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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Obama and the Burden of Exceptionalism

by Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 1, 2011

Post-'60s liberals, with the president as their standard bearer, seek to make a virtue of decline...

Analysis and Commentary

What's Off the Table in 2012?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, September 1, 2011

It is that simple: Almost every campaign issue other than the economy either will be off the table or irrelevant -- thanks largely to the past protocols of Barack Obama himself...

Analysis and Commentary

The Cheney Memoir: Hype and Reality

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

In short, while I am only half done with a careful reading of the book, I don’t yet see much that would make ‘heads explode’ or challenge the once-accepted image of Cheney as a pragmatic conservative...

Analysis and Commentary

Cheney’s unfortunate legacy for conservatives

by Kori Schakevia Shadow Government (Foreign Policy)
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's incredibly discouraging to see former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney vituperatively reopen disputes from George W. Bush's administration...This cannot assist the conservative cause...

Analysis and Commentary

Perry on Fire … With a Firewall in South Carolina?

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

South Carolina’s winning streak – the primary’s winner also winning the GOP nomination, dating back to Ronald Reagan in 1980 – is on the line in 2012. At present, there are two defining features worth mentioning...

Analysis and Commentary

Precaution Without Principle

by Henry I. Miller, Alan McHughenvia Forbes.com
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

[The application of the precautionary principle] often fails to consider that the status quo is not risk-free and that excessive regulation has costs and can result in an actual increase of risk if important new products and technologies are delayed or abandoned...

Analysis and Commentary

The Frequency of War

by Mark Harrisonvia Academic Minute (WAMC)
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

As we move into the twenty-first century, we have more wars, not because we want to, but because we can...

In the News
In the News

The Vexing Virtue

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, September 1, 2011

In a new book, Eric Felten offers a charming and erudite account of loyalty...