States ranked 31st in the world at bringing 15 year olds up to an advanced level of math achievement...

Analysis and Commentary

China Brings Renminbi Banking to the United States

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

China has announced that residents of New York and Los Angeles will be able to open deposit and business accounts in renminbi (China’s currency)...

Analysis and Commentary

Redoing the Human Rights First Report Card IV

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I’m very glad that President Obama has acted in a fashion that has won him a failing grade from Human Rights First in [the Accountability for Torture] category...

Analysis and Commentary

Redoing the Human Rights First Report Card V

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I am perplexed by this category and grade...HRF already gave the Obama administration a D for its performance in the important (in its view) task of ending indefinite detention altogether...

Analysis and Commentary

The FDA Needs Strong Medicine

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The FDA needs more responsible, expert and wise leadership. That will require not only a strong replacement for the deputy commissioner but a further housecleaning of the zealous ideologues in various senior policy making positions...

In the News
In the News

A Market Solution For Our Water Wars

by Terry Anderson, Gary D. Libecapvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

If water allocation is left to legislatures and courts, rather than the marketplace, shortages will persist...