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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Sarah Biden

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, October 2, 2008

Journalists continue to ask, “What was John McCain thinking in selecting the gaffe-prone Gov. Sarah Palin?”...

Analysis and Commentary

America’s Nervous Breakdown

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ancient thinkers from Thucydides to Cicero insisted that money was the real source of military power and national influence...

Analysis and Commentary

The US democratic-capitalist model is on trial. No schadenfreude, please

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, October 2, 2008

As Meltdown Monday (September 29) follows Meltdown Monday (September 15), the mountain of American capitalism is changing shape before our eyes...

Analysis and Commentary

The End of Prosperity?

by Niall Ferguson with Milton Friedmanvia Time Magazine
Thursday, October 2, 2008

Congress's initial rejection of the Bush Administration's $700 billion bailout plan calls to mind an unhappy precedent...

Analysis and Commentary

Schools No More For Scandal

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Forbes
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

School reform is bloody hard--Admiral Rickover compared it to moving a graveyard--and harder still in big cities...

Analysis and Commentary

Finding Common Ground

by George P. Shultzvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The crisis over Georgia raises an issue familiar from history: In 1914, an essentially local issue was seen by so many nations in terms of established fears and frustrations that it became global in scope and led to the First World War...

In the News
In the News

Economist: Government failed to boost oversight

with Robert J. Barrovia COMTEX
Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Harvard economist on Wednesday blamed part of the financial markets crisis on government's failure to enforce regulations and rein in rash activity by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

In the News

Expert opinions

with Robert E. Hall, George P. Shultzvia Star-Ledger (NJ)
Thursday, October 2, 2008

With $700 billion and the fate of Wall Street, and maybe the Free World, at stake, who you gonna trust?...

In the News

The Scientific Business of Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobel Laureates

with Thomas J. Sargentvia PR Newswire
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters today announced the 2008 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates -- researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honors -- in anticipation of this year's Nobel Prize winners to be announced in October...

In the News

On Thomas Sowell's The Vision of the Anointed

with Peter M. Robinson, Thomas Sowellvia Examiner
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

This book is not new; it was published in 1995...

In the News

A New Opportunity for McCain

with Richard A. Epsteinvia American Spectator
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the financial crisis is all due to the Bush Administration's "right wing ideology of anything goes, no supervision, no oversight, no regulation."...

In the News

Gen. John Abizaid Discusses Foreign Policy Challenges Facing Next President

with John Abizaidvia KTVN Reno (NV)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

General John Abizaid, the longest serving leader of U.S. Central Command in Iraq and Afghanistan, knows firsthand the challenges the next President will face in the Middle East...

In the News

'The 2008 Presidential Election'

with James W. Ceaservia St. Ambrose University (IA)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

“The 2008 Presidential Election," St. Ambrose University's sixth annual Folwell Lecture in Political Science will feature media expert and author James Ceaser, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville...