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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Budget Shell Games Are Contrary to Law

by Michael McConnellvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Congressional rules require public proposals and specific numbers that can be openly debated...

Analysis and Commentary

A Dumb and Dumber War in Libya

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, July 14, 2011

The general consensus, from both left and right, is that we should finish the misadventure as quickly as possible. Apparently, the only thing worse than starting a stupid, unnecessary war against a madman is losing it...

Analysis and Commentary

Don't ditch testing after Atlanta cheating, boost test security

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via CNN.com
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cheating should not lead us to abandon assessments, even as we develop additional performance indicators for our schools and educators...

Analysis and Commentary

The President’s offer is left of Bowles-Simpson

by Keith Hennesseyvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Let’s look at a few provisions that conservatives would support in the Bowles-Simpson package that are not in the President’s proposed Grand Bargain...

Analysis and Commentary

London, the Global City

by Josef Joffevia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What makes cities great? It is always the same combination of wealth and power, dynamism and freedom which draws talent and ambition from all over the world...Though no longer the capital of an empire, London draws the best and the brightest...

Analysis and Commentary

Where Credit is Due

by Michael McConnellvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A week ago Washington was abuzz with the seemingly nifty idea that Section Four of the Fourteenth Amendment could empower the President to borrow money above the debt ceiling, without congressional authorization. Now the idea seems to be dead...

Analysis and Commentary

Academic Accreditation is Flawed

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Academic accreditation in tertiary education amounts to the industry setting its own standards and then judging producers of higher education against those standards...

Analysis and Commentary

A Two-Step Approach to Solving the Budget Impasse

by John B. Taylorvia Echoes (Bloomberg)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A good two-step approach would be to agree now to $2.5 trillion in spending-growth reductions and to raise the debt ceiling. Then have an open debate about how to close the remaining $3.5 trillion gap next year, during the 2012 election campaign...

Analysis and Commentary

A More Targeted Repression

by Ying Mavia Boston Review
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Unlike Maoist totalitarianism modern Chinese authoritarianism does not demand total submission from its subjects. It has innovated, gained in sophistication, and gathered more diverse tools for repression...

In the News
In the News

Communism with Yuri Yarim-Agaev: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 14, 2011
In the News

Turning Assassination Into Opportunity in Afghanistan

with H. R. McMastervia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 14, 2011