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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Time to Junk the Corporate Tax

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nobel Laureate Robert Lucas says reform would deliver great benefits at little cost, making it "the largest genuinely true free lunch I have seen...'

Analysis and Commentary

Soldier-Citizens for Congress?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, May 6, 2010

These combat-veteran candidates certainly aren’t the usual state legislators or congressional aides ready for career advancement...

Analysis and Commentary

State Standards are Low; Do We Need National Standards?

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Thursday, May 6, 2010

In the report on state proficiency standards Carlos Xabel Lastra-Anadón and I released today, we show that state proficiency standards are not about to rise rapidly to world-class levels...

Analysis and Commentary

This can be the election to change all elections. Vote Lib Dem to make it so

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ignore siren calls for tactical voting. Keep head and heart together, and we will compel the change we need...

Analysis and Commentary

Three New Books on Virtual Education: Competitors or Complements?

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Education Next has spilt a lot of ink over three recent books on virtual education...From my not altogether disinterested angle, the books are complements, not competitors...

Analysis and Commentary

Working together

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Social security is an intellectually bankrupt system that is on its way to being financially bankrupt...Please, let’s kill the social security system. Slowly, but surely...

Analysis and Commentary

Precaution Without Principle

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Controversies raging over BPA and other chemicals are undermining science and wasting taxpayer dollars...

Analysis and Commentary

Re-Booting DDT

by Henry I. Millervia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

[The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation] could do a lot more good by helping to de-stigmatize an old, cheap, and safe way to control the mosquitoes that spread the disease: the chemical DDT...

Analysis and Commentary

Prospects for Stable Democracy in Iraq, Part III

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The origins of ethnic conflict between the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil populations arose shortly after independence...

Analysis and Commentary

Sitting at the table together

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rescuing Greece isn’t the end of the problem, it’s more akin to the Bear Stearns rescue of March 2008. It’s just the beginning of something that won’t end well...

Analysis and Commentary

News beneath the news

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I don’t want to beat the proverbial dead horse, but these media polarities are getting to the point of absurdity...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Good and Bad Words

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Barack Obama once warned, “Don’t tell me words don’t matter!” He was right. They do...

Analysis and Commentary

About the “Tightening” Guv Primary

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The big political news today in California was Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner’s teleconference — the one where he unveiled an internal campaign poll claiming he’s now within 10 points of rival Meg Whitman in the GOP gubernatorial primary...

Analysis and Commentary

10 Truths About the British Vote

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Gordon Brown's a dour loser and Nick Clegg's anti-U.S., so Americans should root for David Cameron: at least he's younger than Obama. Tunku Varadarajan's rough guide to the U.K. elections...

Analysis and Commentary

McCain vs. the Constitution?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What all this (and the president's low popularity in the polls) has to say about the mood of the electorate is pretty simple: Americans are fed up with the poor economic policies, government control, tired rhetoric, and machine politics of the Obama administration...

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on Secure Freedom Radio

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Secure Freedom Radio
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The esteemed Victor Davis Hanson gives his views on the “Obama Doctrine” and efforts to denuclearize America...

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson Interview

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Dennis Miller Zone
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, National Review Columnist, and Author of "The Father of Us All" and "Makers of Ancient Strategy..."

In the News
In the News

Carly Fiorina cultivates tough but vulnerable image

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Now [Carly Fiorina] is engaged in what may be her biggest challenge yet - a combative California Republican primary race for U.S. Senate...

In the News

Berlusconi Prosecutor Takes on Wall Street in Milan Fraud Case

with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg
Thursday, May 6, 2010

For Milan prosecutor Alfredo Robledo, challenging Wall Street firms in court may prove tougher than taking on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi...

In the News

State Standards Rising in Reading but Not in Math

by Paul E. Petersonvia Education Next
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Most state standards remain far below international level, with Tennessee, a Race to the Top Winner, at the very bottom...

In the News

Can the ICC Prosecutor Investigate Gaza? ICC Prosecutor Opens the Debate

with David Davenportvia Opinio Juris
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Last year, the Palestinian National Authority filed a declaration accepting the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. This declaration is controversial, to say the least...

In the News

What Makes Iran's Green Movement So Difficult To Read?

with Abbas Milanivia Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Since Iran erupted into political crisis nearly a year ago, there has been no lack of predictions regarding the course the country would take...

In the News

Summary of submissions on whether the declaration lodged by the Palestinian National Authority meets statutory requirements

by David Davenport, Abraham D. Sofaervia International Criminal Court (ICC)
Monday, May 3, 2010

David Davenport, Kenneth Anderson, Samuel Estreicher, Eugene Kontorovich, Julian G. Ku, and Abraham D. Sofaer, The Palestinian Declaration and ICC jurisdiction, 19 November 2009...